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  • Cracker Berkeley to Bakersfield
    Cracker
    Berkeley to Bakersfield

    As history boils things down to the bullet points, it’s easy to forget that there was always more going on. Neither from Seattle nor particularly “grungy,”...

  • Stark Folk Band “Modern Times”
    Stark Folk Band
    “Modern Times”

    “Something’s gotta happen, something’s gotta change,” seems like a familiar refrain in the world of cagey guitar rock, the product of boredom, teenage ennui...

  • The Saints King of the Sun
    The Saints
    King of the Sun

    That the first two Saints records, (I'm) Stranded and Eternally Yours, are undisputed punk classics should go without saying. Snarling mission...

  • Skinny Puppy Best Buy Theater, New York, December 2
    Skinny Puppy
    Best Buy Theater, New York, December 2

    Before Skinny Puppy took the stage at Best Buy Theater last week, people in hazmat suits—looking like extras from Breaking Bad...


Album Reviews

Buzzcocks
The Way
Buzzcocks The Way

Buzzcocks are possibly the strangest case of not burning out or fading away. As part of the first wave of British punk rock, their impact was immediate and...

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What’s the Rumpus?

Johnny Marr
Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, November 15
Johnny Marr Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, November 15

While it seems that since the turn of the millennium that even the most inconsequential of bands from decades past have...

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Past Perfect

David Bowie
Nothing Has Changed
David Bowie Nothing Has Changed

If some desert island curse forced you to pick only one artist to listen to for the rest of eternity, you’d do well to choose David Bowie. His career-long sequence...

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Primitive Futures

Purling Hiss
Weirdon
Purling Hiss Weirdon

I blame Thee Oh Sees for giving the nomenclature of garage rock a (somewhat) sullied name. There are so many releases released under that crusty umbrella...

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Singled Out

Lumpy and the Dumpers
“Gnats in the Pissa”
Lumpy and the Dumpers “Gnats in the Pissa”

I imagine Belleville, Illinois is a shithole. It's probably the type of place where dreams go to die and scatological cretins like Lumpy and the Dumpers thrive...

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