Promoting Feminism in the Classroom and the Punk-Rock World

Promoting Feminism in the Classroom and the Punk-Rock World
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When 35-year-old Renae Bryant isn’t teaching fifth grade, you can find her touring with her band All or Nothing Hardcore or running On the Rag Records—a label dedicated to releasing

Digging up the Classics: Exene Cervenka and Bill Morgan discuss The Unheard Music

Digging up the Classics: Exene Cervenka and Bill Morgan discuss...
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The early 1980s was an interesting yet often overlooked time period in music. The bands that came out of the era of 80s punk rock are some of my favorites,

Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Daath and 13th Cadaver

Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore, Daath and 13th Cadaver
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The relatively small crowd that this show drew shocked me; there may have been around 60 people there, if that. The all-ages live music scene has become truly depressing in the past few months. I swear if a huge band isn’t on the bill like Gwar or Slayer no one comes to the show. I’d like to hope that it was the bad weather that kept people off the roads that night, and not apathy. … read more

Jello Biafra Show Review

Jello Biafra Show Review
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When Jello Biafra spoke at the Oplin Ballroom, I must admit, that I wasn’t quite prepared for the performance that I was about to see. At 7 p.m., the legendary activist and ex-lead singer of the Dead Kennedys came on stage dressed as a judge, complete with a cop hat that was embellished with a huge cross.  … read more

Stand Up and Fight: Mike McColgan Speaks Out About the War in Iraq
Kurt Elling Show Review

Kurt Elling Show Review
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I am a strong believer that the best way to enjoy music is while standing up. This applies to almost every concert I have ever attended-—and after attending Kurt Elling’s performance at the Sheraton Center, my belief was reaffirmed. … read more

Time Again with Never Say Never

Time Again with Never Say Never
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There is something to be said about a band whose performance is timed perfectly. Some bands play for far to long while others leave you wanting more.  … read more

Against Me @ In the Venue 05.07.07

Against Me @ In the Venue 05.07.07
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Against Me is a band I discovered early and that I haven’t been disappointed by yet. With every album they release, and show I’ve seen them play I just enjoy the band more and more.  … read more

Stray Cats Show Review

Stray Cats Show Review
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This was the Stray Cat’s first tour in a decade. No one has really cared about the The Pretenders since the early 80s. ZZ Top has maintained their original members for more than 35 years. What do these three aging bands have in common? … read more

Atmosphere, Lucky I Am, Grayskul, Mac Lethal

Atmosphere, Lucky I Am, Grayskul, Mac Lethal
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This was a show were the music is so damned good that the idiots in the crowd didn’t matter. The 16-year-old couple standing in front of me, that were basically having sex, disappeared. The girls behind me that were desperately trying to push there way up front even though there wasn’t room for a flea near the stage didn’t bother me. … read more