Rise Against – Appeal To Reason

I know I already posted this… but Blogger took it down because they got a DMCA take down notice… which makes no fucking sense since I did not post any songs off the album (I had a song off of an old Rise Against album on Fat Wreck)… which leads me to believe that it was taken down because it’s a less than favorable review. So Interscope Records: Fuck off, you have no jurisdiction. Rise Against used to be one of the most prominent, promising […]

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Housewives World Tour!!!: Philadelphia

Photo taken by Matt Simansky Well, Philly is going completely bonkers after winning the world series last night, so I figure Philly is the perfect spot to kick off the newest series: Housewives World Tour!!! In Housewives World Tour, I’ll be showcasing my favorite bands from select cities, states, countries, and tribes! Besides the liberty bell and having sports teams that (usually) suck, Philly is probably best known for it’s quirky punk rock music (Dead Milkmen, Atom and his Package), and it’s copious amounts of […]

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Bad Brains – Rock For Light (For fans of Minor Threat, Black Flag, The Circle Jerks)

I’ll be quite frank with all of you: Bad Brain’s “Rock For Light” is one of the greatest hardcore albums EVER in the history of the world (although I’ve heard that the ancient Egyptians knew how to throwdown.) Hailing from DC, many have made the argument that these Rastafarian punk rockers were the godfathers of hardcore music (of course this was back in the day when hardcore was taking a punk song and playing it even faster), and they’d be right. Vocalist HR is all […]

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An Ode To Friends (Homecoming 08)

So I just got back from my homecoming at my college (where the housewives began), down in good ole Fredericksburg VA, and it was completely siiiick. Went to two shows down there (Flobots and Fburg locals The Trasmitters), and both were pretty damn good. I was able to avoid all the college sport games (not so hard to do when your school doesn’t have a football team), and So this one goes out to all my bros and sistas…. yo. MP3:Static Radio NJ – Won’t […]

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La Dispute – Somewhere At The Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair (For fans of Thursday, Glassjaw, Everytime I Die)

Finally, some post hardcore that you can listen to without having to completely raid your little sister’s closet looking for her jeans to wear! La Dispute isn’t your typical screamo band (I wouldn’t be posting this if they were… god I hate that genre*): first off, vocalist Jordan delivers his stream of consciousness lyrics in an almost hip hop/slam poetry fashion (well, assuming they yell a lot) without sounding (overly) whiney. Musically, the band is able to avoid most cliches of post hardcore by keeping […]

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Show Review: Teenage Bottlerocket (10/21/08 in Philly)

Seeing Teenage Bottlerocket in a small (non-alcoholic) bar on a chilly Tuesday night? That means there won’t be a lot of people… that means fuck yes. Let’s get the one negative thing about the show out of the way right now: it was too loud. I don’t mean it in an old person way, I mean people were covering their ears, asking the sound guy to lower it, stuffing paper towels in their ears… The venue was really narrow and the sound guy was all […]

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Bankrupt (Hungarian Punk Rock For fans of Satanic Surfers, The Peacocks, NOFX)

Skate punk is a pretty limited genre. All too often, bands will completely emulate their contemporaries as opposed to pulling some influences, which when listening to, leads me to say things like “Gee, I should really shut this off and just listen to some Deviates”. Hungary’s Bankrupt is able to avoid this problem by pulling in influences from a variety of bands. Sure, the melodic 90s skate punk you’d find in a So-Cal band is there, but then all of a sudden you’re hit with […]

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Boston Sucks

Last night I was pretty damn bored, and actually watched the baseball game (really rare for me to do…like once every few years). Aaaaand… why not have some songs about my rare experience to kick off Monday morning? MP3:Smoke or Fire – Goodbye to BostonMustard Plug – Ballpark SkankBuy:Smoke or FireMustard Plug

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Dillinger Four – C I V I L W A R (For fans of NOFX, Soviettes)

Six Years… Six long, Siberian winter years! Think back to where you were six years ago and all that has happened in the time (Kerry was up for election, Michael Jackson is arrested AGAIN, ska gets huge again… or not), and then realize that it was then that Dillinger Four released their last album. I’m a huge D4 fan, and the past few years have been pretty rough. So is C I V I L W A R the treasure created by 6 long years […]

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