Carnage Bargain (Suicide Squeeze). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Brighton (Exotic Fever). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Women’s Rights (Suicide Squeeze Records). Review by Jen Cray.
Super Me (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Jen Cray.
Twenty-something puppet Myrna is kidnapped on the moon and taken to L.A. where she struggles to fit into modern society.
Encores at tiny punk rock shows?! They’re rare, but Jen Cray and a whole bunch of hungry fans dug this one.
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?
Live @ the Roundhouse London 2008 (Year Zero/Future Noise). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Black Cascade (Southern Lord). Review by Matthew Moyer.
O (Team Love). Review by Jen Cray.
Be Your Own Pet is stealing hearts and stages on the Nylon Summer Music Tour. Jen Cray caught their Orlando show and found that she was not immune to their charms.
Poisonous Times (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Jen Cray.
The Secret Life (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Jen Cray.
Pat Graham brings the DC-centric goods in this new collection of over a decade’s worth of his music photos. Matthew Moyer feels like he has an all-access pass.
Photographer Abby Banks went on a 25-city tour of “punk houses” across the U.S. to create this unique coffeetable book that pays tribute to this artistic underground of “hippie punks.” Jen Cray is ready to crash.
Lose All Time (Paper Bag). Review by Jen Cray.
A large percentage of America may not know it yet, but the Arctic Monkeys have already conquered their native England and are setting their sights on our shores. Jen Cray was not surprised that the band’s Orlando date was a complete sell out.
Speaking with vocalist Vice Cooler and guitarist Steve Touchstone of the undefinable trio of XBXRX , Jen Cray got them to talk about the brilliance of Kill Rock Stars, recording with Ian Mackaye and Steve Albini and how their live shows have resulted in permanent scarring.
Wars (Polyvinyl). Review by Jen Cray.
A last minute switch-around transformed The Ettes headlining gig at Orlando’s The Social into a benefit show for the Invisible Children organization. On a bill stacked with local talent, Jen Cray saw the Los Angeles trio steal the show despite their less than prime time 9:15 performance.
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