An Albatross – Eat Lightning Shit Thunder (For fans of Melt Banana, Dillinger Escape Plan, Horse The Band)

I like my hardcore like I like my sex: spontaneous, noisy, and no time for fucking cuddling.  An Albatross’s 2001 debut Eat Lightning Shit Thunder delivers exactly that, and then some. Playing some of the most sporadic music that the genre has to offer, these Wilkes-Barre (now Philadelphia) dudes are able to cram in more influences and styles within their 11 song, 10 minute album than most bands do in their entire discography.  On Eat Lightning Shit Thunder you’ll hear hardcore, circus music, and 8-bit […]

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Cali-Fucking-Fornia (A Mix)

Ahh California: beautiful coastlines, nice weather, and some of the strangest motherfuckers you’ll ever meet.  I just got back from a week out in Cali, spent most of the time in San Francisco with a few days in Los Angeles and I have to say… LA is a strange, strange city.  Nothing like we have out here on the east coast. I actually left San Francisco the day 7 Seconds was playing Gilman’s… needless to say, I was pretty bummed on that.  I did decide […]

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Propagandhi – Failed States (For Fans of SNFU, Good Riddance, Bigwig)

When it comes to Propagandhi, people are split into three distinct groups.  You have those who are fucking obsessed, those who only dig their early stuff (Less Talk More Rock, How To Clean Everything), and those who don’t like Propagandhi at all and their opinion is irrelevant.  I am in the obsessed category, and completely fucking loved their 2009 release of Supporting Caste and wasn’t sure if Failed States would hold up.  With 15 new songs (12 if you get the regular version, but the […]

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Guttermouth, The Scandals, Tonight We Strike (Live In Philly 9/9/12)

I just got back from the lovely little borough of Brooklyn, so I didn’t a chance to post this until now, but this past Sunday, I headed to Philadelphia’s small bar The Fire to catch So-Cal punk rockers Guttermouth.  I’ve been listening to these guys for over 14 years and yet, never had the opportunity to see them.  Besides being one of the bands that originally got me into punk rock to begin with, my good friend just saw them down in DC and told […]

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Texas Is The Reason – Self Titled EP (For fans of Lifetime, Thursday, The Promise Ring)

Texas Is The Reason are for better or for worse… one of the most influential bands of their time and genre.  While incredibly short lived with only one full length and one EP, they along with Lifetime and Sunny Day Real Estate are considered to be one of the main influences of the 90s emo genre (oh no, I said the dirty word!  Saying “emo” on a punk site is like yelling “socialist” at a GOP convention). Now before you stop reading and dismiss them […]

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With Honor – Self Titled EP (For fans of Bane, Comeback Kid, Shai Hulud)

Sometimes a person’s treasure is right in their old backyard (or some other lame saying like that of your choice here).  Example: I’ve had Connecticut hardcore act With Honor’s Self Titled EP since it was released back in 2003, and except for the very occasional listen over the past 9 years, I never really really thought too much about it.  It wasn’t until a few days ago when I had my music on shuffle, With Honor came on and my reaction was immediately “holy fucking […]

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Punk Rock Labor Day Mix

It’s that time of year again, when we all celebrate the final days of summer (at least here on the east coast…), and take off a day of work to celebrate the working men and women (and as we pointed out before, is a complete socialist holiday, so if you talk shit about socialists, you should probably go to work.) There’s some big labor day concerts near me, although tickets are way too expensive, and the only band worth seeing is X (the others on […]

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