Municipal Waste – Self Titled EP (For fans of DRI, Common Enemy, R.A.M.B.O)

Municipal Waste: fucking shit up since 2001. Most of you are familiar with their party thrash studio albums (Art Of Partying, Waste Em All, etc) as they are fucking classic, but you may have skipped over a really early Self Titled EP Municipal Waste released waaay back in 2001. The debut EP totally slays and will probably somehow get you impregnated as well (even if you’re a man). 6 songs long, the music on here is before they really developed their trademark sound, and is […]

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The Soviettes – Rarities (For fans of Teenage Bottlerocket, Dillinger Four, Tsunami Bomb)

You know what really sucks? When a band that you like a lot but never got to see live breaks up. (10 points to you if your answer was “your mom”). However, it does completely rule when said band decides to do something totally awesome like release every rarity and unreleased song, and it’s a million fucking times even more sweet when they do it for free. As I’m sure you gathered by now (unless you’re incredibly fucking dense), The Soviettes have done just that […]

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Paint It Black w/Loved Ones, Lighten Up (Philly 3/25/10)

This past weekend, I headed out to an undisclosed location somewhere in the city of brotherly love to celebrate the coming of spring, and what better way of doing so than doing it with a secret hardcore punk show with Paint it Black. I let my friend borrow my car, so I was reliant on public transportation to make the show, and so I wound up only catching the very last song by locals Cobra Lung (although knowing them, it was probably 1/5th of their […]

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Download A Bunch of Punk Albums For Free

Ok, so I’ve been busy lately, but I have a few sweet posts coming. I did, however want to let everyone know that Jumpstart Records is giving away their entire discography for free. Bands like The Code, A Wilhelm Scream, and personal favorite: Lighten Up are all up to grab. So what the fuck are you waiting for? Jumpstart

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Smoke or Fire – Prehistoric Knife Fight 7-inch (For fans of None More Black, The Lawrence Arms, Dillinger Four)

For some time now, Smoke Or Fire has been one of my favorite bands. But it hasn’t always been like that, as the majority of their material tend to be a grower for me. Take Above The City for example: I owned the album back when it came out in 2005, and while I listened to it relatively regularly, I didn’t really warm up to the album for a good year or two. Same story goes for This Sinking Ship. So when I heard that […]

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Lighten Up w/The Holy Mess (Live At The Fire 3/21/10)

Last evening, I headed out to Philly’s The Fire to catch one of my favorite hardcore bands around, Lighten Up. The show started a bit late (Was supposed to start at 6, started around 7:15) so I amused myself by walking around the neighborhood, talking to crazy drunk old dudes, and trying out some of the pizza joints. Finally, i heard some sound checking coming from within the bar, so I headed back in. The Holy Mess: The Holy Mess was up first, and jesus […]

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Dropkick Murphys – Do or Die (For fans of Flogging Molly, The Business, The Pogues)

Ahh yes, Saint Patrick’s Day. The day where everyone goes out, pretends they can jig, and gets ridiculiously wasted to celebrate the day this dude was stoned to death. I actually wound up going out, and the one good thing about St. Patrick’s Day is that bars actually play tolerable music for once in their miserable existence. There was a lot of Dropkick Murphys played yesterday, and it took me back. It’s been a while since I’ve listened to Boston’s favorite irish punk/oi band, so […]

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Cloak/Dagger – We Are (For fans of Black Flag, Western Addiction, Circle Jerks)

I saw them live, and they were this blurry in real life too. One visit to Richmond/Washington DC’s Cloak/Dagger myspace page, and I realized that they probably should have been called “We really, really, really like backslashes” (or is that a forward slash? I can never tell the fucking difference.) Regardless of their love for the slash, Cloak/Dagger’s 2007 “We Are” is a complete no frills, no bullshit hardcore album. Fist raising, garage influenced punk rock, “We Are” opens with the charging “Bended Knee” and […]

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Municipal Waste – Waste Em All (For fans of DRI, Crucial Unit, Suicidal Tendencies)

I’ll admit it, I got into Municipal Waste later in the game, only really starting to listen to them in the past 4 years. In that time however, the Waste became one of my favorite bands, both on stage and recorded work. With 16 songs in around 17 minutes, Municipal Waste’s first studio album “Waste em’ All” is ball upper cutting, eye gouging, wholesome family goodness. For those unfamiliar with Richmond crossover thrashaholics Municipal Waste, “Waste em’ All” is a damn good album to start […]

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Bomb The Music Industry – Get Warmer (For fans of Big D and the Kids Table, Arrogant Sons of Bitches, Mustard Plug)

Sometimes it really surprises me what I post on and don’t. I swear, I think that I post on an album, then I look through some older posts, and I completely skip some albums that I listen to all the damn time. Bomb The Music Industry’s “Get Warmer” is one of these albums, and with the weather finally getting nicer, why the hell not right? BTMI is one of the hardest working blah blah blah you should know their DIY ethics by now. But I […]

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