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From Friday 26 April 2002

Less Than Jake for UK festivals

Less Than Jake have announced plans to play most of this summers UK festivals. As previously reported, LTJ will be playing at the Move event in Manchester on July 11 with Green Day and No Doubt. But now the band have been added

Randy to release new EP

Swedish punks Randy are to precede their Deconstruction dates in Europe with the release of a new EP. The ‘Cheater’ EP will be released sometime in May, although no release date has been decided as yet.

Thursday 25 April 2002

Vandals to get lost for the weekend

Goofy pop-punkers The Vandals have been confirmed to play the NME sponsored Lost Weekend in London on July 12. The So-Cal foursome will be joining The Hives and Idlewild on the bill on the first of the two-day event. Other bands

An apology

Punktastic would like to apologise to Fat Wreck Chords for a comment made in our review of the Lagwagon‘s ‘Let’s Talk About Feelings’ cd. In the review a comment was made about downloading, rather than purchasing, the CD. Of course Punktastic does not advocate the downloading of illegal MP3’s

One-off headline show for The Promise Ring

Milwalkee’s finest popcore quartet have anounced a one-off headline show when they grace our shores with Jimmy Eat World in May/June. The Promise Ring are set to headline the Garage in London on May 30th. Their fourth full-length album ‘Wood/Water’ is out on May

Wednesday 24 April 2002

Promise Ring release MP3

The Promise Ring‘s new album “Wood/Water” hits the streets today and to celebrate the band have released one of the tracks as an MP3! The song “Stop Playing Guitar” can be yours, just by clicking the following link:

Mest cancel 2 US shows

Popular US punkers Mest have been forced to cancel two of their US shows – for differing reasons. Firstly, their show last night at Austin, Texas’ Emo’s club, was axed when Nick, the drummer of Mest, was arrested after having open alcohol in front of a

Hangnail re-design web site

US punkers Hangnail have announced that they have redesigned their website. Fans of the band should visit for all the improvements.

Tuesday 23 April 2002

Extra Dog Toffee date

Manchester lads Dog Toffee have announced they’ll be doing a show in Bury on April 27. Taking place at 1000 Watts Club at Bury Met, The Rock Bury, the night will feature acts from the likes of David R. Black, Stone Fusion and ii. Tickets

PGP e-card

With their latest release, ‘Punk Goes Pop’, already selling like hot cakes, Fearless Records have made an e-card available to celebrate. Check it out at Set to Further Seems Forever‘s offering on the release, it features photos of many of the bands on the disc.