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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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