General Admission is Closed

I wanted to start a thing that would’ve given me a chance to give back to a scene that I care for deeply. I wanted to expose stuff to people, and …

Gag – Still Laughing LP

Hey, so the thing that I hate about a lot of recent hardcore bands is that they almost to a single band, drench their vocals in reverb, making them a unintelligible …

Gag – Killing For Both Realities 3 ’92 LP

A collection of releases all in one place and serves as a pretty good introduction to the band – starting off with a wail of feedback and off and running with …

What Not To Buy on Record Store Day 2020 (August)

I try to every Record Store Day, sift through the absolute dreck of releases and list what you should and shouldn’t buy – of course my tastes lead me to only …

General Admission is Closed

I wanted to start a thing that would’ve given me a chance to give back to a scene that I care for deeply. I wanted to expose stuff to people, and …

What Not To Buy on Record Store Day 2020 (August)

I try to every Record Store Day, sift through the absolute dreck of releases and list what you should and shouldn’t buy – of course my tastes lead me to only …

Best Punk Band – Coronavirus Edition

So as with all the stay at home stuff happening, there’s been a lot of the viral quizzes and while I like them, I always wonder what the thinking was around …

Best Releases of 2019

This is always a tough one to write because I haven’t heard all the releases, nor do I think my tastes map well onto the prevailing sound of some hardcore subgenres …

What Not To Buy At Record Store Day Black Friday 2019

So I try to be fair, I really do. I’m a collector like everyone else and yes, I like the idea of Record Store Day. But honest to fucking god, we …

Teenage Head LP Through The Years

I was originally going to write a standard review of the Record Store Day re-release of Teenage Head’s self titled first LP, but then I realized that I own all three …

Roky Erickson by Ron Baker

Top Ten Two-Headed Dogs of Roky Erickson

Roky died on May 31, 2019, and while not a purveyor of punk, he was punk in spirit. Instead of the traditional tributes, I thought I’d do a top ten of …

What Not To Buy At Record Store Day 2019

The short answer is obviously, almost everything. Almost everything that is coming out is rehashed re-releases on somewhat inferior versions (like the bane of record collecting existence, the picture disc) and …

1982 Was The Best Year for Hardcore

I don’t even think this is something one can debate, but looking at punk and hardcore releases from 1982 and compare that to any other single year’s output, and pound for …

Best Punk/Hardcore of 2018

Apologies, things got derailed and well, I’ve got no real reason other than inertia, getting in the way of things. I applied to start my Master’s, got accepted but then withdrew. …

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