Punk Revival

Punk traditionalists, but simpler and heavier, much like a faster, harder outgrowth of grunge rock.

Morbid Stuff

PUP: Morbid Stuff

There was a moment in 1994 when I walked into a room and heard Dookie for the first time. It somehow took the snottiness and the feelings of restless boredom of that...
Never Gonna Die

Pennywise: Never Gonna Die

There’s something to making music that has changed very little in 25 years. 1992 Pennywise is not only similar to 2018 Pennywise, it’s indiscernible from itself...
POST-

Jeff Rosenstock: POST-

Do you think this is what Andrew W.K. was originally aiming for? Sorry, I just had to sneak in another AWK reference in a review to meet my annual quota. That g...
The Dream Is Over

PUP: The Dream Is Over

Rocking and roiling punk noise from up North of the border is honestly on my list of things that make me consistently happy. And, on this front, PUP fulfills. T...
Blowout

The So So Glos: Blowout

Recommended on a Podcast by Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus, I can't believe I never heard these guys prior to getting that mention. After all, they are lo...
High

Royal Headache: High

I am so in love with this album it's ridiculous. I am in love with the concept of it. I am in love with the execution of it. I want to hug the band and thank th...
About Time

Pennywise: About Time

I was never into hardcore. It was just too, uh, hard for me. But hot damn did I like rock ‘n roll. But I have this whole thing where I like melody and song stru...
New Wave

Against Me!: New Wave

Perhaps this is just a window into my nature, but I like a little bit of irony in my music. I've always found overly earnest bands to be, well, kind of dorky. I...
Make a Sound

Autopilot Off: Make a Sound

The dudes from this band are nice guys, so I feel a little bad talking shit about their album. The first track sounds like a Bad Religion retread from the early...