My Thursday at SXSW started at 6:00am at Reagan National Airport. I had a 7am flight to Austin via Charlotte and was set to touch down at 11:30am. I was only going to be in town for a brief stint so something needed to be sacrificed to maximize the excursion into downtown Austin. I dropped [...]
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Destruction Unit Void Jolly Dream Upon hearing the first track from Destruction Unit’s Void LP, I wrote this: “(Destruction Unit) sound like they break things. That’s what they fuckin’ sound like. Electronics slamming against the sidewalk, baseball bats breaking glass, knee caps, brains, your mom’s fancy china, [...]
One can think of Go Easy as a punk rock textbook. Not a history book, mind you, but a guide on how to make a punk rock record for the 21st Century. The Brisbane, Australia band, Blank Realm, are not merely content to revisit underground styles first birthed in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s and recreate Youtube’s greatest punk rock moments of the past 40 years for new ears. Instead, each chapter contains valuable lessons on how to make these time-tested methods your own.
Colleen Green and her one woman punk band first grabbed the attention of the underground with her 2012 release, Milo Goes to Compton. Green’s from Boston. She’s in Oakland now. Who knows if she’s ever been to Compton, but if you caught the Descendents reference, then you know where she’s been in a figurative sense. [...]
The Men New Moon Sacred Bones In a recent interview with the Village Voice, the men of the six-piece Brooklyn band, The Men, revealed their adoration Tom Petty. The excitement they expressed over Petty headlining Bonnaroo was akin to the reaction a hipster caricature would have to [...]