Taj Motel Trio – Life Of The Party (For fans of Big D and the Kids Table, Catch 22, Mustard Plug)

I’m always slightly wary when checking out a new third wave ska band (note: by new, I mean one I haven’t had a chance to check out). For some unsolved reason that I’m going to leave up to Mulder and Scully to figure out, when a 3rd wave band sucks, they reeeaaaaally suck. We’re talking god awful, and as much as I love ska, it has made me go in cautiously covering my ears as if I was about to fight Tyson. When I started […]

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mc chris Releases New Song (For fans of Mc Lars, Flobots)

Ok, to be honest, I thought I already posted this last month, but it turns out, I forgot to. I’m now wearing a potato sack and have shaved my head in penance, so in case you missed it: mc chris released a new song entitled “dbs4” (Drinking Blunts and Smoking 40s). Definitely worth checking out if you’re an mc fan. MP3:mc chris – dbs4 More sweet articles:mc chris – mc chris is deadmc chris and Totally Michael live in Phillymc chris Buy:mc chris

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The Pietasters – Willis (For fans of Mustard Plug, The Slackers, The Specials)

Need a quick ska fix? Don’t worry, your local corner ska peddler here at the Housewives is here for ya (you god damn junkies…) Released nearly 12 years ago, The Pietaster’s “Willis” definitely has some solid ska that anyone who is a fan of The Specials or The Slackers could definitely appreciate. The songs themselves are very soul influenced (not something you hear everyday in the world of ska), with the rough vocals definitely being one of the defining aspects of the album. I find […]

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A “Shredding The Slopes (and my body)” Mix!

There was often a blast of snow behind me as well, except it was because I completely wiped out. It’s been 4 and a half year since I last went snowboarding, so needless to say, when I went this pass weekend, I was slightly nervous that I would completely die since it’s been so long. Turns out, after a good hour of warming up, you remember everything, because snowboarding is a lot like shock therapy since it’s so god damn painful. And since here at […]

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Comeback Kid – Turn It Around (For fans of Bane, Give Up The Ghost, Ten Yard Fight)

You can say whatever you want about Comeback Kid, their first release “Turn It Around” is solid hardcore gold. While their second release “Wake The Dead” is what shot these Winnipeg kids in the light, I find “Turn It Around” by far their most superior release. While I don’t listen to it very often, it definitely is perfect some days. Straight up hardcore and taking heavy cues from Bane, “Turn It Around” is a complete onslaught with a bag of complimentary gang vocals (a 500 […]

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Higher Giant – The First Five (For fans of Grey Area, Kid Dynamite, Lifetime)

Has there ever been an EP I’ve been more obsessed with? (The answer to that is no… no there has not been). As you could probably figure out from the name, Higher Giant’s “First Five” are the first recorded tracks by Ernie Parada’s (of Token Entry/Grey Area fame) latest project. Ernie brought along other punk rock veterans, including David Wagenschutz of Kid Dynamite and Jason from The Arsons. The music itself is like a more melodic GreyArea, pulling more from the likes of Lifetime, and […]

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An End of An Era (“Get The Fuck Out Bush” Mix!)

So it has finally happened, the day is finally here! After 8 looooooong years (you know it’s long by the amount of ‘o’s), President Cheney and his little puppet Bush are finally leaving D.C (which should help D.C’s crime rate a bit), and we’ve got two other ones who hopefully won’t mess things up as bad as the last two scumbags. Now I’m not naive enough to believe that Obama is going to stand for the people, bring all this “hope and change”, etc… (he’s […]

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Housewives Homegrown: Heck Yes! (For fans of Totally Michael, Matt and Kim, Atom and his Package)

Housewives Homegrown is a series where we post some radical unsigned bands. Take the sugary sweet pop tunes in the veins of Totally Michael and mix it with the overly positive lyrics of Good Clean Fun (without the straight edgeness)? Uhhh… Heck Yes! Heck Yes! is just two dudes hailing out of Nashville,Tennessee making crazy catchy tunes. With a motto like “positivity isn’t just for hardcore kids” (although I can’t think of a scene in a more dire need of some), you know exactly what […]

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One Cool Guy (Members of Streetlight Manifesto)

From Catch 22 to Hub City Stompers, New Jersey has always been a breeding ground for some pretty solid ska bands. One Cool Guy was around the same time Catch 22 was in it’s prime (Keasby Nights era), and half of the original lineup of Streetlight Manifesto were members of One Cool Guy. One Cool Guy wasn’t really well known outside of Jersey, which is unfortunate as people who dig Catch 22 would eat this up in a heartbeat. The band pulled through from a […]

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Scenester 101: How To Be Hardcore

Ever go to a hardcore show and see a kid standing in the corner with a “Bane” hoodie on, looking rejected from the world? Ever think “Gee, I wish I could be like that kid, but I just don’t know how”? Never fear! Housewives are here! With this guide, we’ll have you so old school hardcore, people will think you came stage diving out of the womb! Take a good look around your room right now… Is there a bed or a couch in there? […]

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