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Play Me: “Heretic’s Hymn” by Double Dagger

Baltimore’s Double Dagger always straddled that line between art-punk and workingman’s punk rock. No where is this more evident than on “Heretic’s Hymn” from the band’s posthumous album, 333 (due out via Thrill Jockey on RSD 4.20), where a minimal, bass groove literally explodes during the chorus, eventually becoming overwhelmed by a group roar in [...]

The Lovely Bad Things

Orange County’s The Lovely Bad Things are right up my alley. They play infectious, hook-driven garage rock, sounding like a mixture of The Soviettes, Pretty Girls Make Graves and The Pixies. They also appeal to the geek in me by referencing Star…

Wildmen – Haters Gonna Hate

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 [...]

SXSW Recap: Walk The Plank

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 [...]

SXSW Recap: Fox And The Law

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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