Today, in things I'm obsessed with. This: https://youtu.be/SS0QRraq_rc It's rad.
What an exceptionally good band. I'm so excited to have found them tonight. https://youtu.be/blxyr3tUBfQ
It didn't take an advanced degree in the humanities for me to realize that punk rock is a crock of shit. Just a sprained ankle. It wasn't sour grapes, either, but dedication that broke punk's fuck-it spirit wide open for me. For years I carried a big Fender bass amp--my only amp at the time,… Continue reading Punk Postures: Overlooking Punk’s Real Lessons
Another season brings another awesome sampler from Gainesville-based label Paper + Plastick. I might be biased when it comes to all things Gainesville, my former and beloved hometown (not to mention the setting for one or two questionable fashion decisions on my part), but with tracks like Bad Ideas' "Damn My Clumsy Hands," absolutely free, this sampler… Continue reading Free Music! Paper + Plastick Winter Sampler
From the irreverent spirit of Gainesville chill-punk to the anxious energy of the rust belt, Do You Feel Any Better? outlines the contours of punk rock better than any recent release.
Another solid Eulogy release. For the OGs. https://youtu.be/_JxTMIfKVZc
The ten tracks on Before the World Was Big resonate with meaning, rather than the self-absorbed hiss of musical egos.