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Wednesday, July 17 2013

Trolling the Player: Punk Aesthetics and the “Anti-Fun” of Suda 51’s Games

Suda 51's games are smart, and, of course, annoying as hell, due to the frequency of repetitive tasks and the banal nature of such activities. Often enough, Suda's goal in game design seems not to be in facilitating a fun experience for the player but to troll his own audience. And I kind of love him for it.


Tuesday, July 9 2013

Night Birds: Born to Die in Suburbia

Night Birds prove that they’re among the best punk bands mining the circuit at the moment, and this record should open the group up to a new audience.


Monday, April 29 2013

Iggy and the Stooges: Ready to Die

A theme of death permeates the record, of having seen and done it all and being bored with this mortal coil. Rather than merely shuffling off it, though, Iggy and the Stooges are raging on their way down.


Friday, October 28 2011

Counterbalance No. 56: ‘The Clash’

This week, Counterbalance moves the town to the Clash City Rockers, so if you need a little jump of electrical shockers, this punk debut is the 56th most acclaimed album of all time.


Wednesday, October 19 2011

More Than Music: How Going Underground Kept Punk From “Breaking” in 1991

From pivotal, iconic venues in New York and California and the ubiquity of the house show, to the dramatic, intentional divorce from the highly lucrative hardcore/metal crossover scene, 1991 saw numerous DIY punk rock groups reinterpret a 14-year-old subculture with new and urgent relevance.


Wednesday, September 14 2011

IfIHadAHiFi: Nada Surf + 3 EP

IfIHadAHiFi simply craft black metallic sheets of out-of-tune punk rock that are engaging in same way that you might find horrific fascination in passing a particularly nasty car wreck on the roadside.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

Bouncing Souls: 6 July 2011 - New York

Bouncing Souls rock Highline Ballroom for the first two nights of "For All The Unheard", an eight album, four night spectacle in New York City.


Monday, April 25 2011

Rise Against: Endgame

Rise Against continues to perfect its own craft and solidify itself as a mainstay in today's alt rock scene.


Tuesday, March 29 2011

Lecherous Gaze: Lecherous Gaze

Punk-thrash-rock fusionists display a great deal of promise on this new EP.


Friday, May 21 2010

Jaime Hernandez’s World Revealed With a Biographer’s Eye and a Fan’s Enthusiasm

If you read comics, you know of the Hernandez brothers whether you’ve read their work or not. Even if you grew up in a tiny town where the only places to get comics were the drug store or the gas station, Love and Rockets somehow entered your vocabulary.


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