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The Monochrome Set
Maisieworld
Apr 3, 2018 | by | No Comments | Read →

Shoutout to the bands that can’t seem to stop being a band no matter what the world throws at them. History tends to flatten out the past to only include...


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  • Superchunk What a Time to Be Alive
    Superchunk
    What a Time to Be Alive

    It’s fair to say that over their near 30-year career Superchunk has never made a bad album. That’s notable for just about any band, let alone one completely left...

  • 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...

  • The Men Drift
    The Men
    Drift

    For a long stretch of their career, The Men never lacked for identity, despite making a gargantuan shift to their sound. In their first phase (through Leave...

  • Screaming Females Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 5
    Screaming Females
    Union Transfer, Philadelphia, April 5

    HIRS is a collective, but onstage there are only two members. Esem plays a severely distorted guitar and does it quite well; JP screams...


Album Reviews

The Monochrome Set
Maisieworld
The Monochrome Set Maisieworld

Shoutout to the bands that can’t seem to stop being a band no matter what the world throws at them. History tends to flatten out the past to only include...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Idles
PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, March 11
Idles PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, March 11

John Sharkey III came to some prominence fronting Clockcleaner. The band’s noisy art-punk got less dissonant as they went...

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Past Perfect

The Langley Schools Music Project
Innocence & Despair
The Langley Schools Music Project Innocence & Despair

There are things you can’t predict: the return of the Flat Earth Society, “raw water,” Three 6 Mafia winning an Oscar, etc. In that vein, who would think...

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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

Gygax
2nd Edition
Gygax 2nd Edition

Although it was invented in the ‘70s, Dungeons & Dragons emerged as a national phenomenon in the early to mid-80s. This is when I helped form the...

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