Saturday 31 August 2002

Unwritten Law in bomb blast shocker!

From www.unwrittenlaw.com: "As a result of an ongoing domestic dispute with his 23 yr old neighbor over noise levels (which is hard to believe because Steve has hardly been home over the last 3 months), Steve, a police officer and security guard, were injured when an explosive device built by the...

Slow Coming Day sign to Tooth and Nail

Rising stars from Huntington Beach, Slow Coming Day, have inked a deal with Tooth and Nail Records. Punktastic interviewed the boys earlier this year, and they will now record their next release for the label....

Goodness gracious Charlotte!

Good Charlotte may be rocking the Monarch in London for a one-off gig on September 6, but now you have two more reasons to get down to the gig! Because Punktastic faves Fletcher and Not Katies will be in support. Now you have no excuses to get down there!...

No Comply need help!

UK skacore heroes No Comply need your help - will more specifically they need a temporary bassist! The band are about to set off on a UK tour, but due to work commitments their bassist cannot go with them - and so this is where a Punktastic reader could come in! Jon from the band told...

Converge confirm tour

Finally back in the UK after 3 long years - Boston's finest hardcore noise band CONVERGE hit our shores for 5 shows in support of the critically acclaimed album 'Jane Doe' (Equal Vision Records) this September. These dates are all confirmed - ignore any any other rumours of adverts you may...

IATDE expand roster again!

Mark from In At The Deep End Records has whipped out his chequebook again and signed Buzzkill who hail from Leeds. These guys play flaming, adrenaline fueled rock'n'roll punk rock, backed by a sax and trumpet. For more info visit: www.inatthedeependrecords.co.uk ...

Friday 30 August 2002

Dashboard to release live album

After impressing us all at the Carling Festivals, Dashboard Confessional will release their MTV Unplugged session on CD and DVD on November 19. The release is one package, so you get 2 for the price of 1....

Bowling for Emily

Bowling For Soup will release the track 'Emily' as the second single from their new record, 'Drunk Enough To Dance'. For anyone who hasn't bought the record, it's probably the best song on it......

NFG tell the story so far

From the Drive Thru newsletter: The first ever New Found Glory DVD will be hitting stores everywhere on October 15th! It's called 'The Story So Far' and it'll contain enough stuff to keep you busy for hours. In addition to all the band's videos ('My Friends Over You', 'Head On Collision' ...

Allister are so overrated

Allister's long awaited album, 'Last Stop Suburbia,' is set to be released on October 8, and the band have released their first MP3 as a taster. Head on over to their mp3.com page to download the brand new song, 'Overrated' here: www.mp3.com/allister ...

Movielife enter studio

The Movielife will be going into the studio sometime next month. Brian McTernan (Thrice, Snapcase) will be producing the record, while Chris Shaw (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Bob Dylan) will be mixing. No titles or release dates have been announced as yet, but expect a new song or two to be...

JB get website

Jerry-Built have got their very own website, which can be accessed at www.jerry-built.com The band are to post some MP3s up very soon for your download pleasure, so go check it out!...

Thursday 29 August 2002

Oh, it’s no big deal…

We host their website, and Yorkshire punks No Big Deal wanted us to tell you about their next gig. It's on September 11 at Josephs Well, Leeds, and doors are at 8.30pm. The bands playing are: Diawara, Mungo Hump, No Big Deal and Ritalin. Tickets are £3....

Go three colours of red

3 Colours Red return to the circuit with a November tour. The dates are: 13 MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY 14 GLASGOW CATHOUSE 15 SHEFFIELD LEADMILL 16 LEEDS COCKPIT 17 WOLVERHAMPTON LITTLE CIVIC 19 BRISTOL FLEECE & FIRKIN 20 EXETER CAVERN CLUB 21 PORTSMOUTH WEDGEWOOD ROOMS 22 LONDON THE...

Wednesday 28 August 2002

Punktastic goes on tour!

OK, here's the big news. Punktastic is proud to announce that it is sponsoring the forthcoming Fletcher, Jerry-Built and Route 215 UK tour. While this may not sound all that great to some of you, this is a big honour for us that the three bands asked us to get involved. Fletcher, Jerry-Built and...

More on RBF & Leeds

For those of you that have been confused by previous statements this is from RBF's official site: "After announcing the cancellation of the Reel Big Fish set at the recent Leeds Festival due to circumstances outside of our control, we asked concertgoers to retain their ticket stubs pending the...

Get Closer

A brand new solo project from America, a chap called Jacob, has released a cool new record under the name of Closer I Get. You can download the whole record here www.CloserIGet.com/flash/ and it is well worth checking out. Download and tell your friends, then visit the site and let Jacob know...

Audio Karate rule

It's true - the guys are quite possibly the nicest in punk rock. They gave us cds to hand out at Leeds, they put out one of the best cds this year in 'Space Camp' and now they are going to give away a whole host of autographed AK goodies on this site later this year. So go buy 'Space Camp' now...

Jerry loves Lawrence

So we told you this yesterday, but you need to be told again! Jerry-Built will be supporting the awesome The Lawrence Arms on their winter tour. The Take will also support. The dates are: 01/12/02 - Brighton Concorde 2 02/12/02 - Newport TJs 03/12/02 - Hartlepool Studio 04/12/02 - Sheffield...

Mock Orange start EP

Mock Orange is entering the studio to record an EP with producer, J. Robbins, this week. The EP will be a preview to their highly anticipated new full length that will be released early into next year on Dead Droid Records. The title for the EP is yet undecided and is set for a tentative release...

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