Videos
Sad Snack: "Kenny G Hotline"

Sad Snack: “Kenny G Hotline”

San Francisco-based ska-punkers Sad Snack have released a video for their new song “Kenny G Hotline”. The song will be available on a two-song cassette along with their previously released single “Sunshine and Lollipops 2020” which will be out in early December via Lavasocks Records and Ska Punk International. Check out the video below.

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Interviews
Check out the trailer for the punk rock movie 'Wrong Reasons!'

Check out the trailer for the punk rock movie 'Wrong Reasons!'

Today, we are thrilled to debut the trailer for Wrong Reasons!

Wrong Reasons was written and directed by Josh Roush of the very cool band Bi-Product (and he also happens to be one of the key dudes that works on Kevin Smith movies!) Roush's new film stars Liv (also of Bi-Product) as Kat Oden, a drug addled punk/hardcore vocalist, who gets kidnapped and held hostage by a psycho who has unclear motives. Does he love Kat? Does he hate her? for the film, Roush took his punk background and incorporated into the film stylistically and philosophically. We've seen an early cut of the movie and it is pretty rad.

Plus, if you watch carefully a few punkers and cool artists pop up in supporting roles. Watch closely for the likes of Donita Sparks of L7, Kym Wilson, and even Smith himself. Also, the soundtrack rocks: Tim Armstrong, Black Flag, L7, the Wipers, CH3, the Unseen, and more.

You can check more info on the film right here. We are psyched to debut the trailer and poster below. You can also read a short interview with Roush.

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Break-ups
Gauze has disbanded

Gauze has disbanded

Seminal Japanese hardcore band Gauze has disbanded. The band posted a statement this weekend. As per google translate: "Report of disbandment of GAUZE. Ever since I became a current member, I have decided that if even one person leaves the group, it will be disbanded. Postscript The last T-shirt sale will be held at "Koenji Record Shop BASE". The band formed in Fall of 1981 and has had the same lineup since then.

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Navel Gazing for November 27, 2022

Navel Gazing for November 27, 2022

Welcome to Navel Gazing, the Punknews.org commenter community's weekly symposium, therapy session, and back-alley knife-fight. Chime in below with your latest playlists, record store finds, online time wasters, and site feedback.

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Book Buddies

Book Buddies: “My Sanity”

Nova Scotia based Book Buddies have released a new single. It is called “My Sanity” and is off their upcoming album Best Before due out December 2. Book Buddies released their singles “Dream Girl” and “Neon” in 2021. Check out the new song below.

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Podcast
Listen to Punknews Podcast #617 - Ticketmaster... more like ticketDISASTER amirite?!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #617 - Ticketmaster… more like ticketDISASTER amirite?!

Episode #617 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode John and Em talk about all the latest news including the Punk Rock Bowling 2023 lineup, the new Fucked Up song, the Justice Department investigating Ticketmaster / LiveNation, Natalie and The Monarchy's new video for "Brick Wall View" , and Misfits canceling their upcoming Las Vegas show. Thin Lizzy’s upcoming Live and Dangerous 8CD re-release, Black Friday, Sloppy Seconds and The Queers releasing a split, Pauline Black of The Selecter receiving an OBE, and John’s rare mystery record are also discussed. Listen to the episode below!

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Ann Beretta

Ann Beretta & Blacklist Royals announce split EP

Ann Beretta and Blacklist Royals have announced that they will be releasing a split EP together. The EP is called in reCOVERy and will feature the bands covering each other’s songs. The EP will be available only on Bandcamp on December 2 and all of the proceeds will be donated to Learn to Hope, an organization that “offers resources and support to friends and families dealing with the trauma and impact of a loved one’s addiction”. Ann Beretta released their album RISE earlier this year. Blacklist Royals released their EP Doomsday Girl in 2021.

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Sunny Day Real Estate

Sunny Day Real Estate postpones December tour

Sunny Day Real Estate have announced the postponement of their upcoming December reunion tour dates due to drummer William Goldsmith breaking a bone in his hand. In a statement on Instagram the band said,

”It is with the deepest regret that Sunny Day Real Estate has to postpone the upcoming December shows. William, unfortunately, sustained a broken bone (on his hi-hat hand) in an accident. In order to perform to the standard you expect and deserve, we have made the difficult task to postpone the upcoming concerts to early next year. This is not a decision that we have taken lightly and have exhausted all measures including the potential of an understudy proxy. All tickets for the current shows will remain valid for the reschedules and more information on everything will be forthcoming after the Thanksgiving holiday. We wanted to give you as much heads up as we possibly could, so you can plan accordingly. William’s doctors are happy with his progress and he is on track for a full recovery. Thank you for your never-ending support. The first leg of this tour gave us renewed vigor as a band and we cannot wait to play for you in 2023……and beyond. More news soon.”

We will let you when the new dates are announced. Sunny Day Real Estate released their album The Rising Tide in 2000.

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