Ira – The Body and The Soil – Review

March 16, 2007

Ira is like Isis, Neurosis, Pelican, and all that instrumental stuff I’ve had a casual interest in for years, as you should. I like good drone, and this has it.

Bambix – Club Matuchek – Review

March 12, 2007

Female-fronted three-piece punkpop from The Netherlands, been around for a few years, play solid pop-oriented punk with real tunes and style in spades.

Cougars – Pillow Talk – Review

June 1, 2006

Good, chaotic, loud & boisterous, totally locked-in rhythm, freakin’ horns’n’reeds. Either from NYC or Chicago. A “band to know” nod from AP and an EP on Thick.

Your Scene Sucks – Review

July 23, 2003

Hard. Core. Indeed, it takes physical strength to play the kind of music on this relentless 28-song sampler. Not a lot of snotty-voiced kids made the cut.

In.Dk – Kill Whitey! – Review

January 31, 2003

Bands like these are so fucking lame. It’s well-produced and the riffs are good, too bad it’s all wasted on lame lyrics about totally pathetic politics.

GBH – Ha Ha – Review

January 17, 2003

GBH, although obviously better musicians and with better production, still keep true to what they have always done, bad ass hardcore/punk.

Terror Firmer Soundtrack – Review

June 4, 2001

It’s Troma, so unless you rent only from Blockbuster, you know this is some sexy, gross, weird and wild shit. Get this soundtrack cuz every band is a someone.

The Pinkerton Thugs – End of an Era – Review

June 4, 2001

The Pinkerton Thugs are called what they’re called and they’re basically street level punk, the kind of “tough life” crap we all write in notebooks in middle school but later outgrow.

Down By Law – Fly the Flag – Review

January 1, 2000

Dave Smalley’s been around, sung for bands you oughtta know, has a master’s degree in political science, and he wants to tell us about the state of the world.

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