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THE DIRTY NIL: CINNAMON B/W GUIDED BY VICES EP

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Fat Wreck Chords’ newest batch of industry rejects come with a little maple in their streams (they’re Ontario-ans) and a little flannel on their arms. Continue reading

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FOTOBOM: BOB LOG III AT THE PRESS ROOM

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Bob Log III is a one man band that masters partying. He greeted everyone last night with a warm “Hello” that grumbled from his throat suggestively. He was setting everyone up to get loose and enjoy his unique blend of slide guitar, electronic, punk, and delta blues. Continue reading

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NEW BISS-NESS: JAMIE BISSONNETTE ON HIS DAVID CHANG-APPROVED BOOK OF MEATS

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“You don’t need a curing room (but if you have one, great). So this is for people to take my flavor ideas and roll with them. Like ‘at my house, here’s how I would do it’.” Continue reading

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REVIEW + FOTOBOM: THIS IS HARDCORE FEST

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Words and Photos by Kim Maroon
This is Hardcore Fest returned to Philadelphia last weekend, July 24-27. Boston’s own The Explosion reunited to play a set, joining the likes of Slapshot, Agnostic Front, Converge, and other angry bands. Out of all the strong lineups that day, I was most excited to see The Explosion in Philadelphia where I had done so 7 years prior for their farewell shows. They may be one of the less appreciated bands by the hardcore fest’s crowd, but my favorite of the night.
A tight knit group gathered close to the stage to sing along as Matt Hock ripped through all the old favorites like “Image of a Son”, “Tarantulas Attack”, and “Here I Am”. Just as expected, the guys brought the same fierce energy they’re known for to every tune. The Explosion closed their set with “No Revolution”. Naturally the venue became filled with stagedives. In past years, The Electric Factory has had an elevated stage, bands 8-10″ off the floor far from fans’ reach. This was my first time back to experience the venue’s redesign. And it compliments the festival’s setup well. T.I.H. is known for throwing out the rules, allowing the crowd to go wild and stage dive to their hearts content. 
 
Throughout the day the crowds seemed sparse, yet when Converge hit the stage just before midnight, fans packed in leaving not even an inch of the club’s floor to be seen. Converge opened with “Eagles Become Vultures” and “Aimless Arrow”. The crowd grabbed Bannon’s mic to scream along, at times pulling him in to the sea of bodies. Following Deathwish Fest earlier in the week at Boston’s Middle East Club, this was a great time for hardcore music.
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REVIEW + FOTOBOM: BRODY DALLE AT THE SINCLAIR

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On Monday night at the Sinclair, Brody Dalle returned to Boston in her new signature red lipstick and with her new album Diploid Love. The grown-up goth punk crowd showed up ready to be blasted by sonic howls and were hosted a well-rounded set spanning Dalle’s full career. Continue reading

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REVIEW + FOTOBOM: DEATHWISH FEST DAY ONE

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It’s precisely that underground vibe, complimented by a dynamic hardcore and punk lineup, that has Boston moshers lined up down the block and around the corner.
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REVIEW: VANS WARPED TOUR AT XFINITY CENTER

For 20 years, Kevin Lyman and his crew at Vans have been giving the masses the best reason each summer to blow off work for a day and hit the tarmac for a long day of punk, ska, metal, hardcore, rap, dub, pop and everything in between. Continue reading