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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]
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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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Vinyl Vlog 645
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the 20 Years. A Frantic Effort 3×10” set by DeeCRACKS. Since vinyl has retaken the amount of interest that it has among music fans, a fairly impressive amount of time and money has been spent repackaging and...

Saturday, 13 April 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 644
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Gentleman Jesse Where Time Stands Still (7 Inch) (Drunk Dial #12) I came about Gentleman Jesse in an ideal way: through a recommendation from a respected source. Back in the day, before my day job and kids took up most of my attention, I would do band interviews...

Friday, 12 April 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 643
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the Leave Us A Loan Picture Disc reissue by The Low Budgets. Alright, the fact is that not every punk rock record is golden. Any fan of the music can begrudgingly admit that, and every fan should – because it is the...

Saturday, 06 April 2024
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TV Party Tonight! #142
4K/Blu-Ray

Fast X Has the Fast and the Furious franchise jumped the shark? I know it’s a silly thing to say, because the whole franchise is a shark jump, but here, in its 10th iteration, the franchise seems to be double, tripling, octupleting down on its concepts and setups....

Friday, 05 April 2024
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The Sadies Live @ Arts at the Armory, Somerville MA, 04-03-24
LIVE MUSIC

I was excited to see the Sadies for many reasons, but mostly because of the opportunities it brought. First of all, it’s exciting to see a band you’re a fan of that you’ve never seen before. Then, I remembered I HAD seen them before. In 2007 in Madrid opening and...

Thursday, 04 April 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 642
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into The Drowns’ Blacked Out LP. While the number of ways that a band may choose to change their sound in the name of refreshing it or updating it are almost innumerable, what The Drowns have done on Blacked Out is genuinely...

Wednesday, 27 March 2024
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Spotlight: Half-divorced
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WHO: Pissed Jeans WHAT: Half-Divorced WHY: Punks can be scary and funny. They also cry. I’ve never heard a band that combines such fury, aggression, and rawness, with hilarious observational humor. Half-Divorced is only a half hour long (as albums like this SHOULD...

Tuesday, 26 March 2024
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Vinyl Vlog 641
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A deeper look at the grooves pressed into the For Family And Flag Volume 2 LP. While it took a little longer for Pirates Press to return to their For Family and Flag series than anyone likely expected , there’s no question that the label couldn’t have...

Saturday, 23 March 2024
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