Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the strange, slow, old people in the community talking…
The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday
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As the US election date fast approaches we urge our American friends to know your rights and make sure you get to the polls on Tuesday.
Most of the Punknews staff is up to who-knows-what at the Fest right now, and we suspect plenty of our readers are doing the same. For those of us stuck at home, here’s your look at the news. Ted Leo has canceled all of his tour dates due to a personal emergency. Sweden’s Hives have been sued by a US musician over the riff to their recent single “Tick Tick Boom.” Long Island ska-punk outfit the Fad has called it quits. Elisa Schwartz, the former keytarist of Cobra Starship, is a participant in a new reality show. MTV made waves by launching a massive new music video website. NOFX also announced upcoming tour dates in the southwest US and UK.
Fat Wreck fans can look for new releases from the Loved Ones in the form of a new EP and Strung Out with a rarities set. Death By Stereo are also readying their next full length. Santa Rosa, CA’s Ashtray are getting set to release an Operation Ivy covers record. Members of Mest have formed The Twilight and the Sound. This Tuesday will also see songs from Presidents of the United States of America and Fall Out Boy arrive in the Rock Band video game. The Damned were on the Late Late Show and performed the songs “Shallow Diamonds” and “Neat Neat Neat.” The Alkaline Trio were also on TV, performing the song “Calling All Skeletons” on Jimmy Kimmel. Against Me! frontman Tom Gabel released a video of his solo song “Amputations.”
This week we said goodbye to Frank Navetta, founding member of the Descendents, and Terrin Durfey of Boilermaker, the Jade Shader and Pinback.
I Can’t Control My Fingers I Can’t Control My Brain
New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives
This week we spoke with former Blood Brothers member Jordan Blilie on his new band Past Lives (interview), Patrick Costello, better known as Paddy, of Dillinger Four (interview), and Ray Harkins of Victory act Mikoto (interview). We also featured a conversation between artists Ed Trask of Avail and Heather Gabel on their music, lives and artwork (interview). As always we brought you new Streaming Music including Jersey Shores, the new album from Seattle’s Akimbo, the new EP from Dead To Me titled Little Brother, Orlando, Florida’s Virgins, featuring Sam Johnson of New Mexican Disaster Squad, and Dallas, Texas-based True Widow, featuring members of Slowride and The Mag Seven.
So what’s coming up this week? Look for new releases from Fake Problems / Look Mexico, How Dare You, Warship and Tim Barry of Avail with tours kicking off from Leatherface / Tiltwheel / Former Cell Mates (US), Bad Brains (US), Face To Face (California / Nevada), Fake Problems / All Or Nothing (UK), and In Flames / All That Remains / Gojira / 36 Crazyfists (US).
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