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Late night

Last nite I ended up working until just after midnight. I had such a headache last nite that it made me sick to my stomach. I had a hard time sleeping but at least I got to sleep later today and not come in until noon. I still don’t feel quite...

Sleep aways escapes me

I’m so tired today that I am having trouble keeping my eyes open. I wish I could take a nap. Thankfully the day at work is almost done for me. I needed to go get an oil change in the car but I decided to blow it off and not call to schedule...

Good friends visit

Last nite, Kristine came by and brought me dinner and kept me company to help keep my sanity since I’m trapped in the house while recovering. It was nice to have company since I’m starting to get cabin fever big time. She brought me...

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The Berzerkers – Can’t Stand Still LP

The Berzerkers – Can’t Stand Still LP Hostage Records Hailing from the punk rock hotbed known as Orange County, CA, The Berzerkers present us with their debut album on Hostage Records, a label with...

Pezz – More Than You Can Give Us LP

Pezz – More Than You Can Give Us LP Truant Records Hailing from Memphis, TN, Pezz has been around since 1989. While they haven’t been as active recently as they were in the past, they seem to surprise us...

Drunk Injuns 2/21/20 at The Uptown

Friday night was a special night in Oakland, CA as The Uptown hosted MoFo’s 60th birthday party and it was a skate rock extravaganza! Drunk Injuns and JFA played together in honor of MoFo, and they were joined by...

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Reissues gone wrong: Skinny Puppy vinyl reissues

I’ve had a long-standing policy on this site that I only cover and review records that have been sent to me for that purpose, I don’t cover things I purchased. I stood firm to that policy for over a decade...

Selections from The Punk Vault – Dazzling Killmen

Back in the early 1990s, I spent a hell of a lot of time going to shows at Lounge Ax in Chicago. That place was one of the best clubs ever in the world and at that time they were getting the coolest bands. During the...

Selections from The Punk Vault [F-Word]

F-Word – Shut Down 7″ (1978 Posh Boy Records) Note: Since this originally “aired”, F-Word founding member, Dim Wanker, contacted me and wanted to share his story of the F-Word history, as it is...

Interview: Street Sects

Despite being obsessed with music for almost the entirety of my half a century on this planet, I’ve found that the older I get, the less likely it is that I become genuinely excited about new bands. Don’t...

Resistance Pro: Back for the Attack 4/28/13

Resistance Pro Wrestling returned to the Arabian Knights Barn in Willowbrook, IL. It was an afternoon show and a beautiful day and the federation put together a really fun show for the fans. This show was unique in that...

The Adicts – 1/29/20 at House of Blues

Wednesday night, UK punk legends, The Adicts, made their long-awaited return to the windy city to headline a three band bill. The club was packed full of excited punk fans spanning a wide range of ages. First up was...

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R.I.P. Bill Bartell of White Flag

It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that Bill Bartell (aka: Pat Fear) of White Flag has passed away. The cause of death is unknown but judging by some comments on Bill’s Facebook page he had been...

Sienna Nanini – Pants Down Time LP

The first new Dangerhouse release in more than three decades is every bit as genre defying and quirky as you’d expect from this cast of eclectic musicians. Not for the closed minded. Sienna Nanini – Pants...

The Ism story

When I checked my email today, I received one from a gentleman named Al Lestell who attmpted to post a comment to the Big Apple Rotten to the Core entry but was denied because of my MT-Blacklist. Some word in his...