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: 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 …

Gauze

Show Review – Gauze, February 23, 2020

Sometime in early December, Record Shop Base posted this on Instagram: Essentially, Gauze and Crow were going to play a show that celebrated the 22nd anniversary of Record Shop Base. This …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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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