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Deafheaven @ Neptune Theater

Posted Aug. 15, 2018, 1:10 a.m.

Deafheaven w/ Drab Majesty  Neptune Theater  Seattle, Washington August 10, 2018  I saw Deafheaven back in 2015 for the first time and aside from being blown away by their performance, I strongly remember a string of weird bands playing before they went on. Weird in the sense that it all ... read more

Blogs

The Menzingers @ Mr. Smalls Funhouse

Posted March 6, 2017, 8:06 a.m.

The MenzingersMr. Smalls FunhousePittsburgh, PAFebruary 28, 2017 The first time I saw the Menzingers play in Pittsburgh was at this club that doubled as a concert venue and a nightclub. I remember it so clearly because it was the first and only punk show I attended that had air conditioning. ... read more

Features

Music: Top 10 Acts Worth Mentioning at Riot Fest 2017 (The Set List)

Posted Oct. 4, 2017, 2:31 p.m.

Music: Top 10 Acts Worth Mentioning at Riot Fest 2017 (The Set List)

Sometimes you reach a point in your life when something inside of you just breaks and no matter what you do, you can't fix it. ... read more

Features

Music: Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017 (The Set List)

Posted Sept. 14, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

Music: Top Ten Acts We're Excited About at Riot Fest 2017 (The Set List)

Multi-day music festival Riot Fest returns to Douglas Park in Chicago for its twelfth year, September 15-17th. The independent music festival specializes in punk, rock, ... read more

Features

Interviews: The Bouncing Souls

Posted March 2, 2017, 2 a.m.

Interviews: The Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls have been a band now for longer than I've been alive, and let's just say I'm not a teenager anymore. The incredible ... read more

Features

Interviews: Masked Intruder

Posted March 1, 2015, 3:52 p.m.

Interviews: Masked Intruder

Who would have thought a group of masked criminals from Madison, WI would fulfill all of our pop-punk dreams? Masked Intruder are currently making some ... read more

Features

Music: Red Scare 10th Anniversary Show Review

Posted Nov. 12, 2014, 3:24 p.m.

Music: Red Scare 10th Anniversary Show Review

Most of you are still recovering from Fest, but let’s not forget that Red Scare had a little fest of their own for their 10th ... read more

Features

Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

Posted June 25, 2014, 1:45 a.m.

Interviews: A Wilhelm Scream

The first time I heard A Wilhelm Scream I was obsessed with them. They were gritty and melodic; they had guitars and basslines that were ... read more

Features

Interviews: Tim Barry

Posted Aug. 27, 2012, 5:31 p.m.

Interviews: Tim Barry

You might recognize Tim Barry as the former lead singer of Richmond based punk band Avail, but lately he’s been hitting the music scene as ... read more

Features

Interviews: Lagwagon

Posted Feb. 18, 2012, 8:01 a.m.

Interviews: Lagwagon

  California punk band Lagwagon needs no introduction. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chords are still going strong and remain one of ... read more

Features

Interviews: Timeshares

Posted Feb. 1, 2012, 7:26 a.m.

Interviews: Timeshares

If you haven’t heard of the NY-based pop punk band Timeshares, you’ve been missing out on some killer music. With the release of their first ... read more

News

Shows: At the Drive-In, Cap'n Jazz, Best Coast to Perform 2017 Riot Fest

Posted June 11, 2017, 7:46 p.m.

Chicago's Riot Fest recently announced its second wave lineup including a mix of post-hardcore favorites to indie rock classics to punk legends. These artists join over 70 artists already announced to play, including headliners Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, and the legendary punk band Jawbreaker. Riot Fest ... read more

Reviews

A Wilhelm Scream – Partycrasher

Posted Dec. 9, 2013, 10:14 p.m.

A Wilhelm Scream – Partycrasher

It’s been hard to believe that A Wilhelm Scream’s last full length, Career Suicide, was released in 2007. I’ve seen these guys live a handful of ... read more

Reviews

Banquets – Top Button, Bottom Shelf

Posted Aug. 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m.

Banquets – Top Button, Bottom Shelf

New Jersey might get a lot of crap for being such an unlovable state, but Banquets is keeping the Jersey music scene fresh and alive ... read more

Reviews

Dead to Me – Moscow Penny Ante

Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 1:19 p.m.

Dead to Me – Moscow Penny Ante

After listening to Dead To Me’s latest release Moscow Penny Ante it made me think about something bassist/vocalist Chicken said the last time I interviewed ... read more

Reviews

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

Posted Dec. 3, 2018, 5:27 p.m.

Deafheaven – Ordinary Corrupt Human Love

When I first heard that Deafheaven had released a new record, I was skeptical. The thing is, I’m not entirely sure why because the band ... read more

Reviews

Luther – Siblings & Sevens

Posted Aug. 13, 2012, 9:26 p.m.

Luther – Siblings & Sevens

I remember seeing Luther a few months back at a small venue in Pittsburgh where The Menzingers were headlining. I was really stoked to finally ... read more

Reviews

Masked Intruder – M.I.

Posted Sept. 22, 2014, 3:06 p.m.

Masked Intruder – M.I.

I haven’t met a person yet who doesn’t like Masked Intruder, and I prefer to keep it that way. However, despite everyone being completely in ... read more

Reviews

Teenage Bottlerocket – American Deutsch Bag

Posted Oct. 6, 2014, 9:05 p.m.

Teenage Bottlerocket – American Deutsch Bag

I never learned German in high school, but Teenage Bottlerocket must have because their latest 7’’ is a nod to the punk side of the ... read more

Reviews

Teenage Bottlerocket – Stealing The Covers

Posted June 25, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

Teenage Bottlerocket – Stealing The Covers

Many have commented about loving the idea behind Teenage Bottlerocket's all-covers record Stealing The Covers, and even though cover albums usually have everyone sending the puke ... read more

Reviews

The Flatliners – Inviting Light

Posted July 17, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

The Flatliners – Inviting Light

Since 2002 Canadian punk band The Flatliners have been making a name for themselves. It’s hard to imagine the same ska/punk band that put out ... read more

Reviews

The Menzingers – After The Party

Posted March 21, 2017, 5:56 p.m.

The Menzingers – After The Party

For the past 7 or so years I have been saying that The Menzingers are the best current punk band around. Not only do they ... read more

Reviews

The Slow Death – No Heaven

Posted Nov. 4, 2013, 10:11 p.m.

The Slow Death – No Heaven

If you haven’t heard of The Slow Death by now, you probably aren’t as depressed as the majority of us. Luckily their new album No Heaven hits ... read more

Reviews

The Smith Street Band – More Scared of You Than You Are of Me

Posted June 18, 2018, 7:21 p.m.

The Smith Street Band – More Scared of You Than You Are of Me

There’s something oddly humbling and comforting about listening to the Smith Street Band, it’s like they’re that hometown band you watched put on shows in ... read more

Reviews

Timeshares – Bearable

Posted Dec. 12, 2011, 1:10 p.m.

Timeshares – Bearable

When I first heard the NY band Timeshares, I knew they were going to be a punk band to lookout for. After excessively playing the ... read more

Reviews

Toh Kay – Streetlight Lullabies

Posted April 2, 2012, 7 a.m.

Toh Kay – Streetlight Lullabies

I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews about this record, and based on the feedback received, I think it’s a really underrated album. Is it ... read more

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