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 …

Show Review: The Ex, May 17, 2019

The Ex are a band that have existed in some form or another for 40 years, and are probably a shining example of a band that you probably should spend some …

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 …

Podcast #11–April 2019: Japan Record Scores

Some of the records purchased in Japan. The podcast this month was delayed once again due to illness. Some think that me being quiet for a bit was something that was wished… …

What Not To Buy At Record Store Day 2019

The short answer is obviously, almost everything. Almost everything that is coming out is rehashed re-releases on somewhat inferior versions (like the bane of record collecting existence, the picture disc) and …

Podcast #10–March 2019: 1982

Apologies for the show notes going up late. Forgot them in draft in my workflow… anyways now that I’m back in the saddle, it should be less irregular than it’s been …

1982 Was The Best Year for Hardcore

I don’t even think this is something one can debate, but looking at punk and hardcore releases from 1982 and compare that to any other single year’s output, and pound for …

Best Punk/Hardcore of 2018

Apologies, things got derailed and well, I’ve got no real reason other than inertia, getting in the way of things. I applied to start my Master’s, got accepted but then withdrew. …

October Grab Bag

It’s been a weird month. Not Dead Yet fest, I saw a couple other shows, got a turntable upgraded and running… and there’s been a few new things released. Instead of …

Podcast #9 — October 2018: The Dicks

Thanks for staying with me over the hellish month that was September. It was a whole shitshow, from pneumonia, to absolutely mentally crushing work in September, it’s been a fuck of …

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