Review – GOTTEM “Infinity Blunts”

GOTTEM is a band that was never intended to be taken seriously, but “Infinity Blunts” seriously bumps. If I can be blunt with you this record is GOTTEM’s best release to date.  “Infinity Blunts” is four brand new dank tracks that hit you with a variety of sounds and emotions. This EP is the perfect […]

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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 – Laura Stevenson “Cocksure”

The first time I saw Laura Stevenson was back around 2008 , she was on tour with Bomb the music industry!, she played 6 songs from her first LP and it was hands down the best solo acoustic set Ive seen to date. I have seen her play solo or with a full band about 12 times […]

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Panoramic’s “Rule of Thirds” EP Review

As defined by Google.com, Panoramic, Pan·o·ram·ic, is “including all aspects of a subject; wide-ranging.” I feel like this truly describes this release. This band provides the listener with a wide-range of influences that spans across their respective genre. Released on January 22nd, 2015 through Diy4lyfe Records & Zine, Rule of Thirds Cassette, echoes the sounds of powerhouses such as The Front […]

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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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East Coast Bands You Should Listen To: Secret Tombs

Secret Tombs is what happened when your dad, in a desperate night of trying to reclaim his lost youth, got stupid drunk on a 30-rack of Busch Light and ended up puking his guts out all over his record collection. The Pittsburgh trio contains, at varying times, tracers of many vinyl heyday hallmarks: the snot […]

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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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Review – Dead Meadow “Dead Meadow”

Of course one of my first actions as a newly minted Californian was to get evaluated. But because of being inundated by anti-drug Reagan era runoff, I was still a little leery spilling the beans to the man about using a substance still federally outlawed. Besides, things had been just fine (give or take a […]

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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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