Punk In Drublic came back swinging this year, taking the hybrid punk rock festival and craft beer expo on the road in Europe and the US. Earlier this summer, we even had word that organizers Fat Mike and Cameron Collins had Western Canada in their bleary-eyed sights! Here at Punknews we love a good party, and given the geography in question we dialled up our Canuck-focused offshoot Some Party to jointly offer a pair of free tickets for both the Edmonton and Abbotsford shows. Each date features headliners NOFX, Descendents, PUP, Strung Out, and Voodoo Glow Skulls - with some local flavour kicking things off. Edmonton (September 3) includes an appearance by veteran Alberta pop-punkers Chixdiggit! and new upstarts Real Sickies, while Abbotsford (September 4) ropes in the BC hardcore/punk acts Modern Terror and Rest Easy! You can click below for more details, or cut to the chase and enter now!
Today, we are psyched to host a contest for some cool stuff by Jr. Juggernaut!
You all know the Juggerlos! This band plays soulful, melodic punk inspired by the Replacements, Husker Du, and Neil Young. That is, if you read this site, this is the band for you.
The band has a new video and cassingle out for "Million Miles." You can check that out below. To celebrate, this week, we are giving away a bunch of cool stuff. First, we have a grip of the brand new cassingle to give away AND we also have crisp, vinyl pressings of their debut Ghost Poison! (The original release was CD only, and now it's getting the deluxe vinyl treatment!)
To win, all you gotta do is e-mail Podcast@punknews.org with your name, address, and tell us why you should win! We'll pick a few of the best entries. (USA only, sorry!)
And if you don't win, you can check out all of their cool stuff here! The contest is open through 11:59pm pst on Friday, May 14, 2021, so be sure to get yuor entry in before then. We'll pick winners next Monday! You can check out the goods below! Good luck!
The BIG debate is tonight. People are hiding behind their couches and peering over the top… will we get another shitshow like the last one, or will it be a more civilized endeavor? I mean, who are we to expect mature behavior from our most powerful leaders? Only the fate of the states are at stake!
To help us weather the storm, D.O.A. has kindly provided their guide to the debates. The guide is written in a direct, easy to understand manner. The message is pretty concise too.
Also, you can win a free copy of the guide for your own use! To win, all you have to do is e-mail podcast[at]punknews.org and state why you should win (and include your address). We'll pick whomever has the best answer. You have until 11:59pm this Sunday to enter.
But even if you don't win the contest, you can pick up a physical copy of the guide right here and you can also check out the video version below, right now!
Punknews is proud to announce that we will be a sponsor for this year's Folk Shit Up 2020 festival, the Texas-based annual event showcasing the best that the folk punk genre has to offer. As a part of this sponsorship, Folk Shit Up and PN will be awarding to one lucky winner a prize package which includes two general admission tickets to the event, as well as two Folk Shit Up 2020 T-Shirts.
Folk Shit Up 2020 will be held March 20 - March 23, 2020 in Dripping Springs, Texas. The three day event takes place on 40 acres and includes camping, food vendors, and other activities. Of course music is the main purpose, and acts such as Holy Locust, Days N Daze, Matt Pless, Apes Of The State, and more than 50 additional artists will be performing across two stages.
To enter simply click HERE to provide your email address and full name (for Will Call pick up). All information will be kept strictly confidential, and won't be used for any other purposes.
The winner will be drawn at random at 5pm EST on Friday, January 10th.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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!