The 10 Best Albums of 2009! (No Paramore, I Swear)

Everybody and their mom has a top 10 music releases for 2009. I’ve read a bunch of lists, and it seems like everybody really dug Paramore, Tegan and Sarah, and Matt and Kim. In the interest of music that doesn’t happen to be on Pitchfork’s list, here’s my top 10 for 2009. 10. Strike Anywhere – Iron Front These Richmond now moved to Los Angeles melodic hardcore dudes never disappoint. Channeling the energy from earlier releases such as “Change is Sound” and blending it with […]

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The Reveling – 3D Radio (For fans of The Lawrence Arms, Gaslight Anthem, The Loved Ones)

Fucking Brooklyn. The place itself is alright, and in the past there has been some solid bands from there (Gorilla Biscuits, World Inferno Friendship Society) but I kind of hate the pretentious indie garbage that comes from that hipster breeding cess pool as of late. Luckily, The Reveling saves face for the borough, and their “3D Radio” EP is chock full of melodic punk rock goodness. The 4 song EP is a pretty solid self release. I’ve heard and read people comparing them to The […]

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LxExAxRxNx – Till Death (For fans of Bones Brigade, Paint it Black, The Steal)

Holy shit, what just happened? With 14 songs in 10 minutes, even the Circle Jerks would be proud of Italy’s punk/hardcore/thrash band LxExAxRxNx. If this is hardcore in Italy, then they must be doing something right. While LxExAxRxNx may be from Italy, but they sing in English, and completely shred. There’s no frills here, just lightning fast punk tunes without any breakdowns or as they like to call it “Mosh Parts”. Check this one out, and even though the high only lasts for 10 minutes, […]

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More Punk Rock Christmas Tunes

Well guys, it has been a crazy week, but it’s finally Christmas eve (although technically, I’m not counting it until I get out of work). I know the posts have been kind of slow this week, but once I get back, there will be some sweet new reviews up and also the required top 10 list every blogger must do or is threatened with tar and feathers. Also, fellow atheists, enough with the whole “politically correct” bullshit, and your self righteous pretension. You’re making the […]

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The Slackers Live (Philly 12/21/09)

Last night I had a huge debate with myself to decide if I should go see The Slackers at Philly’s Theater of Living Arts (many feelings were hurt during this debate). On the downside, the show was kind of expensive ($18) since it was at the Live Nation owned TLA and my car was buried under a snowbank. However, on the plus side, it’s the fucking Slackers, and I love that band. So with snow shovel in hand, I headed out to my car and […]

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Holiday Songs You Won’t Hear On The Radio

Deny it all you want, Christmas is in the air and just around the corner. While everyone else turning on their radios to hear 45749057423 versions of the same damn 5 Christmas songs, you’ll be the hit of your party with these underplayed punk rock tunes. Atom and His Package – What WE do On ChristmasFor all the Jews out there. MU330 – Xmas CardLove woes get you down for the holidays? Fear not.The Vandals – Nothing Going to Ruin my HolidayPosi Up!Pipedown – Carol […]

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Star Fucking Hipsters – Never Rest In Peace (for fans of Leftover Crack, Choking Victim, Morning Glory)

All I want is world peace, or a piece of the world (Name that quote for 500 nerd points!). Back in October, Star Fucking Hipsters released their newest album “Never Rest In Peace” on Alternative Tentacles, and I got to say, I’ve been listening to it a hell of a lot lately. You know the deal by now, all star line-up featuring Sturg Crack (Leftover Crack), Frank Piegaro (Degenerics), Nico de Gallo, and members from a bunch of other respectable bands. Obviously pulling influences from […]

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A Not So Holiday Mix (Heavy As Sh*t Mix)

Yeah I know, posts have been a bit scarce this week due to extreme busyness such as the holidays, fucking ceilings crashing down in apartments, blah blah blah. Anyways, sometimes you need some ridiculously fast and heavy music to get you through the dreary northeast winter (dudes/dudettes who live on the south/west coast… you have no idea how lucky you are). So here is a collection of some not-so-holiday-music. MP3:Bones Brigade – I Hate Myself When I’m Not SkateboardingGive Up The Ghost – There’s A […]

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V/A – Wrecktrospective (NOFX, Propagandhi, Anti-Flag)

San Fransisco’s Fat Wreck Chords is pretty much a (punk) household name. Fat Mike of NOFX’s label helped change the relationship between bands and labels by offering one record deals, allowing a band to move on from the label after an album without any bullshit contract obligations and has been operating for almost 20 years now. To commemorate the past 20 years, Fat Wreck released a 3 disc box set called “Wrecktrospective”. The 1st disc is a 33 song greatest hits collection, containing tracks from […]

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Municipal Waste w/Phobia, Brutal Truth, Cauldron (Live In Philly 12/10/09)

Jesus Chirst on a pogo stick! Municipal Waste has been one of my favorite bands for quite some time now, but for some reason, every time they come around, I can’t make the show. So needless to say, I was stoked out of my mind for this show. Only problem? I got home from work, and felt like complete shit. I actually passed out for a good 45 minutes before the show started, and when I woke up had a killer headache. Aw heell no! […]

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