Thursday – Full Collapse (For fans of Sunny Day Real Estate, Thrice, Taking Back Sunday)

Do you guys remember the early 2000s?  You know, when everyone (at least in NJ) was wearing a trucker cap with their latest vintage tee they found at the Salvation Army and (unfortunately) punk shows were being replaced with this thing called screamo (or as they liked to be called “post hardcore”).  God I hated the whole punk show cancellations to let these bands play, and it made me bitter towards the entire genre for a very long time… in fact I used to believe […]

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This One Goes Out To All You Late Nighters Out There (A Mix)

Usually I don’t post at night because I’m busy with other shit, but I’ve been busy all weekend and really felt like making a post today.  It’s approaching midnight for us East Coasters here, so I figure, why not make a mix for all you people out there who have the night jobs/studying/just plain fucking can’t sleep. MP3: Rancid – Midnight Ceremony – Dead Moon California (Midnight in Solitude)/The Difference… Bedouin Soundclash – Midnight Rockers Bouncing Souls – Midnight Mile Grey Area – Insomnia Bad […]

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The Holy Mess – Dismount (For fans of The Menzingers, Banner Pilot, Captain We’re Sinking)

Let me tell you about the first time I saw The Holy Mess a few years back.  They opened up for a band I was there to see (I don’t remember who), and these Philly punks talked waaay too goddamn much.  However, sort of like Dillinger Four, their banter was hilarious.  The very few songs they did play got me interested in checking out their recorded stuff.  The band sort of exploded over the past two years and got the attention of Red Scare, to […]

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1208 – Feedback is Payback (For fans of Pennywise, The Deviates, NOFX)

I think my iPod may be possessed by a southern California skater ghost.  Every now and then, regardless of what I pick or want to play, the cursed device just starts randomly playing 1208’s Feedback is Payback.  I’ll usually just go ahead and listen to the album, because it’s a pretty fucking solid album.  Thank you ghost DJ. 1208 (pronounced twelve-oh-eight or twelve-zero-eight… not one thousand two hundred and eight…) released their debut Feedback is Payback back in 2002, and it is some damn solid […]

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Cock Sparrer, Street Dogs, Paint It Black, Sydney Ducks live in Philly (5/18/12)

Last night, in a COMPLETE stroke of luck, I managed to score tickets to a sold out show two hours before it began in Philly’s Union Transfer.  Thank god I did, because I’d be kicking myself for missing such an incredible lineup: Cock Sparrer, Street Dogs, Paint it Black, and Sydney Ducks. Sydney Ducks Even though the show was sold out, when San Francisco openers Sydney Ducks took the stage the huge venue was pretty empty still.  No matter, gives me plenty of room up […]

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OFF – Self Titled (For fans of Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, Bad Brains)

OFF is back, and they are as pissed off as ever.  With their latest Self Titled album, OFF rips through 16 punk rock tracks in 15 minutes, leaving behind a whirlwind of old school hardcore destruction. For those who don’t know, OFF is a punk band fronted by Keith Morris (of Black Flag/Circle Jerks fame) and features members from Red Kross, Burning Bridges, and Hot Snakes.  Playing brash and unapologetic hardcore, OFF picks up where they left off on their First Four EPs.  Not that […]

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For All The Punk Rock Moms (A Mother’s Day Mix)

Well it’s that beautiful day.  The day when we give thanks to our mothers for putting up with all our stupid bullshit over the years (I know mine put up with A LOT).  And what better way to show your mom you love her than a little punk rock mix?  This one’s for all the sexy MILFS caring mothers out there. MP3: Youth Brigade – Punk Rock Mom The Vapids – Make Mommy Proud The Misfits – Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? […]

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Geoff Rickly Of Thursday Live in Philadelphia 5/9/12

I’m not the biggest fan of screamo (and I came a long way… I used to downright hate it), but I’ve always liked Thursday.  Maybe it’s the fact I’m originally from NJ and Bruce Springsteen himself will come around and uppercut you in the balls if you don’t like Thursday, or maybe it’s the fact that I’ve always respected the band for being the first to start the whole screamo thing without singing about broken hearts, hair dye, or whatever the fuck else most sing […]

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Propagandhi – How To Clean Everything (For fans of NOFX, The Weakerthans, Bigwig)

What the fuck?  After going through my music collection and some old blog posts, I realized that I somehow managed to skip over some of my all time favorite albums thinking I already posted on them.  Leading that list is Propagandhi’s How To Clean Everything. While Propagandhi has evolved into a more thrash punk sound as of late (which I fucking love for the record…), the first full length by these snotty Canadian punks featured 12 songs of politically infused skate punk bliss.  Released 19 […]

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Sad News About The Beastie Boys

So as many of you have may have already heard, Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys passed away after a long battle with cancer.  While I listened to their occasional rap stuff, I did dig their early punk albums (yes, The Beastie Boys used to be a punk band), and so here are a few videos of them in their punker days. RIP Adam.

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