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Show Review – Bouncing Souls, Masked Intruder, The Scandals, Irving Plaza, 12/15/16

A few weeks ago, on a random Thursday night, I went from having no real plans to meeting and seeing one of my favorite punk bands play both a sound check and a full headlining set, all for the price of on the house.  This was all thanks to a contest I entered on Brooklynvegan.com… Continue reading Show Review – Bouncing Souls, Masked Intruder, The Scandals, Irving Plaza, 12/15/16

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Favorite Christmas/Holiday Songs

I’ve always been a big fan of Christmas and holiday songs, developing a slight obsession in my early 20s by searching everywhere for as many of these types of songs as possible (primarily in the punk/emo and Hip Hop genres), and making various mixes.  I loved the Santa Cause Compilations put out by Immortal Records, as well… Continue reading Favorite Christmas/Holiday Songs

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Menzingers Announce ‘After the Party’

After releasing the killer new track “Lookers” over the summer, and playing a few new tracks on their most recent tour, The Menzingers have formally announced the release of After the Party on February 3rd, their third album on Epitaph Records. They also released another new track, “Bad Catholics.”  If these two new songs are any indication of… Continue reading Menzingers Announce ‘After the Party’

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Album Review: Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate

The Descendents have been dubbed one of the pioneers, if not the pioneers of pop punk, influencing everyone from Green Day and Blink 182, to Lagwagon and the entire Fat Wreck Chords catalog.  While most of the punk scene in the late 70s and early 80s was about screaming, moshing, and flipping off the government,… Continue reading Album Review: Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate

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Album Review: Green Day – Revolution Radio

Dookie was probably the first and last album of my generation that was universally “cool.”  Everyone I knew either had it or at least knew about it.  And maybe since I was only in 5th grade at the time, music wasn’t as divisive as if I had been in high school or college during that period (this… Continue reading Album Review: Green Day – Revolution Radio

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Album Review: Taking Back Sunday – Tidal Wave

Welcome to Taking Back Sunday’s 7th proper release in their 17 years as a band, 3rd since the return of the original lineup, and 2nd on indie/punk label Hopeless Records (known for their Hopelessly Devoted to You and Take Action! compilations).  Technically this album has the most tracks of any TBS album, totaling 12, where… Continue reading Album Review: Taking Back Sunday – Tidal Wave