Tag Archives | punk

Cocktails

I think it’s pretty obvious from a lot of my posts, that I have a fondness for anything punk rock. Cocktails are no exception. This San Francisco quartet’s just released, self-titled EP with Father Daughter Records, pulls at all my strings…

The Rockometer: You’re Nothing by Iceage

                Iceage You’re Nothing Matador Records On my way to writing a review ripe with praise for the young, Danish punk band, Iceage, and their second album, You’re Nothing, I came across Everett True’s alternative review on Collapse Board. True’s been doing the criticism gig since the early [...]

Watch Me: “Evil Man” by Destruction Unit

Excuse me for sounding like one of those olds you overhear at shows complaining about music not being what it used to be, but, damnit, back in my day, before a band’s name became a place for misspellings, mixed case, missed vowels, and cutesy punctuation, that name used that mean something. Take Destruction Unit, for [...]

The Rockometer: Double Natural by Boomgates

                Boomgates Double Natural Bedroom Suck Records Supergroup may not seem like the best way to describe the Melbourne musicians who gathered to record under the name Boomgates. Brendan Huntley (Brenadan Suppression of Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and Steph Hughes (Dick Diver), two of the band’s better known [...]

Top Jam: “Pendulum Swing” by Blank Realm

Like others in Australia’s underground rock scene, the Brisbane quartet, Blank Realm, take influences familiar to American audiences, but reassemble them in such a way they end up sounding fresh. At different points during my time with their latest release, Go Easy, I was reminded of Devo’s offbeat melodies, The Slits polyrhythmic punk, or the [...]

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