Math The Band – Don’t Worry (For fans of Atom And His Package, Matt and Kim, Andrew WK)

It’s summertime, and you need some light-hearted jams.  Relax, Math The Band has your back.  Taking the goofy ass electronic synthpunk that Atom And His Package was carrying, this Providence, Rhode Island duo plays overly poppy electronic music on their 2009 release of Don’t Worry. There is essentially one theme of the album, and it’s to have a good time.  You won’t find anything even remotely serious here…well, except they are very serious about having a good time, which seems to be a general theme […]

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The Menzingers Live In Philadelphia (5/24/13)

Last night I headed to Philadelphia’s sweaty basement of the First Unitarian Church to catch Philly’s own adopted punks The Menzingers.  I actually got there so late that I missed every opening band, but somehow made it in time to catch the headliners (I really lucked out). The place was sold out, sweaty as fuck, and packed.  I’m not going to lie, there was a period of time back in 2011 where I was seeing them all the time, but I sort of started taking […]

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Night Birds – The Other Side Of Darkness (For fans of Dead Kennedys, DI, Adolescents)

If there’s one band that have been getting a decent amount of hype these days, it’s Night Birds… and I can’t believe I’ve been sleeping on them for so long, even after I’ve seen them and had them recommended to me countless of times by multiple friends.  After listening to The Other Side Of Darkness a few times, I have to ask: what the fuck was I thinking?! The Other Side Of Darkness is the debut album from these NJ and Brooklyn dudes, who play […]

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Deathrats – Self Titled 7 inch (For fans of Punch, Coke Bust, Ceremony)

Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t handle repetition, my ADD just can’t handle it (hey, this is why I listen to spastic punk rock).  With that in mind, I’ve been spinning DC’s Deathrats Self Titled 7 inch at LEAST 3 times a day, this shit completely blows me away. Deathrats play aggressive, female fronted hardcore and their 7 inch is easily one of the most brutal, yet catchy records I’ve heard in a long time. With 6 songs finishing in a mere 7 […]

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Classics Of Love – Self Titled (For fans of Common Rider, Operation Ivy, Rancid)

If you listen to ska at all, you know who Jesse Michaels is, and if not you probably at least have heard of his most famous project Operation Ivy, the quintessential ska-punk band.  Perhaps you’re a fan and have listened to his other band Common Rider (have I dropped enough names for you yet?)  After Common Rider’s demise Michaels went on sort of a musical hiatus, but recently came back to music with his latest punk band Classics of Love, and their Self Titled album […]

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DS-13 – Thrash And Burn (For fans of Cut The Shit, Bones Brigade, LxExAxRxNx)

When you think of fast thrashy skate punk, I’m going to guess Sweden isn’t probably the first place that comes to mind, but after listening to DS-13 (short for Demon System 13) that might change.  These Umeå, Sweden punks certainly do their home country justice with their release of Thrash and Burn. Thrash and Burn is a quick listen with 10 songs finishing in a mere 7 minutes, but with their scathing, adrenaline junkie fueled punk rock, anything more would probably result in an overdose. […]

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Mother’s Day Mix

Friends, I know it’s been a little bit of a while (I’ve been gone for work… boo) but today we celebrate Mother’s Day… that day where we honor the one who has put up with way too much of our bullshit growing up, and still didn’t kill us.  Here’s a little punk rock mix for all you punk rock moms. MP3: Youth Brigade – Punk Rock Mom The Vapids – Make Mommy Proud The Misfits – Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight? Bouncing […]

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