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:
- To prepare you for this year's Pouzza Fest we held live Q&A's with Miguel Chen of Teenage Bottlerocket and Spike Slawson of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.
- As I Lay Dying released a statement addressing the bizarre accusations against lead singer, Tim Labesis, whom allegedly hired a hit man to murder his estranged wife.
- The bizarre events continued this week when a fan was turned a way from a Vaccines show after failing to provide any knowledge about the band or the band's discography because the staff was searching for people who were going to pickpocket.
- You lovely folks were pretty stoked about the new Falling in Reverse video.
- The Lawrence Arms entered the studio to begin work on their highly anticipated new album.
- The Sandwiches released 5 unreleased B-sides with proceeds from the release going towards Wauz Kenobi's organization, Darma Punx.
- RVIVR announced a few shows to support their new record.
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.
Go hug your mom.