Jim Saah documented the D.C. hardcore scene with training from a high school photography class, capturing energy and excitement with a natural sense of technique and art.
Documentary on the Washington, D.C. punk scene, with a focus on the earlier years.
Brace Yourself (Pirate’s Press). Review by Scott Adams.
Culture Shock Treatment (Paper + Plastick). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Alphabetland (Fat Possum). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Endless (Riding Easy). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Undertow (Indivisible Music). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Ink 19 slings a few questions to the punk rock pioneer Keith Morris on Trump, Calexit and looking back.
Skeletons. Review by Joe Frietze.
A couple is kidnapped and held in a small cell until either they or their captor breaks.
Hairy Chafin’ Ape Suit (Sauxtex Media). Review by James Mann.
Aesop Rock gives Jacksonville some quality hip hop – the kind so good that even shoegazer Jessica Whittington can’t appreciate.
Riverboat Gamblers can always be counted on to give fans a live music aurogasm, and Jen Cray can always be counted on to cheer them on whenever they play her hometown.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers still deliver, years after they’ve retired the tube socks and put on their pants. Jen Cray was happy to be part of even just a bit of their Orlando performance.
Back to the Basement (Asian Man Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
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.
No Mercy Fool/The Suicidal Family (Suicidal). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Medicine Show (Water ). Review by James Mann.
Carl F Gauze recommends this collection of posters from the hottest graphic artist of the year, Jay Ryan.
Strike Anywhere turns a room full of strangers into a family with their well-measured mix of melodic punk and angry politics.
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