Next month Canadian craft brewery Beau's Brewing Co. will throw their annual Oktoberfest music festival and charitable fundraiser. The event marks its 11th year in 2019 with Vancouver indie rock supergroup The New Pornographers headlining the main stage on Friday, September 20 and Canadian hip-hop luminary Shad capping the event on Saturday the 21st. The event will once again play host to the punk-focused Black Forest Stage, headlined this year by Winnipeg duo Mobina Galore and Montreal's Pale Lips, with bands like The Penske File, Lost Love, Jon Creeden And The Flying Hellfish, and Audio Visceral among the performers. Want to win a pair of passes for the weekend? Enter here, and we'll draw some names!
Hey Ontario! Long-running British punk act The Adicts are coming to town in August. The band will be at The Mod Club in Toronto on August 18 with support from The Sentimentalists and The Anti-Queens. The next day they'll visit London, ON with The Filthy Radicals. We've got a pair of tickets to give away to both shows, thanks to our friends at MRG Concerts and Some Party. You can find the contest links below!
July 25 through the 28th will see the inaugural Side by Side Weekend hit Ottawa, Ontario. One of the spiritual successors fo the now-defunct Ottawa Explosion, the even will see four days of shows go down at the neighboring venues Black Squirrel Books and House of TARG. Bands playing the weekend include The Steve Adamyk Band, WLMRT, Jon Creeden And The Flying Hellfish, Dboy, CELL, BBQT, Life In Vacuum, Deathsticks, Bondar, Bonnie Doon and many more. There are limited quantities of full weekend passes still available at Eventbrite, and we've got a pair to give away to some lucky Punknews readers. Want to come get weird with us in the nation's capital? You can enter our draw here!
Have we got an AWESOME contest for you! You, yes YOU, can win the The Clash Sound System box set- an amazing collection that includes each of the band's studio albums, as well as THREE CDs of awesome rarities (including outtakes from Rat Patrol at Fort Bragg, the proto-version of Combat Rock, the band's first ever demos, and a bunch of rare b-sides. This is probably the coolest contest that we've ever done, people.
The contest is in celebration of the excellent audio documentary Stay Free: The Story of the Clash, which is narrated by Public Enemy's own Chuck D. The documentary is a whopping eight episodes and covers the band's entire history. You can (and should) check that out here, right now!
Also, this year is the 40th Anniversary of London Calling, without question, one of the most important albums in punk (and music) history. We're going to be celebrating that album in the Fall, but be sure to listen to it, like, right now… or after you listen to the documentary!
To enter the Contest, e-mail Podcast@punknews.org, put "Clash Sound System" in the headline, and include a few sentences on why you should win The Clash Sound System Box Set. This contest runs through July 5, so be sure to enter before then!
There is one catch- to enter, you have to live in Canada, but you can't live in Quebec (Quebec has its own laws which prevent us from running contests there). So, if you live up North, please send us your submission to enter the contest. If you live outside of Canada, don't worry, we will have some other really cool contests later this year. Good luck!
St Pauli have long been linked with punk rock and left wing politics, so they're throwing this show to connect the ancient sport with the three-chord stuff!
To enter, you should e-mail email@example.com and in a few sentences, explain why you should win the two tickets. The tickets must be picked up in the NYC area in person and are non-transferable. This contest closes Tuesday at 7pm, so e-mail us before then!
In the meantime, check out the history of the Football club below!
With PUP's new LP Morbid Stuff out in the world and getting rave reviews, tickets to their supportig tour are selling out fast. If you're in western Canada we've got you covered though. Through our pals at MRG Concerts and Some Party we're giving away pairs of tickets to see PUP on October 9 in Vancouver, October 11 in Calgary, and October 14 in Winnipeg. You can enter below!
Are you on the West Coast of Canada and itching to get break out your pork pie hat for the summer? We've got you covered ska fans. With our pals at MRG Concerts we're giving away tickets to see The Planet Smashers play with Kman & the 45s at the Imperial in Vancouver on May 31. Not just that, but we've got tickets to see Long Beach Dub All-Stars when they travel up north for two nights, June 4 at the Capital Ballroom in Victoria, then the next day on June 5 on the mainland back at the Imperial. You can enter below!
The Record Farm in Logansport, Indiana will be celebrating its third anniversary on Saturday, March 16th at the State Theatre of Logansport, and we want you to be there to join in the fun! Indiana punk legends Sloppy Seconds are the headlining, and will be joined by Harley Poe, Clownvis Presley, Brother O’ Brother and The Tentakills. Plus, Logansport in the Spring has been described as like something out of a fairytale! Punknews is one of the sponsors of the event, and has a pair of tickets to give away!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and make your. One lucky winner will be drawn at random on Tuesday, March 6th. Here’s a link for everyone else to get tickets.
Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Sloppy Seconds with Tom Trauma!
Veteran Californian ska-punks the Mad Caddies are headed north, preparing a series of shows in western Canada this winter in support of Punk Rocksteady . We've got tickets to give away for the band's gig on January 31 at the Imperial in Vancouver, February 1 at Calgary's Dicken's, and February 2 at Starlight in Edmonton. We'll draw a pair of passes for each show in a few weeks. Click those links to enter!
This September will see Canadian hardcore mainstays Comeback Kid hit the road alongside No Warning with support from Higher Power. While this tour will cross the country (the dates are below), thanks to our pals at MRG Concerts we have pairs of tickets to give away for a select six shows, including September 18 in St. Catharines, September 19 in London, September 25 in Winnipeg, September 27 in Edmonton, September 28 in Calgary, and September 29 in Vancouver. Enter here and we'll pull a few names out of the hat at the end of the week.
East Coast punks The Bouncing Souls is hosting their annual summer bash this Saturday at Asbury Park, NJ. The band will be playing the shows with some of their good friends, Against Me!, Titus Andronicus, The Smoking Popes and Tim Barry at the Stone Pony Summer Stage. We are giving away a pair of tickets to the main event, see below to enter the contest. A winner of a pair of tickets will be randomly selected on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018.
Can't wait? You can click here to get your ticket.
The massive '77 Montreal festival is coming up fast. The event will take place on Friday, July 27 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC. With a lineup that includes bands like Rise Against, AFI, Suicidal Tendencies, Me First and The Gimme Gimmes, L7, The Interrupters, Jeff Rosenstock, Steve Ignorant with Paranoid Visions, Don Letts, and many more, you know you want to be there. If you've not yet snagged a ticket we've got you (well, at least one of you). We'll draw a name for a free pass to '77 Montreal at the end of the week. You can enter the contest here!
Hey Ontario! Veteran Venice, CA punk/thrash group Suicidal Tendencies are going to hit Toronto as part of their ongoing Canadian tour. They're supporting their most recent album, Get Your Fight On! , which was released back in March. They'll be playing the Phoenix Concert Theatre with Sick Of It All on July 25. Want to snag a pair of tickets? We've got a contest you can enter here.
Hey Vancouver! Ontario pop-punks Seaway are headed your way for a show at the Biltmore Cabaret on Wednesday, July 18. The band's currently supporting their most recent record Vacation, which arrived last fall on Dine Alone and Pure Noise Records. They'll share the stage with Living with Lions, Bearings, and Chief State. Want to snag a pair of tickets? We've got a contest you can enter here.
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!