By: Nicholas PellSomewhere along the line, punk rock's amateurish enthusiasm became conflated with a dearth of talent.That's OK -- anything to keep the squares out -- but it's not entirely accurate.
Indeed, it was hard paring this list down to just five. While you might complain that your favor ... More >>
Skateboarding and music mingle nicely, from the soundtracks of skate videos to the shredders themselves hitting notes. For some skaters, it's hard to say what comes first, the music or the maple. It's not uncommon while learning about a band to find that a member or two has skateboarding in their pa ... More >>
Coming up with 10 punk albums to listen to before you die is a lot harder than you'd think. For starters, it's a morbid thought, which makes you start asking yourself why in the hell you're thinking about punk albums when you're only gonna die, so who cares?
Second, the best material of many (if n ... More >>
I gotta be honest: I have a love/hate relationship with Thanksgiving.On the one hand, it's my vegetarian anniversary. I gave up meat on Thanksgiving 1997, which, for all you math failures, means this year marks the 14th Thanksgiving in a row since I've eaten meat. For that, I am excited and proud ... More >>
I don't write show reviews that often, but when I do, Las Vegas seems to be involved (click here to figure out what the hell I mean).Now that you're back, let me tell you about the ALL/Big Drill Car/My Name show Saturday at the House of Blues. I left for Vegas Thursday at 8 p.m. and got back into Lo ... More >>
Ok, so this wasn't last night. It was Saturday night. But if you kept partying all weekend and didn't go to sleep, maybe it was last night.
Either way, Instagon played its 500th show at HB's Blue Cafe and I'm glad I went. The older I get, the less I'm impressed with bands that play traditional so ... More >>
If you read my story on Instagon's 500th show (and I know you did), you know that Instagon head honcho Lob plans on bringing a slew of guests to play with him. I hate to spoil the surprise, but Lob sent out an email with a list of people he expects to take the stage. And because ... More >>
I don't work in the marketing department at DiPiazza's Restaurant & Lounge, but maybe I should. I just took a gander at their April schedule and they've got some great stuff lined up.
Wednesday is Adam's Dagger, a Long Beach band that just had a streaming song on Punknews.
Friday is Fish ... More >>