Kill Lincoln, S.M.N., Eat Defeat, Thirsty Guys, and Strong Zero, October 26, 2019 at Sidebar, Baltimore, Md. by Will Malkus

There’s a moment that comes every so often at a good, high-energy show where you’re forced to stop for a moment and recognize that you may have just injured yourself.

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.”

Curse Words Album Release with BraceFace, The Split Seconds, and Accidents, 08/09/2019 at the Pie Shop, Washington, DC By Will Malkus

Existential dread vs. Washington DC’s intergalactic champions Curse Words! Who wins?

Pouzza Fest 9, Montreal, Q.C., 5/17/19-5/19/19 By Will Malkus

Pouzza9_StrungOut_title_shot_LorienLamarr

I’ve often heard Montreal’s Pouzza Fest referred to as “Fest spring training,” but now in its ninth year of operation it’s pretty clear to see that Pouzza Fest is in the process of developing its own identity, out from under the shadow of its larger and older fellow.

Breakin’ Even Fest 2019, April 26-28, 2019 at The Pie Shop, Washington, DC by Will Malkus

BreakinEven_BEF_PieShop_LorienLamarr

It’s the triumphant return of Washington, DC’s best little fest! Breakin’ Even Fest is back after a year off, bigger and better than ever.

Schwach Tour Diary of Colombia and Ecuador by Martin Stich

schwach tour report

When a friend of ours, who was traveling Europe last year, invited us to tour in Colombia, we didn’t give the proposal much credit. Many promises are made when you’re far from home and someone just gave you a couch to crash on. And, anyways, who the hell would care for a German-singing hardcore band in the tropics?

FEST 17 Review – 69 bands by Kayla Greet

Fest 17 Kayla Greet

Every time they finished a song I felt less like I was clapping and more like I was high fiving myself for making the best choice of the night. Lone Wolf! They were the best band of FEST!

Antarctigo Vespucci, Katie Ellen, and Alex Silva, By Will Malkus

A night of friendship and magic with old friends at Songbyrd Record Café and Music House in Washington, DC.

Red City Radio, PKEW PKEW PKEW, The Penske File, 2018 by Will Malkus

Red City Radio

It’s a race against the clock to see if PKEW PKEW PKEW can make it to their gig with The Penske File and Red City Radio on time!

Spanish Love Songs, October 4, 2018 at The Pie Shop By Will Malkus

Spanish Love Songs

I saw Spanish Love Songs at the Pie Shop in Washington, D.C. and it was sick! Also, I was sick!