Friday 31 May 2002

Better Make it last..

Those of you who bought the new version of 'Anywhere But Here' will be pleased to know there's a new 'Make It Last' video available for your viewing pleasure over at www.kungfurecords.com ; more specifically this page:- http://kungfurecords.com/html/rockvideos.htm You can read a review of the...

Weezer DVD planned… and Rivers takes soccer break

Not only are plans afoot for a Weezer DVD, but frontman Rivers Cuomo is taking a holiday to catch himself some World Cup action! The official Weezer website, www.weezer.com states that the band are currently holed up in a Tokyo recording studio, after which Rivers will watch some...

Get your stuff signed!

Heres something that will please everyone going to Deconstruction in London this coming Monday. For the first time in the events history there will be a signing tent where you can go and meet the bands. Here are the times so you don't miss your favourites: RADIO 1/BIG CHEESE SIGNING TENT...

Thursday 30 May 2002

Rock on in Stoke!

This Friday the legendary Rock City club night will hit Stoke On Trent. May 31 is the opening night of Rock City's new night at The Void club and from this Friday onwards the weekly event will be bringing Stoke the best rock and alternative Music. Or so they say... The night will run in a...

Wednesday 29 May 2002

Thursday go major

Thursday have announced that they are set to sign a major label deal with Island records. The New Jersey mob have posted a rather long message on their website, www.fullcollapse.com stating their disappointment at the management of their current label, Victory, and why they feel it is time to...

All systems go!

The Deconstruction tour has kicked off already on mainland Europe, and according to staff everything is going well. H20's Adam left a message on the tour's website to tell everyone how it's been going. He said: "Hey everybody. So the tour has kicked off with style, 2 great shows, 2 nights of...

Movielife walk on glass

The Movielife, currently in Europe on the Deconstruction tour, have been filming a video for the track 'Walking On Glass'. The song features on their recent EP, 'Has A Gambling Problem' which was released on Drive Thru Records. Footage of the band's recent gig with Thursday in New York City...

An Adequate Yorkshire night out…

Cardiff punks Adequate 7 are set to rock Yorkshire with a couple of small gigs in June. This was originally buried away in our forums, but it's well worthy of a news item, so here are all the details: Personal Gain presents............ Adequate 7 - brass driven hardcore on Household Name...

Tuesday 28 May 2002

The best punk rock festival ever!

Never in my life have I ever seen a festival as punk rock friendly as this years Reading and Leeds festivals. And with the line-ups almost complete, here is a bit of a run down of the Punktastic friendly bands and who is confirmed for when and where. And remember kids, Punktastic brought you...

Fletcher’s rock one last time

UK punkers Fletcher have announced one last show before they open up at Deconstruction in London on Monday. The band will rock out this Wednesday at The Verge in London alongside Captain Everything, Route 215 and Jerry Built. And as well as seeing the band at an intimate venue, you will also...

The Ring promise Carling dates

Punktastic can reveal that The Promise Ring will appear at this years Carling Festival in Leeds and Reading. The band announced the news at last night's gig in Manchester where they were supporting Jimmy Eat World. They will join a myriad of top-class punk bands on all four stages of the...

Monday 27 May 2002

Promote Punktastic and win a prize!

Want to win free cds and other punk rock related goodies? Well help us spread the word about Punktastic and be in with a chance of balgging free stuff... Those who have already signed up to be part of the street team will know that the deadline for this months competition is fast approaching...

Hackney Fest is go!

The second leg of this years Essential Festival has officially got the go ahead - and will rock London on August 2. And as Punktastic exclusively told you three weeks ago, Pennywise, AFI and Saves The Day will all take to the stage. American Nightmare, A and Save Ferris are also believed to...

Sunday 26 May 2002

Download or not to download?

The whole should you/should you not download music from the internet argument is one that will rage on for ever and ever I guess. But an interesting statement has appeared on a couple of other internet punk sites, and I believe everyone should read it. It is said to come from Toby at Fat Wreck...

A festival to end all festivals?

Goldfinger, The Icarus Line and Fenix TX have all been added to the Carling Festival bill. SoCal punkers Goldfinger will storm the Evening Session Stage along with LA noisesters The Icarus Line (Saturday 24th in Reading and Sunday 25th in Leeds), while Drive Thru fun boys Fenix Tx liase on the...

Saturday 25 May 2002

MxPx do Scooby Do theme!

Bremerton punks MxPx have been given the 'honour' of performing the theme song for the forthcoming Scooby Do movie. The film, a re-make of the hit cartoon, features the likes of Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. But it seems as though Mike Herrera and co could be set for a shot at...

thisGIRL get dream festival slot

Rotherham's post-hardcore crew thisGIRL have confirmed an appearance at this years Reading and Leeds Festivals. The band will appear on the Carling Stage at Reading on the Friday and Leeds on the Sunday. The festival fulfills an ambition of drummer Ryan, who when interviewed by Punktastic...

Friday 24 May 2002

Uncle Brian – “We’re back!”

UK ska hopefuls Uncle Brian are back with a bang and will be heading out to a town near you this summer. Speaking exclusively to Punktastic, Dan told us what the band have been up to in the year that they have been out of action, becoming free agents and a forthcoming US tour! Dan said:...

Be a Box Car Racer!

Blink 182 side-project are set to relase their debut album this coming Monday. And to celebrate the release, the band are giving you the opportunity to play the fantastic Box car Racer game! You can choose to be Tom, Travis, David or Anthony and get in your Box Car ready to hurtle downhill....

Emo lovers delight starts on Saturday!

If you are a tad on the sensitive side, wear black rimmed glasses and like to sport a backpack, it's almost certain that you'll be interested in a tour that starts on Saturday. Because Jimmy Eat World and The Promise Ring are to embark on a series of UK shows, with the latter celebrating the...