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The Quietus review
19.12.14

On their debut Belly, Snack Family announced themselves with four excellent tracks of squawking saxophones and rumbling, hellish rock. Their second EP, Pokie Eye sees them...

Spotinews recomendation
18.12.14

Hi. The final album update of the year is the latest one by Beach Beach. Genre: pop. Enjoy! (Note: Tomorrow you will get part 1 of my Albums of 2014 list.) Beach Beach – The...

Punk News review
12.12.14

All Mod Cons is the kind of great punk (hell, rock n' roll) album made by guys who have developed enough as players and as songwriters to make something confident and powerful. At...

Punk News review
09.12.14

Many of us have grown up, and even grown old with NOFX. Some of us still eagerly anticipate each new major release. NOFX has always been good over the years at giving fans plenty...

Punk News review
04.12.14

The '90s were a great decade for alternative music. As a native and resident of Dayton, Ohio, my hometown was a great city for alternative music in the '90s, producing such bands...

Punk News review
02.12.14

To describe The Brokedowns as just another Midwestern pop-punk band would be to sell the Elgin, Illinois four-piece extremely short. Yes, they’re from the Midwest, and yes, there...

Punk News review
26.11.14

If you're anything like me, you've been waiting for AFI to return to their hardcore roots for years now. While I do enjoy their later records (I'll get my share of hate for this...

Punk News review
25.11.14

In 1989, the Ramones were at a crossroads. Bassist and founding member Dee Dee Ramone left the band shortly after the release of the band’s eleventh album, Brain Drain. Rather...

Punk News review
20.11.14

The Doughboys were a pop-punk band from Montreal that existed in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Playing an almost (but not quite) radio-friendly style of punk, it could be argued...

Punk News review
18.11.14

Chumped was a band I tagged as a near-perfect blend of indie meets pop-punk, especially after their 12-inch. As time elapsed, I wondered if they could maintain this momentum...

Clash review
17.11.14

Imperfect, obviously, but still absolutely bloody essential...

Punk News review
25.11.14

26 years ago, after playing only ten shows together, Fugazi decided to make a cassette tape to distribute free for their earliest fans to enjoy and share with others between gigs...

Clash review
14.11.14

Not an album to listen to unless you’ve known what it is to struggle…

Punk News review
14.11.14

I have never been a fan of American Hi-Fi. Yeah, I remember when Flavour of the week came out, a fun catchy song, but that's about it. This time, though, the first single...

Punk News review
14.11.14

Years ago, there was a time or two when I tried to “skank.” I may have even “toasted” at some point. It wasn’t pretty and I have since made a vow to never do it again. Don’t lie...

Spotinews recomendation
13.11.14

Hey. From a recent Spotify update comes this new album by Dream Police. Genre: rock. Read some reviews and enjoy! Dream Police – HypnotizedFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
11.11.14

Reviewing a Swingin' Utters record is not an easy task. The long-running band is constantly evolving, and in their 25-plus years they've moved from a heavily street punk...

Punk News review
10.11.14

Ever read so much hype about a major change in direction for an upcoming record, that when it drops the shift isn't as seismic as everyone touted, so you're kinda let down? The...

Punk News review
07.11.14

The world probably wasn't crying out for a Hüsker Dü live record in 1994. But seven years after the band had acrimoniously parted ways, it got one. Maybe someone at Warner Bros...

Punk News review
28.10.14

If you talk to anyone in the late 20s to late 30s demographic that is a fan of the offshoot genres of punk music, most will probably have a favorite band from the golden years of...

The Pier review
17.11.14

The album starts off with, “Burden Of Proof,” a mostly acoustic song that welcomes the voice of vocalist, Joey Cape, who, despite the lack of studio albums in the past ten years...

Punk News review
28.10.14

Restorations pretty much established themselves with LP2 in a bigger and more expansive way. This was the album that announced them in the way most bands want to be viewed or...

Punk News review
27.10.14

I remember seeing Amoebas for the first time in 2009, opening for Agent Orange. I was impressed by how together they were. They really seemed to have their sound down, especially...

Punk News review
22.10.14

I was at a pop punk show the other night in Cambridge and it occurred to me how important three British bands were to the birth of American pop punk: The Buzzcocks, The Clash, and...

Alt Press review
22.10.14

The Pier review
01.12.14

Kicking things off for the album was, “Back Where I Belong,” a short high-energy tune that lets listeners know that the band is right where they feel at home. Right from the start...

Punk News review
29.10.14

It’s been around five years since Rancid’s last album, Let the Dominoes Fall, which is widely considered by fans to be their worst effort. In the meantime, Tim Armstrong has put...

Punk News review
28.10.14

Rancid's latest effort, ...Honor Is All We Know, is a declaration of the band's strengths spanning their long-running career. While the songs seperately celebrate the many aspects...

Punk News review
20.10.14

Let me preface this all by saying that I don’t know a whole lot about Typesetter. I know they’re Chicago-based. I know they’ve got four members. I saw them open for Restorations...

Punk News review
16.10.14

If people weren't flocking to Dads after Pretty Good, they'll definitely be doing so now. As they continue jamming indie rock with emo and punk, what they manage to paint yet...

Spotinews recomendation
16.10.14

Hey. The debut album by The Bots is quite charming. Genre: rock. Enjoy! The Bots – Pink PalmsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hey. The debut album by The Bots is quite charming. Genre: rock. Enjoy! The Bots – Pink PalmsFiled under: 2014, Rock

Punk News review
14.10.14

For close to 30 years, Sick Of It All have been the definitive name in hardcore. Although they have never been a band to reinvent the wheel in a vein similar to the likes of...

Alt Press review
08.10.14

Punk News review
22.10.14

With so many bands changing, evolving and doing everything they can stay relevant, the familiar sound in New Found Glory’s Resurrection is refreshing. The band holds steadfast to...