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…
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This week’s most popular stories
The Chicago event promoter ordinance is back before that city’s License and Consumer Protection Committee. The current version of the legislation would still require promoters to obtain $300,000 in liability insurance on top of paying fees ranging from $500 to $2,000. Promoters are worried that could make DIY shows all but impossible. Eric Wilson and Bud Gaugh have reunited Sublime on a Nevada stage a new a singer by the name of Rome. Montreal punk band Reset has also reformed with their No Worries era line up. Two members of the band now play in popular act Simple Plan. The Runaways movie is progressing, with news this week that actresses Dakota Fanning and Kristin Stewart will appear in the movie.
NOFX have unveiled the 12 song track listing for their upcoming alubm Coaster. American Steel have announced their new record, due in June. The band is asking fans to submit pictures of their American Steel tattoos for use in the album artwork. Broadway Calls will record with producer Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room later this year. This week saw new audio from MxPx covering the Descendents “Suburban Home.” We had full album streams of Propagandhi‘s Supporting Caste, New Found Glory‘s Epitaph debut Listen To Your Friends, and the Punk Goes Pop 2 compilation featuring Silverstein, A Static Lullaby, and Bayside. This week also saw streams of tracks from Frank Turner and Austin Lucas‘ Under The Influence entry. To our bemusement and ultimate horror, the anime-goes-punk compilation was also previewed. Social Distortion will head to Europe this year for festivals in Switzerland, Italy and Sweden. The Bouncing Souls also graced us with a video this week, showcasing their new track “Airport Security.”
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Punknews.org is proud to present a new feature from Mike Hale (Gunmoll, In The Red). Having packed up his belongings, moved out of his apartment, and committed himself to living as a touring musician, Mike will have some tales to tell. Check out Episode 1 and Episode 2 of For Those Still Standing.
Remember to keep hammering on the Punknews.org 5.0 Beta. Let’s work the kinks out now and ensure your best future Org experience (That sounds dirty doesn’t it?). As always we brought you new Streaming Music including the new record from Winnipeg teen heartthrobs Propagandhi, Saskatchewan-based three piece garage punk act Ultimate Power Duo, Riverside, CA’s No Bragging Rights, and Sackville, New Brunswick’s lo-fi singer / songwriter Shotgun Jimmie. So what’s coming up this week? Look for new releases from Attack In Black, Austin Lucas, Cursive, Propagandhi, New Found Glory, Shotgun Jimmie, and the Riverboat Gamblers with tours kicking off from Street Dogs / Swingin Utters / Shot Baker (US), Bouncing Souls / Dillinger Four / The AKAs (US), Cursive (US), Dropkick Murphys (St. Patrick’s Day shows), This Is Hell / Dead Swans / the Blackout Argument (Europe), and the Phenomenauts (US).
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