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The Damned
Evil Spirits
May 3, 2018 | by | No Comments | Read →

I know what you’re probably thinking because I’ve already been there myself. I love The Damned to pieces, but don’t necessarily want to hear anything new by them...


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  • Iceage First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, May 17
    Iceage
    First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, May 17

    In the span of four albums, Iceage has gone from Nihilistic hardcore teenagers led by a singer with a drinking problem to...

  • 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...

  • Mount Eerie Now Only
    Mount Eerie
    Now Only

    Using your life as fodder for your art seems to be the expected default when you’re a musician. But that can be as much of a burden as it a free license. There’s...

  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 Black Times
    Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
    Black Times

    One of the hardest things for a musician is to be a child following in your parent’s footsteps. That shadow can be long and unforgiving. For every...


Album Reviews

The Damned
Evil Spirits
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Underground Arts, Philadelphia, April 23
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Past Perfect

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

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Before there was “atmospheric black metal,” black metal was atmospheric. As the genre emerged from the Norwegian fjords in the...

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