Documentary on the Washington, D.C. punk scene, with a focus on the earlier years.
Don’t Tread on We! (Mass Appeal). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Paul “HR” Hudson led the band Bad Brains but fell into mental illness. This is the story of his finding the way back.
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?
Bill Hale’s slick photo collection reminds haters and fans alike of Metallica’s glory days. Even Matthew Moyer admires the redemption.
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.
It was another night of dirty, rowdy punk rock as Big D and the Kids Table brought their Steady Riot Tour to Orlando. Jen Cray got knocked around in the pit, but still managed to make her way out and report back.
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.
The Social, in Orlando, has been frequently offering two-night residencies to bands that can easily sell out the small venue. Booking the bill with big talent and odd packaging, these shows are usually a hot ticket and always memorable. For a holiday treat in December, Bouncing Souls were the band in big letters with hefty support from The Street Dogs , Whole Wheat Bread and World/Inferno Friendship Society. Jen Cray was there for the mayhem on night #2.
Fuck the System (Spitfire). Review by Stein Haukland.
After The Last (Badman). Review by Terry Eagan.
Irreversible Trend (Radical). Review by Troy Jewell.
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