Local Review: Juse – Concentrate This!

Local Review: Juse – Concentrate This!
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Juse Concentrate This!  Self-Released Street: 09.01 Juse = Social Distortion + Rancid + The Offspring Juse (pronounced like “Juice”) have been throwing out their brand of punk influenced rock in

Local Review: A Civil Reaction – Self-Titled

Local Review: A Civil Reaction – Self-Titled
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A Civil Reaction = Adolescents + Bad Religion + Anti-Flag … read more

Reviews: Transplants – In a Warzone

Reviews: Transplants – In a Warzone
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After breaking up in 2005, shortly after the release of their second album Haunted Cities (I would’ve broken up after that album too…), this rap/punk supergroup has returned with a fun (if kinda dumb) new album.  … read more

Reviews: Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big

Reviews: Lemuria – The Distance Is So Big
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Masters of melancholy adorableness, Lemuria’s third LP sounds as though it could be a long-lost relic of early ‘90s indie rock—and that’s a good thing.  … read more

Review: Boris – Dear
Reviews: Hot Water Music – Live in Chicago

Reviews: Hot Water Music – Live in Chicago
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Hot Water Music = Small Brown Bike + Avail + Polar Bear Club
Recorded live over two nights shortly after these raspy-voiced rapscallions reunited following a two-year hiatus, Live in Chicago is an amazing document for hardcore HWM fans.  … read more

Review: Nails – Abandon All Life

Review: Nails – Abandon All Life
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Some days, you want to light the world on fire. Abandon All Life landed on my lap on one such day, and luckily, its eighteen-minute running length was far too brief for me to make it to the nearest flame thrower dispensary, because shit would’ve gone down. … read more

Review: Red Fang – Whales & Leeches

Review: Red Fang – Whales & Leeches
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Somehow, Red Fang has become louder. They have become heavier. They have become more bad ass. Red Fang is more Red Fang than Red Fang has ever been. … read more

Local Review: MCKC – Is OK

Local Review: MCKC – Is OK
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MCKC = Bad Astronaut + Toh Kay + Frank Turner
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Review: Against Me! – True Trans EP

Review: Against Me! – True Trans EP
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The True Trans EP is an acoustic teaser for the band’s forthcoming full-length, featuring a pair of songs with excellent titles (“FuckMyLife666,” “True Trans Soul Rebel”) and weighty subject matter, but not a whole lot of punch.  … read more