Tuesday, August 26 2008
Songs fed through the early 1980s UK punk scene and spat out at velocity accompanied by a biscuit tin lid, a cheap Bontempi organ and a Speak and Spell. It's a noise, but a welcome noise.
Tuesday, July 15 2008
Metal fans are a cynical bunch when it comes to outsiders offering critiques of their favorite pieces of work, and can pick apart a treatise with the thoroughness of fussy jazz enthusiasts.
Monday, July 7 2008
Smooch Records unearths an album's worth of songs from a little-remembered early '80s punk band.
Sunday, October 28 2007
A.R.E. Weapons' fourth full-length just sounds like something that would come from New York.
Thursday, September 20 2007
A punk/cabaret operetta about one of the most underrated of actors of the previous century? World/Inferno makes this seemingly kitschy concept work.
Monday, September 3 2007
Portland riff-rockin' trio turn in a solid sophomore album.
Thursday, August 23 2007
This is one country-punk band who won't be selling out to "the man" anytime soon.
Monday, August 20 2007
The Gaslight Anthem aren't the first band to hold up New Jersey's ultra-suburbanism with pop-punk pride.
Monday, June 25 2007
This lavishly packaged three-disc edition makes a strong case for this excellent punk album's entry into the "must have" canon alongside the classic debuts from the Sex Pistols and the Clash.
Sunday, April 22 2007
America's last remaining old-style punk rocker revisits his hardcore, pop, mod, soul, celtic and reggae roots in his fifth and latest full-length. "I knew going into it that I didn't want this record to be as concise as the last one," he says.