Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Swordweilder

It’s no secret that I love the Amoeba-Grinder style of metallic crust (aka Amebix and Axegrinder influenced). I pretty much wear that one right on my sleeve. The show was outside on a steamy August night, under a bridge, next to the river beside a huge pile of rocks and under a full moon.

Interview Podcast with Chip Kinman, by Martin Wong, Todd Taylor, and Lisa Reed Kinman

I first saw Chip Kinman sing and play guitar when I was a student at UCLA in the mid-‘80s. I was a big fan of Rank And File, the genre-defining cowpunk band formed by him and his brother Tony (the bass player with the booming baritone), before I knew about The Dils, the first-generation and hyper-political punk band they also co-founded. I was excited to check out their noisy industrial duo, Blackbird. They were great.

One Punk’s Guide to Free Jazz by Mike Faloon

Much of the best punk exists beyond the common narrative. The same holds true for jazz.

“The weirdos of America have always been ignored but have always made great shit happen.” –Taylor Ho Bynum

Webcomic Wednesday #396 by Silas Haglund

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A Eulogy for 1919 Hemphill by the People Who Ran It, By Rick V. and many ex-1919 Hemphill Volunteers

Some of the people I met there as literal children are now some of my best friends. Punk’s not dead, but 1919 Hemphill is.

Razorcake Presents: Acoustic Guitars and Emotional Scars

Come Out and get real with an evening of deep feelz and excavating the bullshit ♥ Featuring Cristy Road, Candace Hansen, and CJ Miller

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Goodbye Cafe Nela

This is the column I’d hoped I would never have to write: My farewell to Cafe Nela.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Hex Girlfriends

I caught up with them in August at the Meadworks where they played a suicide prevention benefit that included circus arts performances and a kombucha tasting.

Razorcake Podcast #658 with Johnny and Elwood

Looks like things are going south for Johnny And Elwood.

Razorcake Issue #76 from 2013 featuring Criminal Code, White Murder, Rational Anthem, and Punk In Indonesia

“We are all devices, novelties forced to feel like necessities.” –Criminal Code