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PHOTOBOOTH: MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN LIVE @ ONCE BALLROOM SOMERVILLE, MA 10-11-19
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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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Mike Watt & the Missingmen LIVE @Once Ballroom Somerville, MA 10-11-19
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Mike Watt, the Pedro man with the bass in his hand has nothing left to prove. He’s shown himself a musical man in the very sense of the word ever since the Minutemen and has been a formidable presence, with collaborations with everyone from Nels Cline, Kira Roessler,...

Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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MIKE WATT: DICK WATT TOUR 2019
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”arrrrrrgghh, wouldn’t you now it be international talk like a pirate day when me + my missingmen be shoving off for moe’s alley in santa cruz, ca to kick this ‘dick watt tour 2019’ off w/a gig there tonight? aye, it be.” Thus begins and...

Wednesday, 09 October 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: There’s a Lot of it About
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WHO: SNUFF WHAT: There’s a Lot of it About WHY: Snuff will always be one of the underappreciated bands in punk rock. A shame, because they’re the band that made Fat Wreck more than just a punk label. There was a debt and silliness to them that made them both...

Friday, 27 September 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 397
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Once More with Feeling Original Cast Recording Growing up on a tropical island in the Caribbean in the 90s has its benefits and drawbacks.  The benefits are that you’re on a tropical island in the Caribbean and there’s no way your...

Thursday, 26 September 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 396
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The Melvins Pinkus Abortion Technician It’s mind-boggling how such a prolific band can be so under-appreciated. Krist Novoselic of Nirvana fame has said that the Melvins are the only band left standing from the grunge-rock cacophony of the Nineties (take that, Pearl...

Friday, 20 September 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 395
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the HumanWorld LP by Peter Perrett. As of 2019, saying that singer/guitarist Peter Perrett has had a storied career would be a laughable understatement. After forming (and then collapsing) Glory in 1976, Perrett formed the...

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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Mannequin Pussy – LIVE
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Mannequin Pussy Great Scott – Allston, MA – September 19, 2019 One of the joys of being an avid music listener is getting absolutely blindsided by a band you’ve never heard before. I try never to pay too much attention when listening to new music, which is a...

Tuesday, 17 September 2019
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SPOTLIGHT: Patience
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WHO: Mannequin Pussy WHAT: Patience WHY: It doesn’t happen often that a band comes out of left field to completely blow us away. As a first exposure, Patience absolutely demands the listener’s attention. In a turbulent 25 minutes, it manages to be funny, sad,...

Thursday, 05 September 2019
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Vinyl Vlog 394
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The Dwarves Take Back the Night Love ’em or hate ’em, the Dwarves have been at it for a long time, man. And for good reason: they are quite good at what they do. As far as garage rock is concerned, there’s probably no one doing it better than them....

Friday, 30 August 2019
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I Wanna be Literated #209
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Lessons of October by Leon Trotsky There can be no doubt that Leon Trotsky had an astonishing life. From humble beginnings, to revolutionary, to major political leader, to “disgraced” outcast, the man’s life has been extensively analyzed and will continue to be...

Monday, 26 August 2019
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I Wanna Be Literated #208
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Ways of Hearingby Damon Krukowski There is no doubt that Damon Krukowski is the right guy to be talking about music. He understands it at an intimate level where I either wished I could talk about it the same way, or that I could spend a couple hours picking his brain...

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
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