Transplants – Review

June 13, 2003

When the only drummer you can find for your “weird” side project is the guy from Blink 182, that’s God’s way of saying, “Don’t do it.”

Original Sinners – Review

January 10, 2003

Exene’s latest project, the Original Sinners, are like “X for beginners.” The band is tighter than X was, and certainly has more musical tricks up its sleeve.

Dag Nasty – Minority of One – Review

January 3, 2003

These four have done time in Down By Law, DYS, Fugazi, Minor Threat, Bad Religion, All, The Meatmen, and Junkyard. A lot to live up to, and a lot to live down.

Anti-Flag – Mobilize – Review

January 3, 2003

The eight new songs runing down the usual litany of complaints: The military is too violent, the government is too repressive, some people are too homophobic.

Every Dog Will Have Its Day – Review

January 3, 2003

If you want to be the new Lookout! (now that Lookout! wants to be the new Sub Pop, and who knows what Sub Pop is up to these days), take it all the way.

Pitch Black – Review

January 3, 2003

As you can probably guess, AFI is a big influence here. But I’ll give the Devil his due: If you can get past the silliness, some of these songs aren’t bad.

The Beltones – Cheap Trinket – Review

September 9, 2002

1977-style punk that’s a little bit pop and a little bit rock’n’roll. Not too fast or too slow; not too aggressive or too wussy; not too basic or too tricky.

Avoid One Thing – Review

August 16, 2002

Sounds like a new rock band’s first album, which is strange considering how many Boston-area scene “veterans” they’ve stacked the line-up with.

Punch Drunk – III – Review

August 2, 2002

A grouchy reviewer might grumble that TKO’s latest sampler is mostly filler, but an astute music historian would point out it’s merely carrying on the legacy.

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