Top 5s from Razorcake 109 featuring: Bad Sports, Iron Chic, Muro, Sick Thoughts, Lisa Marr and The Tranzmitors, Toys That Kill

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Top 5s from Razorcake 109 featuring: Bad Sports, Iron Chic, Muro, Sick Thoughts, Lisa Marr and The Tranzmitors, Toys That Kill

Illustration by Shane Milner


Andy Garcia

1. Murderer, I Did It All for You LP
2. Fuga, Sin Fronteras Sin Nación EP
3. The Lindas, 8×9 CS
4. Gulch, Burning Desire to Draw Last Breath EP
5. The Theta Girl, directed by Christopher Bickel (movie)

Art Ettinger
Maximumrocknroll’s final issues (zine). 2020 would have been my thirtieth year as an MRR reader. News of its demise is heartbreaking.
• Kepi Ghoulie & the Copyrights, Re-Animation Festival LP
• Fuerza Bruta, Somos el Mal 7”
• The Subjunctives, Self-titled CDEP
• Natalie Sweet, Oh by the Way… It’s LP

Bill Pinkel
• Alien Boy, Sleeping Lessons LP
• Surfbort, Friendship Music LP
Beastie Boys Book
• Color TV, Self-titled LP
• Muncie Girls, Fixed Ideals LP

Candace Hansen
• Drug Church, Cheer
• Allen Ruppersberg, Intellectual Property 1968-2018 at the Hammer (art exhibit)
• Andrea Abi-Karam, The Aftermath
• Depression shopping
• Empath, Environments

Chris Terry
Top 5 Books That Made Me Feel Like I Could Tell My Own Stories
White Boy Shuffle by Paul Beatty
The Girl Who Fell from the Sky by Heidi Durrow
Erasure by Percival Everett
Incognegro by Mat Johnson
Caucasia by Danzy Senna

Craven Rock
1. Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles by Mark Russel (graphic novel)
2. P.O.S, Rememberface, Onry Ozbourne at Crocodile
3. Ezra Furman, Transangelic Exodus CD
4. Wonderland by Samuel Ligon (book)
5. Seagulls, “Dear John Letter” b/w “Foot, Meet Mouth” 7”

Cynthia Pinedo
5 Things That Have Made This Winter Less Terrible
1. The Blink-155 podcast. Sam and Josiah are going through the entire Blink 182 discography and uncovering facts, conspiracy theories, and some of the best/mostly worst covers I’ve ever heard.
2. Jabber, Forever. I was sooo excited for this album to come out, and have been listening to it over and over. I love that the Mean Girls references carry on in “Caesar.”
3. Brave Hands, To End All Worth
4. The Beths, Future Me Hates Me
5. Blink 182, Dude Ranch. This winter was a heavy Blink season.

Daryl Gussin
• S.B.F., Same Beat Forever LP
• Radon, More of Their Lies LP
• Bad Sports, Constant Stimulation LP
• Warthog, live at Zebulon, tie with Schizophonics, live at The Hi Hat, tie with The Dils, live at the Grand Star Jazz Club, tie with Notches, live at Golden Beat
The Bull Loving Truth by Ian Lawrence Campbell Swordy (book)

Designated Dale
Top 5 Songs That Resonate Now More Than Ever
1. “American Ruse” (MC5)
2. “Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World” (Ramones)
3. “Orgasmatron” (Motörhead)
4. “Stand” (Sly & the Family Stone)
5. “Lies” (The Rolling Stones)

Eric Baskauskas
1. Opening an all-ages club
2. called X-Ray Arcade
3. in Milwaukee
4. with my friends!
5. Come party!

Jamaica Dyer
Mouthful of Birds collection of bizarre short stories by Samanta Schweblin
• New Brother printer and feeling like you own your own Kinko’s at home
• Lou Reed’s Transformer on heavy rotation
• Daniel Levy’s sweater collection in Schitt’s Creek
• Quitting all your social media accounts and feeling as lonely as you did as a teenager

Jen Hitchcock
People to Avoid
1. Infinite Jest people.
2. The That Guy guy who loudly states he doesn’t want to be a That Guy guy.
3. “I hope I am not bothering you but…” people.
4. People who own ferrets.
5. Me, possibly…

Jimmy Alvarado
• Knowing Mike Guerrero
• Bloody Brains, Our Band Sucks, Just Head at Cafe NELA, 1/11/19
• Just Head, La Tuya, Marriage Material, Torpedo Coffins at Cafe NELA 2/23/19
• Ditching cable TV
Pather Panchali, film by Satyajit Ray

Joe Dana
Top 5 of Our Second Annual Razorcake Hearts Drinking Beer and Listening to Record Chili Cook Off
• Cindy Larimore won Best Chili and last year’s winner, Amanda Jones, won both People’s Choice and Second Place
• Our other competitors were Crazy Cow Productions, Terri Wahl from the Red Aunts, Rory Roach, and one of our DJs that evening, Nikki Nothing.
• Our celebrity judges were Justin Maurer (Clorox Girls, Maniac), Kasey Bomber (Angel City Roller Derby commentator and author), and Demorge Brown (Yacht Rock, Harmontown)
• Our other DJs were Samantha Beerhouse and Juan38. All three played kickass stuff.
• We’re at Footsies in Los Angeles the Second Saturday of every month from 5-10. Next Chili Cook Off will be January 2020

Juan Espinosa
• Kali Uchis, Isolation LP
• Lebenden Toten, 9 Shocks Terror, Warthog live at the Echoplex
• Muro, Ataque Hardcore Punk 12”, tie with Vaaska, Inocentes Condenados 7”
• The Dils, live at Grand Star Jazz Club
• Shogun And The Sheets, “Hold On Kid” b/w “Pissing Blood” 7”

Kayla Greet
1. American Steel, Ramona, The Lippies, The Lillingtons, Canadian Rifle, and Larry Arms at The Bottom Lounge, Chicago
2. Lisa Marr and The Tranzmitors at El Corazon, Seattle Pop Punk Fest
3. Night Birds, Dead Bars, Criminal Code at Vera Project, Seattle
4. Pop Punk Dim Sum on my birthday with members of Sicko, Cub, and The Smugglers
5. “What is punk rock?” Razorcake on Jeopardy!

Kevin Dunn
1. Idles, Joy as an Act of Resistance
2. Viagra Boys, Street Worms
3. Big Joanie, Sistahs
4. Stiff Little Fingers, Inflammable Material
5. Stuart Bailie, Trouble Songs (book)

Kurt Morris
1. Ovlov, TRU
2. Deeper, Self-titled
3. Low, Double Negative
4. Silver Jews, American Water
5. Julie Doiron & The Wooden Stars, Self-titled

Mark Twistworthy
• Guided By Voices, Zeppelin Over China 2 x LP
• Spinanes, Manos LP re-issue
• Toys That Kill / Iron Chic, Split LP
• Maniac, Dead Dance Club LP
• Heater, Temporary Power EP

Martin Wong
1. Save Music In Chinatown 17 with The Alley Cats, Rhino 39, Neko Neko (w/Hector from The Zeros), DJ Lisa Fancher (Frontier Records), and The Dils’ first set in forty years. It was our most jam-packed-with-friends-and-family all-ages matinee fundraiser for Castelar Elementary’s music program yet, and an epic tribute to the historic neighborhood’s punk rock past.
2. The city of Los Angeles standing with teachers during UTLA strike. Support excellent, equitable education for all and stop the union-busting privatizers!
3. The city of Rome, including all the tourist spots plus Capuchin Crypts, Cinecittà, and Largo di Torre Argentina ruins and cat sanctuary, and Suz.
4. Flesh Eaters at Amoeba and The Echoplex. What a treat to see the stellar lineup twice in the band’s hometown. And Mudhoney!
5. Grassroots organizing for an underserved community or education is one thing, but getting involved in electoral politics is something else. Thanks to Best Coast, Money Mark, and Justin Maurer for joining The Linda Lindas and Phews at our Jackie Goldberg for School Board benefit.

Matt Average
• Various Artists, Trouble with a Capital T LP
Burning Down the Haus, Tim Mohr (book)
• Debris, Static Disposal LP
The Spook Who Sat By the Door (movie)
• Ilitch, Periodik Mindtrouble LP

Mike Faloon
1. Character Actor, Self-titled 7”
2. Night Birds, Roll Credits LP
3. Keeanga-Ymahtta Taylor, How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective (book)
4. Toys That Kill/Iron Chic, Split LP
5. Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth 4 x LP

Mike Fournier
Beastie Boys Book
Fluke #16
Visualizing The History of Fugazi (zine)
• Strange Passage, Shouldn’t Be Too Long LP
• Angry Cougars, Stay in Your Lane! EP

Mike Frame
• The Crabs, Jackpok CD
Turned Out a Punk (podcast)
House of Tomorrow (movie)
• Ben Hamper, Rivethead, (book)
• The Hangmen, live in Fort Collins

DJ Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM | S.F.C.A.
1. The Cavemen, Low Life 7” | New Zealand rocks
2. The Old Firm Casuals, Holger Danske | S.F. Bay Area punk
3. Video Filth, Hypnosis | Boston hardcore
4. Ils, Pain Don’t Hurt | PDX noise rock
5. These Bastards, Old and Pissed 7” | S.F. hardcore

Ollie Mikse
More Great Albums of 2018
• Kurt Vile, Bottle It in
• Lemuria, Recreational Hate
• Speedy Ortiz, Twerp Verse
• Fucked Up, Dose Your Dreams
• Dog Party, Hit and Run

Paul Silver
1. Hot Snakes at The Casbah, San Diego
2. Band Argument, Patchwork EP
3. Van Dammes, Risky Business EP
4. John Cougar Concentration Camp, Tiltwheel at The Ken Club, San Diego
5. Good Shade, Way Out LP

Replay Dave
• Vacation, Mouth Sounds LP
• Full Sun, Thinking About It LP
• Lungfish, Unanimous Hour LP
• Isaac Hayes, Live at the Sahara Tahoe 2 x LP
• Mudsex / Bucket Flush 7”

Rich Cocksedge
• Vidro, Allt Brinner LP
• Airstream Futures and Mean Caesar live at The Cavern, Exeter
• Acquiring a ticket to see Newport County vs. Manchester City in the FA Cup 5th Round, 16 Feb. 2019
• Alien Boys, Night Danger LP
• Mal-Humorats, Herència Ofegada CD

Rick V.
Top Five New Thangs
1. Cobra Man, Toxic Planet. L.A. disco synth that embarrasses me.
2. Durruti, Nuestro Lema. Ska punk from Chile.
3. TMBG, The Escape Team. First good one in a while.
4. Mitch Clem, Nothing Nice to Say Discography. Jokes hold up!
5. Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom. (New Wonder Boy game.)

Sean Arenas
• Cursive, Vitriola CD
• Christophe Sourice, La Crise 7”
• Pelican Vision, Vocation 12” EP
Horror Noire by Xavier Burgin (documentary)
Climax by Gaspar Noé (film)

Sean Koepenick
Highly Anticipated Spring/Summer Shows
1. The Proletariat/Moving Targets, Somerville, Mass., 4/27
2. The Flesh Eaters and Porcupine (with Greg Norton), Boston, 3/14
3. Jawbox, Cambridge, Mass., 6/14
4. The Undertones, Somerville, 5/24
5. Swervedriver, Boston, 3/27

Tim Brooks
• Fuerza Bruta, Verdugo 12”
• Bootlicker, Who Do You Serve EP
• Vaaska, Inocentes Condenados EP
• Vanity, Evening Entertainment LP
• Carbonas, Your Moral Superiors 2 x LP

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk
2. Blaze (2018)
3. Minding the Gap
4. Sicilian Ghost Story
5. The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot

Todd Taylor
• The Dils, feat. Eloise Wong during “Class War,” live at the Grand Star Jazz Club
• Spiritual Cramp, Television LP
• Sick Thoughts, Self-titled LP
• Fashionism, Smash Singles LP
Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway (book) by Sara Gran tie with The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein (book)
• CRIM, Pare Nostre Que Esteu a l’Infern LP

Ty Stranglehold
Top 5 Recent Shows
1. Toys That Kill and Clown Sounds flying into Victoria to play my birthday.
2. Night Birds, Chain Whip, and Sore Points in Vancouver
3. Neighborhood Brats, Crom/Dam and Jesus Ppl. in Victoria
4. Lucky Boys and Arch Enemies in Seattle
5. Ramores, Deathtime, and Chain Whip in Victoria

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