Witch Hunt – Burning Bridges To Nowhere (For fans of F-Minus, Aus Rotten, Leftover Crack)

The whole female/male dual vocals found in crust punk is incredibly difficult to pull off. The general idea is to take the usually harsh dude’s vocals and have it melodically mix in with the (slightly) less harsh and dudette’s voice. The problem is too many bands simply switch vocal duties in a call/shout back manner rather then blending the voices, giving the band more of a B-52s vibe than anything with melody. There’s nothing wrong with that approach, but once in a while it would […]

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Seriously? Still Snowing (A Mix)

Haha holy shit, we’re getting hammered! No, not in the getting wasted variety… but I thought winter was pretty much over then end of January due to the warmer weather we were getting on the east coast. But then February comes ripping in and snows all the damn time…not like a wimpy inch or two, we’re getting hit with 2 feet at a time. And like a bad case of your sister’s herpes, it just keeps coming back. Of course, this has all the conservatives […]

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Bomb the Music Industry – Adults!!! Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited By Nothing (For fans of Big D and the Kid’s Table, Less Than Jake)

Holy shit, they’ve done it again. Bomb The Music Industry, without notice or any warning what so ever, go and release a 7 song (well one is a 30 second interlude) EP “Adults!!! Smart!!! Shithammered!!! And Excited By Nothing!!!”. Recorded and mixed within 5 days, “Adults” is exactly what you would expect from Bomb The Music Industry by now, high energy ska influenced songs mixed in with some slower ballads. I usually skip over some of the slower songs in past releases, but “All Ages […]

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Blanks 77 w/ Violent Society Review (Live in Philly 2/20/10)

I’ve been waiting for this show for way too long. On Saturday, I headed out to Philly’s sickest hangout living room around, The Terrordome to catch pogo kings Blanks 77 with street punk legends Violent Society. The place was jam packed with mohawks, studded jackets, and 40s, and it’s a damn good thing alcohol isn’t absorbed through the skin… The Unpatriotics First up were Philly/Reading PA’s The Unpatriotics. Playing solid street punk in the veins of The Unseen, these guys had a slow opening, but […]

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The Casualties – Die Hards (For fans of The Unseen, The Virus, The Boils)

Man, The Casualties get a lot of shit from the punk scene. I’ve heard complaints ranging from they just recycle riffs (Ramones anyone?) , they care too much about their hair (I’m not looking at them on CD buddy), their fans are all younger (we all start somewhere…listen, no one comes out of the womb blasting Crass) and that their lyrics tend to be stupid (ok… I can’t argue that). Regardless of the criticism, and although I don’t listen to them all that often anymore, […]

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The Ruining – This Is An Ambush (For fans of None More Black, Lagwagon, Whatever it Takes)

Last Friday when I went to go see Off With Their Heads, I wound up running late and unfortunately missed the Philly/NJ local openers, The Ruining. After the show, I stopped by their merch table just to see what the band was all about, and one of the dude’s gave me some stickers and their EP “This Is An Ambush”. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking… I thought they were a hardcore band too by their name, but I was waaay off homie. I’ve heard […]

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Team Robespierre – Everything’s Perfect (For fans of Atom and His Package, Matt and Kim, Intro5pect)

Ever since the demise of Atom and His Package, there has been quite the rising of quirky as dancy synth driven music in punk. Sure, I guess you can argue it started with New Wave, but those were the 80s, and everyone was smoking crack then anyway. Just ask Nancy. Team Robespierre is the punk rock answer to Matt and Kim: catchy electronic dance music with a bit of a punk rock bite. Their quick hitting full legth “Everything’s Perfect” is jammed packed high energy […]

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Off With Their Heads with Cloak/Dagger, Slow Death (Live in Asbury Park 2/12/10)

On Friday night, I took the 1 and a half hour drive out to punk rock bowling alley Asbury Lanes in my home state of New Jersey to catch one of my favorite sing a long bands, Off With Their Heads. Cloak/DaggerI arrived in the middle of these guys set, but the very little that I did see made me interested in checking out more by these Richmond hardcore dudes. Cloak/Dagger didn’t fuck around. Just listening to them play a few tracks reminded me a […]

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Give Up The Ghost – Year One (For fans of Bane, Ten Yard Fight, Hope Conspiracy)

Give Up The Ghost or American Nightmare… whatever the fuck you want to call them, they saved my life. These Boston hardcore kids were one of the most hard hitting hardcore bands around. “Year One” isn’t a true album per say… but includes early out of print EPs and other rarities, and is the best release from the band. I was lucky enough to catch the band back in 2003 in Richmond when they were on tour with The Hope Conspiracy, and while I wasn’t […]

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Your Job Sucks (A Mix!)

Photo By publik15 Life would be so much better, if it wasn’t for jobs taking up a huge fucking chunk of your day. It would be sweet if we could all just get up and quit our jobs, unfortunately the bills don’t stop because we stopped working. So, like most of you, I have a job to pay bills, and the job completely sucks. Especially now that they’re getting on my ass about coming in a little late (reliant on public transportation) and they’re itching […]

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