Episode #608 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! This episode sees the return of Hallie after her adventures in Scotland and Portugal. The gang dive into the news and discuss the new solo LP from Blag Dahila, White Lung's upcoming final album and new videos, OFF!'s new experimental track, and Snakeskin's awesome TikTok song about The Bachelorette. Festivals and tours being cancelled, the Record Store Day list for Black Friday, shirt slogans, and Screaming Females hinting at releasing something in October are also talked about. Listen to the new episode below!
Episode #607 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode Em talks about seeing My Chemical Romance live (read her review right here!), John talks about going to see The Spits at a skatepark and Eric Flea of Zorn swinging around a flaming sword (read his review of that show here!). Other summer vacation stories are told before the dynamic duo dive into the news stories of the week.
They discuss the new business venture from Lee Spielman and Garrett Stevenson of Trash Talk, NFTs, NOFX coming to an end, the Nirvana lawsuit finally ending, Blag Dahlia's upcoming Ralph Champagne LP, Bauhaus cancelling the rest of their North American tour, and Fucked Up reissuing Hidden World. Listen to the episode below!
Episode #606 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode Rami Krayem and Jon Sortland of Cigar stop by to talk about their new album, The Visitor, the origins of the band, songwriting, growing up, touring, and so much more! They also stick around to talk the news with Em and John. OFF!'s killer new video, Scott Kelly's admission of abuse and Neurosis' statement about the situation, the new Slackers video, and Billy Idol's upcoming EP are discussed. Listen to the episode below!
Sit down and shut up! The August 2022 edition of Em Moore tells you what to listen to is up now and it ROCKS. Editor Em Moore plays all the hottest new tunes from August for you! Drop everything you are doing and listen right now!!!
Episode #605 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode Mike Park and Tim and Brittany of Catbite join John and Em to talk about their new split EP that is out now via Bad Time Records. They also discuss bad bands, beard maintenance, Degrassi, getting older, $$$, ska, cover songs, and Oingo Boingo. Advice and Canadian band recommendations are also given. Listen to the episode below!
Episode #604 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode everyone's favourite punk rock trivia game, Punx Points, returns!! Arik of Goddamit and Creep Records, Andy of Tsunami Bomb and Sell The Heart Records, and Gayla of Fat Heaven all compete to see who knows the most punk trivia. They face categories such as "Gnarly Ass Shows", "Dischord Records", "Eastern Canada", "Pop Punk", "The '90s", "Punk/Reggae Connection", and many more. Who will be crowned the winner of Punx Points and therefore the PUNKEST PERSON ON THE PLANET?? Listen below to find out!
Episode #603 of the Punknews Podcast is now up!
In this episode Em regales John with her stories about seeing Peter Hook and The Light live in Toronto on their ongoing> Joy Division: A Celebration tour, complete with a New Order opening set (read her live review right here!).
After Em talks for about 45 minutes, they dive into the news. Jerry Only's upcoming solo LP, Buzzcocks new album, Lande Hekt's "Backstreet Snow" video, the Destination Chaos festival lineup, Catbite and Mike Park's split EP, The Muslims dropping of the upcoming THICK tour, Weezer's Broadway residency being cancelled, and OFF!'s freaky new track are discussed.
To finish off the episode John's interviews Hooky himself! In this extended version of the written interview they talk about his current tour, the chemistry between band members, the experience of playing full albums live, the legacy of Joy Division, physical media, and so much more!
Listen to the episode below!!
Episode #602 of the Punknews Podcast is now up!
In this episode Christoph Jesus of Crazy and the Brains stops by to talk about the new direction of the band, their new single "Open Eyez", the evolution of songwriting in Crazy and the Brains, the history of an important (but short-lived) Jersey punk venue, the interpretation of art, the importance of live music, and so much more!
He also sticks around to talk all things news with John, Hallie, and Em. They discuss the epidemic of bootlegging in punk and how to deal with it, The Interrupters' "Raised by Wolves" video, the upcoming Misfits, Alice Cooper, and Distillers Dallas show, Thotcrime's upcoming LP, and Geoff Palmer covering Dee Dee Ramone's Standing in the Spotlight album.
Listen to the episode below!
Two new episodes of the Punknews Podcast are now up!
On episode #601 John, Hallie, and Em are back at the news after recording episode #600 with Jello Biafra (check out episode #600 RIGHT HERE if you haven't yet). The crew catch up and discuss the cancellation of Atlanta festival Music Midtown due to their ban on guns, the new song and video by OFF!, the upcoming Gel and Cold Brats split, the new Joe Strummer box set, L.O.T.I.O.N.'s killer new track, THICK's nostalgic new video, and Surfbort's new digital single. Froggy's new album and upcoming Camp Punksylvania kickoff show, The Damned's Night of a Thousand Vampires live LP, ketchup, weird PSAs from the 80s, maggots, and much more are also talked about.
Bonus episode #601.5 is the July edition of Em Moore Tells You What to Listen to! Em spins new tunes from Single Mothers, Egg Drop Soup, Fucked Up, Thotcrime, The Abruptors, Lande Hekt, M(h)oal, Currls, Conditions Apply, Pinkshift, Gel, G.R.O.S.S., Titus Andronicus, Comeback Clit, Teens in Trouble, END, and many more.
Listen to both episodes below!
After years of recording a new episode every single week, the Punknews Podcast has reached episode #600!!!
To celebrate this milestone, the one and only JELLO BIAFRA stopped by the podcast! John, Hallie, and Em talked to the punk legend about his current band Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, the recent Dead Kennedys reissue, the best Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables reissues out there, the current political climate in America, and running Alternative Tentacles in 2022.
Jello also discusses the story behind Jello Biafra & New Orleans Raunch and Soul All-Stars, working on his YouTube series "What Would Jello Do?", punk as a culture, his time working on collaborative albums with D.O.A., NoMeansNo, Mojo Nixon and Melvins, and SO MUCH MORE!
Listen to episode #600 of the Punknews Podcast below right now!!!!
Episode #599.9 of the Punknews Podcast is now up!
In this episode Ari Katz of Beach Rats and Lifetime swings by to talk about Beach Rats' formation, working with Brian Baker of Minor Threat, beach punks, the creativity that can be found in limitations and time constraints, the importance of staying grounded, and much more!
John, Hallie, and Em also talk about the news of the week including the upcoming OFF! album, the new demo from hardcore punks G.R.O.S.S., the upcoming DFL Grateful… re-release, and the new video from Titus Andronicus. Listen to the episode below!