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 …

Back To School (Punk and Hardcore Mixtape)

old compilation tapes I’ve talked a bit about growing up in punk in the mid-80’s after the classics (Minor Threat, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys) broke up. The one enduring thing was …

Podcast #8 — August 2018: The Cover Songs of the New Bomb Turks

This was a fucker to put together. Last episode I used a mic plugged directly into the computer to do the voice over. No problem. This time, static. No problem, I …

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 …

Podcast #7 — July 2018: Rock Against Racism (London 1976–1978)

Podcast available at the following links: Podbean: https://generaladmissionshow.podbean.com/e/general-admission-podcast-7/ Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/general-admission/id1343625284 Google Play:https://play.google.com/music/listen#/ps/I42nxah4nxgmp2wc4jp45t3ogze Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/general-admission-show/general-admission-3 Songs Played on the Podcast: Carol Grimes & London Boogie Band Matumbi — Bluebeat and Ska Tom Robinson Band — Up …

Nostalgia for the 2000’s

I find it interesting now that I’m a bit older that there’s some nostalgia for a time that I feel I just lived through. That means really that I’m just old, …

Podcast #6 — June 2018: A Playlist for Anthony Bourdain

Photo courtesy of Anna Hanks: https://www.flickr.com/photos/annaustin/32863206926 CC Licensed (CC BY 2.0) Songs Played: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion — Bellbottoms Queens of the Stone Age — A Song For The Dead Iggy Pop — Lust for Life Ramones — Blitzkrieg Bop …

Disputing an Indisputable List

Kerrang published a feature last month about the best hardcore band from each American state. They took a few liberties — more on that in the body of the critique. The list is …

Podcast #5 — May 2018: Hamilton 70’s and 80’s

These are some notes about, and the songs played, in this podcast. Released, well, eight days late. Whoops! Simply Saucer — Illegal Bodies excerpt from an interview with Edgar Breau (full interview here) …

Record Store Day 2018

Record Store Day is a collective way to get people interested in records, and hopefully have them start collections themselves. Most music aficianados have a collection, whether tightly curated and maintained …

Podcast #4 — April 2018: Two Pieces

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6mp23-8f52a8 Tracklist: Iron Lung- Brutal Supremacy (Brutal Supremacy compilation on Iron Lung Records Suppression — Elite/Stranglehold/Enema (Despise You split) Greber — These Roads (Kiln hardened Psalms) The Body & Braveyoung — Song One (The Body & Braveyoung …

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