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 …

Podcast #16 – September 2019: Recent Purchases and Finds

This was a pretty quick one to put together. The more I listen to Roach, the more I might like metal. Whooops. Here’s the playlist: Brian Eno – Brutal Ardor Brian …

Show Review: Subhumans, September 5, 2019

So, I’m pretty sure I saw Subhumans on their 1999 reunion tour when I was living in Austin, Texas – either them or Culture Shock, who ended up playing a lot …

Podcast #15 – August 2019: 1982 Is The Best Year for Punk and Hardcore Scandanavian Edition

This is simply the hardest one of these yet, with it taking over a month extra of work it seems. There was a death in the family, my father, that’s taken …

Show Review: Muro, August 21, 2019

Hammer City Records is a small record store in a basement, but well worth going to a show at. The place can be jam packed with people and that sort of …

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 …

Podcast #14 – July 2019: 1982 Is The Best Year for Punk and Hardcore U.S. Edition

This month I’m continuing the exploration that 1982 was the best year for hardcore and punk worldwide – but this time focusing on the US only. The fact that out of …

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 …

green dilapidated van

Podcast #13 – June 2019: Cars Go Fast

This podcast unveiled an interesting thing: the song “Police Car” – originally I added only the Members’ version of it – but as I was listening, it sounded familiar. Turns out …

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 …

Podcast #12–May 2019: The Best of the Rest; 1982 Style

It’s late and this one is pretty straightforward. Part one of potentially a few discussing how great 1982 was and how pivotal it was worldwide for punk and hardcore. Photo courtesy …

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