Tuesday 28 January 2003

RBF free gig details

Taken from our forums: "For anyone who didn't know, Reel Big Fish + Mr Shiraz are playing a freebie all ages gig @ Leeds Met Uni this Sunday, 1pm. Free tickets are available from Crash Records on production of a wristband from the festival last summer.....or you can get some REAL big fish down...

The best perk of the job…ever!

Just to make you all jealous, I have a copy of The Ataris new album 'So Long Astoria' and all I can say is...wow! This is a real return to form and is bound to have them all over the radio. Expect a review very soon, in the meantime here is the OFFICIAL tracklist, including the Don Henley cover...

Get them on TV

Incase you missed it the first time round, Punktastic is trying to do its bit to get the new Uncle Brian single 'Postcards' on both P-Rock and Kerrang TV. If you haven't already (or if you have and want to do it again!) please spare two minutes and email the following two addresses and say (and...

Book more tours!

Help out 20 Deck Records by booking a show in your town...go on, please! "In May THE BOMBJACKS are heading out on the road with support yet to be announced, but if you're interested in having these melodic pop punkers in your town then get in contact now to reserve them! Then in June we have one...

MAC hit London

I know this is late, but if you live in London and don't have anything on tonight, check out the quite fantastic My Awesome Compilation at the Bull and Gate in Kentish Town. Nepathe and Nervestruck are also on the bill, with doors at 8pm ish and MAC on at 10pm. Tickets are £4.50 on the door. ...

LTJ take some pies and teens on tour

www.rockingthescene.com state that The Pietasters and Teen Idols will be supporting Less Than Jake on their forthcoming UK tour. This has not been officially confirmed, but RTS are a decent enough source....

Ataris get in their diary

It is believed that The Ataris will release 'In This Diary' as the first single from their 'So Long Astoria' album, out on Columbia Records in March. A video for the song was shot in California earlier this month, so I guess we should be seeing it on our screens quite soon....

Let’s get randy!

Randy are to tour the UK in May and June and the dates are: MAY 28 - Portsmonth ­ Wedge Wood Room 29 ­ Birmingham ­ Academy 30 ­ Leeds ­ Jospehs Well 31 ­ Glasgow ­ King Tuts Wah Hut JUNE 3 ­ London Garage ...

Monday 27 January 2003

Brand new Finch news

Brand New have confirmed that they will be on the entire Finch UK tour in March. It was previously believed the band would only be taking part in the second half of the tour, but on their website it states they will now be on the whole tour. It is also rumoured that Steel Train will support....

Another reminder to win some steel, some rules and a die

In At The Deep End have donated two copies of the new Steel Rules Die 'Nostaligia For Beginners' CD to us for a fantastic competition. To get your mits on a copy of the cd, just answer the following question: "What band did Ricky & Dave from Steel Rules Die used to be in that had releases on...

Roll up, roll up – book a tour!

A request from those cheeky scamps at 20 Deck Records, they want all you promoters out there to help book them a couple of upcoming tours: "First up in the FIRST TWO WEEKS OF APRIL we have 20 Decks finest ROUTE 215 playing their addictive blend of Weezer-esque rock with the fastest punk around,...

Ataris tour date moved

The Ataris show planned for Manchester on February 21 has been upgraded due to the massive demand for tickets. The show was originally scheduled for the Hop and Grape but it has now been moved to the MDH at the Uni. However, I've received an email tonight stating it's been moved to the Academy. ...

Sniper Wolf reveal new EP details

Sniper Wolf hope to finally release their first 'proper' EP on Mudstuffin Record in the near future. The record, recorded in vocalist Nick's bedroom, will include the tracks: 1. Anything Can Happen 2. Girl In The Purple Jumper 3. The World Stood Still 4. Bored At The Show 5. Power Over Me...

Sunday 26 January 2003

Go in another direction

Punktastic would like to welcome the latest addition to our 'family' of bands. Leicester's very own Another Direction now have their website hosted by us and you can check it out at www.punktastic.com/anotherdirection...

The Undead return!

The official website of The Undead is now up and running at www.the-undead.com Dionysus Records is releasing an album of Undead re-issues circa 1977-1982, entitled 'First, Worst, and Cursed' tomorrow and it is going to be released in LP as well as CD formats, so the vinyl collectors won't feel left...

Saturday 25 January 2003

Punk rock dating

If you live in the UK, try and catch Blind Date on ITV this evening at 6.10pm. You may get to see a certain My Awesome Compilation drummer, and friend of Punktastic, on the show......

Jerry-Built set to become busy touring bees

Jerry-Built, in my opinion the best band in the UK at the minute, have announced a shedload of gigs that takes them all the way up to May. they are: Jan 28th Kingston Peel - with Lucky 7, Cars As Weapons, Appease Jan 29th Camden Dingwalls - with Lucky 7, Cars As Weapons, Appease, Texas Hold...

Sing that sorrow!

According to AFI HQ the tracklisting for AFI's Sing The Sorrow is: 1 Miseria Cantare (The Beginning) 2 The Leaving Song Pt. 2 3 Bleed Black 4 Silver and Cold 5 Dancing Through Sunday 6 Girl's Not Grey 7 Death of Seasons 8 The Great Disappointment 9 Paper Airplanes (Makeshift Wings) 10...

Alli With An I set for new release and UK tour

North Carolina punks Alli With An I will release new record 'Long Story Short' on Forsaken Recordings on February 25. The four-piece are also looking to tour the UK in December, and anyone who can help book that tour should contact the band at alliwithani@alliwithani.com For more information,...

I’m going deaf through my audio

Lockjaw Records very own My Deaf Audio will head out on tour next month in support of their new EP. Check them out at: February Sun 9th BRIGHTON Concorde UK Thu 13th WINCHESTER Railway Inn UK w/Headcase Fri 14th ASHTON U LYNE Witchwood UK w/Headcase Sun 16th HARTLEPOOL Studio UK...