Live Reviews

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!

The Cathartics, Unhailed, Terry Savage, Thunderkok, The Catalysts by C E Hoffman

The Cathartics

When in doubt, rock out.

Against Me!, Speedy Ortiz, and Typesetter By Will Malkus

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On August 5, 2018 I went to see Against Me! expecting to have a great night. Instead, it was one of the best of my life.

Sinking City Pop Fest and a Wake for Watercolor Paintings By Jules Weiss

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Watercolor Paintings reunion show at Sinking City Pop Fest, Chintimini Senior & Community Center, May 12, 2018 A few weeks ago, I watched a band die. It was less of a funeral and more of a celebration of life, a last hurrah. It was sitting shiva, or at least what I think sitting shiva would

Drunks With Guns at Liars Club, Chicago, Ill., 5/05/2018 By Tim Jamison

Drunks With Guns

Legendary St. Louis band Drunks With Guns played their fifth show ever, and first in thirty-three years. I had to go; I had seen all four previous shows. How could I miss the fifth? The future is really weird.

Pouzza Fest 8 By Matty Weaver

Pouzza Fest 8

A retrospective on some of the sets of Pouzza Fest 8 in Montreal, Quebec. The reviews cover acts from all three days, spanning all the shades of punk that Pouzza prides itself on showcasing.

Awesome Fest 101 By Nighthawk

Awesome Fest 101 By Nighthawk

What’s that? You haven’t been to Awesome Fest in San Diego? Well, I have—four times—so I’m kind of like the substitute teacher equivalent on the matter. A 36% attendance rate isn’t bad for living about 2,000 miles away. Anyway, I hope you’ll feel like you’ve attended one of these after reading this column. That is my goal.

Seattle Pop Punk Fest 2018 by Kayla Greet

Seattle Pop Punk Fest 2018

Sicko came out of retirement to celebrate pogoing, Converse All-Stars, and leather jackets for the first-ever Seattle Pop Punk Fest. The two day event covered three decades worth of melodic North West bubblegum bands— seventeen in total!