Flaming Tsunamis, Hub City Stompers, Sonic Boom Six at Asbury Lanes (3/27/08)

Damn, show starts at 6 and I’m still an hour and a half away! I pull into Asbury Lanes, half expecting to see that the show has already started and I missed a good number of the bands. Luckily for me, the show got off to a (very) late start, and I was able to catch them all. Best Of The Worst The Best of the Worst are setting up, and they look pretty young. Mid-high school maybe? Able to sneak in another game of […]

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Housewives gone Metal

I wouldn’t exactly call Fredericksburg Virginia a breeding ground for heavy metal (hell, I wouldn’t even call it a breeding ground for light metal). The college town doesn’t seem to have much Nordic roots (it’s rather colonial and Jefferson actually), and out of the many restaurants I’ve been to over my 4 years there, I have yet to see a place offer any “blood of the Christian-born” soup. Yet, even with the lack of goat-sacrifices, a small legion of Satan’s army manages to be metal […]

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Bouncing Souls Split Series

The Bouncing Souls section on the BYO Records Split Series contains some of the most underrated songs they have ever written. I was listening to the split while skating the other day, and broke out into a goofy ass grin. Few songs could make me smile and feel nostalgic for all my friends as much as “Punks in Vegas”. Nothing like some Souls at midnight on a cold clear night. MP3:Bouncing Souls – Punks In VegasBouncing Souls – Bryan’s Lament Buy:BYO Records

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Hi Mom

Man you know you haven’t blogged in a long time when you get a voicemail from your mom asking if you’re ok cause she noticed you hadn’t made a post in awhile. I’m ok mom. Just busy. Here’s a song I’ve been listening to alot lately. It’s from Okkervil River’s Black Sheep Boy Appendix. Also here’s a delightful picture of a sailboat! MP3: Okkervil River- Another Radio Song Buy

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The 5 Greatest Acoustic Songs of All Time

Ahh acoustic music… slow, peaceful, and completely for the weak-hearted. Even us punk fans have a soft spot for a sweet, touching, relaxing arpeggio. So dim the lights, light some candles, and get your MELLOW on! 5: River City Rebels – Stars and Stripes Acoustic guitars the way I like it. Complete with full blown gang vocals, poignant lyrics, and more drunken rambling than Dublin on St. Patty. 4. Against Me – Baby, I’m An Anarchist! A beautiful love song between an anarchist and a […]

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The Funniest Stories Ever Told

There’s this interesting little place in NYC called “The Moth” that allows people to get on stage and tell a story, usually around 15 minutes or so. Let me just say, these stories are usually completely hilarious (there’s a few sad ones in there though) told by people from all walks of life (from Moby to a man who owns a pizza shop). I’d highly recommend checking them out here. Richard DiSalvo’s “Anthony The Hat” is a good place to start. I’ve listened to them […]

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Less Than Jake – Pezcore

If you don’t know Less Than Jake’s Pezcore, shame on you! You should probably get off the internet, go get yourself a copy, and lock yourself in your room for the next few months and just listen to it, over and over and over and… Yes, I am aware that this album is older then the internet and earth itself, but as it is one of my favorite albums of all time. Sure, Less than Jake and myself may have parted ways just like LTJ […]

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Monday Morning Ant Brigade

Man, Bouncing Souls “Monday Morning Ant Brigade” accurately describes the way I felt about getting up and going to work today. Tough waking up for a job you know you’re going to quit soon. All well, I guess it beats last Monday when I got into a car accident on the way to work. MP3: Bouncing Souls – Monday Morning Ant Brigade Buy

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MC Chris

What can be said about MC Chris? Well, for one, it’s probably the most hilarious rap I have ever heard and he definitely does not take himself seriously. He also samples the NES game “Gauntlet II” in my favorite song by him, “The Tussin”… so mad props for that. Finally he has a distinctly high voice for a rapper, which just adds to the hilarity. In conclusion, you should probably check it out. Actually, you watch Adult Swim, you probably already have heard of him, […]

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Perversity is Spreading… It’s About Time!

I-Spy can accurately be described in two words: grittier Propagandhi. This is true both musically and lyrically. Their discography (Perversity is Spreading… It’s About Time!) has everything they’ve recorded, and the album clocks in at around 57 minutes. If the vocals of I-Spy sound familiar, it’s probably because the frontman was Todd the Rod, who later joined Propagandhi after John Samson left to form the Weakerthans. If you like the songs Todd wrote in Prop, then you’d love this album. MP3: I Spy – Appliances […]

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