Welcome to a retro future world where everyone wears an electronic dog collar until their first sexual experience. Making out counts.
Matthew Moyer unveils the secrets of this month’s 45 Grave.
Matthew Moyer spends a quiet night in with TSOL.
Twenty years after founding the Better Youth Organization, Mark and Shawn Stern are still running their pioneering DIY label. They get to surf in Hawaii, bowl with Rancid and be their own bosses. Brian Broccoli pays a visit to the Stern Brothers, who will keep their day jobs.
In one of the year’s most surprising comebacks, the original line-up of TSOL is back. Mitchell Foy catches up with orignal lead singer Jack Grisham to discuss grave robbery, the legendary ’80s Orange County punk scene, and how Henry Rollins ruined Black Flag.
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Restless). Review by Julio Diaz.
For the musician’s standpoint, we yield the floor to the compiler of the Ramones tribute album Gabba Gabba Hey, as former Adolescents and current ADZ lead singer Tony Reflex offers his reflections on one of his biggest inspirations.
Whether it’s for Cheap Thrills or a symptom of the Dionysus Syndrome, The Black Halos know that in the end, it’s only rock & roll – and they like it! Gail Worley risks international phone lines to catch up with frontman (and wild man!) Billy Hopeless.
Return to the Black Hole (Amsterdamned). Review by David Lee Beowülf
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