Razorcake Podcast #661 with Chris Cox

A quick snapshot of some bands from Portland, Oregon.

Chuck Roast’s Punk Rock “Funhouse” by Daniel Makagon

Chuck Roast used his “Funhouse” radio show to help grow the punk rock scene in Houston in the early days of hardcore. The show reflected a desire to challenge listeners and social norms, while constantly under threat of cancellation by KPFT management.

Webcomic Wednesdays #399 by Jayda Abello

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On the road with Walt Hamburger by Lorien Lamarr

Walt Hamburger used to be best known for his role in the punk trio The Hamburgers. Working merch, at least once per show I explained that Hamburger was not Walt’s given surname, saying “It’s sorta like Joey Ramone, except instead of Ramone, he’s a Hamburger.”

Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Groans

The Groans have just released their new album Earth Dweller on Get Better Records! I hear influences of Team Dresch, a touch of The Breeders, and some Sonic Youth. The contrasting/intertwining vocals swirling around the album gives the songs a stirring, conspicuous streak throughout the album.

Daisy Noemi Photo Column—Aurat

Los Angeles band, Aurat (OH-RUT), meaning “Women” in Urdu, embraces the Urdu language with lyrics of its native language and nontraditional sounds.

Razorcake Podcast #660 with Thirsty Thursdays Presented By The Dollar Boys

Thirsty Thursdays Presented by The Dollar Boys is a highly unorganized group of individuals who get together to play the best and worst of old and new, punk, hardcore, and god knows what else. Punk podcast. Come for the music, stay for the memories.

One Punk Goes to the Movies: 1967—The Year Film Broke by James Rosario

In 1967, a series of landmark films were released that ushered in a new era of American filmmaking. Violence, sex, race, and disillusionment were faced head on, and the cinematic landscape would never be the same again.

Webcomic Wednesdays #398 by Rick V.

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Top 5s from Razorcake 112 featuring: Snakes, Condor, Off With Their Heads, Neutrals, Kira Jari, Amyl And The Sniffers