Sight & Sound

WATCH: Pennywise live in 1993 (Jason Thirsk vocals)

Our friends at Dying Scene have uncovered some rare live footage of Pennywise live from 1993. Live not because it is Pennywise from 1993, but because the footage showcases Jason Thirsk singing vocals in Jim Lindberg’s absence. Thirsk was the band’s bassist until 1996 when he was tragically killed in a freak gun accident.

The footage is from a 1993 Hollywood show which lasted about 16 minutes before cops showed up and shut it down.

Thirsk wrote the song “Bro Hymn” for his friends who were killed in a car accident. After Thirsk’s death, the band re-wrote the song for Thirsk and released it on their 1997 album Full Circle. You can listen to that version of the song here.

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Preview new Pennywise album

Alternative Press has posted the first preview from long running punk band Pennywise’s upcoming new album. The record, titled Reason to Believe, will be released for free via MySpace in March. You can check out AltPress’ exclusive stream here.


Pennywise, Sum 41, Vandals to do massive Australian tour

Long running punk rockers Pennywise have announced a massive Australian tour with a host of their big name friends. The band have corralled a motley bunch of pop rockers, punkers, and nostalgics for a 5-date trek across the country that will include chart toppers Sum 41, Tawny Kitaen revivalists Bowling For Soup, and yes, those Vandals.

The April dates kick off on the 9th and will travel around Australia, culminating on the 16th in Perth. Tickets for the jaunt will be available starting January 31st, and for all Australian readers, can be bought for the usual retail outlets. Be sure to check out this massive tour- all dates, as well as Continue reading