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Monday, June 2 2014

Priests: Bodies and Control and Money and Power EP

The newest EP from these DC punks is heavy on rage and passion, but the notes they hit are all too familiar.


Thursday, March 6 2014

Iska Dhaaf - ‘Even the Sun Will Burn’ (album stream) (Premiere)

On Iska Dhaaf's debut Even the Sun Will Burn, the bittersweet hints of '60s psychedelia lend depth and texture to catchy indie-pop melodies.


Monday, February 10 2014

You Blew It!: Keep Doing What You’re Doing

With maybe the truest emo record yet to come from the recent resurgence of emo and pop-punk, You Blew It! call back to the height of the genre without getting too bogged down by tradition.


Wednesday, January 8 2014

Melt-Banana: Fetch

Fetch marries the lupine, atypical grindcore of their mid-'90s output, with the lunatic pop sensibility of 2007’s Bambi’s Dilemma with results powerful enough to destroy entire continents.


Monday, November 4 2013

Football, Fists, and the Filth and Fury are All Present in ‘East End Babylon’

Responsible for Oi! and some remarkably violent gigs, this little band from London's East End has a story that's more interesting than most.


Friday, October 18 2013

Pussy Riot and the Art of Political Pranks

Why has the West taken such interest in Pussy Riot? Would our reactions be so different if a similar incident occurred in one of our major cathedrals, synagogues, or mosques?


Tuesday, August 13 2013

Hunx and His Punx: Street Punk

Hunx returns with His Punx after his excellent 2012 solo album Hairdresser Blues. Where that album showed him moving in a softer and more sentimental direction, Street Punk completely reverses course in the best way possible.


Thursday, July 25 2013

David Markey & Heavy Friends: Volume Infinite

Thick Syrup does it again. Twenty years after the fact, they're releasing something mainstream America won't understand for another 20 years... by design.


Sunday, July 21 2013

Gogol Bordello: Pura Vida Conspiracy

Gypsy folk punk may be too idiosyncratic to ever be mainstream. That said, if there ever was a Gogol Bordello album that deserves to launch them onto American radio waves, it’s Pura Vida Conspiracy.


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.


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Lament of the Middle Aged Punk (Columns) [7.Oct.12]
The Hives: Lex Hives (Reviews) [5.Jun.12]
Sigourney Reverb: Bees in Your Bed (Capsule Reviews) [7.Nov.11]
Girl in a Coma: Exits & All the Rest (Capsule Reviews) [31.Oct.11]
Heartsounds: Drifter (Reviews) [12.Oct.11]
400 Blows: Sickness and Health (Capsule Reviews) [6.Oct.11]
Retox: Ugly Animals (Reviews) [3.Oct.11]
John Doe: Keeper (Reviews) [1.Sep.11]
Jacuzzi Boys: Glazin’ (Capsule Reviews) [29.Aug.11]
Art Brut: Brilliant! Tragic! (Reviews) [24.May.11]
Something Fierce: Don’t Be So Cruel (Capsule Reviews) [12.May.11]
Ray Davies: See My Friends (Reviews) [3.Apr.11]
Mayday Parade: Valdosta EP (Capsule Reviews) [31.Mar.11]
Cobra Skulls: Bringing The War Home (Capsule Reviews) [13.Mar.11]
Monotonix: Not Yet (Reviews) [8.Mar.11]
Nightmares for a Week: Don’t Die (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
(hed) PE: Truth Rising (Capsule Reviews) [4.Jan.11]
The Year in Music: March 2010 (Mixed Media) [22.Dec.10]
Atlantic/Pacific: Meet Your New Love (Capsule Reviews) [21.Dec.10]
Is Indie Really the New Punk? (Sound Affects) [11.Nov.10]
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