Thursday 26 September 2002

Bowling for Soup strike new tour!

Word on the street is that Bowling For Soup have arranged another full UK tour for February 2003. I'll try and post the dates later tonight. Their October UK tour is now completely sold-out, and the Manchester gig has been moved from the uni to the Academy....

Flogging Molly on tour!

Flogging Molly are to bring over their Celtic brand of crazyness in November. the dates are: 13 November - Manchester - Roadhouse 14 November - Cardiff - Club Ifor Bach 15 November - Glasgow - Cathouse 16 November - London - Garage 17 November - Leeds - Jospehs Well...

Uncle Brian in the studio

Uncle Brian are in the studio as we speak recording their six track EP for 20 Deck Records, entitled, 'It Just Seems Right'. It will be out on October 18 in time for their tour with Bowling For Soup. ...

Wednesday 25 September 2002

Phinius Gage tell tales

Brighton skate punks Phinius Gage have just come out of the studio with Iain Wetherell and are set to unleash their new record. Not only that, but the band are to let Punktastic readers play a special part in the run up to the album's release. You will not only be able to read all about their...

Buy Brodie – and UK tour planned

The new Brodie EP is out now and can be purchased by visiting www.20deck.com The band will be touring Japan with One Dollar Short in February and will then be heading to the UK for a full 3 week tour which will see them hit as many venues across the UK as possible. Watch out for a review of the...

Head down Route 215

Route 215 will be heading into the studio right after their stint on the co-sponsored Punktastic October tour, for an entire month to record a full length for 20 Deck Records, entitled, 'Steal Your Soul With Rock 'n Roll'. Keep your eyes peeled to Punktastic for a Route 215 interview coming your...

They’re the Bane of our lives…

Bane are coming over to Europe later this year and they are squeezing in four UK dates. At the moment I don't know venues, just towns/cities. 29/11 Canterbury 30/11 London 1/12 Newcastle 2/12 Leeds...

Leek bounce their uptones

20 Deck Record's South African ska starlets Leek And The Bouncing Uptones hope to be hitting our shores again next year with a new EP to support. They have been asked to come and tour the rest of Europe too which will see them playing with the likes of De Heideroosjes in Holland. More details will...

Tuesday 24 September 2002

Re-release central

Social Distortion and Mike Ness are to have their back catalogues officially released on Kung Fu on October 28. The cds in question are: Social Distortion - Live at the Roxy - Mommy's Little Monster - Prison Bound - Mainliner Mike Ness - Cheating at Solitaire - Under the influences...

Bowling For Emily!

Bowling For Soup will be looking to build on their swelling size by releasing the video for their next single 'Emily'. It debuted on all the major UK TV stations today and involves the guys pissing... that's all I will say......

HHN Lock Up!

Household Name Records will be the main focus of tonights Lock Up on Radio 1 - Monday 23rd September - 11.00pm (UK time) It's an half hour program starting at 11pm - there are interviews with Capdown, Lightyear, Adequate 7, Kenisia, Moon Ska and Deck Cheese. There will also be live tracks from...

SkaCore, Goldfinger and more

This fantastic piece of news goes out to all you punk starved people in the north of England (myself included.) The Voodoo Glow Skulls, Goldfinger and A are embarking on a UK tour in November. Not only have we got The Vandals and friends touring the country around that time, the 'Inner City...

Sunday 22 September 2002

The London Ska Festival…

...is being held tomorrow at the Camden Underworld and if you can, you should get down there. The likes of Parma International, Too Many Crooks, Splitters, Rebelation and Smoke Like A Fish will be playing too. Doors are 5.30pm and tickets are £7 advance....

No Comply seek new musician

Plymouth skacore hopefuls No Comply have recently lost their trombone player and are looking for a replacement. If anyone who can play SAX or TROMBONE and is interested in joining the band, please email their guitarist Jon at jonnocomply@hotmail.com...

Saturday 21 September 2002

Read the Fenix interview here

So we brought you the very first snippet last night, now read the whole thing. It's very, very interesting... www.rockingthescene.com/interviews/ftx_interview.htm...

Millencolin – man or mouse?

Millencolin are to release their new single, 'Man Or Mouse' on September 30. The single is the follow-up to 'Kemp' and will feature two previously unreleased songs 'Bull By The Horns' and 'Into The Maze'....

Will Fenix speaks…

As I just posted, rockingthescene.com are interviewing Will Salazar, and seeing as though I supplied Richard with three questions (told you about Lechuza dude...) I'm sure he won't mind me posting this little snippet about the split. Will said: "It was just lots of arguments, mainly about what...

Fenix Tx speak!

Our buddy Richard over at www.rockingthescene.com is interviewing Will Salazar about the Fenix TX split as we speak! It's the band's first interview about it and he will let us post a link to it as soon as it's complete. So keep your eyes peeled for what has already proved to be an interesting...

A Spanking good tour…

Those bright young things Spankboy have just emailed me to confirm that they've been booked on the [spunge] and Farse tour in November/December! Obviously this is their highest profile tour to date and Punktastic recommends that you get down to these dates! The tour calls...

Friday 20 September 2002

And on the subject of Midtown…

From www.spunge.co.uk: "Here's a little note from Gabe, singer with Midtown: It sucks that we can't do the [spunge] tour! I really wanted to do that tour. I just hope we will have an opportunity in the future again to play big shows with a cool band. Anyway, tell the [spunge] guys we said that it...

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