Tuesday 26 March 2002

The REAL reason behind NUFAN pull out

After all the rumours and heresay on other internet websites following No Use For A Name's controversial decision to pull out of the Deconstruction Tour, Punktastic can bring you the real reason why the band won't be touring Europe just yet. In an interview with Deconstruction organiser Dave...

Divit, Rufio, Vandals and AFI to tour UK!

Nitro Records finest bands and AFI... (well they are on a major now...) are to tour the UK this summer. Punktastic has learned that AFI, The Vandals, Rufio and Divit will play shows on these shores this summer, leading to rumours that they may be playing at one of this years summer punk...

Monday 25 March 2002

Get guest listed for life!

That's right, enter our new Better Off Worse contest and you could be the proud recipient of a place on their guest list for the rest of your life! Also up for grabs in the free to enter contest are copies of their existing and forthcoming releases, T-shirts and stickers. To be one of the...

NOFX to headline 2003 Euro fest!

Fat Mike's So Cal crew NOFX will headline the 2003 Deconstruction Festival across Europe, according to organiser Dave Pollack. In an exclusive interview with Punktastic, Dave told us that Nofx would be playing next years event. Asked why the band were not approached to play this years...

Saturday 23 March 2002

Ensign to pop over to UK

New Jersey hardcore mob Ensign are to play UK shows in April. The dates are as follows: 4th - Dundee, West Port Bar 5th - Nottingham, The Old Angel 6th - Brighton, Concorde 2 7th - ....bristol venue to be confirmed...... 8th - Exeter, The Cavern Club 9th - Manchester, The Red House 10th...

[spunge] to release new single

UK ska-punkers [spunge] are set to release a new single, their first for B-Unique Records, just in time for their forthcoming UK tour. In an email to their mailing list, Dave Juste, on behalf of the band's management, wrote: "We've finished recording the first four tracks at Sawmills studios on...

Busdrivers to make UK stop

US ska-punkers The Busdrivers are set to tour the UK in August. The band, signed to our good friends at Good Clean Fun Records, will set out on a co-headlining jaunt with Shootin' Goon. This news is so hot-off-the-press that dates are still to be confirmed! But as soon as they are we will...

Friday 22 March 2002

No official Maladroit date yet

Despite flyers being handed out at the Weezer gig in Manchester on Tuesday night, Weezer's fourth studio album 'Maladroit' has not been scheduled for release. Flyers at the gig suggested that the CD would hit the shops on April 29, but according to the bands official website, www.weezer.com this...

No Use off Decon tour

According to www.fatwreck.de No Use For A Name have dropped off the Deconstruction 2002 bill. As of yet, no reasons have been given for their decision. In other Deconstruction news, here is the list of bands and dates so far. I know these have been posted everywhere else in the past 72...

Thursday 21 March 2002

Waterdown to visit UK

Victory Records' favourite sons Waterdown are to visit these shores in April. The German hardcore crew will visit the following venues: APRIL 04 newport, UK @ TJ'S 05 Chelmsford, UK @ ARMY AND NAVY 06 Oxford, UK @ ZODIAC 07 Plymouth, UK @ COOPERAGE 08 Exeter, UK @ PHOENIX 09 Bristol, UK...

Even more Good Clean Fun!

Those cheeky chappies at Good Clean Fun Records have now got an extra 16 titles for you to spend your hard earned cash on... IN STOCK NOW… The following CDs are imports from JAPAN! We’ve brought you the finest ska-punk Japan has to offer, from our friends at Phalanx Records in...

Snap up Whipper tickets

To celebrate their new record, 'Appearances Wear Thin', Whippersnapper are to hit the road with Inspection 12 in the US. So, here are all the dates for your diary: 03/20/2002 New Orleans The Ark 03/21/2002 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon 03/22/2002 Ft.Worth, TX The Wreck Room 03/23/2002...

Tuesday 19 March 2002

Euro ‘A’ dates confirmed

They've only just hung up their guitars after their sell-out UK tour this month, but perenially optimistic punk-poppers 'A' have already confirmed the details of their April / May Euro 'Hi-Fi Serious' dates, which are as follows: March 29 Germany, Berlin Columbia Fritz with The Beatsteaks 31...

Monday 18 March 2002

thisGIRL announce more UK dates

Rotherham post-hardcore crew thisGIRL are to set off on a major headlining tour in May. The dates are as follows: Friday 5th April - the Wulfrun, WOLVERHAMPTON Saturday 6th April - Subverse @subterania, LONDON Sunday 7th April - the Monarch, LONDON Friday 3rd May - the twisted wheel,...

Saturday 16 March 2002

Finch and Starting Line to tour UK!

Great news for all Drive Thru fans! Both Finch and The Starting Line will join New Found Glory on their UK tour in May! Both support bands have been confirmed to take part in the whole tour. Finch have just released their new album 'What It Is To Burn' to critical acclaim. Both NFG and The...

Green day add more UK dates

Wow, just when you thought So-Cal greats Green Day couldn't possibly squeeze any more dates into their diary this summer, they go and book more shows. The official list, as shown at www.greenday.com for the UK this summer is: 11-Jul Thu Manchester, England Lancashire Cricket Club...

Sticks and stones go for Glory

Pop punk favourites New Found Glory are to release their third full length album in the UK on June 18. It will be entitled "Sticks and Stones" and will be released on Drive Thru Records in the US on June 11. A new NFG song 'The Minute I Met You', which is also on the 'Clockstoppers' movie...

Useless ID prepare for Warped summer

Israel's finest exports, Useless I.D. are currently preparing in their homeland for what looks like being a pretty rocking summer. With a spot on this years Warped Tour looming, guitarist Ishay Berger told Punktastic that the band were getting ready for action. Ishay said: "We finished...

Audio Karate chop up new CD

Pop punkers Audio Karate are celebrating the release of their upcoming new CD by making two brand spanking new MP3's available. So click here for all the details: http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=dcktbrn6.wamzarn6.ctu5brn6&p=http%3A%2F%2Fkungfurecords.com%2Fhtml%2Fmp3.htm In other AK news, Kung Fu...

Friday 15 March 2002

Retrace want you!

UK label Retrace Records are looking for bands to take part in a new compilation that they are hoping to put out soon. Ben Thornley of the label, which is home to Appease, said: "We're going to be putting out a compilation in the not too distant future, so if anyone knows any bands who would...

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