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The Pier review
16.05.17

To say Passafire had big shoes to fill and heightened expectations from their fans in follow-up to their release of Vines in 2013 would be an understatement. With each release...

The Pier review
28.03.17

It’s not everyday that the band that’s given you a catalogue of emotional and lyrically rich songs announces that they’re going back to making summertime songs, so I was nervous...

The Pier review
09.11.16

Once a Sublime tribute band always a Sublime tribute band, right? Not so fast.Audiodub does a great job of avoiding repetitive up-skank rhythms and instead focusing on...

Clash review
09.11.16

Now on their sixth album, the cult Australians still impress...

The Pier review
09.11.16

To everyone that wanted a reggae-rock album, you got your wish. Whether or not that makes Ohana a hit record is questionable. With the first track “Start You Up,” the album...

The Pier review
09.11.16

There was certainly a ton of hype leading up to the release of Golden, The Movement’s 6th studio album. Lead singer Joshua Swain even heralded the album as “by far the best and...

Punk News review
14.08.15

For some reason it’s hard to think of the Flatliners as veterans of the punk scene, but at this point it’s undeniable: going strong for over ten years, they’ve released four...

The Pier review
20.07.15

There are 2 things I am certain of, 1…there is no way to write this review without pissing some people off and 2, fans seem to be split down the middle on what to expect from...

Punk News review
24.07.15

In the 1987 cult classic Stepfather, a young woman has to come to terms with the man her mother married after her father's death. Since this is a cult classic we're talking about...

Punk News review
09.07.15

Being born in the mid-'80s, I came of age listening to a lot of third wave ska bands like Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Later in life, I would...

The Pier review
29.06.15

I have been a big fan of the Expanders since the first time I saw them play. After buying a CD I quickly saw they were amongst a small group of bands that translate from the stage...

Punk News review
12.06.15

When I see “Twenty Year Anniversary of…” an album, film or event, I’m always shocked. Twenty years? It’s really been that long? I’m not yet out of my twenties, so my brain can...

Punk News review
11.06.15

It’s weird to think about No Doubt as a small band from Orange County, but that’s what they were back in 1995. They had two albums under their belt, but hadn’t hit the big time...

Punk News review
11.06.15

“So, we book three nights at the Roxy in Hollywood for a live album. The first night we get totally wasted. It was hella fun. We listen to the tape the next day. It sucks hard...

Punk News review
10.06.15

An admission: I was a ska kid. I wasn’t into the sort of ska that’s at least on the margins of credibility, either. I rocked the third-wave, pop-punk-infused ska of the 90s and...

Punk News review
07.06.15

…And Out Come The Wolves. It’s arguably one of the most important albums of the ‘90s and one of the most influential albums on contemporary punk rock, not to mention one of the...

Punk News review
18.05.15

We Are The Union's You Can't Hide The Sun was one of 2012's most underrated albums. In terms of appropriating ska and pop-punk, they've always pulled it off pretty nicely and Keep...

Punk News review
13.03.15

The Tuts are an all-female three-piece band hailing from West London. Their second EP, time to move on, combines new material with a live rendition of their most popular song...

The Pier review
09.03.15

The UK has always had a special connection with dub and roots reggae music, from the introduction of dub into the exploding punk scene by Don letts in 70’s, Bob Marley taking...

The Pier review
26.01.15

In some ways, The Expendables stayed true to their formula on Sand In the Sky, and in other ways, they went soft—again. The band’s mix of rock, reggae, punk, and, most importantly...

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
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...

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...

The Pier review
06.10.14

The first song on the album, “Black Out,” catches the listener’s attention by having a mix of the classic reggae offbeat guitar riff during the verse followed by a well crafted...

Punk News review
01.10.14

The Independents are sometimes referred to as Joey Ramone's favorite band. He was an early champion of the group and produced some of their first recordings. He also managed the...

Punk News review
17.09.14

For their 7th studio album, Greatest Hit......S, [spunge] decided to re-record a bunch of their songs handpicked by their fans. The intro to the first track is highly reminiscent...

The Pier review
08.09.14

Resistance is an assembly of genres, scattered without much direction. Although the band is instrumentally at the top of their game, they are lacking lyrically. This is evident in...

Punk News review
15.08.14

In the summer of 1994, most impressionable teenagers were still getting over Kurt Cobain killing himself and taking grunge with him, wondering what would come along next and fill...

Punk News review
12.08.14

Punk in Drublic was one of the most crucial records, not only for NOFX's career, but also for the EpiFat years and for being one of those albums (even though it was released on...

Punk News review
11.08.14

Can you imagine twenty years ago looking through a stack of 7-inches and finding the Crack Rock Steady EP where on the back it reads "IMPORTANT INFORMATION YOU SHOULD BEFORE...

Alt Press review
08.08.14

Punk News review
18.08.14

The Interrupters certainly seem to have invested a lot into the possibility of another wave of ska taking place with their self-titled debut album. Granted, not all of the tracks...