Scenester 101: 9 Easy Steps To Become a Skinhead

Oi Mates! In the last Scenester 101, we taught you how to be a stage diving, mic grabbing hardcore kid… now it’s time to teach you how to be a bloody skin! 9. Speak with a Cockney AccentIt doesn’t matter that you’re a 16 year old from Nebraska… speak with a Cockney accent if you really want to be a skin. Sneer that nose, curl your lip and never use the word “my” again. (Ex: I want me pint). Bonus points: If you’re not saying […]

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mc chris – Part Six Part One

When I saw mc chris this past November, I mentioned that he didn’t really seem to be enjoying himself up on stage. Even with his 2008 release “mc chris is dead”, he made sure to keep the lyrics relatively clean in hopes of some radio play. It looks like 2009 is a return to form for this master chief. Releasing his latest “Part Six” in six different installments, it appears that mc chris is just out to have fun again. “Part Six Part One” is […]

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A Mix For Warm Weather And The Beach

Finally… It’s finally warm enough to hit up the beach here on the east coast (fuck you!). I actually went on Sunday, where apparently the rest of NJ, NY and Philly also decided to go. And what better way to celebrate (besides going to the beach) than by posting a mix? Oh, and if you’re chilling on the beach of NJ like I am, watch out for the dirty syringes under the boardwalk. MP3:Bouncing Souls – Shark AttackThe Boils – Skinhead Reggae Beach StompSubb – […]

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World Inferno Friendship Society 4/25/09 (Live In Red Bank With Video)

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgGAM8OZGHE] Saturday was a busy day: Dodgeball tournaments and then going straight to see the World Inferno Friendship Society up in Red Bank, NJ at this small sports bar with a stage called Chubbys. Let me just say that it was an odd spot to see WIFS. Now, I can go through and describe the show, but I’ll just post some youtube footage (I did not tape this) to give you guys something to do at work today. Key Highlights:-Lost In Society, a straight up […]

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Bouncing Souls – 20th Anniversary Series: Volume I

20 years… that’s more than pretty damn impressive. Being one of the most consistent bands in punk rock today (only one member change in 20 years), the Bouncing Souls obviously love what they’re doing. To celebrate their 20th year together, these New Jersey moochers are digitally releasing one new song every month, and then pressing a limited edition vinyl. Volume I is the first of the installments, and while a little too brief for me (4 songs), the songs are pretty solid. “Gasoline” and “We […]

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King Django – Roots Tonic (For fans of Bob Marley, Desmond Dekker, Bedouin Soundclash)

When you think of ska, if you think of a bunch of 13 year olds wearing their parents suits running around in circles, let King Django cleanse that vision for you. King Django is easily one of the most underrated old school ska / roots reggae artists around. Coming from New York, King Django is sort of a ska legend in the tri-state area. On Roots Tonic, King Django proves that he is as authentic as any reggae band from Jamaica. From old school rocksteady […]

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A “Save The Planet” Mix

Have you hugged a tree today? Well you should probably be more productive, because trees don’t care if you hug them or not. Instead, you can check out a list of 172 things you can do to help save the world over here. And you can find out how many tons of carbon that you are personally responsible for by calculating your carbon footprint. And please, please, please shut your computers off or put them in suspend mode at night or when you’re not using […]

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The Unseen – Lower Class Crucifixtion (For fans of The Casualties, A Global Threat, The Virus)

I remember when I first got into street punk. The pure unadulterated, no bullshit pissed off energy without the pop hooks found in other styles of punk rock. While I know most people are (or were) introduced to the heavier styles of punk by The Casualties, it was actually the Boston punk rockers The Unseen that get me into the style years ago. Released as their debut back in 1997, Lower Class Crucifixtion is the most raw punk rock album that The Unseen has released […]

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“Ghost Towns and Mad Styling” Mix!

So this weekend, as I often do, I headed down to my college town with some friends. However, this time around, there was seriously nobody around: everyone was either out of town or having a giant party and not telling any of us. We stopped at a few bars to see if we’d run into anyone we knew, and this is what happened: 1. Bar that is usually packed, total of 2 people in there. 2. We walked into another, and it was filled with […]

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Swingin’ Utters – A Juvenile Product Of The Working Class (For fans of Stiff Little Fingers, Social Distortion, Street Dogs)

Wow, was I an idiot… for the longest time I avoided San Francisco’s Swingin’ Utters because everything I’ve ever read about them said they were cow-punk(country mixed with punk). Now call me a musical racist, but to me, country music is like putting medicine in chocolate. No matter how much you cover country up, I’m still going to taste the bitter flavor of it. Apparently “A Juvenile Product of The Working Class” is one of Swingin’ Utters older albums, and is more straight up melodic […]

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