Thursday 31 October 2002

It’s all brand new!

Apparently Brand New are supporting Millencolin on their December UK tour. A one-off London date is also booked. This has yet to be confirmed by any PR people but thanks to forum regular The Used for the info. The dates of the tour are: 16 dec Manchester, Academy 17 dec Wolverhampton, Wulfrun...

Awards thank you!

Thanks to everyone who has so far voted in the Punktastic Awards 2002. We've had 55 votes in 24hrs and more are coming in all the time. I haven't been able to personally thank everyone via email, so I'll do that here! Also, many thanks to both Uncle Brian and Fletcher who have posted the link to...

Not Katies lose a guitarist

And no, it's not down the back of the sofa! Rich-Not Katies has put down his guitar... but kept his mic! As of now he now jumps around like a lunatic; since Not Katies have decided to refine their sound by having just one guitar live. Since the change, the band have already written two new songs...

For all those in Uxbridge…

Here is a gig for you! Household Name's Kenisia and local ska punk band Lost For Words will rock Fountains Mill on November 7. Doors open at 7:30pm and tickets are about £1 on the door! Get your arses there people! www.kenisia.co.uk www.lost-for-words.cjb.net...

Uncle Brian extra shows

As well as thanking everyone for all their support on the Bowling For Soup tour, my pals Uncle Brian are playing two more gigs in November. They are at: 08/11/02: High Wycombe, White Horse w/2 Day Rule 09/11/02: Salisbury, Arts Centre w/Caffeine They will also be on tour next year with Brodie...

Our 50th interview!

To read the most interesting, and I feel the best, interview that Punktastic has ever done click below. It's with Brett, frontman of the much talked about Epoxy. A must-read for anyone with a liking for the older-skool style punk, or anyone who enjoys a good political read......

Wednesday 30 October 2002

There’s nothing more appealing than a roaming lobster

And that's exactly what'll be happening over the next few months as the Lobster bands group together A-team stylee and roll out for a massive US tour. Mock Orange, Over It, Park, Staring Back and Yellowcard will all be touring - there's so many i'll post them up in the forums for specially for...

And now for some reely good news

Reel Big Fish have confirmed all the dates for their 2003 tour. They are: 30/1 Southampton Guildhall 31/1 London Astoria 2/2 Leeds Met University 3/2 Newcastle University 4/2 Glasgow Barrowlands 5/2 Nottingham Rock City 6/2 Manchester University 7/2 Birmingham Academy 8/2 Bristol...

Not Katies get Strung Out

Punktastic faves Not Katies have been added to the bill for the Strung Out show on November 6 at the Mean Fiddler in London. Tickets are still on sale at £9. Also in support will be The Start and Cry For Silence....

HHN bands tour their socks off

Household Name's myriad of bands have all got tours on the go, or in the pipeline and there are far too many to mention here, so click on the following link to get up-to-date with all the info. www.householdnamerecords.co.uk...

Fletcher plan album in the Spring

Fresh from being nominated for a masive four Punktastic Awards (see the forums kids) Fletcher are taking a break before planning a new release. They said on their latest email mailout: "We're gonna be taking a short break to get some new material together, with plans for a debut album around...

Hot Water Music on their way here?

According to the latest Destiny Promotions email, the next Punk-o-Rama tour is set to head to Europe this winter. Although no further information has been made available, it is believed the tour will feature Hot Water Music, Anti Flag and F-Minus....

Have they limped away?

From www.punkmusic.com: "It looks as if Limp may have broken up. While it has not been made official, Serge (the bassist) has officially left the band and they have not played any shows since playing a few in April. Their most recent album was not promoted well and it looks as though it may have...

Snapcase dates

They've just released an awesome new record, now check out Snapcase on the road. Time In Malta support at the following shows: 24.11.02 UK London / Garage 25.11.02 UK Cardiff / Club Ifor Bach 26.11.02 UK Manchester / Hop & Grape 27.11.02 UK Glasgow / The Cathouse 28.11.02 UK ...

Boy Sets Fire dates

They've been posted before, but just to remind you...oh, and Death By Stereo and Funeral For A Friend support. 11.11.02 UK London / Mean Fiddler 12.11.02 UK Newport / TJs 13.11.02 UK Glasgow / The Cathouse 14.11.02 UK Leeds / The Cockpit 15.11.02 UK Manchester / Hop &...

Kiss The Chaos

From the Fuelled By Ramen mailing list: "Everyone at Fueled By Ramen is proud to welcome Austin, TX's Kissing Chaos to the FBR family. Their debut EP "Enter With A Bullet" is slated to be released on February 11th, but you can hear a couple tracks from their demo and a video right now over at...

What an awesome show!

Midtown, Recover and our buddies in My Awesome Compilation are going to be rocking the shop at the Leicester Charlotte, this Sunday, November 3. Tickets are £7 and doors are 8pm. Get there early to make sure you don't miss out!...

Punktastic Awards are go!

The cheesy Punktastic Awards 2002 are go! Visit our forums at the link below to see who you can vote for and how to go about it. Vote for your favourite band now! http://www.punktastic.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3055...

Tuesday 29 October 2002

Today I have been listening to…

...Firefly Recordings very own Otherwise. Their new record 'Dark Adapted Eye' is very good indeed and reminds me of Park. Excellent stuff, check out www.otherwise-online.com for all the info....

Route 215 talk about…stuff!

During the Punktastic co-sponsored tour, we got chance to grab a word with the chaps from Route 215. To get the insider info on what makes them tick, click here: http://www.punktastic.com/index.php?navID=24&interviewID=49 www.route215.com...

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