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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

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Portland Maine Brewery Tour

  Portland, Maine was never really on my list of cities to check out.  But after multiple instances of the town coming up in conversation, as well as various articles and blog posts boasting its hip food and beer scene combined with islands, coastal towns, mountains and lighthouses, it seemed like and interesting place to… Continue reading Portland Maine Brewery Tour