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All Torn Up Uses 10-Year Anniverary Show To Kickstart Fundraising For Punk Island 2019

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Rael Griffin of I Against Eye proved himself to be one of the most dynamic performers at the entire festival.

Everyone get mad at the statement I am about to make. Punk Island is far and away the best annual punk event in New York City bar none. For one glorious afternoon and early evening Punks of all genre’s gang up and take over a piece of New York City and re-purpose it for total freedom. Sure, they don’t want drugs and alcohol but if you can’t be discreet enough that no one there notices you’re fucked up, you’re fucked up and you shouldn’t be getting fucked up publicly anyway.

One of the things that makes Punk Island so special is that the punks who run it, own it. Each collective buys into a whole to operate their stage and all of the money collected goes toward production. No backdoor profiteering, no single band or promoter coming away with a bundle, just a bunch of punks spending the day in the park together.

“I LOVE PUNK ISLAND. I ran a stage there for years, and I personally feel like it is the best day of the year in NYC. So I am super happy to do anything I can personally do to make up the money for the show,” said All Torn Up frontman and Punk Island organizer Joey Steel.

One of the ways in which Punk Island ensures they will never need any sort of corporate sponsorship is by throwing benefit shows all year long leading up to the big day in June. 2019’s first benefit show is right around the corner on January 4, and it’s going to ATU’s 10-year anniversary. In celebration of the big occasion for the band Steel and his cohort are going to be breaking out some tunes they haven’t played since 2010.

“For one night only we will be doing songs we wrote and played on our first few recordings, and have not played since then,” said Steel.

But the evening is about so much more than ATU celebrating a decade of making music. While New York’s reigning champs of political hardcore are naturally excited to tear it up with their loyal fans at Sunnyvale. It’s still just like anything else ATU does and it’s about the building of radical community.

“We have never cared about making money in ATU, so a lot of our bigger shows, when we knew people would come out, would be for other bands or causes we cared about. Punk Island as well as ATU’s 10 years in of making music has been about community. We have been honored to be a small part of the Lake / Swamp community and been included in the Latinx Punk Scene, even though we are not Latino. We have worked hard to try and support and build community around conscious and empowering music in NYC. We feel our last 10 years have been about that, and that is exactly the goal of Punk Island,” said Steel.

Rounding out the evening will be Philly based experimental hardcore band Soul Glo, and locals ALOUTH and Material Support. Check out Pages Per Content in the coming Year for a feature on Punk Island past, present, and future.

Manchester Punk Festival announces more bands

Manchester Punk Festival, which takes place April 2019 in Manchester, UK (surprisingly), has announced it’s next batch of bands. They’ve added  Samiam,Tom May (The Menzingers), Goober Patrol, Misantropic, Popes Of Chillitown and Muncie Girls, among others.

A full list of bands currently announced is below. You can get the latest in the long series of Bandcamp compilations of bands performing at the festival now, too.

Introducing: Camp Anarchy, the outdoors-loving punk’s dream festival, hosting The Offspring, Rancid, NOFX and more

And now, for the announcement that, probably mostly I, but also you all have been waiting for! Camp Anarchy has announced that they’ll be playing host to The Offspring, Rancid, and NOFX and more. The three day festival will take place just outside of Columbus, OH at Legend Valley. Dodgeball, S’mores, craft beers (and yes, they do offer drinking passes so let’s get it on!) and other fun and games over all three days will be offered with day and weekend passes for admission (camping admission separate).

Make sure to check out all the deets here!

Punk in Drublic Festival coming to Europe!

NOFX are bringing their Punk In Drublic festival to Europe in May 2019. Marketed as a ‘music and craft beer festival’, Punk In Drublic began in 2017 on the West Coast of the US. NOFX and Bad Religion will headline a very strong lineup this time around, other acts include Millencolin, Anti Flag, The Interrupters, Lagwagon and Less Than Jake.

This is particularly good news for anyone in the UK planning to attend Slam Dunk Festival. Punk In Drublic will have its own stage at both the Hatfield and Leeds dates. Slam Dunk 2019 already has one of the best lineups of its thirteen year history.

The announcement was made on the NOFX FB page. Check out the dates and locations in the poster above.

Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Streams Latest Pre-Fest Sampler

Historically, the kindly folks over at Manchester Punk Festival take great pleasure in showering you lovely lot with treats to get you in the mood for their event. This year is no exception.

The team behind the largest embrace of DIY punk culture ever known on UK shores has once again compiled a sampler of acts performing at the next edition of the festival. Manchester Punk Festival Vol. 20 features tunes from the likes of Fair Do’s, Big Joanie, Habits, Templeton Pek, Burning Flag, A Vulture Wake, and many, many others.

You can check out the entire compilation below. It’s “pay what you like” so make sure to chuck them some change for all the hard work they do for the national and international punk scene.

Manchester Punk Festival will be taking place over Easter weekend 2019 in the city of Manchester, UK. You can check out all the crucial details about tickets, lineup, accommodation, and everything else here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce support for annual Hometown Throwdown event

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have announced the supporting acts for their annual three night Hometown Throwdown event, at the House of Blues in Boston. Joining The Bosstones this year will be: The Aggrolites, Stray Bullets (December 28th), Bedouin Soundclash, Reggae Workers of the World (December 29th) and Color Killer (December 30th).

You can grab tickets for Hometown Throwdown here.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones released the album While We’re At It earlier this year, before embarking on a brief North American tour. Check out the video for the song “Mad Dash”, off the previously mentioned While We’re At It below

Punk Rock Bowling 2019 Lineup Announced (Rancid, Descendents and a Crap-Ton More)

We’re six months out from the 2019 installment of Punk Rock Bowling, so you know what that means…it’s lineup announcement time!

As you can see from the epic poster above, the festival, now in its 21st year, takes place in Las Vegas next Memorial Day weekend (May 24 – 27th). The lineup is as strong as ever, with headline performances from Rancid, Descendents and The Specials and it seems to me that it’s a deeper lineup this year with a heavier nod toward the classics than the early announcements of the last couple of years. There also don’t seem to be many – if any – repeats from last year at first glance, meaning it’ll be a totally new experience with a seemingly endless run of bands young and old, big and small (shoutout to my pals in Street Dogs and Louise Distras for getting the call to go back and for local buds Radiator Rattlers for getting their first crack at the PRB goodness). Head here for full ticket info, and start saving your pennies!

Brakrock Ecofest Announces New Bands Performing at its 2019 Edition

Europe’s environmentally-conscious punk rock festival, Brakrock Ecofest, has added a load of new names to its lineup for the 2019 edition.

Joining the likes of Propagandhi, The Dopamines, and PEARS will be legendary Californian mainstays, Descendents, Gainesville’s finest, Less Than Jake, and it will also be the return of much-loved speed merchants, Cigar.

Also performing will be The Bennies, , Toy Dolls, Pour Habit, Much The Same, Hit The Switch, Straightline, and For I Am. More names are expected to be announced early next year.

Brakrock Ecofest takes place in the town of Duffel, Belgium, over the weekend of August 2nd, 2019. All the information you need about the event can be found here.


Manchester Punk Festival Goes Big on 2019 Announcement Number Two

It’s that time of year again. All your favourite festivals are beginning to announce which acts will grace their stages next year. This week, the stalwarts of the European calendar have each dropped big announcements; with Brakrock Eco Fest and Punk Rock Holiday snagging the likes of PEARS, Propagandhi, and Descendents amongst their huge crowd draws.

Not ones to be outdone, the UK’s Manchester Punk Festival has made its second announcement for the 2019 edition. Joining this year’s show will be a host of legendary and up-and-coming international and domestic acts.

These include the legendary Subhumans, psychobilly rockers The Creepshow, and Fat Wreck export Smoke or Fire.

You can check out the rest of the line up, plus all the ticket information below.

Manchester Punk Festival takes place in Manchester, UK, from 19th to 21st April 2019.


Propagandhi to play Brakrock Ecofest 2019

The fine folks at the Brakrock Ecofest have announced that Canadian punk legends Propagandhi will be joining in on the 2019 festivities.  They join the three previously announced bands, The BenniesThe Dopamines and Pears.

Brakrock Ecofest 2019 will take place on August 2-3 in Duffel, Belgium.

Punk & Disorderly Festival (DE) announces initial lineup

The annual Punk & Disorderly festival takes place again in Berlin in April 2019 – and the initial lineup has been announced. Headliners include Cockney Rejects and The Business.

Have a look at the bands booked so far below.

Brakrock Ecofest (Belgium) announces first bands (The Bennies, The Dopamines, Pears)

We see this more and more these days: festivals announcing their line-up very early. The Belgian festival Brakrock Ecofest is certainly no exception. They announced their first three bands for their 2019 edition: The Bennies, The Dopamines and Pears. The latter played the festival in 2017. Brakrock Ecofest will take place on August 2-3 in Duffel, Belgium.

Belgium is no strange place for punk rock festivals, with Groezrock as the most well known example. Brakrock Ecofest is a festival with a lot of growth the last few years. The line up has always been stellar and eco-friendly peeps will love the fact that the festival takes the environment very seriously: this is probably the only festival in the world where you will not see trash on the ground.

Don’t miss this Punk Rock Art Show at Fat Wreck Headquarters on November 16th

If you’re in the vicinity of San Francisco on November 16th and fancy yourself an art enthusiastic, particularly a Punk Art enthusiast, then you might not want to miss this. From 4pm to 6pm Fat Wreck Chords will be hosting an art show at their San Francisco based headquarters. It will feature the artwork of 40 posters commissioned by Fat Wreck over the years done by prolific punk artist SBÄM. And yes, they will be available for sale.

Here’s a blurb about SBÄM from his website:

How much art can you take? – this is not only the question for a whole world to answer, but also one of the many tattoos on SBÄMs body. As a graphic artist and designer for bands like NOFX, Pennywise, SUM 41 and many more, he combines his love for crazy arts with his love for dirty and crazy punkrock music. But this is still not enough for SBÄM. He does his own art shows, has his own music festival called SBÄM Fest and even started a record label named SBÄM Records.

Snag yourself a ticket for the event here!

Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Streams First 2019 Edition Compilation

The good folks responsible for throwing what’s rapidly becoming the UK’s flagship event have put together a sampler featuring artists that will perform at next year’s shindig. The 24 tracks have been chosen from a variety of genres spanning the eclectic lineup of Manchester Punk Festival’s 2019 edition.

You can except to hear tunes by Dead To Me, King Prawn, Doom, Consumed, Grand Collapse, The Infested, Arms Aloft, Not On Tour, Youth Avoiders, Faintest Idea, Wolfrik, Janus Stark, Incisions, The Winter Passing, Sam Russo, Eat Dirt, The Human Project, Call Me Malcolm, Screech Bats, Jodie Faster, Sallows, Tim Loud, Joe Tilston & The Embers Band, Slumb Party, Well Wisher, Svalbard, and Jenkem.

According to a press release from the festival, the compilation features “plenty of mosh” – that’s me sold then.

You can check out Manchester Punk Festival’s 19th edition of their compilation below. It’s “pay what you want” so chuck them a donation. By doing so you’ll be helping the team to continue putting on fantastic events into the future.

Manchester Punk Festival takes place in a number of venues in the UK city each April. There are still tickets for this year’s event, which will be held on the weekend of the 19th. You can pick yours up here.

Manchester Punk Festival (UK) Reveals First Set of Bands for 2019 Edition

Manchester Punk Festival is quickly becoming the UK’s flagship punk event and by the looks of the first band announcement, the team behind the now full weekender have no intention of bucking that trend in 2019.and

Performing at the festival in April next year will be a host of acts spanning just about every sub genre of punk rock. Ska core, skate punk, hardcore, folk punk, power violence and even post metal are just some of the disparate styles already comprising this early iteration of the final bill.

With previous headliners including Propagandhi, Strike Anywhere, and The Flatliners, those hoping to attend next year will no doubt be eyeing the festival’s social media channels to see who the biggest acts performing at the 2019 edition are.

Whoever they turn out to be, they’ll be joined by the likes of Dead to Me, Doom, King Prawn, Faintest Idea, Consumed, Not on Tour, The Human Project, Svalbard, and Grand Collapse, along with all the other stellar artists featured on the tour poster below.