Tuesday, April 14 2015
Aiming for an incisive social commentary on the increasing violence of youth gangs, Class of 1984 falls short.
Thursday, November 6 2014
Nine years after the band's last full-length, Lagwagon returns with Hang, another impressively complex and yet tuneful turn from a band that has long been one of the most surprising punk acts working.
Monday, October 27 2014
The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.
Thursday, October 9 2014
Copies of the band's latest 7" reference new album called Rose Mountain.
Wednesday, October 8 2014
Iceage are on to something, even if that “something” feels intangible and hard to put into descriptive feeling.
Wednesday, July 17 2013
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 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
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
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
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.