Posted Jan. 6, 2008, 3:44 p.m.
Theres no way around this but to say it straight: I heard the first track from Attack in Blacks Marriage, Come What May, and without ... read more
Posted July 8, 2007, 7:45 a.m.
This self-titled EP from The Draft, a digital-only affair (No Idea also released two 7"s with the songs on them), is four songs that are ... read more
Posted May 17, 2007, 3:10 p.m.
Mainstream indie pop may not be as popular as it was when "New Slang" dominated the world a short while ago, but that hasn't stopped ... read more
Posted May 8, 2007, 11:06 p.m.
Sophomore slumps are a bitch. Smoke or Fire's debut full-length, Above the City, was a nice, short, potent shot of melodic punk with introspective lyrics ... read more
Posted April 2, 2007, 12:10 a.m.
Have you ever bought a split record that made absolutely no sense because the two bands sharing a disc sound nothing alike? As illogical a ... read more
Posted Feb. 20, 2007, 4:27 p.m.
It's hard to be original anymore when playing any form of rock music and even harder to stand out when you're trying to sound similar ... read more
Posted Feb. 7, 2007, 2:56 p.m.
In the punk scene alone, the collected amount of shit that has been talked about Fall Out Boy could probably fill the Atlantic OceanÃ¢â¬Â¦twice. I ... read more
Posted Jan. 28, 2007, 2:09 p.m.
Supergroups are a curious entity, as they often appear to be incredible in the idea stage, but the expectations often exceed the execution. Fortunately, the ... read more
Posted Dec. 19, 2006, 3:59 p.m.
Before the release of Twelve Small Steps, One Giant Disappointment, frontman Joey Cape willingly admitted that the record does not measure up to what it ... read more
Posted Dec. 14, 2006, 6:58 p.m.
Nearly a decade ago Bad Religion's Greg Graffin released his first solo effort, the miscellaneous American Lesion (miscellaneous because you can only find it online), ... read more
Posted Nov. 7, 2006, 9:08 p.m.
There is a startling disparity between the Rx Bandits' 1997 debut Those Damn Bandits and Ã¢â¬Â¦And the Battle Begun if you listen to them back ... read more
Posted Oct. 22, 2006, 11:28 a.m.
The Falcon is here, so ready your crusty, unpolished, dull silverware and let a knife sink through the skin of the first layer of Unicornography, ... read more
Posted Oct. 5, 2006, 1:24 p.m.
In this day and age, it seems to take way more effort than it should to get a new band's name out there. There are ... read more
Posted Sept. 11, 2006, 8:56 p.m.
The return of Strike Anywhere seems to be met with mixed emotions by a lot of people, and that's tough for me to understand. While ... read more
Posted Aug. 24, 2006, 5:28 p.m.
If you're looking for a catchy yet simultaneously heavy melodic punk album, look no further than Ryan's Hope's sophomore release, Apocalypse in Increments. Blending monster ... read more
Posted July 25, 2006, 2:45 p.m.
Melodic hardcore seems to be falling back into favor these days, which is a good thing in my opinion. And Massachusetts' No Trigger provides an ... read more
Posted July 3, 2006, 3:18 p.m.
It's always nice when a band that exhibited incredible promise coming up through indie labels continues to show evolution without distancing themselves from their roots ... read more
Posted June 18, 2006, 3:12 p.m.
Hate is a tough thing to grasp for many people. They say they hate, but I'm not sure I believe it because the term "hate" ... read more
Posted June 6, 2006, 8:57 a.m.
For AFI, the name of the game has always been about evolution. About "out-doing" themselves one time after another. I can't say that they haven't, ... read more
Posted May 26, 2006, 12:18 a.m.
I'm a huge Less Than Jake fan. Hello Rockview is one of my favorite albums ever recorded, so when I heard that the band would ... read more
Posted April 20, 2006, 7:13 a.m.
At this point, NOFX know where they stand in their musical career. That much is obvious not only when you see them play a show, ... read more
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