Top 5s from Razorcake 105 featuring: Amyl & The Sniffers

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Top 5s from Razorcake 105 featuring: Amyl & The Sniffers, Tommy And The Commies, Tarantüla, Pretty Flowers, Chain Whip

Adam Perry
• Katie Ellen and Lemuria, at Rickshaw Stop, SF, 8/8/18
• Hobo Johnson And The LoveMakers at Golden Gate Park, SF, 8/12/18
Blindspotting (film) dir. by Carlos López Estrada
Sorry to Bother You (film) dir. by Boots Riley
BlacKkKlansman (film) dir. by Spike Lee

Andy Garcia
1. L.O.T.I.O.N. / Scumputer, Campaign for Digital Destruction split 12”
2. Oliver Sheppard, 13 Nocturnes
3. Stiff Love, Attitudes 7”
4. Beta Boys, Late Night Antics 7”
5. Liz Prince, Tomboy (book)

Anna Far
1. Iglooghost, Clear Tamei/Steel Mogu
2. Deafheaven, Ordinary Corrupt Human Love LP
3. Panopticon, The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness LP
4. Nick Sousanis, Unflattening (comic)
5. Sophia Foster-Dimino, Sex Fantasy (zine)

Art Ettinger
• Getting to spend in-person time with kick-ass fellow Razorcake writers Billups Allen, Michael T. Fournier, Mike Faloon, and Kayla Greet.
MDC Al Schvitz: Double Life in Double Time: Stories of Punk, Prison & Perseverance as Written in San Quentin State Prison by Alan “Al Schvitz” Schultz (book)
• GG Allin & The Jabbers, Live at the Rat EP 12” EP
• The Globs, Taco Tuesday EP
• Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs!, Jurassic Drunks CD

Billy Kostka
• Lavender Flu, Mow the Glass LP
• Subnormal Girls Vol. 1 & 2 LPs
• Normil Hawaiians, More Wealth than Money LP
• Louder Than Death, Self-titled EP
• Patois Counselors, Proper Release LP

Bill Pinkel
• Beach Rats, Wasted Time 7” (for the record there are enough beach bands now)
• Tony Molina, Kill the Lights LP
• Pretty Flowers, Why Trains Crash LP
• Notches, Almost Ruined Everything LP
• Culture Abuse, Bay Dream LP

Chad Williams
1. Swingin’ Utters, Peace and Love LP
2. Old City, Future Dead 10”
3. Territories, Self-titled LP
4. Tarantüla, History of Sex and Violence 7”
5. LAME, Alone and Alright LP

Chris Mason
1. Stiff Love, Trouble 7”
2. Lié, Hounds LP
3. No Love, Choke on It LP
4. Dark Thoughts, At Work LP
5. The Mods, Reactions LP

Craven Rock
1. Occupy Northwest Detention Center and all radical anti-ICE actions
2. Autonomous Mutant Festival 22
3. Buying folk art linocuts from Nancy Kay Harris
4. Beautiful Music by Michael Zadoorian (book)
5. A Story Of Rats, QoQo Roboqs, Sterling Serpent at Lo-Fi

Chris Terry
• Daylight Robbery, Signal Bleed 7”
• Pretty Flowers record release at the Bootleg Theater in L.A.
• Kamasi Washington record release at the World Stage in L.A.
• Nation Time, Joe McPhee LP
The Other Night at Quinn’s, Mike Faloon (novel)

Daryl Gussin
• HIRS Collective, Friends.Lovers.Favorites. LP
• Tommy And The Commies, Here Come LP
• No Love, Choke on It LP
• Hard Feelings, Sideways LP
• Ain’t I A Womxn? at L.A. Historic State Park, 07/28/18, with Object As Subject, Xina Xurner, F.U.P.U. and more.

Dayna Beck
• @razorcakegorsky
• @henryandheidi
• @recordswithgooglyeyes
• @tinyconcert
• @amylandthesniffers

Designated Dale
1. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Unvarnished CD
2. OFF!, First Four EPs box set
3. Smut Peddlers, HIGH ANXIETY STRESS FEAR CD
4. T.S.O.L., The Trigger Complex CD
5. Don Rickles

Eloise Wong
Bands I Dream of Playing Save Music in Chinatown Benefits for My Elementary School’s Music Program
• The Go-Go’s
• X
• Best Coast
• Bleached
• Hector and El Vez playing Zeros songs

Eric Baskauskas
• Alienation, Bitter Reality 7”
• Beach House, 7 LP
• La Luz, Floating Features LP
• Skemäta, A Bright Shining Hell 12”
• Tarantüla, The Very Best of Sex and Violence 7”

Garrett Barnwell
1. Chain Whip, Self-titled 7”
2. The Budos Band, Burnt Offerings LP
3. Welcome to Venice, by Ric Clayton and Bryan Ray Turcotte (book)
4. My new SE x City Grounds Big Ripper bicycle!
5. Landjaeger from Alpine Village (Google it…)

Jim Woster
Five favorite lines from Ballad of the Anarchist Bandits—The Crime Spree That Gripped Belle Époque Paris
• “Contempt is the voluptuousness of the moment” (don’t really get it, but it’s so French)
• “Italians who stay in furnished rooms are for the most part unsavory” (from a newspaper of the day)
Les grandes horizontales (courtesans)
• The Scoundrel Laws (police could arrest you for any relationship with a known anarchist)
• “We are past the time where someone can believe himself an anarchist because he is a vegetarian” (said one anarchist)

Kayla Greet
• Arms Aloft, Guerilla Poubelle, Heck Yes, Four Lights at The Kraken, Seattle
• Lemuria, Katie Ellen, Dusk, Sea Salt at The Vera Project, Seattle
Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado (book)
• Loud Dark Room (DIY Punk Podcast)
• Muncie Girls, Fixed Ideals LP

Kevin Dunn
1. Breeders, All Nerve LP
2. Remnants, True Places Never Are LP
3. Pretty Flowers, Why Trains Crash LP
4. Crunchcoat, Obsolete EP
5. Keith Rosson, Smoke City (book)

Kurt Morris
1. Writing about mental health
2. Speaking at storytelling events about mental health
3. Posting about mental health to social media
4. Talking to others about mental health
5. Updating my website with blog posts about mental health: kurtmorris.net

Martin Wong
Highlights of Summer 2018
• Save Music in Chinatown XV with Adolescents, Midget Oddjob, The Unhushables, Hurry Up, Cringeworthy, and DJ Lisa Fancher at the Grand Star. Never forget Steve Soto!
• Attending a Danny Fields photo show, talk, and book signing at the Ramones Museum the night my family arrived in Berlin. Gabba gabba hey!
• Perfect day having Vicki Berndt tell us Specials, Redd Kross, and Go-Go’s stories all the way to the Specials concert in Pomona, making pit stops at Covina Tasty and BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on the way, and then taking bassist Horace Panter to get fresh strawberry donuts at Donut Man afterward.
• Going to the San Diego Comic-Con for the thirty-ninth time in forty years and having just as much fun as I did when I was a little kid, but with comic book creators as old as I, and new friends not heroes.
• Looking for a job and not finding a job.

Matt Average
1. Abolitionist, live at Cafe NELA
2. Male Patterns, Headache 12” EP
3. Lysol, Teenage Trance 7” single
4. Gen Pop, anything and everything
5. Cut-Throats Nine (movie)

Megan Razzetti
1. Seeing Jawbreaker and Lemuria together in Austin, Texas with my lovely friends Kyle and Taylor.
2. Texas BBQ
3. Katie Ellen and Lemuria at The Bootleg Theater
4. “Who Cares” by Choke the Pope (Seattle, Wash.)
5. Sending Cynthia Pinedo videos of cute dogs I see around town.

Mike Faloon
Top 5 Tour Highlights with Mike Fournier
1. Chicago—Strolling with Nick Rossi and reading with Liz “Awesome Things” Mason
2. Cleveland—Mac’s Backs with Wred Fright and discovering Kerry James Marshall at the amazing Cleveland Museum of Art (thanks Julie & Ben!)
3. Columbus—Never Surrender, the capital city’s premiere near-cover band as seen through the eyes of Pat and Linda Dull
4. Detroit—Touring downtown with Eric Porter and movie night with Mike and Andrea White
5. Tie: Louisville—the Underground Music Archive at University of Louisville; and Pittsburgh—Hanging out with Karen Lillis, Jude Vachon, and Art “I take issue with certain aspects of law enforcement” Ettinger

Mike Fournier
• Notches, Almost Ruined Everything LP
• Lithics, Mating Surfaces LP
• Collate, Liminal Concerns LP
Series 7: The Contenders (movie)
• Never Surrender live at Eldorado’s, Columbus OH 7/27/18. (Thanks again, Pat and Linda!)

Mike Frame
1. Nervosa, Downfall of Mankind CD
2. Georgia Satellites, live in Rapid City
3. Robbie Fulks and Linda Gail Lewis, Wild Wild Wild CD
4. Real Kids, 1974 Demos CD
5. Blackberry Smoke, Find a Light CD

DJ Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM | SF
1. The Cutthroat Brothers, Self-titled
2. The Dirtiest, Cento Shot 7”
3. Puppy And The Hand Jobs, I Eat Abortions 7”
4. Corner Boys, Love Tourist 7”
5. Cliterati / Violation Wound, Split 12”

Nighthawk
• Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, live
• John Fogerty, live
• Dayglo Abortions, live
• Apocalypse Hoboken, live
• The Mushuganas, live

Paul Silver
1. Odd Robot, Amnesiatic LP
2. Round Eye, Squarecrow, The Dodges, The Waste Aways at Tower Bar, San Diego
3. Chain Whip, Self-titled EP
4. Kamala And The Karnivores at Red Brontosaurus Records, San Diego
5. Goodbye Blue Monday, Misery Punk Ruined My Life EP

Replay Dave
• Early Disclaimers, 2EPs/1CD
• Golden Pelicans, Disciples of Blood LP
• Bite Marks, Sucia 12”
• Ural Thomas & The Pain, 2 x LP
• Big Eyes, Almost Famous LP

Rev. Nørb
• Amyl & The Sniffers, Self-titled LP
• Jon And The Vons, Forget You 7” EP
• Back To Basics, Shaded Eyes 7” EP
• The Cords, Ghost Power 2 x 7”
• So What, “Why Can’t I See You Tonight” b/w “I Can See But You Don’t Know” 45

Rich Cocksedge
• The Marked Men, Honey Joy, No Problem, live at The Lexington, London
• Khiis, Saboor 7”
• Character Actor, Self-titled 7”
• Aborted Tortoise, An Beach LP
• Personality Cult, Self-titled LP

Rosie Gonce
Top 5 Favorite Songs Released in 2018
1. “The Boy,” Shannon And The Clams, Onion LP
2. “Sidekick,” Sweet Reaper, Sidekick LP
3. “Fear Is the New Bliss,” Dead to Me, Fear Is the New Bliss (single)
4. “Sister,” Petrol Girls, Sister (single)
5. “Human Potential,” Swingin’ Utters, Peace and Love LP

Ryan Nichols
1. Elephant Rifle, Hunk LP
2. David Wojnarowicz, The Waterfront Journals (book)
3. The Completers, “Silence” b/w “Be Gone” 7” (Yeah You!)
4. Lux Interior, Graveyard Tramps Eat the Forbidden City Dog Food 10”
5. Vaguess

Sal Lucci
1. Lovesores, Gods of Ancient Grease LP
2. Nervous Exits, Get Out LP
3. Des Demonas, Self-titled LP
4. Super Thief, Eating Alone in My Car LP
5. Super Thief, live (anytime you can see them)

Sean Arenas
• Roman Candles, Can I Kiss You? LP
• Heavy Pockets, Pure Evil LP
• Damagers, Self-titled 7”
• Public Eye / The Estranged, Split 7”
• Orthodox, Sentencia CD

Sean Koepenick
Locked in for Fall Viewing
1. The Damned
2. Nightbirds
3. The Avengers
4. Killing Joke
5. The Proletariat

Steve Adamyk
1. Territories, Self-titled LP
2. Lone Wolf, Get Along 7”
3. Des Demonas LP
4. Dark Thoughts, At Work
5. Punk Rock Radio Festival and Comp

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Eighth Grade
2. The Fundamentals of Caring
3. Blindspotting
4. Sylvio
5. Hearts Beat Loud

Todd Taylor
Here to Be Heard: The Story of the Slits (movie)
• Radon, More of Their Lies LP
• Old City, Future Dead 10”
• MariNaomi winning end of a multiple book and zine trade, including Losing the Girl and Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22
Rock My Soul: Black People and Self-Esteem, bell hooks (book)

Ty Stranglehold
1. Night Birds, Roll Credits LP
2. Maniac, Dead Dance Club LP
3. No Problem, Let God Sort Em Out LP
4. Liquids, Hot Liqs’ Revenge LP
5. The Brokedowns, Sick of Space LP

 

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