Tuesday 23 April 2002

Capdown show tonight is ON!

Although we reported yesterday that Capdown had cancelled two dates, tonight's gig in Portsmouth is infact ON! We received an email from Lil at Household Name Records correcting the error. She said: "Just noticed you posted about the "cancelled" dates. "The Portsmouth show is still going...

Monday 22 April 2002

Capdown cancel 2 UK shows

Capdown have been forced to cancel their shows tonight and tomorrow as singer Jake has flu. In a message posted on the Kerrang.com messageboard, Lil from Household Name Records said: "Just got a call from Capdown - Jake has really bad flu so they will not be able to play at: Cheltenham -...

Sunday 21 April 2002

Less Than Jake Euro Dates announced

Those crazy Jakesters we all know and love (well most of us do) are making a big long trip round Europe, and who here can deny they put on a good show. Anyways, here are the new tour dates so start savin' your pennies.. 06-21-2002 Festival Wiessbaden, Germany 06-22-2002 Hurricane cheessel,...

thisGIRL shoot their video

Rotherham post-hardcore crew thisGIRL have completed the video for their forthcoming single 'three minute spanish film' and they want YOU to get it heard. The band told Punktastic: "The promo video for 'three minute spanish film' is now finished and has been submitted to MTV2 and Kerrang! TV....

Saturday 20 April 2002

Dropkick for Fleadh

The Dropkick Murphys have been added to the bill of the Fleadh festival at London's Finnsbury Park on June 8. The band will join Shane McGowan and his merry men at the Irish themed festival for the event. Link: www.dropkickmurphys.com...

Nitro news

Dexter Holland's Nitro label plan to be busy little beavers in the next few months. Here is their schedule: AFI will be releasing a limited edition coloured vinyl box set which will be on sale via the Nitro website. The Titles it will include are: Very Proud Of Ya, Shut Your Mouth, Answer...

Friday 19 April 2002

Fly me to the moon ska…

My hands are tired...so here's the Moon Ska Europe newsletter in full, complete with tour dates for the forseeable future: KING PRAWN and WHITMORE announce new UK Tour King Prawn and Whitmore return to the road, on the second leg of their UK tour. The dates kick off on Wednesday 1st May at...

Deck Cheese bands are go!

UK label Deck Cheese are sending their bands out into the far reaches of the UK this summer, and we have all the dates right here! So hold on to your hats... Fletcher on tour.... Fri 3rd May - London, SOAS (email biggercheesesociety@hotmail.com for info) Sat 4th May - London,...

And the gloves are off…

I wouldn't usually actively promote other sites here, but www.absolutepunk.net have an absolutely brilliant story running at the moment which, well, shocked me. They ran an interview with Midtown, who slagged off their former label Drive Thru Records. Now DTR have responded to Midtown's...

See the Box Car Racer vid here

The Blink 182 side-project, Box Car Racer, have made their first video available online so fans around the world can take a closer look at what is going on. To get closer to the action for Tom and Travis' new band, click here: http://www.mtv.com/music/video/premiere/box_car_racer/ Wanna...

A and Rival Schools join the move(ment)

I'm being too nice today... first it's The Offspring news and now it's time for more Green Day support news. A and Rival Schools have finally been confirmed to join the bill for the Move event in Manchester on July 11. Green Day will headline the event, to be held at Old Trafford Cricket...

Offspring for Reading / Leeds!

It's been rumoured for a long, long time, but Punktastic can reveal that the Offspring are CONFIRMED to play this years Carling Festival at Leeds and Reading. As of yet they are the only "punk" band confirmed to play, although the likes of A, Reel Big Fish, Alkaline Trio, The Get Up Kids and...

Thursday 18 April 2002

Student*Rick lose a bassist

Student*Rick have parted with long-time bassist Jason Pavilanis, band announced today; "Student Rick has officially parted ways with Jason. It was a decision made by the band. We will be keeping the same schedule with a fill in bass player. We wish him the best of luck.If anyone has any...

Something Corporate leave through a window

Piano punkers Something Corporate have posted the artwork for their forthcoming debut album on their website. 'Leaving Through A Window' is out on Drive Thru Records this summer, but for those eager to get what promises to be a kick-ass record, this little pic will maybe tide you over for...

Weezer new stuff – say it ain’t so

Weezer are rapidly becoming the most prolific band around, with recording for album number 5 well underway. With 'Maladroit' still not in the shops, Rivers and co have been in the studio recording and demoing a batch of new songs. Their official website, www.weezer.com lists the following as...

Kris Roe becomes a manager

Ataris head honcho Kris Roe has branched out into the world of management after announcing he has taken two new bands under his wing. Kris, currently holed up in the studio writing the Ataris first record for Columbia, posted the news on the bands website, www.ataris.com He wrote: "Hey...

Wednesday 17 April 2002

Finch end up in stitches

As we reported yesterday, Finch filmed their first video for the single 'Letters To You' and www.drivethrurecords.com have posted all the info about the shoot on their site. Apparently guitarist Randy got so excited that singer Nate ended up needing stitches - but don't worry UK fans, the band...

Bosstones to hit UK

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones will hope to leave a lasting impression on their UK fans when they embark on a mini-tour to coincide with their Deconstruction shows. Punktastic believes that the Boston boys will play one or two shows shortly after the Deconstruction date in Glasgow on June 4. So...

Tuesday 16 April 2002

Finch shoot a letter to you

Drive Thru emo-rockers Finch, who will shortly be rocking a UK venue near you, completed the video for their forthcoming single 'Letters To You' yesterday. The band, who released the excellent 'What It Is To Burn' cd last month, hope to have the video out on MTV 2 "in no time." Meanwhile,...

Jesse to rock the UK

UK ska heroes Jesse James are about to rock the UK with a series of dates over the next two weeks. Here they are in full: Wed 17th April: London Garage w/ Dem Brooklyn Bums Thur 18th April: Peterborough The Park w/ $'UP Sat 20th April: Tonbridge Wells Forum w/ M>D>S and Ye...