Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Brittany Strummer and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:
- The punk rock community mourned the loss of the talented and influential No Use for a Name frontman, Tony Sly. He is deeply missed.
- The issues concerning gender and how they have changed over the years in punk rock and hardcore were discussed by the likes of Alice Bag (The Bags), Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat, Fugazi), Allison Wolfe (Bratmobile), and Katie Crutchfield (PS Elliot).
- A riot broke out at a recent free show in LA featuring Trash Talk where fans were maced by police when they tried to enter the venue when it was at maximum capacity.
- NOFX released a new song while Fat Mike discussed his S&M lifestyle.
- The Fest 11 announced additional acts to this year's lineup which includes Latterman, Propagandhi, and many more.
- Killing Joke's vocalist disappeared after releasing a statement concerning their upcoming shows with The Cult which ultimately caused the band to cancel their appearance.
- Frank Turner's new project, Mongol Horde, released their first song.
With that, we hand over this Sunday evening to the Punknews community, where anything is possible, from the next amusing-then-overwrought meme, to the creation of bands and message boards, to alienating sports chatter. So talk amongst yourselves, spin some tracks in the Navel Gazing turntable.fm room and we'll see you Monday morning.