Hey Ontario! Want a reprieve from the perpetual winter? While the Punknews weather machine isn't quite ready yet, we do have a few distractions from the ice storms and looming existential dread that makes this province great. We're giving away tickets to two shows from The Flatliners that go down in a few days. First, the band will hit Oshawa on Thursday for a show with The Dirty Nil and Letdown. Then on Friday the and is playing the #GoodbyeOpioids campaign kickoff in Hamilton with a bunch of cool bands and comedians. Want to go to one of those? Hell, want to go to both? You can enter the Oshawa contest and/or the Hamilton contest today! We'll be drawing these ASAP so enter now!Read more
Hamilton, Ontario music venue Club Absinthe and Hello Cannabis, the newly opened Hamilton-based Medical Cannabis Education Centre, have partnered to launch an awareness and fundraising campaign dubbed #GoodbyeOpioids. They'll kick things off with an event featuring Toronto punk mainstays The Flatliners on April 20. Punknews.org and SomeParty.ca are thrilled to partner with Hello Cannabis to give away some tickets and discounts for the event. Read below to find out more about the campaign and win!Read more
On Monday Toronto art-punk group Weaves are headed to Niagara to play the Warehouse Concert Hall in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore full-length for Buzz Records, Wide Open. The band will be supported by local groups Fourth Way and Eleven. As this show is a co-presentation between IndoorShoes and the Punknews-adjacent Canadian music newsletter Some Party, we're giving away some tickets and schwag. Enter here and we'll pull a few names out of the hat on the weekend.Read more
Featuring four tracks by the band, including two alt-takes off the band's new Take Back the Night LP, the EP finds the band honing in on pop perfection with the title track, detailing the night time activities of creeps on "Here's Looking at You," saluting classic rock sleaze with "Down and Dirty," and looking askance at basement dwellers on "Nowhere Fast…"
The release is out now via Riot Style Records and you can order it right here. Meanwhile, to enter the contest, all you have to do is: 1) send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject line "Dwarves Contest"; 2) tell us why YOU should win the signed 45; and 3) include a USA shipping address. You can enter through March 23, 2017 and we'll pick a winner after that. Good luck!Read more
Pennywise will be touring in Canada this March, and they're taking fellow veteran California punk act Strung Out along for a number of the shows. Included in that tour will be shows in Edmondon, AB at Union Hall on March 17, Saskatoon, SK at O'Brian's Event Centre on March 19, and Winnipeg, MB at The Garrick on March 20.
Thanks to our pals at MRG Concerts, Punknews.org and Some Party are thrilled to offer up a couple pairs of tickets to each of these nearly sold out shows. Enter here and we'll pull a few names out of the hat soon.Read more
Alright you metal maniacs, here's one for you. YOU, yes you, can win a poster signed by Terror Universal.
Make Them Bleed, the new album by these gruesome creepers, is out this Friday via minus HEAD records. You can hear the album's crushing title track below, right now.
Meanwhile, if you want to win a poster signed by the band (in blood possibly?) all you have to do is e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with "Terror Universal" in the subject line and include a USA mailing address. We'll pick a winner at random on Friday morning. Bloody hell!Read more
Early Riser (who was recently on the prestigious Punknews podcast), has announced a contest. Basically, you have to dress like the band's Kiri Oliver and you might win signed records, test presses, and other cool stuff. Check out the contest below. The band recently released Currents via A-F records.Read more
Less Than Jake recently announced an east coast tour with Four Year Strong, Direct Hit! and Bearings. That tour will bring the band through Toronto where they'll play the Phoenix Concert Theatre on February 21.Read more
Toronto's storied Horseshoe Tavern will mark its 70th birthday on December 6th, 2017. The Queen Street bar and venue, which opened as a country music club, has been an integral part of every era of the city's rock'n'roll history, including a special place in the emergence of punk rock and new wave in Toronto as the scene of the Last Pogo. You can learn about this and more in David McPherson's new book The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History . Enter to win a copy along with a pair of tickets to see D.O.A. play the Shoe on Saturday, October 14 as part of the venue's 70th Concert Series.Read more
Albany, New York pop-punk act State Champs are on the road, and that road will bring them across the 49th and into Western Canada for a set of shows. These include shows on September 20 in Winnipeg, September 22 in Saskatoon, September 23 in Calgary, and September 24 in Edmonton. The band is supporting their Pure Noise full length Around The World and Back. For your chance to win, click below and follow the link to the entry form.Read more
As you surely know Against Me! will undertake a massive North American tour this September and October with support from LA's Bleached and Ontario's The Dirty Nil in support of their recent LP Shape Shift With Me . Thanks to our pals at MRG Concerts, Punknews.org and Some Party are thrilled to offer up a pair of tickets for each Canadian date on the tour, including the kickoff shows in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver along with the nearly sold out October show in Toronto.Read more
We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Billy Idol: Forever ticket contest. Carl W has won the prize package of 2 tickets to Billy Idol: Forever show on Friday, March 17th at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. Thank you to all who entered the contest.
If you would like more information on the show or to purchase VIP packages and/ or meet and greet, you can click here.Read more
Thanks to Aggronautix, we are giving away a really cool Misfits prize bundle! Included in the contest is Misery Obscura, Eerie Von's book. The book is a treasure trove. Weighing in at a meaty three pounds, the book is packed with pictures and stories of the classic Era Misfits, Samhain, and a bunch of other bands. Seriously, it is cool. But, not only do you win that, you also win five Misfits enamel pins, AND the Misfits X-Posed interview disc. Really people, this is one hell of a fiend pack.
To enter, all you have to do is e-mail email@example.com with your address and tell us why YOU should win… and if you don't win, don't fret! You can check out all of the cool Misfits stuff at Aggronautix, right here!. Either way, don't delay because this contest closes Sunday night!Read more
We previously announced a ticket giveaway for 2 general admission tickets to Billy Idol: Forever at the House of Blues in Las Vegas. We have TWO general admission tickets for his Friday, March 17th show and the contest giveaway is set to close soon. To enter, please fill out the google form below. Must be 18+ to enter the contest. The contest will close on March 6th, 2017. For more information on the show or to purchase VIP packages and/ or meet and greet, you can click here. Good Luck!Read more
We are giving away a pair of tickets to see Punk pioneer, Billy Idol at one of his upcoming Vegas show. Billy Idol: Forever show residence is form March 8th to the 25th. We have TWO general admission tickets for his Friday, March 17th show at the House of Blues in Las Vegas up for grabs. To enter, please fill out the google form below. Must be 18+ to enter. The contest close on March 6th, 2017. For more information on the show or to purchase VIP packages and/ or meet and greet, you can click here. Good Luck!Read more