Tuesday 30 April 2002

Walter and his Rivals rock for UK tour

Walter Schreifels post-hardcore hopefuls Rival Schools are to tour the UK again in June. So far just two dates have been announced for the tour and they are as follows: Tues 11th June, Bristol, The Fleece Weds 12th June, Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall More dates will be posted as soon as...

Goldfinger gig IS go!

Finally we have it sorted! Goldfinger WILL be playing their mysterious gig in London on May 13 after Punktastic helped to get the mystery solved. As we broke the news late last week, the band were booked to play the gig as a special one-off to celebrate the release of their new CD, 'Open You...

Rx Bandits say thank you with extra gigs

Drive Thru ska-core heroes Rx bandits have thanked all of their UK fans for the reception they have got during their UK tour with Fenix Tx. And as a way of saying thanks, the band are to headline two of their own shows! Matt from the band said: "The UK is really cool! We are having a rad...

NOFX for Reading!

Fat Mike's So-Cal crew have been confirmed for the main stage at this years Reading and Leeds festivals! Less Than Jake, A, Sum 41 and Weezer are amongst the other punk bands confirmed for the event, to be held in August. More news as we have it......

Monday 29 April 2002

Goldfinger gig off?

Ska punkers Goldfinger may now not be visiting the UK in May after all, as a mystery seems to be unravelling. On Friday we published a news story stating that the band were set to play a gig at the London Forum on May 13, and that tickets were on sale at all major internet sales outlets. But...

Sunday 28 April 2002

UK gigs this week…

With next weekend a bank holiday for some (although not me I hasten to add) anyone moaning about the terrible British weather should occupy themselves by getting along to a gig! There's plenty going on in the next seven days, so here is just a taster. Anyone living in the Bristol area should...

Saturday 27 April 2002

Spunge jump on demand!

UK ska-punkers spunge have announced further plans for the rest of this year, including the release of a new single and new album. In their latest newsletter, the band also stated they have been added to the Distortion festival line-up in Nottingham on July 20. The newsletter...

Goldfinger to rock UK in May

So-Cal punk/rock/ska crew Goldfinger have announced a one-off UK date to coincide with the release of their new record. The band will play London Garage on May 13, to coincide with the release of 'Open Your Eyes' on May 21. No word as yet on who the support acts will be....

Friday 26 April 2002

Antifreeze to hit UK in July!

Punktastic can exclusively reveal that Antifreeze will be supporting The Vandals for their UK dates in July. The Kris Roe-produced foursome will also play their own headline shows when they come across during the summer. The Vandals are set to play the Lost Weekend in London on July 12, but...

Hear new Get Up Kids

Exciting news for all Get Up Kids fans, because if you get over to their official website, www.thegetupkids.net then you'll be able to hear the brand spanking new track 'Overdue'. The song is a wonderful acoustic number, not dissimilar to some of the stuff from the majestic 'Something To Write...

Less Than Jake for UK festivals

Less Than Jake have announced plans to play most of this summers UK festivals. As previously reported, LTJ will be playing at the Move event in Manchester on July 11 with Green Day and No Doubt. But now the band have been added to the Glastonbury festival and the Reading and Leeds festivals...

Randy to release new EP

Swedish punks Randy are to precede their Deconstruction dates in Europe with the release of a new EP. The 'Cheater' EP will be released sometime in May, although no release date has been decided as yet....

Thursday 25 April 2002

Vandals to get lost for the weekend

Goofy pop-punkers The Vandals have been confirmed to play the NME sponsored Lost Weekend in London on July 12. The So-Cal foursome will be joining The Hives and Idlewild on the bill on the first of the two-day event. Other bands playing across the weekend are Pitchshifter, Iggy Pop and...

An apology

Punktastic would like to apologise to Fat Wreck Chords for a comment made in our review of the Lagwagon's 'Let's Talk About Feelings' cd. In the review a comment was made about downloading, rather than purchasing, the CD. Of course Punktastic does not advocate the downloading of illegal MP3's...

One-off headline show for The Promise Ring

Milwalkee's finest popcore quartet have anounced a one-off headline show when they grace our shores with Jimmy Eat World in May/June. The Promise Ring are set to headline the Garage in London on May 30th. Their fourth full-length album 'Wood/Water' is out on May 27th to coincide with the...

Wednesday 24 April 2002

Promise Ring release MP3

The Promise Ring's new album "Wood/Water" hits the streets today and to celebrate the band have released one of the tracks as an MP3! The song "Stop Playing Guitar" can be yours, just by clicking the following link: http://www.anti.com/artist.php?id=86617...

Mest cancel 2 US shows

Popular US punkers Mest have been forced to cancel two of their US shows - for differing reasons. Firstly, their show last night at Austin, Texas' Emo's club, was axed when Nick, the drummer of Mest, was arrested after having open alcohol in front of a venue after a show. In a statement a...

Hangnail re-design web site

US punkers Hangnail have announced that they have redesigned their website. Fans of the band should visit www.hangnailmusic.com for all the improvements....

Tuesday 23 April 2002

Extra Dog Toffee date

Manchester lads Dog Toffee have announced they'll be doing a show in Bury on April 27. Taking place at 1000 Watts Club at Bury Met, The Rock Bury, the night will feature acts from the likes of David R. Black, Stone Fusion and i[Def]i. Tickets are £4, call the venue on 0161 761 2216 for more...

PGP e-card

With their latest release, 'Punk Goes Pop', already selling like hot cakes, Fearless Records have made an e-card available to celebrate. Check it out at www.fearlessrecords.com/ecardmail.html. Set to Further Seems Forever's offering on the release, it features photos of many of the bands on...