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CREATION REBEL “Hostile Environment”
REVIEWS

Creation RebelHostile Environment I thank the Clash for many things, and one of those things is getting me into Reggae. I grew up in a tropical island where reggae was a soundtrack to your day, not something you actively sought out. Why would you? Is there anything...

Wednesday, 22 May 2024
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Jon Snodgrass & Buddies live @Faces Brewing Company, Malden MA [05-17-24]
LIVE MUSIC

I’ve been a fan of Jon Snodgrass for over 20 years and have only seen him live once. Embarrassing, I know. Especially considering how much I owe the man. Armchair Martian is such a no-brainer for anyone into pop punk, especially the Descendents/ALL/Fat Wreck variety,...

Sunday, 19 May 2024
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SPOTLIGHT: Barge at Will
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WHO: Jon Snodgrass + Buddies WHAT: Barge at Will WHY: Jon Snodgrass’ appeal is very specific. His songs sound like they would fit perfectly in an ALL or Descendents album, but his drawl gives it all a country-western quality. Also, the man has a sense of humor that...

Thursday, 16 May 2024
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TV Party Tonight! #144
DVD/Blu-Ray

Lisa Frankenstein Look, I don’t know much about Diablo Cody, except that she’s got a niche audience. I saw Juno and thought it was fine. Just fine. I know she did Jennifer’s Body, which has a cult following. She’s also worked non-stop on movies and TV shows...

Wednesday, 15 May 2024
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TV Party Tonight! #143
4K/Blu-Ray

Sailor Moon RComplete Second Season We seldom get second chances in life. I’m not talking about the big stuff, I’m talking about the stuff that matters: the little things. As an anime fan in general, I always dismissed Sailor Moon as being silly, for children, or...

Friday, 10 May 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 650
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Pissed Jeans Half-Divorced (Sub Pop) Who says punk can’t be funny and bring the brutality at the same time? I’m thinking of a band that does this as successfully as Pissed Jeans and drawing a blank. And, I don’t count grindcore bands because no one can understand...

Sunday, 05 May 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 649
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the One More Time… LP by Blink-182. It would be easy to find a cynical angle to approach the existence and sound of One More Time…, Blink-182’s ninth studio album and first to feature singer/guitarist Tom...

Friday, 03 May 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 648
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METZ Up on Gravity Hill(Sub Pop) Sometimes I truly think something is the matter with me. I’ve heard about METZ for a while. Way back when their first album came out, they were all the rage. My friends were all talking about them. Especially how great of a live show...

Sunday, 28 April 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 647
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into Judas Priest’s Invincible Shield 2LP. In the fifty-five years since their foundation, Judas Priest has seen no small number of changes to their form and style while still remaining an inimitable mainstay of the metal...

Wednesday, 24 April 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 646
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Cold War Classics Vol. 2 LP by Alabama 3. Before anyone gets nervous about what they might have missed, it’s important to point out that Cold War Classics is not the first Alabama 3 album to feature the erroneous...

Monday, 22 April 2024
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PHOTOBOOTH: METZ & Gouge Away @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville MA [04-17-24]
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Photos by Bernardo Jimenez...

Friday, 19 April 2024
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METZ live @ Crystal Ballroom, Somerville, MA [04-17-24]
LIVE MUSIC

METZ are a reckoning band for me. Their music sounds endlessly complex and simple at the same time. I know I like them (more than like them, actually), but their music just doesn’t stick once I turn it off. Really, the only time that has happened to me with their...

Thursday, 18 April 2024
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