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 …

Chi Pig

Podcast #26 – August 2020: A Late Mixed Bag o’ Nuts; Guess the Theme Edition

Fuck, this was supposed to go up in July, but my house renovations basically caused my office to be out of commission and well, there’s no real excuse, but it been …

George Floyd protests in Washington DC

Podcast #25 – June 2020: Cops, Racism and Punks.

RIP George Floyd. RIP Trayvon Martin. RIP Michael Brown. RIP Eric Garner. RIP Philandro Castile. RIP Breonna Taylor. RIP Sean Moterrosa. RIP Jamel Floyd. RIP Andres Guardado. RIP Anthony Armenta. RIP …

MRR Presents Not So Quiet on the Western Front

Podcast #24 – May 2020: Best Year for Hardcore/Punk; 1982. The Compilations (part one)

Yeah, so this is another entry in the “1982 is the Best Year for Punk and Hardcore” series I’ve been talking about for over a year now. It struck me that …

Dave Vanian in a gas mask c. 1977

Podcast #23 – April 2020: Stuck At Home Sickness Blues

So my day job is working in education, and as such all higher educational institutions across North America are definitely shifting to online learning at a rapid rate as a result …

Osaka Dotonbori

Podcast #22 – March 2020: Japan Again

So a trip to Japan to see Gauze in the middle of a viral outbreak might not have been the best idea, but it worked out just fine. Certainly, it wasn’t …

Forward in Japan

Podcast #21 – February 2020: Lover’s Rock

So I don’t always do themed episodes for holidays – but Valentine’s Day was a challenge to myself about the non-traditional punk songs – which usually deal with death, politics and …

Podcast #20 – January 2020: The End of the World, Armageddon

So with Trump and Iran going head-to-head in a who’s stupider (it’s Trump though) I thought let’s start the year on a lighthearted note. Not quite new year, new me; more …

Disorder

Podcast #19 – December 2019: UK82

This continues the 1982 is the best year for punk and hardcore theme – giving the UK a second pass through (technically a third if you count the contributions to the …

DSB in 2009

Podcast #18 – November 2019: Portland Record Scores

So on the heels of the last record purchase recap, here’s another one where I blew the budget and bought way too much. Best and most treasured of the bunch was …

Podcast #17 – October 2019: John Peel’s Death

This episode was tough to get together, as I didn’t want to celebrate a death, I didn’t want to just talk about Peel’s influence on music – especially in the UK, …

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