Squarecrow – Rammi Jamms – Review

August 26, 2016

Squarecrow sounds focused and energized throughout Rammi Jamms, and they even throw in a snarled, skank-worthy take on The Smiths’ immortal “Bigmouth Strikes Again.”

The Generators – Life Gives Life Takes – Review

May 30, 2014

Classic old school punk with a strong Bad Religion vibe. Considering The Generators have a 15+ year history, it’s no surprise that they create perfectly formed, impeccably molded songs like the ones on Life Gives, Life Takes, their 10th album.

Veara – Growing Up Is Killing Me – Review

April 1, 2014

Georgia’s Veara remind me of the glut of good-but-indestinguishable pop punk bands of the late ’90s. They have heart, they have skills, but they haven’t found their unique voice by their second album, and really, that’s ok.

The Marmozets – Review

January 9, 2014

This clunkily-named band has angsty roar, belted-out melodies, and some tenderness, slathered atop powerpop riffery and stick-twirling drumming.

Get Dead – Bad News – Review

November 25, 2013

Raspy-voiced bar room punk from San Francisco. Combining horns, dark ska upstroke, punk charge, and blind-staggering to please Social D and Pogues fans.

Masked Intruder – Review

July 30, 2013

Sure, it’s a novelty, and punk pop needs another gimmick like I need Frank’s Red Hot Sauce squirted in my eye, but this one’s worth the sting.

After The Fall – Unkind – Review

July 3, 2013

After the Fall have pretty well nailed the rampaging punk stylings of the late ’90s. Like NOFX, but with less horns and songs about lesbians.

Paramore – Review

June 20, 2013

I’ve got a huge soft spot for Paramore’s unfailingly earnest and polished punk pop, and especially the incredible vocals of Hayley Williams.

Retox – YPLL – Review

May 28, 2013

Justin Pearson of The Locust returns with the edgy shit people call art punk. You can love or loathe the long song titles cuz it’s about the music, right?

The Bronx – IV – Review

March 15, 2013

Modern life is a real drag according to the The Bronx’s lyrics, but you wouldn’t know it from the kick-ass, muscled boogie-punk that these LA punkers jerk out.

The Bronx – IV – Review

February 4, 2013

Modern life is a real drag according to the The Bronx’s lyrics, but you wouldn’t know it from the kick-ass, muscled boogie-punk that these LA punkers jerk out.

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