punk

  • Beach Goons, Bringing the Surf, Bringing the Punk (9/26 at MilkBoy)

    It’s been a while since we’ve heard from San Diego surf punks Beach Goons…  But during a recent phone chat with Beach Goons mainman Pablo Cervantez, he tells me that he’s spent the pandemic working on what’s next for the band, and apparently there’s a lot: “I’ve just been...
  • Waltzer Goes Vintage

    “I’m bringing this vintage TV onto the stage.  At Lolla we played a Simpsons episode.  We’re incorporating this Adult Swim vibe into our show, while we play these sad, heavy songs,” says Sophie Sputnik, better known as Waltzer.  Waltzer is garage rock from a former musical theatre kid and...
  • Typhoid Rosie: “We’re not doing it for the 1/300th of a cent on Spotify”

    “3,000 times a day these commercials are basically calling you ugly.  They have everyone feeling bad about themselves and I don’t think that’s fair… I want people to be able to love themselves,” says Rosie Rebel, frontwoman of Brooklyn punk rockers Typhoid Rosie.  She’s discussing the band’s latest single,...
  • Emily Davis Talks YouTube, Bad Religion, and Getting “Authentically Rowdy”

    With song titles like “Artificial Happiness,” “God Hates Flags,” and “Eden is the Worst,” Emily Davis and The Murder Police aren’t exactly subtle about their politics…  The El Paso band’s sophomore LP, Never A Moment Alone, released June 25th, tackles issues such as climate change, potential dystopias, and toxic...
  • New Years Day, “Still Heavy” (Saturday at Franklin Music Hall, w/ In This Moment)

    I can’t think of a better way to start getting amped for Halloween than to join female-fronted, horror-inspired, alternative metalheads In This Moment and New Years Day this Saturday, October 19th, at Franklin Music Hall.  Headliners...
  • See Another Side of Bleached, Tonight at B&S

    Personally, I’d much rather find myself in a dive bar than a “gallery,” so when I heard Bleached’s local show tonight was relocated from PhilaMOCA to Boot & Saddle, it was quite a pleasant surprise (It’s also like half the size…)  Ironically, the SoCal punk rockers, lead by Jessie...
  • Flashing Back to 2013 with Dog Party (Tonight at MilkBoy with C.J. Ramone)

    Although you normally need to venture to Fishtown or South Philly to catch a good cozy, sweaty rock show in the City of Brotherly Love at Sisterly Affection, this weekend MilkBoy’s really got the Rock’N’Roll.  Saturday night the Center City bar/restaurant/venue hosts Thunderpussy, bluesy hard rockers who still believe...
  • “Get into the mash pit!” with Wimps, Tonight at B&S

    Last month Seattle trio Wimps, hailed by The Stranger as, “Almost-catchier-than-the-Beatles,” released their third LP, Garbage People, likely the best punk album of the year.  The album, which dropped courtesy of Kill Rock Stars, resembles many of the label’s most legendary accomplishments (perhaps none more so than Bratmobile), in...
  • Another Side of Caroline Rose (Pun Intended)

    Caroline Rose has been a dear friend of ours (and mine, personally) for quite a few years now… However, for the majority of our friendship, she was known for Americana balladry and roots rocking, which normally placed her at World Café Live.  However, about a year ago I got...