Always strive to be the innovator, not the imitator. D-beat etc! For the love of fucking God… why, why, why, but why!
There’s punk…then there’s PUNK! It’s been a long time since something has really grabbed my attention. I’m quite opinionated and the older I get the more I tend to be a bit critical on what’s happening in our world of punk rock. I received a message from Pat Crawford of SoH that asked if I’d […]
Punk has always been an educational experience for me. Not just a noisy tool to be “different”, but a catalyst that gave me something that no typical class room could offer. This is one of those elements that would have shaped me as a youngster and strengthened my ethos as an adult. First off, a […]
One thing that I respect about the Seattle area and it’s punk activities is the diversity that comes from there regarding specific sounds. Seattle was never an area to latch onto cloning sounds (Grunge excluded) or carbon copying the latest Dbeat, raw whatever. The sounds were spread out and gave rise to some stand out […]
Royal Red Brigade are a Punk & Roll band from Regina, Canada…and they’re very good at what they do. How do I know this? Because I’ve booked them a couple times here in Minneapolis and every time was a stellar experience. Their musical presence on stage really brings good energy and gets thing moving! Fans of […]
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DROPDEAD…by far one of the most important socio/political bands of our time. Starting in 1991, the band has been blasting hardcore punk at the world with a fiercely militant message of animal liberation and human compassion. A subject that will forever be relevant and vital to the punk and underground movement. If you’ve ever seen DROPDEAD, […]