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The Rockometer: Life/Thrills by Lower Plenty

      Lower Plenty Life/Thrills Mexican Summer   I’ve been writing about music long enough to know some prime bullshit when I read it. Not every band is going to change your life. Not every band hyped on Stereogum, Pitchfork, or Spin is going to be the next Raiohead or whatever it is the […]

Play Me: “Hollywood High” By Mike Hudson and the Pagans

  Any Cleveland rocker worth their salt knows about the town’s importance in the birth of American punk rock. Names like Pere Ubu, Rocket From the Tombs, and The Dead Boys are passed down from generation to generation with the type of reverence conservative politicians pay to our nation’s founding fathers. Dig deeper, and you’ll […]


Detroit 4-piece Protomartyr’s sophomore release, Under Color of Official Right, and first with Hardly Art is an indie rock meets punk rock meets post punk hybrid of stabbing, angular guitars and bludgeoning drums. 14 tracks blasted through in …