Review – Diners “It’s All True”

I hope that everyone had a great thanksgiving whether you were with family or friends.  I came home from Thanksgiving with something to be very thankful for.  I got a nice little package from Phat ‘n’ Phunky Phonics.  Inside the package I found a brightly colored 7″ by Arizona band, Diners.     Diners have […]

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Review – Melted “Ziptripper”

I met Justin in 2010.  He was in a punk band and we had some mutual friends in the punk scene.  I joined that punk band.  I would pick him up in Fullerton and head to practice.  We would talk about everything from music, relationships, philosophy, and religion.  Those long drives were one of favorite part about […]

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Cry For Help – Terrible Songs Recorded In Terrible Places

I used to play in a band back in San Jose with a few dudes and we were not that great.  We did have a lot of fun and for some reason people like to see us play fast shitty songs.    Aaron was in this band and he was by far the best musician. […]

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East Coast Bands You Should Listen To: Eagle Daddy & Spill

(Sam Nakhoul is busy working at New York Comic-Con but she sent me this to post) East Coast Bands You Should Listen To: Eagle Daddy: Straight out of your basement show in New Brunswick, NJ, hails Eagle Daddy.  The four piece post-punk band released their debut EP Rock n’ Roll Is Dead and I Wish […]

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Review – Peace Be Still “Live Aux Send”

Peace Be Still is a fun emo punk band from up in Ontario, Canada. They come from a town called Mississauga. It reads like the Candian Mississippi.  I did not know too much about it so I did some research.  I was shocked to learn that it is the 6th largest city in Canada. It was originally […]

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Review – After The Fall “Dedication”

After the Fall has been banging out records up in Albany since 2006.  These guys are influenced by the bands that I grew up listening to.  They sound like they came straight off Punk-O-Rama 4 or a Fat Wreck comp.  I always have wondered if they got their band name from that 98 Mute record from […]

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Review – Motor Inn “Odd Hours EP”

Motor Inn has been under the radar for a couple years in San Francisco.  They sound like they could be a lollipop/echo park band. They really only play in SF area from what I can tell and have done a trip up north, but not south.  They should fix that problem.  I would really dig […]

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Review – Ager “Demo 2015”

Ager, hailing from the south bay and from various punk/hardcore bands,  is gazing hard at its sneakers with their debut demo.  I mean look at their band photo they are actively shoegazing.  (I am guessing Johnny from the band took this photo.  He is a great photographer and does videos and photos for bands through his company […]

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Review – Bazan “Monthy Vol. 2 2015”

David Bazan is an interesting musician.  People either love him or hate him.  He used to sing songs about god and now he sings songs about how he used to sing songs about god.  There is so much more to his music than that.  He really strikes a chord with people who grew up in some […]

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Review – French Exit/Hillary Chillton “Split”

I drank a couple cans of wine while writing this so excuse any typos.  Before I write this review, I need to say thank you to French Exit.  When I first moved to Los Angeles from San Francisco, they were one of the first bands I ever got to see at the V.L.H.S.    I […]

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