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Mike B.

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Mike B.'s last content update – Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

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Mike B.'s most recent reviews
H2O - Nothing to Prove album cover

H2O

Nothing to Prove, 2008

9.5 / 10

Time lapses between albums can be a tricky phenomenon and this tends to ring especially true for punk and hardcore bands. The conventional wisdom holds that return albums are lackluster ...

H2O - Still the Same Fellas album cover

H2O

Still the Same Fellas, 2008

8.5 / 10

There is no doubt in the sincerity of Toby Morse's declaration that H2O have nothing to prove. And while their canon of endlessly catchy and inspiring melodic hardcore songs speaks ...

Wolves & Thieves - Demo album cover

Wolves & Thieves

Demo, 2008

8.6 / 10

Wolves & Thieves play melodic rock n’ roll-inspired hardcore seeping with East Bay flavor. In the same way The Suicide File and Hour of the Wolf play music definitively rooted ...

Carnal Knowledge - Demo album cover

Carnal Knowledge

Demo, 2008

8.0 / 10

Carnal Knowledge deliver a nice blend of fuzzy guitar-driven punk that is reminiscent of the nascent riot grrl records crossed with the East Bay bounce that anyone growing up punk ...

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Mike B.'s most recent features

Interviews The Eat

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

I first fell in love with The Eat upon seeing them live in Miami, FL at their 1996 reunion show. I had heard plenty of buzz about them from locals ...

Interviews Ramparts

Posted Oct. 16, 2010, 11:05 a.m.

No band this year has moved me the way Ramparts has. Anthony Anzaldo delivers Greg Ginn-meets-Aaron Melnick fury while former All Bets Off vocalist Sammy Winston has written some of ...

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Mike B.'s most recent news stories

Bands Vice TV Features Annihilation Time

Posted July 20, 2007, 6:50 a.m.

Vice TV has posted footage from Annihilation Time's 7/17/07 Brooklyn show here.

MP3s Baroness Post New Song

Posted July 16, 2007, 7:49 a.m.

Baroness posted a track from their upcoming full length The Red Album here. The album will be released September 4th via Relapse Records. Hyperrealist Records will be releasing a very ...

Videos Vice TV Features Fucked Up

Posted July 13, 2007, 9:41 a.m.

Vice TV's Practice Space recently featured Fucked Up. The episode includes interview and band practice footage. It can be viewed here.

Bands Vice Posts Interview With Coke Bust

Posted July 13, 2007, 9:30 a.m.

Vice Magazine has posted an interview with Washington D.C.'s Coke Bust. The interview can be read here. Coke Bust will soon be releasing their Fuck Bar Culture 7 ...

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Mike B.'s bio

Chess Moves, Not Checkers

Mike B.'s favorite bands

Currently Spinning: The Eat, Consular, Torche, Jay-Z, Biggie, Dead Kennedys, Murs, Morning Again, Ramparts, All Bets Off, The Ergs, Ceremony, Pulling Teeth, As Friends Rust, Tim Armstrong, Ben Weasel, The Movielife, Vision, and The Beltones

Mike B.'s SPB contributions

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