PUNKNEWS.ORG is a
New York City
New York City -based website founded by Aubin Paul
Toronto in 1999. The website publishes music news and album reviews
relating to punk rock , hardcore punk , ska , alternative , indie rock
, heavy metal and hip hop . It features user-submitted and
editor-evaluated articles, through a publishing format much like
popular technology-related news website
* 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.
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
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
New York Times ,
The Washington Post
The Washington Post ,
Billboard Magazine ,
East Bay Express
East Bay Express , and many other publications.
Other online music news resources and blogs make frequent reference to
coverage on Punknews.org. For example, Canadian online radio station
CBC Radio 3
CBC Radio 3 regularly links the site in its "
Music Notes" news
summaries. Record labels have also picked up on the
news feed to augment their own websites, such as the Union Label Group
CBC Radio 3
CBC Radio 3 featured
Punknews.org in its 2011 Searchlight poll to
determine the "Best
Website In Canada." Public voting saw the
site make it into the top 20 (from a field of 60).
On January 1, 2006, Aubin Paul, Adam White and Scott Heisel, who
comprised the website's primary editorial staff in the early part of
the 2000s, launched Punknews Records , an imprint under Epitaph
Records. When it was active the label released albums from Somerset
and Ryan\'s Hope .
The label is currently inactive (Somerset broke up in early 2008 and
Ryan's Hope is no longer a part of the label). On Punknews.org's
formspring.me site, Adam White responded to the question of what
happened to the label with the following:
Ultimately PNR was the result of a distro deal Aubin, Adam and Scott
struck with Epitaph. Epitaph was fantastic about the whole thing, but
in the end we didn't feel it was right to keep sinking our and their
money into a venture that we weren't able to make sustainable.
During their years of activity, they released two albums: Somerset's
Pandora and Ryan\'s Hope 's Apocalypse in Increments.
Punknews.org Frequently Asked Questions
* ^ A B Epitaph Records: The
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* ^ "Rock In A Hard Place". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 22,
* ^ eastbayexpress.com News & Features Feature White Punks on
Warner Bros. 2003-11-05
* ^ CBC News
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Union Label Group - Stomp - Union 2112 - Mayday
* ^ CBC News http://radio3.cbc.ca/#/searchlight/. Missing or empty
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* ^ "Happy New Year!" Punknews.org. January 1, 2005.
* ^ "Somerset (2002-2008)." Punknews.org. February 13, 2008.
* ^ "Ryan\'s Hope look forward to new album." Punknews.org. January
* ^ "Punknews.org\'s formspring.me page.". Archived from the
original on 2012-08-03. Question answered June