R.A.M.B.O – Wall Of Death The System (For fans of Crucial Unit, DS-13, Municipal Waste)

When you think Philly hardcore, the first bands that probably come to mind are Paint It Black or Kid Dynamite… and rightfully so, those guys are fucking awesome.  One Philly hardcore band that often gets overlooked though are thrashcore dudes R.A.M.B.O, and their first full length Wall Of Death The System is a 28 song blitz that lasts but a mere 34 minutes. With song titles such as “Ian Mackaye Is My Savior, Not Jesus” and “Circle That ‘A’, Motherfucker”, R.A.M.B.O isn’t exactly the most […]

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United Nations – Self Titled (For fans of Thursday, Glassjaw, Converge)

United Nations played a rare show in Philly earlier this week, and I missed it.  Oh well.  I can say I’ve been spinning their Self Titled pretty much nonstop since though. A brief history:  United Nations is surrounded by secrecy with most of the official members identities kept hidden due to contracts, etc.  Founded by Geoff of Thursday, other rumored members involved with the project are members of Glassjaw and Converge.  In addition, the band has had legal issues with the actual United Nations, and […]

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Ghostlimb – Confluence (For fans of DANGERS, Graf Orlock, Ceremony)

As anyone who has seen my top 10 list of 2012 would know, I have recently discovered Ghostlimb and they have easily become one of my most listened to bands (and the only show I’ve been to so far in 2013). Their latest album Confluence placed 5th in my personal favorites released last year, and it’s one hell of a noisy, aggressive, album. Ghostlimb usually plays a style that I could best describe as melodic grind mixed with hardcore.  On previous releases, Ghostlimb blended shredding […]

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Youth Of Today – We’re Not In This Alone (For fans of Gorilla Biscuits, Minor Threat, Bane)

Last night I was watching that teen comedy Girl Next Door (don’t judge me), and halfway through I could have sworn I heard Youth Of Today.  Besides leaving me very confused, it has put me on a serious Youth Of Today kick, and I’ve been listening to We’re Not In The Alone pretty much nonstop today. Recorded in 1988, We’re Not In This Alone is a hardcore classic.  Besides being one of the bands that really defined the whole youth-crew style of hardcore, Youth of […]

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Anchors – Lost At The Bottom Of The World (For fans of Propagandhi, Smoke or Fire, A Wilhelm Scream)

I’ve been meaning to check Anchors Lost At The Bottom Of The World for a few months now, but it got lost in my shit to review list (no, seriously… I have a playlist called “shit to review” and it has over a good 2 days worth of music in there.  I will never catch up, and that’s a good thing.)  It’s too damn bad that it took me so long to review, because Lost At The Bottom Of The World could have been a […]

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NOFX – Self Entitled (For fans of Rancid, Bad Religion, Lagwagon)

NOFX have been playing punk rock before many of you were even just a wee zygote, and their latest Self Entitled marks their 12th studio album.  I know what a lot of you are thinking: “I bet it sounds exactly like every other album by them” and you would be absolutely right… however Self Entitled is their most punk rock album in recent years. Besides the track “I’ve Got One Jealous Again, Again”, a slower continuation of “We Got Two Jealous Agains”, Self Entitled is […]

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Ghostlimb, Plague Dogs, Heavy Medical Live In Philly (1/6/13)

Last night, I headed to Philly’s First Unitarian Church to catch melodic/grind/hardcore dudes Ghostlimb.  Originally, Reign Supreme was supposed to headline but they had to cancel due to a family emergency.  Instead R5 Productions said there would be a secret headliner, who turned out to be John Baizley of Baroness.  Honestly, none of it mattered to me (about Reign Supreme, new headliners, etc) as I was there for one reason only, and that was to see LA’s Ghostlimb shred shit up. There were only about […]

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Top 10 Of 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, non-gender identifying people:  the moment you’ve all been waiting for since the moment you were born.  I present to you the Battle Of The Midwestern Housewives top 10 releases of 2012! Obviously I didn’t get a chance to check everything out that I wanted to (Classics of Love, Hot Water Music’s new album, etc) and I ALWAYS wind up leaving something off the list that should have made it (like Punch’s Nothing Lasts EP would definitely be my #1 […]

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Holy Fuck How Is It 2013 Already (A Mix)

2012 was a pretty busy year for all of us, we survived 2 apocalypses, had an election, and personally I did a decent amount of traveling on a shoestring budget which I’ve been wanting to do in my life. Musically, there were shitloads of good releases (still narrowing down my top 10 of 2012, stay tuned…) and a damn good amount of live shows which was sweet. Here’s a little new year’s mix for you all. MP3: Thursday – Jet Black New Year Bouncing Souls […]

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