Nazi Dogs – Chase The Man – Review

October 27, 2006

Crucial music for when you’ve got a head full of coke, a bellyful of beer, and a desire to run in circles in the opposite direction to break a nose or two.

Krum Bums – Complete Control – Death Can Wait – Review

October 27, 2006

Well-played and aggressive as shit punk with the intensity of ’80s hardcore and something that’s distinctively their own. Only three songs apiece here. Sort of a waste. I think split CDs should be four songs each, minimum. This ain’t a 7″, hoss. Load that thing up.

The Escaped – Review

May 24, 2005

Six-song EP of hardcore punk. Previous releases on In-Charge, Rodent Popsicle, and Blackout!. Honest and hard-charging, a pretty straight-forward genre band.

Punch Drunk V – Review

September 20, 2004

In previous incarnations of this series, there’ve been a few stinkers that snuck past security, but Volume V is a pure winner.

The Crumbs – Last Exit – Review

April 12, 2004

The energetic ’60s freakouts are inspired by The Fugs and Them. It may take a few listens to learn this is more than decent party music.

Smogtown – All Wiped Out – Review

March 22, 2004

Smogtown is influenced by the L.A. roots of Redd Kross, Circle Jerks, and, to a lesser extent, Black Flag. They have a sense of humor, write engaging and funny lyrics, and write feverishly fast and high-strung riffs.

Boston Scene Report – Review

January 28, 2004

The first installment of a series of mini-comps featuring four bands with two songs each. Boston is first, and comes through with a very strong effort.

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