PUNKNEWS.ORG is a
New York City
* 1 News coverage * 2 Punknews Records * 3 See also * 4 References
Punknews.org generally posts between 15 and 20 news articles a day, covering such topics as tour dates, label signings, album releases, new media, band break-ups and member changes.
While Punknews.org does often spotlight relatively obscure bands, the editors cite fan interest as deciding how much coverage an artist warrants, rather than deferring to genre politics (major label /indie label preference or how close a band reflects the traditional punk subculture ).
According to Epitaph Records , label head and Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz has been known to scan Punknews.org to find new punk artists. Specifically, Gurewitz signed The Getaway after researching the band's music and growing popularity.
The site has also won the Alternative Press Reader's Poll and has
been mentioned in the
New York Times ,
The Washington Post ,
Billboard Magazine ,
East Bay Express