Against All Authority – Destroy What Destroys You (For fans of Suicide Machines, Less Than Jake, Operation Ivy)

Against All Authority is the perfect summertime band (assuming that your summers consist of smashing the state, murdering the patriarchy, and all around being a street urchin). Their first album “Destroy What Destroys You” is a classic ska punk album that keeps up the fury throughout the entire album. The music is sloppy ska/punk in the veins of Operation Ivy on speed. For those familiar with AAA’s later work, “Destroy What Destroys You” has more of a ska element to it than other releases. Definitely […]

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Two and a Half White Guys – Leather Jackets and Moustache Wax (For fans of Sublime, the Specials, The Slackers)

Don’t judge a band by it’s name. I avoided listening to Two and a Half White Guys for a while because I was expecting some crappy 3rd wave ska band fronted by a pre-pubescent boy that whines over music that tries everything they it can to sound like Catch-22 while playing Reel Big Fish’s cover of “Take On Me”. Wow, I was wrong… way wrong. Two and a Half White Guys aren’t even a third wave ska band, and play with a more reggae feel […]

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Dead Milkmen Plan New Material

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoO9gwqlw0w] Quirky punks unite! Legendary Philly punks The Dead Milkmen stated in a blog that they plan on releasing some new material: “We had so much fun last November at the Fun Fun Fun Festival that we’ve decided to keep at it and play some shows to see what might develop as far as new material. We’re rehearsing and will see how it goes – stay tuned…” I’m usually pretty wary of new material of reunited bands (*cough* Soul Brains *cough*), but it’s the Dead […]

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Bars – Introducing… (For fans of F*cked Up, The Bronx, The Hope Conspiracy)

Sometimes hype can completely kill a band. Proclaimed to be the next messiahs of hardcore with their all-star lineup consisting of Dave Baker (vocals, Hope Conspiracy), Tim Cossar (guitar, Give Up The Ghost), and members from both Red Chord and Death by Stereo, Bars would never be able to live up to such expectations. Admittedly, I was one of those many people who dismissed Bars after a listen. It’s a shame, because Bars’ debut “Introducing…” is a damn solid album that mixes blistering hardcore with […]

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A Tribute To All You Bored At Work Or School (A Mix!)

Hello fellow slackers and procrastinators! I know a lot of you check this website in the middle of the day when you’re at work or at school, so even though I know it’s not a popular time for web traffic, there’s a reason why I post these at like 11:40 in the morning (because I love you all). I was reading an article today stating how it is super important to stay on task on the job… so I’m going to call shenanigans on that […]

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NOFX – So Long and Thanks For All The Shoes (For fans of Screeching Weasel, Dillinger Four, The Queers)

NOFX is a band that really does not need any introduction, so I’ll keep this post short. In their 26 year existence, NOFX released more records than that Hilton girl has STDs (ok, that was too easy), and “So Long and Thanks For All The Shoes” is definitely one of their best. If you haven’t listened to this one in a while… well, that’s what we’re here for, to bring back your past ghosts. Also, I’m curious: what’s your favorite NOFX album? Let me know […]

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Icepick – Gold Rush (For fans of Municipal Waste, DRI, Cro Mags)

Finally, a thrash inspired band that gives me a reason to listen to something other than Municipal Waste! Icepick hails from Holland, and are virtually unknown here in the United States. That’s a shame, because they bring with them an onslaught of old school hardcore/thrash music in the veins of “Crossover” era DRI. While they don’t play as fast as Municipal Waste (in all fairness… does anybody?), Gold Rush is definitely energetic enough, and teeters on the edge of both hardcore and thrash creating genre-confused […]

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Mix For The Bros of The World (Who Will Probably Hate It)

Today’s post comes from guest blogger Chicago hipster Bro-ntosaurus Hotpants Askance! So read up my bro-zillas.So I went to this potluck dinner the other day (my roommate and I brought a wonderful oat-apple crisp that she made). And at this potluck, I was talking to this one guy at length about various common interests, most notably bicycles (and biking in the Chicago Winter, ’cause I’m hardcore like that). For a moment, I thought this kid could be my new friend, but there was something off […]

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Osker – Idle Will Kill (For fans of Braid, Alkaline Trio, Lawrence Arms)

I’ll be frank: I used to despise Osker’s “Idle Will Kill”. For nearly 8 years since it was released in 2001, I dismissed it as complete utter crap, showcasing yet another punk band that I loved who played face ripping snotty punk making way for acoustic guitars (it’s really only one song) and slower melodies. It wasn’t until a regular Housewives reader urged me to give it another chance. Thank you, because I was overlooking a really solid album. For those who don’t know, Osker […]

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