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Alice Bag, Blueprint
Bush Tetras, Take the Fall
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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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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?

Preoccupations
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, April 23
Preoccupations Underground Arts, Philadelphia, April 23

Openers Freak Heat Waves are the aural equivalent to Xanax. Drummer Thomas Di Ninno played along to prerecorded drums as part...

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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

Veiled
Black Celestial Orbs
Veiled Black Celestial Orbs

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

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