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 Traveller: Hiroshima, Japan

Visiting Hiroshima is a heavy visit. We didn’t have a ton of time to visit as we were staying in Miyajima to celebrate Kate’s birthday, but all that means is we’ll …

General Admission Traveller: Kyoto, Japan

So, yes, I was just here less than a year ago. Please read the previous Kyoto travel blog, then come back here. This time we spent more than a half day …

General Admission Traveller: Tokyo, Japan

Yes, you’re probably thinking you already read this? Yes, not even a year ago. Although it’s taken me a bit more time to do this one up. If you didn’t read …

General Admission Traveller: Portland, Oregon

So, I finally got a chance to take a vacation and really I felt obligated to knock off one of the last American cities I hadn’t seen yet; Portland (Los Angeles, …

sign for Kyoto subway station

General Admission Traveller: Kyoto

Unlike the other entries from Japan, this one will be a bit shorter as Kyoto was a place that we wanted to visit more, but ended up spending half a day …

General Admission Traveller: Osaka

Osaka is often referred to as Japan’s kitchen, and while I think that might be a bit overstated, the food, and hospitality in Osaka was definitely different than in Tokyo. Not …

General Admission Traveller: Tokyo

13 hour flight behind us, ready to sink into the neon (after finding our hotel and a good night’s sleep). Culture shock not really hitting full-on yet. Where are the record …

General Admission Traveler: Houston

Admittedly, this wasn’t a personal vacation type trip; there was some of, well OK a lot of, the day job’s conference and post-conference social events. Including travel, I only had about …

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