Friday 24 May 2002

Fat Wreck line up new releases

Fat Wreck Chords have a punk rock feast available this summer - with stonking new cds from the likes of Sick Of It All and Swingin' Utters on the way! In the latest Fat Wreck newsletter, the guys write: "Fat Wreck Chords will be releasing a new Swingin' Utters record and Sick Of It All "Live In...

Glasgow Decon show moved

The Glasgow date of the Deconstruction tour has switched venues from the SECC to the Barrowlands. The gig, headlined by Lagwagon, will still be on June 4, but has moved to the smaller Scottish venue. All of the bands are still playing the event and all tickets for the SECC remain...

Thursday 23 May 2002

More Uncle Brian dates!

Yeah, we know we gave you news about Uncle Brian's summer tour but the guys have announced even more gigs! One of the dates is at The Vandals and Antifreeze bonanza on July 11. So, here are the details again, plus a few extras. 29/05/02 : Worcester, Marrs Bar with: Bowling For...

John leaves Allister

Pop-punkers Allister have lost a member, after it was announced that John was quitting the band. A statement on reads: "Unfortunately, John from Allister has decided to leave the band in order to go back to college. His last show will be at The Metro in...

Lightyear cancel June tour

Derby based punks Lightyear have been forced to scrap their forthcoming June tour after their bassist broke his wrist. Barrs broke the limb whilst skateboarding in Luxembourg, ruling the lads out of action for some time. However, the enforced time on the sidelines means that they can instead...

Wednesday 22 May 2002

Death Cab confirm festival appearance

Sensitive types Death Cab For Cutie have confirmed their appearance at this years Carling Festival. The band will be playing the Evening Session stage at Reading on August 24 and Leeds on August 25. Midtown will also appear on those dates on the same stage....

Ataris free show!

This one is for all American fans of Santa Barabra's finest The Ataris, because Kris Roe and his heartbroken crew are to take time out from recording their major label debut to play a free show... yes, a FREE show! I'll let Kris Roe explain: "Just thought I'd leave a quick message to tell you...

Tuesday 21 May 2002

Household name their tour!

"NO GODS, NO SPONSORS" - this is the anme of the forthcoming Hosehold Name Records tour, set to hit a venue near you this summer. A wide range of the UK label's bands will play at the following venues: 04 July @ Cambridge Boat Race w/ LIGHTYEAR + FIVE KNUCKLE + REDLIGHTSFLASH + ADEQUATE...

Drive Thru say thanks to the UK

Drive Thru Records will be officially releasing all of their CDs in the UK, after striking up a distribution deal with Universal. And the label also want to thank their UK fans for the amazing support following New Found Glory, The Starting Line and Finch's recent jaunt. In a post on their...

Lucky Thirteen extra shows

Lucky you! Those Lucky Thirteen boys have announced a veritable feast for all you Southerners with plans for a couple of extra gigs darn sarf. I'll let the guys explain: "First of all a big thanks to all those that helped us have a wicked show in Portsmouth the other day. It was awesome!!! For...

Fletcher new cd out now! (Go buy it…)

With a spot on the Deconstruction Tour looming, UK pop-punkers Fletcher have unleashed their brand new EP on us. 'Six Track Sound' is available from all good record stores (and some not so good ones too), so grab a copy now so you can sing along in London on June 3... Link:...

Monday 20 May 2002

Uncle Brian announce new shows

Crazy ska-punk crew Uncle Brian have announced a series of summer shows, including a date with Bowling For Soup on May 29. Dan from the band said: "As some of you probably already know, our mates Bowling For Soup are touring the UK with [spunge] at the moment, but the Bristol show on the 29th...

Sunday 19 May 2002

Full Concrete Jungle line up confirmed

The line up for the Concrete Jungle stage at this years Reading and Leeds festivals has finally been confirmed. And it is as many rumours had suggested it would be, with Sick Of It All headlining the event. The list includes many bands that Punktastic exclusively told you would be there two...

Get some Original Sinners MP3’s

Exene Cervenka from the punk legends X has a new band, and you can download the new MP3's here. The Original Sinners are putting out a new record on Nitro and we have four MP3's from them that you can get for free, curteousy of the label themselves. The Original Sinners Are: Exene Cervenka -...

Hear Finch live in your own home

This is just an excuse for me to put a Finch news item up really, but you can now listen to the bands gig in LA earlier this year on your computer. Their set from the CD release show from the House Of Blues, one of the best sets they've ever played according to Finch themselves, contains all 13...

Saturday 18 May 2002

MxPx – 10 years on

Monday sees the release of a special CD from Bremerton punkers MxPx, marking their tenth anniversary. 'Ten Years And Running' is a collection of nearly 20 tracks of MxPx's finest material including 2 brand new songs along with a re-recording of the classic 'Punk Rawk Show'. The new songs...

Get on the cover!

US pop-punkers Brodie are offering their fans the chance to get on the cover of their forthcoming cd. The band are set to release the EP 'When I'm With You' this summer, and they want you to be part of the artwork. They are looking for pictures of groups/couples of people, taken in the...

Not Katies to release album

UK pop-punkers Not Katies have shelved plans to release an EP this summer - so they can instead record their debut album! The boys, highly rated by us here at Punktastic, will go into the studio in July to record the album with Vanilla Pod producer Iain Wetherall. The track listing is still...

Friday 17 May 2002

Midtown confirm for Carling!

MCA pop-punkers Midtown have confirmed themselves for the Reading and Leeds festivals in August. The New Jersey punks, who have just released the 4-star rated 'Living Well Is The Best Revenge' will perform at both the Reading and Leeds dates. states that the band will play on...

Vagrant bands confirm for Reading / Leeds

The Get Up Kids, Saves The Day and Alkaline Trio have all been confirmed to appear on the Concrete Jungle Stage at this years Reading and Leeds festivals. The trio will join Sick Of It All, Jesse James and Lightyear on this years punk stage, to be held at Reading on August 25 and Leeds on August...

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