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Featured Record Reviews from Razorcake 106: The HIRS Collective

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Louis Jacinto Photo Column – Halloween with Nervous Gender

Louis Jacinto Photo Column - Nervous Gender

this night was just plain wild! It was Halloween and everyone was there— punks, disco kids, the artsy/fartsy crowd, rock and rollers, and the very, very curious. The band tore up our eardrums then tore up their instruments! That’s what I was doing forty years ago!

How “12 Angry Men” Got It Right, and Society Still Gets It Wrong

12 Angry Men - James Rosario

12 Angry Men may be a small, simple piece of filmmaking, but the challenges it issues are anything but. Societal prejudices, the nature of civic duty, and proper jurisprudence are the defendants. Sixty years on, we’re still facing the same issues.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column – Nausea, Amy’s Fist

This photo of Amy with her fist in the air—a quiet moment in the midst of the franticness of the show—has always represented strength and power. There is no better time to draw on the strength of women, the power of resistance, a rally for independence, and the ability to fight for what we believe in with a fist in the air.

Daniel J Torres Photo Column – Summer Vacation’s Mark sings with Leer at VLHS, June 25th, 2017

Daniel J Torres Photo Column – Summer Vacation’s Mark sings with Leer at VLHS, June 25th, 2017

Both Summer Vacation’s and Leer’s last shows, VLHS’s second-to-last show, and just a few feelings on all of that.

Confronting Abuse: A Tie That Binds Too Many of Us By Will Kenneth

Talking about abuse can be frightening and uncomfortable, but I’m tired of being afraid to speak up. I’m sharing my story to let others know they’re not alone.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column – Great Wight

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column - Great Wight

Great Wight (Brooklyn, NY) is a delightful clash of dichotomies, delivering a somber and poignant message set to the tune of catchy, upbeat pop punk/emo pop. This is the kind of band that makes you stop and pay attention.

Lose Well: A Personal Retrospective and Love Note to The Chris Gethard Show By Will Malkus

Chris Gethard Show Retrospective

There is no piece of media that has had more of an impact on my life or my work than The Chris Gethard Show. It was officially cancelled on August 6, 2018. So, what now?

Daisy Noemi Photo Column – Marriage Material

Daisy Noemi Photo Column - Marriage Material

Marriage Material joins Dimber for their Echo September residency at The Hi Hat. How lucky are we to have these two bands perform side by side during a weekday?

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – JSR

Eden Kittiver Photo Column – JSR

JSR toured from Denver and played a mix of old and new songs in their set. I was drawn in almost instantly—probably because of the emo/ folksiness of Alex Pelissero’s voice.