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Win two tickets to see Face to Face and Pears in NYC!

Win two tickets to see Face to Face and Pears in NYC!

YOU, yes you, can win two tickets to see Face to Face and PEARS in NYC on Wednesday night! The show is at the Knitting Factory and is sponsored by St Pauli Football Club.

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 podcast@punknews.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!

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Johnny Madcap releases coffee

Johnny Madcap releases coffee

Johnny Madcap of Johnny Madcap and the Distractions and Madcap has released his own signature coffee. It's called high-octane Brazilian coffee and it's produced by Ground Shark Coffee Co. It's described as "Tasting notes of buttered pecan, orange peel, and nutmeg add a dose of crazy that make this coffee the perfect blend of strength and taste." The release date in June 9.

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Woodstock 50 finds new investor

Woodstock 50 finds new investor

After several turbulent weeks, not the least of which included investor Dentsu pulling out nearly $18 million in investment funds, Dentsu "Canceling" the event, Woodstock LC suing Dentsu, and a court ruling Dentsu had the right to remove the funds but not cancel Woodstock 50, the anti-consumerist, peace-and-love based event has a new multi-billionaire investor. Oppenheimer & Co. will be the new financier for the beleaguered fest which still has not obtained permits required to host the event nor has the event posted tickets for sale.

John Tonelli, head of Debt Capital Markets & Syndication at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc., said in a statement.“We are thrilled to be onboard for this incredible weekend of music and social engagement. We believe in Woodstock as an important American cultural icon, and look forward to its regeneration in the green fields of Watkins Glen this August with all of the artists on the remarkable lineup.”

Woodstock LC's Michael Lang also released a statement: "We’ve lined up artists who won’t just entertain, but will remind the world that music has the power to bring people together, to heal, to move us to action, and to tell the stories of a generation. We look forward to putting on an incredible festival. Words cannot express how appreciative Woodstock 50, the artists, the fans and the community are to Oppenheimer for joining with us to make W50 a reality."

As of right now, if you feel the need to heal, $18 Woodstock Psychadelic Tubes are still for sale.

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Following four year ban, Tyler, The Creator's first UK show shut down

Following four year ban, Tyler, The Creator's first UK show shut down

This weekend, Tyler, The Creator was supposed to play the UK for the first time in four years. He was previously banned from entering the UK for three to five years in 2015 by the Home Office. That office stated that the rapper “encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality” and “fosters hatred with views that seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.”

However, this weekend, just before the show was supposed to take place, Tyler annoucned that the show would be moved before the event was canceled all together. In a now-deleted tweet, Tyler said that the “cops cancelled it” due to overcrowding. By contrast, local authorities have stated that the venue decided to cancel the show, not police, due to disruptive behavior by the audience who were outside the venue hours early.

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Poison Idea undergoes lineup change

Poison Idea undergoes lineup change

Poison Idea has changed its lineup. The band, which will Toru Europe soon, announced its new lineup as: Jerry A, Chris Carey, Jeff Walter, Chris Cuthbert and Andrew Stromstad.

The band stated: "Due to family commitments, job schedules or swelling of the head/ego, all of the old guitarists are out of the picture. Poison Idea has decided to pull an unplayed card out of the deck and tour Europe with a brand new guitarist. You know I won't settle for anything short of genius. So this summer joining Chris Carey, Jeff Walter, Chris Cuthbert and myself on stage… ladies and germs, introducing Andrew Stromstad. He's one of the best guitarist I've ever played with, I know you won't be disappointed. Hail." Their last album was Confuse & Conquer in 2015.

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Check out the new video by Stalemate!

Check out the new video by Stalemate!

Today, we are excited to debut the new video by Stalemate!

On "Glow," the band locks down a post-punk clang and then covers the whole thing in grunge fuzz-feedback. If Weezer were from Seattle, it might sound like this.

The Heat Of The Sun is out June 7 via Head2Wall records. You can pre-order the record here and check out the video below, right now!

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Buzzcocks, Damned, Pauline Murray, Thurston Moore to play Pete Shelley Tribute

Buzzcocks, Damned, Pauline Murray, Thurston Moore to play Pete Shelley Tribute

June 21 will see a tribute to Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The concert will feature a special set by the surviving members of Buzzcocks Steve Diggle, Chris Remington, Danny Farrant, as well as Dave Vanian and Captain sensible of The Damned, Penetration's Pauline Murrday,Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Peter Perrett, Tim Burgess of The Charlatans, Richard Jobson of the Skids, and original Buzzcocks members Steve Garvey and John Maher.

Music journalist Paul Morley will host the event and the Skids and Penetration also play sets.

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FDR skatepark throwing 'FD aRt Show' concert

FDR skatepark throwing 'FD aRt Show' concert

One of Philadelphia's most famous skateparks is the hallowed FDR skatepark. On June 8, there's going to be an art show/festival to raise funds to maintaain and improve the park. Voodoo Death Cult, Atomic Cretins, Septa, Dusk Seeker, Shred Crust, Body Spray, Lil Bambinos, and Queen Vice all play. Meanwhile, artists will be showing off some of the work and there will be skateboarding a-plenty. The event is organzied by Lauren McFadden of Trash Knife and you can get more details here.

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