See Ya In A Week!

So dudes/dudettes. There’s a chance I won’t be able to post at all next week (very high actually), but I will be back soon. To tide you all over, here’s some last of the summer jaaaams. MP3:The Vapids – Monkey BeachBouncing Souls – Shark AttackThe Boils – Skinhead Reggae Beach StompSubb – LA Beach BumMustard Plug – SummertimeAtom and His Package – Mission #1: Avoid Job Working With AssholesBomb The Music Industry – Jobs SchmobsChixdiggit – Quit Your Job Buy:Interpunk

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NOFX – The Longest EP (For fans of Dillinger Four, Rancid, Bad Religion)

If there is one staple band in punk rock, it probably would have to be NOFX. Actively playing music since 1983, NOFX has released a shit ton of albums and EPs over the years. How’s a NOFX fan supposed to keep up? Finally, the band recently released “The Longest EP” (a play on one of their earlier EPs, The Longest Line), which is a compilation of 30 songs that were found on EPs, compilations, and a few previously unreleased tracks. Musically, you guys should know […]

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Hostage Calm – Self Titled (For fans of Pavement, Smiths, Beatles)

When I first read about Hostage Calm being compared to The Smiths or Pavement, I almost shrugged them off as “typical hipster bullshit” that I don’t like, with the added weight that they used to play hardcore. Usually would just ignore… but I decided to give their newest Self Titled album a listen, and let me tell you, it’s a lot tighter than I would expect. Originally, with their first release “Lens”, the band played more melodic hardcore (and to be honest, I personally like […]

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Full Kid Dynamite Set (From This Is Hardcore)

I must say, I love Hate5six. This guy goes to a crapload of hardcore shows, and films in high quality, the entire set. Here are some of the sets I saw from This Is Hardcore (most importantly, Kid Dynamite!!!). Seriously, if you don’t care about the show, just watch the 1st minute of Kid Dynamite’s set to get an idea of the insanity. I’m in there somewhere. Hands Tied Hands Tied (Full Set) from hate5six productions on Vimeo. Kid Dynamite Kid Dynamite (Full Set) from […]

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Some Girls – The DNA Will Have It’s Say (For fans of Give Up The Ghost, Phobia, Yeah Yeah Yeahs)

Some days, you wake up and completely hate everything. When this happens, you need some brutal hardcore, and Some Girls fills that void. Although this California band broke up years ago, their 2nd EP “The DNA Will Have It’s Say” still often dominates my headphones. Vocalist Wes (from Give Up The Ghost and Locust fame) is a madman on the microphone, and the music often flirts with grindcore (or more accurate, the music is grindcore and often flirts with hardcore). Bringing in guest vocalist Karen […]

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This Is Hardcore 2010 (Live In Philly 8/15/10) KID DYNAMITE

Words cannot express how stoked I have been over the past few months to know that I would finally get a chance to see Kid Dynamite. I’ve been waiting a long 8 years for this moment, and finally… at This Is Hardcore, I was going to see them. They were the only reason I went to the show (although I showed up earlier to catch a few of the other bands). Ruiner:When I got there, Ruiner was a few songs in, but I got to […]

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Phobia – Cruel (for fans of Origin, Toxic Narcotic, Swallowing Shit)

Anytime somebody tells one of my friends that they listen to everything, she always responds back with “oh yeah? Everything? Do you like crust?” Probably being one of her only friends who actually DOES like crust (although I will admit, I don’t listen to everything…) I got to say, I’ve been listening to Phobia’s 2006 release “Cruel” quite a bit lately, because fucking hell it’s good. Phobia’s Cruel is straight meditation music, specifically if when meditating you like to smash a brick in your face […]

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Dry Feet – Philadelphia Beach (For fans of Teenage Harlets, Ramones, Groovie Ghoulies)

Hey you fucking shoobies, listen up! Summer is almost over here in the Northeast (and screw you lucky bastards who have warm weather year round), so you better go make some final trips to the beach before mother nature goes all Jack Frost on your ass. While you’re down catching some rays, you’re gonna want some kickass music to listen to (not that pop shit they blast every time I head to the Jersey shore), so you might want to check out surf punk band […]

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Dillinger Four – More Songs About Girlfriends And Bubblegum (For fans of Off With Their Heads, NOFX, Soviettes)

There’s certainly something about Dillinger Four that seems to be universal. Kind of like The Bouncing Souls, I’ve never come across anyone who didn’t love these Minneapolis punks (and if not love, at the very least dig them). Most people are familiar with all of their four studio albums (four albums since 1998? C’mon dudes…) but many are unfamiliar with their EPs that they released way before they ever released their debut LP “Midwestern Songs Of The Americas”. D4’s 1997 “More Songs About Girlfriends and […]

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Prop 8? What Prop 8?

So, in case you didn’t hear the news, Prop 8 in California (the law that made it illegal for homosexuals to marry) was defeated in court yesterday, on the basis of “that shit’s fucked up!” (this may or may not be an exact quote from the judge). Seriously, the fact that gay marriage is actually an issue in our country today is fucking ridiculous, and this is a huge win for the gay rights movement, and anyone who gives a shit about civil liberties at […]

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