No Revolution, Catch-it Kebabs

Raleigh, North Carolina’s No Revolution are currently putting the finishing touches on their latest studio effort. the as of yet untitled EP will feature six new songs. A few of the tracks have been posted to the band’s MySpace page.

Yorkshire, England’s Catch-it Kebabs will be making their new single available for free approximately one month before the official release date through a registration system on their website. If you don’t feel like running through the rigmarole, you can listen to the song on their MySpace page.
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Interviews: Jason LaRocca of The Brigges

The Briggs, who we last heard on 2006’s, Back to Higher Ground, are back and ready to release Come All You Madmen in June on Side One Dummy. They’ve played some big shows in the last couple of years and will be hitting the road on this year’s Warped Tour. Guitarist Jason LaRocca recently took some time to talk to PunkNews interviewer Michael Dauphin about what’s they band has been up to, and what they’re about to get up to.

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June 1st, 2008

Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the community talking…

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The tabloid fueled controversy over “emo” continues to boil in the UK. Following last week’s march of the My Chemical Romance fans, the band has stepped up to personally condem suicide. The BBC even stepped in to attempt to distill the essence of the trend. Endwell was kicked off the “Mosh Lives” tour due to a t-shirt design that took an unsubtle jab at powerhouse label Victory Records. H2O‘s return to relevance continued, with frontman Toby Morse discussing the album and the problems with the much maligned Go. Speaking of indie revivals, Less Than Jake unveiled the first new song from their upcoming record. Always controversial pioneering punk act the Sex Pistols have detailed their live DVD and forthcoming tour plans.

On the upcoming release front we have new records in the works from multi-genre alt rock act 311, popular act New Found Glory (with Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus producing), and hardcore band Hatebreed (with a cover album). A vinyl reissue is also on the way for Screeching Weasel‘s Boogada Boogada Boogada. A soundtrack for the game NASCAR 2009 will feature new songs from AFI, the Black Keys and From First To Last. A documentary featuring post Blink act Angels & Airwaves is due out this summer, as is an Alt-Tentacles produced documentary on 924 Gilman St. featuring members of Minor Threat, Rancid and more. On tour you’ll soon be able to see Dillinger Four and the Circle Jerks on a handful of dates. Hot Water Music, Thursday and Paint It Black are planning a show at Terminal 5 in NYC, while the Foo Fighters will be supported by Against Me! and the Futureheads in London.

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This week’s Vinyl File a new Norma Jean contest and a look at upcoming releases. This week’s Editors’ Picks recommended music from Iron Chic, and the Melvins.

So what’s coming up this week? Look for releases from Weezer, the Zutons and Minus The Bear with tours kicking off from Russian Circles and Daughters (US), Rival Schools (Europe), and the Adolescents (Europe).
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MDC, Leftöver Crack, WIZO, Oi Polloi and more on anti-homophobia comp

Gay Edge Liberation, a group formed in Germany to fight homophobia in the punk and hardcore scene released details about their upcoming compilation, the Rotten Schwuchtel Sampler. (Schwuchtel is German for “fag.”)

The comp features 29 songs from a variety of bands including MDC, Leftöver Crack,the now defunct Fat Wreck Chords act WIZO, Oi Polloi,Black Fag, NeinNeinNein, Red Tape Parade and The Italian Stallion .

You can find more details on their myspace page.
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Best Friends Day 7: Municipal Waste, Paint It Black, Caustic Christ, Brutal Knights, Lemuria, TBIAPB

This Bike Is A Pipe BombThe lineup has been announced for Best Friend’s Day 2008. The annual Richmond, VA fest is a three day event beginning on August 15th.

The bill will feature Municipal Waste (Waste Em’ All Line Up), Paint it Black, Quadiliacha, Armalite, Caustic Christ, Religious as Fuck, Brutal Knights, Ultra Dolphins, Direct Control, Cannabis Corpse, Brainworms, Shellshag, Apeshit, Lemuria, This Bike is a Pipe Bomb, Cloak/Dagger, Mouthbreather, Environmetal Youth Crunch, Gull and No B.S. Brass Band.

More details will be available from this website.
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The Offspring announce second single, fill-in bassist Scott Shiflett

According to a Finnish source, The Offspring have announced “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?” as the second single from their upcoming full length. The record is titled Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace and is due out June 17, 2008.

Along with that, the band recently confirmed that bassist Greg Kriesel will be taking some time off for a “scheduled family matter” but will be returning to the fold by mid-June. Face to Face bassist Scott Shiflett will be filling in on the band’s upcoming shows.
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Tours: Propagandhi (Toronto with Brutal Knights, Hostage Life / Europe)

Propagandhi has announced a show in Toronto in July in support of the Sea Shepherd Society, an organization “committed to the eradication of pirate whaling, poaching, shark finning, unlawful habitat destruction, and violations of established laws in the World’s oceans.” The band will perform at the show with Brutal Knights and Hostage Life.

The Winnipeg-based political punk act has also announced European tour dates this summer.
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