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Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 3)

Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 3)

During the polling for the Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009, 17 different Punknews staffers contributed, and we ended up with 17 different #1 picks for Best Album of the Decade. I engaged in "interviews" (more like conversations) with many of the poll's participants to talk about their #1 picks. These resulted in a discussions that are as varied and dynamic as the contributors themselves.

Over the course of the week Punknews will be presenting these interviews for your enjoyment.

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Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 2)

Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 2)

During the polling for the Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009, 17 different Punknews staffers contributed, and we ended up with 17 different #1 picks for Best Album of the Decade. I engaged in "interviews" (more like conversations) with many of the poll's participants to talk about their #1 picks. These resulted in a discussions that are as varied and dynamic as the contributors themselves.

Over the course of the week Punknews will be presenting these interviews for your enjoyment.

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Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 1)

Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 1)

During the polling for the Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009, 17 different Punknews staffers contributed, and we ended up with 17 different #1 picks for Best Album of the Decade. I engaged in "interviews" (more like conversations) with many of the poll's participants to talk about their #1 picks. These resulted in a discussions that are as varied and dynamic as the contributors themselves.

Over the course of the week Punknews will be presenting these interviews for your enjoyment.

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Stuck Out Here are using punk to show the painful realities of psychosis

Stuck Out Here are using punk to show the painful realities of psychosis

Earlier this year the melodic Toronto punk quartet Stuck Out Here released their long-awaited third LP, Until We’re Each Someone Else. Arriving from Get Party! and Must Be Nice Records, the record found a band grappling with personal tragedy, mental health stigma, and relationships torn apart. Writer Graham Isador spoke to the band about the difficult road to this album, and where it takes the band from here.

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Dog Party

Catching up with Dog Party

Sister duo Dog Party have been laying down some heavy pavement this year to support their 2018 release of Hit & Run, possibly earning their right to be named road dogs of 2019. We sat down to catch up with Gwendolyn Giles of and got an update on their new album.

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77' Montreal Mini interviews

77' Montreal Mini interviews

As a part of our ongoing coverage for 77' Montreal. Today, we have 3 mini-interviews from three bands that are apart of this year's celebration of punk. See below to read a mini-interview from Mute, The Anti-Queens and The Avengers.

77' Montreal will happen on July 26th, 2019 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec. For full details on the festival, you can click here.

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Bouncing Souls

Pete of the Bouncing Souls is stoked for the summer!

To celebrate their 30th anniversary, Bouncing Souls have planned a massive amount of shows this year, including their annual Stoked for Summer show in Asbury Park, NJ. In the midst of their busy schedule, Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf took the time to sit down and talk to Punknews Pete Vincelli where they talked about being in a band for three decades, the new record, and the new book. Check out the interview with Pete and Pete, below.

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Nick Farkas of 77' Montreal

Nick Farkas of 77' Montreal

Nick Farkas has been booking and running live punk shows around Canada since the 80's. He seems to have hit his stride in more recent years running large scale music festivals like '77 Montreal and Heavy bringing in people from all over to visit the lovely city of Montreal, QC. This year’s '77 Montreal festival encompasses performances by big punk acts like Bad Religion, Pennywise, Streetlight Manifesto and more. Punknews resident photographer/writer Stephen McGill spoke with founder Nick Farkas about the festival, his hopes and wishes for the festival and punk music in Montreal.

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Ramona on their new album

Ramona on their new album

There are about 10 places you can hang out in Passyunk, a neighborhood in South Philadelphia, if you’re a young adult punk. It’s a stretch of the city where if you spend enough time in it, you are bound to get to know the people who call it home. So when Punknews' Eric Rosso messaged Ramona - comprised of guitarist and vocalist Diego Merano, bassist and vocalist Abby Vickderman, and drummer Shannon Ledbetter - on Facebook with a suggestion of meeting up for an interview at his favorite local dive bar and they came back with a suggestion of their favorite local dive bar, it was a familiar South Philly conversation and a difference of a couple blocks. As Abby noted in the interview, “I go to here and about four other places.”

As mentioned above, if you live in the area, you are bound to have had a previous interaction with almost everyone from the neighbrohood eventually.. About a year ago, Rosso wrote a review for a Lawrence Arms’ show in Philadelphia for Punknews where Ramona opened up. In the review, he used the wrong adjective describing them, switching ‘endearing’ to ‘enduring’ describing them as “standard variety pop-punk.” It was something the band jokingly brought up as soon as he hit the record button. After the good natured ribbing, they discussed their new album, the differences between the Seattle and Philadelphia scenes, and what the band hopes to accomplish with the release.

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Seth Anderson talks about recording his new album in seven days

Seth Anderson talks about recording his new album in seven days

Seth Anderson is somewhat of an anomaly. He’s a singer-songwriter who often gets booked for punk rock shows and festivals. He’s a punk rock soul with a gentle, yet powerful voice who has a knack for melody and vivid storytelling. With an album out on Joey Cape’s (Lagwagon) One Week Records and a couple albums in the works, he has been touring relentlessly. Punknews' Pete Vincelli caught up with Seth at a recent show in Asbury Park, NJ to talk about Pouzza Fest, recording with Joey Cape, and some of his musical influences.

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Getting ironic with Bracket

Getting ironic with Bracket

Long-running California act Bracket’s new album, Too Old to Die Young, comes out tomorrow, May 31st on Fat Wreck Chords. Punknews editor Jeff Sorley, who spoke with the band extensively for a story on their history in 2016 prior to the release of The Last Page, got back in touch with band members Angelo Celli and, briefly, Zack Charlos to talk about their new album, the luxury of taking your time when recording it yourselves, growing old and, regretfully, Alanis Morissette.

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