Not much is known about the Italian duo, aptly named — at least at this point in their career — Wildmen. Their single “Haters Gonna Hate,” which comes off their self-titled debut, sounds like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club meets the Black Lips with a dash of Black Flag. It starts out with a gentle folk [...]
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At a house in East Austin, near the corner of Chicano and Cesar Chavez, Romantic Rock Designs hosted an unofficial SXSW party featuring a fashion show, art showcase and punk rock concert. The Goodnight Darlings (NYC), The Stand Alones (ATX), Walk the Plank (DC) and Broken Gold (ATX) were all to play in the backyard [...]
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 [...]
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.