I took mine down with a side of Asahi beer (and Sichuan fried chicken wings), from the list that includes other Asian beers (think: Hitachino Nest White Ale, Beerlao), all of which supported the overall secret-y vibe, as if I had just discovered a former punk rock stronghold that’s been retrofitted into a Japanese izikaya. Continue reading
With fellow Fat Wreck Chords label mates, Swingin’ Utters in tow, Brighton Music Hall was filled with young and old punks alike to see Lagwagon. The mix of black hooded sweatshirts illustrated this fact with a range from Pennywise to Teenage Bottlerocket hoodies bouncing around. Continue reading
Chad Ubovich has been hiding behind Ty Segall, FUZZ, and Mikal Cronin onstage. But on his friends’ tours, Ubovich was busy writing his own material under the moniker Meatbodies, and now he’s making a remarkable debut. Continue reading
Cold War Kids take Nick Cave’s song and do their best getting a smile out of his grim number. Continue reading
Friendly Fires made “I’m Good, I’m Gone” a sultry dance track to end your evening on the perfect note. Make sure to use it as such. Continue reading
Last night (Tuesday, Sept. 16) Against Me! and The Gaslight Anthem ignited a packed House of Blues in Boston. Continue reading
With a knowing nod to the past, Mould (joined by familiar and absolute ace rhythm section Jason Narducy and Jon Wurster) hit the stage and stepped on the gas pedal like a nitro-burning funny car. Continue reading
Greys have raised the standard: more punk bands should cover Stereolab.