AquarianBeauty’s Birthday! (A Mix)

So, longtime readers will remember when this lovely ole blog first started, there were 3 writers… and no direction at all. We didn’t really know where we wanted to take the blog, and it was just more of a fun hobby for us. AquarianBeauty, although she doesn’t write on here anymore, used to be our expert in pointing out interesting websites, stories you may have missed and comics deep within the bowels of the Internet. Well today is her birthday, and although she doesn’t even […]

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Hub City Stompers (Live In NJ 1/23/10)

On Saturday night, I headed down to Bordentown, NJ’s Record Collector in order to see an in-store performance by home state ska heroes Hub City Stompers. The vibe was a strange one: there was a hotdog and popcorn vendor, seats for people to sit down, and two sections (an upper, where the band and a few dedicated fans were, and the main, where the majority of the crowd stayed and calmly watched). I was bummed at first, because I thought there wasn’t going to be […]

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Cerebral Ballzy, Team Robespierre live (Philly 1/22/10)

On Friday night (yeah yeah I know it’s been a few days, I’ve been sick aiiight?) I headed out to my favorite Philadelphia house venue The Terrordome to catch Brooklyn skate drunks Cerebral Ballzy. Tet Offensive:I headed in really early to catch some of my friends who live at the place, and after talking for a bit, Philly’s Tet Offensive set up and played one brutal set. Unfortunately, the band no longer had a bassist, and while it did detract from the sound a bit, […]

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mc chris – Eating’s Not Cheating (For fans of MC Lars, KRS One, Tribe Called Quest)

I’ve been listening to mc chris’s “Eating’s Not Cheating” quite a bit as of late. The 3rd release from self proclaimed cartoon nerd rapper, it took me a while to get into this release as a whole (some singles on here are solid),but now it is one of my favorites by mc chris. “Eating’s Not Cheating” has a lot of more straight up hip hop influenced songs such as Toothpick Spliffs, tractorbeam, and mynameis. With mc chris’s clever (and hilarious) rhymes rapped over lots of […]

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Destruction – Antichrist (For fans of Slayer, Municipal Waste, DRI)

Everyone has that one friend who is a complete metal head. When my friend Evan and I first met, I was pretty damned opposed to metal. I know there are a lot of similarities to punk rock, but I just couldn’t get over all the ridiculiously stupid virgin sacrificing-esque lyrics and the vocals (which either simply had to be guttural cookie monster growls or prepubescent castrated boys… the power metal scene digs that one). Crossover thrash was too punk rock for him, and metalcore was […]

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Bomb the Music Industry – Album Minus Band (For fans of Big D and the Kid’s Table, ASOB, Mustard Plug)

This past weekend I went to Long Island to visit some friends, and I was thinking about bands from there, and realized I never posted on one of my favorite albums by Long Islanders Bomb The Music Industry. After The Arrogant Sons of Bitches broke up, I was kind of bummed out. I was a pretty big fan of the band, and saw them a handful of times. So when I heard that Jeff was starting his own side project named “Bomb the Music Industry”, […]

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Toxic Narcotic – We’re All Doomed (For fans of Phobia, Capitalist Casualties)

I remember when I first discovered Toxic Narcotic. I was radio DJing with my friend up at our college radio show (which had a total of 3 listeners on a good night… seriously) when we were trying to discover some new punk bands. My friend pulled out Toxic Narcotic’s “We’re All Doomed” and suggested we try it out. From the look of the cover, I was expecting some Voodoo Glow Skulls type ska, although the little sticker contained two sentences describing the music as heavy. […]

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Jay Reatard – Watch Me Fall (For fans of Black Lips, Ramones, Cheap Time)

Passing in his sleep 2 nights ago at the young age of 29, Jay Reatard, we hardly knew ye. While sometimes controversial (punching people in the back of the head, pissing on fans) Jay had a following that spanned across genres. The indie kids dug him since his music was relatively non-threatening and had enough pop sensibilities, while punk fans could get into his garage punk approach and simple power chord progressions. “Watch Me Fall” is a formidable follow up to the “Singles Collection”, the […]

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Haiti Earthquake

I know you guys come here daily for punk rock, ska, and hardcore tunes, but hear me out for a second. For those who don’t know, yesterday, a natural disaster hit Haiti in the form of a deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living below the poverty line, and is already plagued with a bunch of problems. The death toll from this earthquake is believed to be in the hundreds of thousands. Much […]

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Friends of Friends – Deep Search (For fans of Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Avail)

Brash, irreverent, and gritty as all hell, Friends of Friends play melodic hardcore the way it was supposed to be played. These Tallahassee punks are giving away their “Deep Search” album for free on the web, and it is definitely worth your time to check it out. “Deep Search” contains 10 songs in 32 minutes of energetic sing along anthems that fans of Hot Water Music and Avail will be certain to eat up (and it’s fucking delicious). I could go on and on about […]

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