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 …

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 …

Defect Play LP

I grew up listening to Ministry, Meat Beat Manifesto, Skinny Puppy, Front Line Assembly, Front 242, Revolting Cocks, Pigface, Einsturzende Neubauten, Controlled Bleeding, and well, yeah. I have a real affinity …

FRKSE - Desecration Anxiety II

FRKSE – Desecration Anxiety II

Some music impacts you right away like a hammer to the skull, whereas some other music takes a while. I’ve come back to this a couple of times, and it’s divergent …

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 …

Einsturzende Neubauten - Alles In Allem

Einsturzende Neubauten – Alles In Allem LP

How do you really try to understand the newest release by a band that’s been around for 40 years, gone through a radical shift in their sound, but not in their …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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