Wednesday 31 July 2002

Dashboard get Confessional in London

Punktastic is far too nice to you guys... we can reveal that Chris Carraba and co will perform a special (and intimate) one-off London headline show at the Metro Bar on August 15. Dashboard will also be performing at the Leeds/Reading Festivals and will be supporting Saves The Day, also in...

Last Stop for Allister?

Drive Thru pop-punkers Allister have announced the release date for their next full length album. Entitled 'Last Stop Suburbia', the album will hit stores on October 8th this year....

Tuesday 30 July 2002

Big D table UK tour

US ska merchants Big D and the Kids Table will pop over to the UK in November and December for a UK tour. The dates are: 15 November @ Sheffield Corporation 16 November @ Derby Victoria Inn 17 November @ Brighton Concorde 2 21 November @ Swindon Furnace 22 November @ Tunbridge Wells Forum...

Lightyear buzz in for Autumn tour

Household Name Record's ska/punk oiks Lightyear have announced a new tour for October. The dates take in many of the venues that missed out when the band were forced to cancel part of their last UK jaunt. 04 October @ Tunbridge Wells Forum 05 October @ Hitchin Club 85 10 October @ Swindon...

BFS for TOTP?

I'm beginning to think we should be renaming this site www.bowlingforsouptastic.com with all the updates we have... but here is another. The band are flying out to the UK in the next day or so and will be here doing promotion for a week. Rumour has it that they will be recording for CD:UK and...

Consumed get caught in Spiders web

Punktastic can reveal that Consumed will play in Grimsby on September 18. The gig has not yet been officially announced by the promoters, but the gig will be at the tiny Spiders Web venue in the town. Punktastic faves Not Katies will be in support. Before you ask I don't know if this is part...

No Use go Bouncing in Newport

Fat Wreck punks No Use For A Name have announced an extra UK show, which will see them take the stage with the Bouncing Souls. The gig is at Newport TJ's on August 26. No Use For A Name will also play a one-off London date on September 4 at the Mean Fiddler....

Monday 29 July 2002

More Bowling For Soup dates

The massive Bowling For Soup tour dates have finally been announced, and after Punktastic brought most of them to you yesterday, here are the others. There are masses of dates in every part of the UK, so there are no excuses not to see the band. Garage London FRI 06/09/2002 The Charlotte...

Hell Is For Heroes climb mountains

UK post hardcore crew Hell Is For Heroes release their new single 'I Can Climb Mountains' on August 5. The track is a bit brilliant, so go check it out. The video is already doing the rounds on MTV2 and Kerrang... Speaking of which, look out for the stonking vids by Weezer, 'Keep Fishin'',...

Get Inbetween Zippy…

Good mates of mine, the fellas in Inbetween Nothing, are supporting Golf Records very own Mr Zippy on Wednesday night, and it's only right that you get down to the gig in Bristol. The show will be held at The Crofts, and will feature: Mr Zippy, Inbetween Nothing, Hippie Whiplash and Mute...

New Found Chart Glory!

Following their recent success in the UK album chart, NFG have secured their first top 40 single entry. 'My Friends Over You' managed to reach the lofty heights of number 30. However, if you think that was impressive, just wait until the new Bowling For Soup single is released!...

Bowling For Soup tour dates change

Punktastic has learned that the dates for the October Bowling For Soup tour have changed. The dates for the tour are as follows, Uncle Brian and Jesse James will support. More dates are expected to be announced shortly. 19/10/02 : Nottingham Rock City w/Uncle Brian & Jesse James 20/10/02 :...

Sniper that Wolf!

Get down to the Verge in Kentish Town, London on Tuesday evening (July 30) because our friends in Sniper Wolf will be rocking your socks off. The band will be supporting The Mass and Sufferkiss and will be on-stage at 8:15pm....

Saturday 27 July 2002

Fletcher play Leeds Fest – kinda…

Fletcher will play live at the Leeds Festival in August... although not on any of the three scheduled days. Instead the Kingston foursome will rock out as only they know how on the Thursday evening, before the festival begins. Olly explained the situation: "As far as I know, we are playing at...

Alkaline Trio OFF Carling Fest

Punktastic can reveal that Matt Skiba and company will now NOT be playing the Reading and Leeds festivals next month. Instead of coming to Europe for their planned appearances they will instead stay in the studio to work on a new album. Their slot has been taken by [spunge] who will appear at...

The Early November sign to DTR

Further to the news item we ran about a week ago, Drive Thru have now confirmed the signing of The Early November. Look out for their debut EP, which strangely enough will be released this November! Link: www.drivethrurecords.com...

Vendetta Red play UK show

They may be signed to a major, but rising stars Vendetta Red will twin their Carling Festival gigs with a one-off headlining show at the Metro Bar in London. The date for your diary is Thursday August 29....

Friday 26 July 2002

Dropkick Murphys live on your stereo!

The Dropkick Murphys have announced plans for a live album. Heres what the band had to say on their website: "O.K., We're pleased to announce that we're finally releasing a live record. This album is comprised of songs recorded over 3 nights during this year's St. Patrick's Day weekend in our...

This is the (movie)life!

Are you a fan of The Movielife and Glassjaw but don't want to see them tour with the Lostprophets? Then get your ass down to the Highbury Garage on October 4 because the two bands are doing an extra small show... Methinks a sell-out is in order, so get your tickets quick......

Nerf Herder – ‘We want to eat at all the Little Chefs!’

You wanted to know, so here is the answer! Nerf Herder will be coming back to the UK at some point in the future so they can visit all our Little Chefs! In a bizzare interview with Punktastic, vocalist Parry said that the band had a goal to eat at every Little Chef in the country. I think we...