Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel 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 and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: John Paul Allen / PunkWorldViews.com
- Win tickets to see The Flatliners!
- Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine announced some shows.
- La Dispute announced a tour.
- Photographer Stephen McGill took some pictures at Franz Ferdinand's recent show.
- Alice Bag was featured on What's In My Bag?
- Billie Joe Armstrong's new band released an EP.
- The Bloody Lips decided to break up.
- Photographer Stephen McGill took some pictures at Kevin Devine's recent show.
- Laura Jane Grace released a new song.
- Photographer Stephen McGill took some pictures at METZ's recent show.
- Great Apes will be going on an indefinite hiatus.
- Features editor John Gentile wrote about his experience at the world's biggest record convention.
- Cancer Bats released a surprise album.
And so ends another wonderful week for the Punknews community. Tonight let’s just kick back, maybe break out the drinks, gather around the digital bonfire and talk. Maybe you saw (or will see) an awesome show, found a great new band, or chat about anything else you would like. We leave it to you, the always respectful and courteous readers and commenters. See you way too bright and early on Monday morning.
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