Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival – June 9-11 At The Stone Pony

The weather was ideal. The Bronx tore up the inside of The Stone Pony. Some local folks got to see Black Flag for the first time in their lives and then Milo went to Asbury. Yes, the Descendents played… the fucking Descendents!

It was literally a perfect weekend for underground …

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Doing It For Dave: A Tribute To Dave Franklin Vision NJHC

“He would mess with me on stage pretty routinely, and then crack a smile and wink at me. Then he would usually come over in the middle of a song and plant a sloppy kiss on my neck.”

There are few roles with as many ups and downs as being …

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An Interview With Bouncing Souls: Not Home For The Holidays?

The holidays are all about traditions. It simply wouldn’t be December without The Christmas Spirit album by Johnny Cash, ingesting an extra few pounds of sugar-covered flour every day, and annual profanities at strings of Chinese-made Christmas lights that somehow broke while sitting in the attic all year.

For the …

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An Interview With H2O: My Friends Look Out For Me Like Family…

It was fall of 1996. Social Distortion was touring on their acclaimed White Light, White Heat, White Trash, and Mike Ness was doing interviews about how long it had taken for the world to recognize punk in any capacity besides a freaky sideshow. He made a good point.

Social …

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Jane’s Addiction: 25 Anos De Rituaul

Jane’s Addiction Celebrates The Silver Anniversary Of Ritual De Lo Habitual With Dinosaur Jr.

“Been Caught Stealing” is probably the weakest link on Jane’s Addiction’s Ritual de lo Habitual. It’s a mildly catchy, somewhat goofy, three-minute track amid a record of alternative anthems, phenomenal songwriting, relevant social commentary, and …

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A Look At This Weekend’s Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival – June 10-12 – Asbury Park, NJ

With its anti-establishment esthetic, punk rock doesn’t always pair too well with sports aside from its association with skateboarding. But Boston hardcore has a deep connection to hockey. The Beastie Boys were part of a whole basketball/underground music crossover. Much like the early UK, punks and soccer hooligans today run …

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Previewing The 2015 Hop Sauce Festival

Running a first-time event is a bit of gamble. It’s hard to know if anyone will bother to show up, especially when you’re at the tip of New Jersey’s most isolated barrier island.

That’s how the Jersey-based surf and skate brand, Jetty, felt last spring when they threw their inaugural …

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Film Review: Riot On The Dance Floor – The Story Of Randy Now And City Gardens

Calhoun Street in Trenton was a rough neighborhood, a poster child for urban decay. Outside the infamous underground venue City Gardens was a desolate ghetto. The walls of the place were a mess of scribbled graffiti. Inside, the club was barely maintained—dirty black walls, peeling stickers and missing ceiling tiles. …

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The Bouncing Souls/Brian Fallon @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg

BROOKLYN, NY—As human beings, we crave connection. Maslow laid it out in his hierarchy pyramid. Maybe you learned about it in 10th grade social sciences. Maybe you nodded off during that lesson because you were at a late show the night before. Maybe a few of your favorite bands had …

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The Gaslight Anthem @ Irving Plaza

MANHATTAN, NY—On July 27 at Irving Plaza, the venue guitarist/vocalist Brian Fallon referred to on stage as punk rock’s Madison Square Garden came alive with a show fully curated by Fallon himself that included his good bud, Dave Hause, as well as Red Bull Sound Select bands Frances & The …

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