- Music Reviews
- September 22, 2017
A Sentimental Education (Double Feature Records). Review by James Mann.
Companion photo book to the documentary Salad Days, an exploration of Washington DC’s trailblazing hardcore punk scene.
The rise of punk in our nation’s capital gets chronicled in Salad Days.
The net result of plowing through a weighty tome like this is a sense of awe at how a bunch of kids created their own culture whole cloth, like the music industry on a Utopian, communal, microcosmic level.
Akashic Press expands, redesigns, and re-releases Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins‘s invaluable DIY learning tool, Dance of Days. Even better, it’s just as energizing as the first read. What were YOU up to at age 16?
Phillip Haire catches up with ground-breaking punk band Bad Brains, with enigmatic front man H.R. on board, at a rare Orlando date.
A serviceable documentary of a working band in creative transition, Door of No Return misses an opportunity to explore the history of one of the most intriguing reggae bands of all time, Steel Pulse.
Cool Out and Coexist (RIOR). Review by Chris Catania.
Rhythm Amongst the Chaos (Reaper). Review by Jen Cray.
FDR (Uprising). Review by Jen Cray.
The first ever Volcom Tour brought co-headliners Riverboat Gamblers and Valient Thorr to Orlando, along with label mates Totimoshi and ASG. This was exactly the kind of show Jen Cray had been waiting for.
The Re-Issues (Jaybird & Weight of the World) (I Scream). Review by Jen Cray.
Fuck the System (Spitfire). Review by Stein Haukland.
After The Last (Badman). Review by Terry Eagan.
Irreversible Trend (Radical). Review by Troy Jewell.
…but James Mann offers a review of two books on the subject that should be: Steven Blush’s American Hardcore: A Tribal History and Mark Spitz and Brendan Mullen’s We Got the Neutron Bomb: The Untold Story of L.A. Punk.