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Alice Bag, Blueprint
Bush Tetras, Take the Fall
May 17, 2018 | by | No Comments | Read →

Punk rock was still genuinely dangerous as the ‘70s melted away into the ‘80s. Even in major cities like Los Angeles and New York, being a punk meant being...


Au Courant

  • Cloud Nothings Last Building Burning
    Cloud Nothings
    Last Building Burning

    For Cloud Nothings, last year’s Life Without Sound was intentionally meant to be a different album. It was a scary thought, especially considering the strength of...

  • The Goon Sax Alphaville, Brooklyn, October 25
    The Goon Sax
    Alphaville, Brooklyn, October 25

    There are those that say youth is wasted on the young, but then those armchair philosophers obviously don’t get it. They certainly aren’t the types...

  • Escape-ism The Lost Record
    Escape-ism
    The Lost Record

    As the frontman of such acts as Nation of Ulysses, The Make-Up, Weird War, and more, Ian Svenonius has never shied away from melding high concept with...

  • Slowdive House of Vans, Brooklyn, June 30
    Slowdive
    House of Vans, Brooklyn, June 30

    While life in the big city of New York can be frequently challenging, there are certain things that make you pause and remember why it’s still an incredible place...


Album Reviews

Alice Bag, Blueprint
Bush Tetras, Take the Fall
Alice Bag, Blueprint Bush Tetras, Take the Fall

Punk rock was still genuinely dangerous as the ‘70s melted away into the ‘80s. Even in major cities like Los Angeles and New York, being a punk meant being...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Poptone
Warsaw, Brooklyn, June 28
Poptone Warsaw, Brooklyn, June 28

Existing for just two short years (from 1982 to 1984), Tones on Tail were a brilliant flash in the pan. Consisting of former Bauhaus members Daniel Ash and...

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Past Perfect

Scream
NMC17
Scream NMC17

It’s impossible to discuss No More Censorship without pointing out that Dave Grohl was the drummer, though there are many popular misconceptions that...

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Biblio Files

Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History
by Tony Rettman
Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History by Tony Rettman

Tony Rettman is an experienced documentarian of hardcore, the angry successor to punk rock that emerged in the ‘80s....

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Something Wicked

Yob
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, June 29
Yob Underground Arts, Philadelphia, June 29

With Bell Witch being forced to cancel at the last minute due to a medical emergency, Black Urn got bumped into the main support slot. The...

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