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 …

The Top 50 Punk Records of All Time

Yeah, those sorts of headlines are bullshit. Utter fucking bullshit. First of all, as a person whose thought about punk for more waking hours than most humans spend thinking, I still …

Podcast #3 — March 2018 Underappreciated

So this episode was supposed to be up four or five days ago, but fuck, SoundCloud only had 15 minutes left available to me. So after looking around, for the same …

Podcast #2 — February 2018: Something Similar

This podcast was created in the shortest month of the year, and thank fuck for that. February in Canada can be bleak, unrelenting and well, leave you a little stranger. That’s …

The First Two Months of 1977

Holy crow, look at the releases in January and February, 41 years ago. That is some stellar work folks. Ramones -Leave Home on January 10th. Buzzcocks-Spiral Scratch EP on January 27th. …

Podcast #1 — January 2018: The Best of 2017

In the middle of each month, I’ll do up a radio style podcast, we’ll see if that is still fun after a few and if it makes sense in my busy …

Top Punk Music Releases of 2017

Everyone’s doing it, and in the spirit of Robert Plant telling everyone to listen to new music, here’s the best things I’ve listened to this year, that were released this year, …

Hamilton’s Greatest Rock Band.

Teenage Head are making another pass at rock ’n’ roll history — this time with a wealth of experience to better inform the choices they make. Without Frankie Venom, is it worth the …

Gauze — 面を洗って出直して来い LP

Gauze (ガーゼ) is one of those bands that you either know, or need to know, if you are into long-standing, energetic hardcore punk bands. They are notoriously in control of what …

The Dicks’ Last Stand

It’s taken a year to write the eulogy, even though the casket’s not been made. The Dicks are my favourite band. It all began as love affair in the mid-80s, with …

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