Posted May 19, 2009, 11:15 p.m.
Post-rock has predictably reached its stage of full saturation, becoming the self-loathing cliché that wasnt hard to see coming. Bands are unfairly and mockingly compared ... read more
Posted June 29, 2008, 10:26 p.m.
While When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold brings Ant and Slug closer to full-blown mainstream success, it's an album that's not ... read more
Posted May 30, 2008, 12:57 a.m.
When I first met Swordplay I was, for arguments sake, half-sober. As the night wore on, I was far from it. Swordplay, real name Isaac, ... read more
Posted May 6, 2008, 12:58 a.m.
Its pretty ridiculous to look back on the career of Pg.99 and sort through all the bands that came out of their existence and their ... read more
Posted March 10, 2008, 4:56 p.m.
To be completely honest, I know more about Austin Lucas than I do about his current residence in The Czech Republic, which doesnt attest too ... read more
Posted Feb. 12, 2008, 8:41 p.m.
In 2001, Nas released Stillmatic, a direct play on his first album Illmatic, and an indicator that he was still on top of the rap ... read more
Posted Feb. 3, 2008, 8:19 p.m.
The New Dress certainly knows how to make a first impression. Twenty seconds into Where Our Failures Are the tandem sings out, Im setting of ... read more
Posted Jan. 22, 2008, 4:31 p.m.
If Disney were ever to make an animated movie that involved the protagonist turning Congress into an alcoholic shitshow, then taking his magic carpet over ... read more
Posted Jan. 20, 2008, 3:33 p.m.
Keep Singing! is another benefit compilation brought to you from the great folks at Exotic Fever Records; in this case the proceeds are going to ... read more
Posted Jan. 10, 2008, 8:37 p.m.
After 2005's A Healthy Distrust Sage Francis cemented himself as one of hip-hop's biggest heroes as well as one of its most despised figures. Francis ... read more
Posted Dec. 27, 2007, 8:09 p.m.
Defiance, Ohio are somewhat of a punk rock abnormality, having released a slew of records in a short amount of time, yet still maintaining the ... read more
Posted Dec. 5, 2007, 6:56 p.m.
It may seem a bit unproductive to review an album that came out in the early stages of this year, but thats part of what ... read more
Posted Nov. 22, 2007, 6 p.m.
While taking a risk at such a lofty statement, Antlers is the reason to keep listening to independent music. Not that the band are the ... read more
Posted Nov. 11, 2007, 7:59 p.m.
Lets be completely honest, Meneguar is an overrated band. But whats wrong with being overrated? Refused, Converge, Nirvana, even The Beatles are overrated, and I ... read more
Posted Nov. 8, 2007, 5:33 a.m.
Pink Razors is a pop-punk band from Richmond, Virginia that plays a fast and catchy form of music comparable to Latterman. The band has released ... read more
Posted Oct. 29, 2007, 12:41 a.m.
Contrary to popular belief, screamo isnt dead. Granted, it could very well be crippled and unable to be even a shadow of its former self, ... read more
Posted Oct. 10, 2007, 1:22 p.m.
There are two basic guidelines to follow when being apart of the D.C. punk scene: the first is that it is absolutely necessary to be ... read more
Posted Sept. 25, 2007, 3:20 p.m.
For The World is Bright and Lonely, New Idea Societys Mike Law walks a fine line between poetry and prose. The lyrical structures are simple ... read more
Posted Sept. 20, 2007, 1:45 p.m.
Im not going to classify Hi Ho Six Shooter! as a gimmick band. Granted they play shows with bandannas wrapped around their neck and sing ... read more
Posted Aug. 30, 2007, 8:18 p.m.
Its been three years since Brooklyns Dear Tonight released their debut EP These are Wires. Since then the band has toured regularly, went to Europe ... read more
Posted Aug. 14, 2007, 10:46 p.m.
Loser Life comes from a place called Bakersfield, California, an area the band has numerously described as the armpit of California. This is what Loser ... read more
Posted July 23, 2007, 12:26 a.m.
There have been a few instances that Ive gotten pretty pissed off at bands. When Modern Life Is War told the audience that it was ... read more
Posted July 8, 2007, 7:33 a.m.
Originally released as a limited run of 100 cassettes, Perpetual Motion Machine has decided to repress a small number of September Songs in preparation for ... read more
Posted July 8, 2007, 7:31 a.m.
For those that dont know, Christian Brady is the bearded frontman for Mass Movement of the Moth, and this is his self-recorded cassette that his ... read more
Posted July 8, 2007, 7:30 a.m.
As their name would make you believe, Sleigher slays, and they do so as a totally improvised, two person unit. Self-recording the music at their ... read more
Posted July 8, 2007, 7:29 a.m.
It hasnt been until recently, with my discovery of artists like Ghostface Killah, that I started listening to hip hop again. I was excited when ... read more
Posted June 24, 2007, 6:29 p.m.
As I sit on my bed and listen to Songs from a Mean Season, I am twenty hours removed from having all four of my ... read more
Posted June 5, 2007, 10:25 p.m.
Init Records is one of the most underappreciated record labels releasing music today. Documenting some of the Midwest's most important punk bands, from The Spirit ... read more
Posted May 15, 2007, 3:44 p.m.
To be honest, I really didn't want to do a review for this CD. I got it the mail, looked at it, and immediately knew ... read more
Posted April 22, 2007, 4:16 p.m.
This split basically had to happen. Environmental Youth Crunch loves the environment. Defiance, Ohio loves friendship and family. Both bands love punk rock and it's ... read more
Posted April 15, 2007, 5:10 p.m.
As much as people don't want to admit it, independent music is based on trends just the same as mainstream music. Five or six years ... read more
Posted Feb. 22, 2007, 5:01 p.m.
It's an odd thing to look back on the things that helped shape us such as the music we listen to and just how long ... read more
Posted Feb. 13, 2007, 5:05 p.m.
I'd like to start off this review by stating how much respect I have for Nate Allen. Just like G.G. Allin was committed to being ... read more
Posted Jan. 23, 2007, 2:39 p.m.
I've never had panic sex, and I don't really want to. It's not really a term that can have many happy endings. There are really ... read more
Posted Jan. 16, 2007, 9:10 p.m.
Young talent can be dangerous thing to praise. On one hand, you have a young musician whose musical prowess is undeniable and you want to ... read more
Posted Dec. 20, 2006, 6:04 p.m.
"To speak of money and music in the same sentence is a fucking travesty. I'd rather keep losing money, rather keep scraping by than be ... read more
Posted Nov. 27, 2006, 1:10 a.m.
A few months ago in Scene Point Blank's Mid Year feature I mentioned that Paramnesia Records had been the record label of the year up ... read more
Posted Nov. 14, 2006, 3:06 p.m.
I've always been interested in the correlation between hardcore and indie pop or folk music. Hrishikesh Hirway, playing under the moniker of The One AM ... read more
Posted Oct. 15, 2006, 1:16 p.m.
I was able to listen to Untitled II on my way up to visit friends at James Madison University, about a two hour ride north ... read more
Posted Oct. 4, 2006, 3:19 p.m.
Oh the joys of a local band starting to make it big! I've been a friend of two members of Jefferson Third since I was ... read more
Posted Sept. 11, 2006, 8:42 p.m.
It's a fact of life that hardcore bands, especially those involved with the late 90's screamo era, love to break up. They play a tour ... read more
Posted July 30, 2006, 1:42 p.m.
A few days ago I found out that I had Bell's Palsy - the muscles that control the right side of my face are so ... read more
Posted July 17, 2006, 4 p.m.
Released by two stellar labels, Perpetual Motion Machine and Electric Human Project, Two Thousand and Six Six Six is a split between two up and ... read more
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