Punk Rock

MISERY OBSCURA is Required Reading for Punks Old and New

I loved this book and then decided I had to pass it on to the next generation of music fans. Our (second) youngest writer was the logical choice to share my love for horror punk with – well, notably the Misfits, Danzig’s post-Misfits work does nothing for me. But I digress… Even if Samhain and…

Attonito and Company At It Again with SIMPLICITY

It never ceases to amaze me how many successful bands New Jersey has produced, more specifically the town of New Brunswick. The Rutgers University city has produced acts that include Bon Jovi, The Smithereens, Catch 22/Streetlight, The Gaslight Anthem, Midtown, Thursday, and the topic of this review – The Bouncing Souls. Playing a basement in…

Don’t You Wish You Were The Damned?

New documentary The Damned: Don’t You Wish We Were Dead? chronicles the seminal UK punk outfit from their early years through today, with warts and all. The eccentricities of Vanian, the unique guitar sound of Captain Sensible, the years without the Captain, the post Rat Scabies years, the tumultuous relationships, their friendship with Lemmy and…

New Music Monday: Steve and Dan

Last week, alternative Christian music godfather Steve Taylor released his kickstarted and highly anticipated collaboration with wacky, talented, and one-of-a-kind Daniel Smith of Danielson via the best alternative music blog on the web, Alex Young’s Consequence of Sound. Chances are if you aren’t a diehard of Danielson or Taylor, this is news to you. Lucky…

D4 and Birds Rule the Night

Straight out of Minneapolis, Dillinger Four completely obliterated the crowd with fast, yet melodic, punk rock. The four energetic rockers performed at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia on October 9th, proving that any place is a substantial place to play punk rock, with the right attitude and sing-alongs. With over an hour long set,…

Punk Rock in the Ghetto

What makes a movie punk rock? One could easily argue that punk movies are a specific genre onto themselves, but there’s no simple definition of what makes a punk movie. Is a punk movie simply a film with punk rockers in it? Does it need to have specific punk rock themes? Does a punk movie…

Halloween Albums: Re-Animation Festival

Alright! Round two for the Halloween album reviews! Next up is pop-punk/horror punk heroes, Groovie Ghoulies! This is a total flip flop from the Doyle review. Also more friendly! Just good ol’ simple Ramones core rock’n’roll! Great for the whole family. But out of all their amazing albums, which one to review? Today I’ve decided…

Halloween Albums: Abominator

Who doesn’t love October? Along with the nice fall weather, it’s full of apple cider, corn mazes…scary movies, festivities… and most importantly, the music. And why not celebrate Halloween with some worthy records! This will be a kick off to what will be a couple reviews on some albums for the rest of the month.…

Green Day’s Dookie Turns 20!

I first heard Green Day in 1990 when 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was released. I was a freshman in high school and was a typical subculture teen who loved music, skateboarding and was looking for a voice. Green Day was fun and the songs were expressing what a teenage boy was trying to say to…