Category Archives: Music

Ryan Rapsys

Gauge – “Midwest” / Yep that’s me and Tommy next to the dudes that don’t have shirts on. This is in the basement of an Italian restaurant. I was home for break from college. Gauge – “Thermos” / A Knights of Columbus show. Sweater Weather – “Tuber” Owls – “Everyone Is My Friend” Heroic Doses […]

From the Vaults

The Hated – Words Come Back (1985) / If there was *one* single that I had to point too as transformational in the evolution of punk to post punk, I’d have to point to The Hated’s “Words Come Back.” Has that raw, unnerving and frenetic approach delivered in a layer of desperation. Dag Nasty – […]

From Oakland By Way of the Midwest

I just got done reading “Gimme Something Better: The Profound, Progressive, and Occasionally Pointless History of Bay Area Punk from Dead Kennedys to Green Day“. After reading the chapter on Operation Ivy, I couldn’t help but recall in 1989 reading something Jesse Michaels wrote: Music is an indirect force for change, because it provides an […]

Twilight Singers – Dynamite Steps

I’m pretty excited for the next release by The Twilight Singers. I was looking around today and found this excellent track on Sound Cloud called “On the Corner.” It’s got one of those great Afghan Wigs-y breaks @ 2:40 … The Twilight Singers – On The Corner by subpop Yeah, it isn’t Gentlemen but really […]