Review: The Bloody Lips – ‘B-Side Noise’

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The Bloody Lips     B-Side Noise The Bloody Lips are here, and they are pissed. Like really unreasonably pissed. This band is the new incarnation of fast, heavy, aggressive punk in Grand Rapids. There’s no pop in their brand of punk, whatsoever. And it’s exactly what we need right now. They’re comprised of Krystal on vocals, Josh on drums, …

Rancid – trouble maker

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If there were such a thing as pillars of the Punk community then Rancid would be held aloft with very few others, blazing a trail of tunes and statements since 1991. They may create many a discussion around their entitlement to this accolade, as I have witnessed on many a forum where Punks prefer to pull the scene apart than …

Review:Victim Culture S/T

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Victim Culture         S/T Ft Collins, Colorado.  Does that city’s name conjure up any images for you? Any? At all?  Yeah, me either, until now……… Victim Culture is a rad new band hailing from this little unassuming city nestled in the rocky mountains, and with their debut release they are offering up an exciting vision of where hardcore …

Cock Sparrer – Forever

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With all the fuss going on about 40 years of punk, exhibitions, leather bound albums or people writing books who once knew a Sex Pistol. Then the burning of 5 million quid’s worth of memorabilia while people use foodbanks you may think they deserves a rallying cry of Take Em All! put em up against a wall and shoot em. …

The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

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Where does the story of punk rock begin? Wash away the blood and spit and piss and vinegar of half a century, and you’ll end up … well, nowhere in particular. You might land inside a cramped Midwestern garage with The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” crackling through the radio, in a gutted London loft reverberating with the clash of drum and …

Review: The Smith Street Band – “More Scared of You than You are of Me”

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I’ve been absolutely in love with The Smith Street Band for the last 6 years, and have seen them play countless times across at least 4 different states.  When I heard that they were releasing a new album this year, I immediately went to the Side One Dummy site and preordered it.  It has been on a constant rotation for me since …

Review: Squidhat ’77

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Squidhat Records       Squidhat ’77 40 years ago something amazing happened.  The music world, and the world in general changed. For those of us who were around, seeing it unfold was a revelation. Suddenly there were safety pins, mohawks, spiked leather jackets, and combat boots everywhere.  A collective voice of discontent rising above the status quo and against …

Review:Lightweight Lightweight

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Lightweight     “Lightweight” This “job” is pretty great. I get to listen to new music and then tell people about it.  Sometimes, what I get to listen to isn’t my thing (it happens) but sometimes I get to hear things like these 3 tracks from Lightweight. Called simply “Lightweight” these are the very first songs written by this new …

Review: The Flatliners – Inviting Light

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Review: The Flatliners – ‘Inviting Light’ Canadian quartet The Flatliners have released their latest album Inviting Light on Rise Records in conjunction with Dine Alone Records on April 7th  marking their first release after 5 albums with Fat Wreck Chords. After almost 4 years of touring, writing, breaks to focus on family and regrouping on direction, this latest release proves to …