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Aug 24, 2015

(cover glitch by Candice)

Andy Garcia
1. Benny And The Roids, Demo CS
2. Rule Of Thirds, Self-titled LP
3. Part 1, Pictures of Pain LP reissue
4. Gay Kiss, Preservation Measures LP
5. Dead Squad, Demo CS

Art Ettinger
• Underground Railroad To Candyland, The People Are Home LP
• Louder, Self-titled 7”
• Brass Tacks / Virgin Whores, Off the Top Rope! Split 7”
• Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Not Sorry LP
• Screeching Weasel, Baby Fat Act 1 2 x LP

Bill Pinkel
• Tenement, Predatory Headlights
• The Replacements live at the Palladium
• Sidekicks, Runners in the Nerved World
• Hex Dispensers, III
• Hillary Chillton, Turkish Techno, French Exit at VLHS. French Exit actually did the opposite of what their name implies and played an awesome final show. What a bummer!

Billy Kostka
• Mystic Inane, Ode to Joy EP
• Coneheads, L.P.1. LP
• Black Time, Aerial Gobs of Love LP
• Black Time, Walkman Abortions CS
• The Achtungs, Full of Hate 7”

Cahnie Galletta
Top 5 Reasons It Sucks to Be a Girl in the Scene
1. Nobody ever believes I am really into the scene.
2. Rad band T-shirts come in rad guy sizes
3. If I am at a show everyone thinks I am with my boyfriend
4. I always stand out, even if I don’t want to
5. My boobs are targets for elbows, hands, and beer

Camylle Reynolds
Top 5s on My Mind
• Feminism
• Equal pay
• Sex education and access to affordable birth control/healthcare
• Abortion rights
• And last but not least: smashing the patriarchy

Chad Williams
1. Culture Abuse, Spray Paint the Dog 7”
2. No Problem, Kid Killer 7”
3. Terrible Feelings, Tremors LP
4. Darius Koski, Sisu LP
5. High On Fire, Luminiferous LP

Chris Mason
1. Sonny Vincent And Rocket From The Crypt, Vintage Piss
2. Hop Along, Painted Shut +live 
3. California X, Nights in the Dark
4. The Replacements live
5. Ex-Cult, Private Room, and Dark/Light, live

Chris Terry
• Nudity, Astronomicon LP
• Jamie XX, In Colour LP
• Refused and White Lung at The Roxy
• Anything by Digital Underground
• This fall, my short story “At Home with Rapper’s Delight” will be anthologized by Queensferry Press in The Best Small Fictions 2015

Craven Rock
1. Tie: Paddle In Seattle, kayaks fighting Shell’s oil rigs, and resistance to killer cops and white supremacy in Olympia
2. Briefing for a Descent into Hell, by Doris Lessing
3. The Mountain Goats at Headliner’s
4. Sharkpact, Run LP
5. Tie: RVIVR, Poor Form, Seaside Tryst at Narwhal, and Listen Lady, Spokenest, Slow Code, Mommy Long Legs at Victory Lounge

Daryl Gussin
• Mikal Cronin, MCIII LP
• Sheer Mag, “Fan the Flames”
• Listen Lady, Self-titled 7” + live
• Detached Objects 12”
• The awesome and inspiring act of going on tour and everything going according to plan. Thank you show organizers, thank you car, thank you everyone!

Designated Dale
1. The Replacements at the Hollywood Palladium. For two of the four original members remaining in that band, it was surprisingly rad.
2. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts getting a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. I have mixed feelings about that Hall, but it’s extremely gratifying to see one of the few real deals like Jett get highly recognized in an industry that wanted nothing to do with her in the beginning. Cheers, Joanie!
3. Motörhead officially turning forty as a band this past June, and if I have to elaborate, I must first ask for you to crawl up out of that fucking rock you’re living under.
4. The Sonics, This Is the Sonics LP. Proving without an inkling of a doubt that the city of Tacoma has remained the epicenter of Washington state’s punk rock greatness for the past fifty-five (!) years.
5. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. If you’ve been missing this show for whatever reason, you’re missing out on one of the most funny ways to watch news, and, yes, it’s guffawingly funny, ‘cause it’s all true. 

Dylan Davis
Top 5 Dives in Greater Los Angeles
• Harold’s, San Pedro
• The Desert Room, Gardena
• The Vee Room, Long Beach
• The Branch Office, Torrance
• The Schooner, Manhattan Beach, though now deceased

Eric Baskauskas
Hardcore: Gimme Some More 7” Comp.
• Retox, Beneath California
• Watching The Brokedowns play a big outdoor street fest in Chicago
• Red Death, Permanent Exile
• The cover of this issue of Razorcake!

Garrett Barnwell
1. Success, Radio Recovery CD
2. Death By Armborst, Salome CD
3. David Torn, Only Sky CD
4. Los Crudos, Doble LP Discografía 2 x LP
5. The Go-Go’s, Return to the Valley of the Go-Go’s CD

George Rager
I Like the Following Bands
1. Violent Reaction
2. Camera Silens
3. Incredible Kidda Band
4. Eskorbuto
5. Criminal Damage

Jeff Proctor
Top 5 Events to Kick Off Summer 2015 in LA
1. Shannon And The Clams, Saturday June 20 at the Getty Center
2. Screening of It’s Gonna Blow: San Diego Music’s Underground 1986-1996, Friday June 26t at the Downtown Independent
3. Television, Thursday July 2 at the Teragram Ballroom
4. Clorox Girls and People Talk, Thursday July 2 at the Redwood
5. Shellac, Wednesday July 15 at the Regent Theater

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Things that Remind Me of Heiko Schrepel (RIP)
1. “Victoria” by One Man Army
2. Ping pong
3. “London Calling” by The Clash
4. Moon (movie)
5. Persephone’s Bees (band)

Jim Ruland
• Cheap Drugs, Angst CS, especially the track “Brutal Death.”
• Hearing Sean Bonney’s police protest poem at Power Lunches in London.
• The film Lucifer Rising by Kenneth Anger, still weird after all these years.
This Must Be the Place, by Sean H. Doyle.
• Thor Garcia being Thor Garcia.

Joe Dana
1. Pu$$y-Cow 10th Anniversary with French Exit at The Redwood. I never mention my own band in Razorcake, but it’s been ten years.
2. French Exit’s last show ever with Turkish Techno, Hillary Chillton, and Horror Squad at VLHS
3. Not seeing any punk shows or bowling at Punk Rock Bowling 
4. Last Bar 107 Razorcake <3s Drinking Beer and Listening to Records with DJ Little D, Juan38, DJ Comic Sams, Jeff Proctor, and myself
5. All the closing parties at Bar 107. Sad to see another downtown dive go.

John Miskelly
Five Stand Out Shows of 2015 So Far
• Andrew Jackson Jihad, Full Moon Club, Cardiff, UK, 06/08/2015 (thanks for the interview Sean!)
• Hutch And Kathy, Mississippi Studios, Portland, US, 05/23/2015 (Best Green Day cover ever!)
• Martha, Roll For The Soul Bike Café, Bristol, UK, 02/15/2015 (Afternoon matinee hang times with my mate Duncan!)
• Bangers, The Exchange, Bristol, 09/05/2015 (New jams sounding fucking mint!)
• That first band Jennifer Federico and I saw at The Stork Club, Oakland, 05/22/2015 (Great Californian hang times with Razorcake friends and affiliates!)

John Mule
1. Bernie Sanders
2. No Problem, Kid Killer
3. G.L.O.S.S, Demo
4. Murder Mystery Party, What’s the Deal with the Devil?
5. Moon Bandits, Property Damage: A Love Story 

Juan Espinosa
• The Simpletones, California LP
• Flesh World, The Wild Animals in My Life LP
• Despise You, All Your Majestic Bullshit 7”
• Rixe, Coups et Blessures 7”
• DJing for the final Razorcake Hearts Drinking Beer and Listening to Records event at Bar 107. Never forget!

Kayla Greet
1. Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy 30th anniversary tour
2. Spokenest, Listen Lady, Mommy Long Legs, Slow Code at Victory Lounge
3. RVIVR, Sashay, Poor Form, Seaside Tryst at The Narwhal
4. Success!, Radio Recovery
5. Starting my first podcast: Skill Shot Pincast

Kevin Dunn
1. Dott / Night School, Split 12”
2. Der Faden, Best Guess b/w Filaments 7”
3. Apocalypse Meow / Todd Congelliere, Split 7”
4. The Tombstones, Twang From the Grave, V. 2  EP
5. Still Bill (documentary)

Kiyoshi Nakazawa
Top 5 Pinball Games
1. Lord of the Rings
2. Terminator 2
3. The Twilight Zone
4. Pirates of the Caribbean 
5. The Adams Family

Kurt Morris
1. The Dillinger Escape Plan, Miss Machine
2. Guided By Voices, Bee Thousand
3. Sharon Van Etten, Are We There
4. Tool, Aenima
5. Coliseum, Anxiety’s Kiss

Louis Jacinto
Top 5 First Wave Punks Who Never Stopped Kicking Ass!
1. Randy Stodola from The Alleycats
2. Alice Bag from The Bags
3. Edward Stapleton from Nervous Gender
4. Willie Herron III from Los Illegals
5. Phranc

Mark Twistworthy
• Coneheads, L.P.1. aka 14 Year Old… LP
• Unrest, Imperial f.f.r.r. LP reissue
• Sweet Baby, It’s a Girl LP reissue
• Dirty Fences, Full Tramp LP
• Metz, II LP

Matt Werts
• Aweful Kanawful, Brave As Hits
• The Temptators, Welcome Home
• Various Artists, East Side Story Vols. 1-12
• Downies, Tour Tape
• João Gilberto, The Warm World of João Gilberto

Meztli Hernandez
1.KXLU Fest II with The Muffs, Tony Molina, La Sera, Colleen Green, and Habits, April 26, 2015
2. Razorcake Loves Drinking Beer and Listening to Records at Bar 107 before it closed its doors.
3. Thrillhouse Records and 1-2-3-4 Go! Records in San Francisco 
4. Rudy’s Can’t Fail in Oakland, CA
5. Watching tourists get attacked by seagulls (who are obviously super punk) at Fisherman’s Wharf in SF.

Mike Faloon
1. Andrew Drury, Content Provider CD
2. Craig Ibarra, A Wailing of a Town: An Oral History of Early San Pedro Punk and More 1977-1985 (book)
3. David Kilgour And The Heavy 8’s, End Times Undone CD
4. Treasure Fleet, The Sun Machine LP (and book and movie and whatever else they cook up!)
5. Josh Wilker, Benchwarmer (book)

Mike Fournier
Five Best Readings on May/June Swing State Tour
1. May 11, Cambridge, MA at State Park with Duane Gorey and Lina B. Tullgren
2 May 14, Trenton, at Millhill Basement with Joe Evans III and Jeff Schroeck (his debut!)
3. May 16, Baltimore, at Red Emma’s with Eric DeJesus and Colin Seven.
4 May 24, Nashville, at Dino’s with Luke Wiget and Robin Leah Lear.
5. May 30, Pittsburgh at East End Book Exchange with Jen Bannan, Ben Stein and Ben Gwin. 

Mike Frame
1. Badfinger, entire catalog
2. Paybacks, “Don’t Lay It on Me”
3. John Krautner, Fun With Gum Vol. 1 CD
4. L7 reunion
5. Replacements, live

DJ Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM | SF
1. Culture Abuse, Spray Paint the Dog 7” (SF sickcore)
2. The Beaumonts, Get Ready For CD (Texas country punx)
3. Action Swingers, Quit While You’re Ahead LP (Garage punk collection)
4. Sonny Vincent and Rocket From The Crypt, Vintage Piss LP (rock‘n’roll punk)
5. Loud Boyz, Tough Love, Hard Feelings (DC hardcore/punk)

• The Mopes, live in Chicago
• Opening a bodega in our house
• The Business, live in Saint Louis
• Winning a metal detector at a silent auction
• Raw Power, live in Saint Louis

Patrick Houdek
1. The Brokedowns trying to stretch their usual twenty-two minute set into a fifty-five minute set at Do Division Street Festival.
2. Iron Chic, Spraynard, Canadian Rifle, and Horace Pinker at Fizz
3. Punk Rock Karaoke at Cobra Lounge 
4. The Copyrights, Rapids, and Hospital Job at Beat Kitchen
5. Iron Reagan, Angel Du$t, Noisem, Stone, and The Mons at Reggie’s 

Paul Silver
1. Drive Like Jehu at The Casbah, San Diego. Twice in a week!
2. Der Faden, “Best Guess” b/w “Filament” 7”
3. La Escalera Fest at Til-Two Club, San Diego, with Vena Cava, Bastards Of Young, Breaker Breaker One Niner, Civil War Rust, Black Dots, Western Settings, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, DFMK, Caskitt, and Dudes Night
4. French Exit’s final show at VLHS, with Turkish Techno, Horror Squad, and Hillary Chillton
5. Vomitface, Another Bad Year EP

Rene Navarro
1. Black Rainbow at the Wulf Den, tied with the Wulf Den itself. Thanks for the shows!
2. The last summer of Bird Strike.
3. Still living with our friends at the punkest house ever.
4. Having a radio show with my awesome best friend Janeth Galaviz. KCHUNG!
5. Getting silver at Dream BJJ in L.A. then travelling to Vegas for Jiu Jitsu World League the next week only to do super shitty; then get hurt a few weeks later and just fucking hate everything.

Replay Dave
• Creepoid, Cemetery Highrise Slum LP
• James McMurtry, Complicated Game LP
• Dropout Patrol, Self-titled LP
• Basement Benders, Self-titled 7”
• Uncle Tupelo, No Depression LP

Rich Cocksedge
Five Great Gigs In Four Weeks (Chronologically)
• Timeshares, Pure Graft, Divider, Question The Mark (Cardiff)
• Crazy Arm, The Dissociates, Boxkite (Plymouth)
• Sweet Empire, Irish Handcuffs (Plymouth)
• Lemuria, Woahnows, Personal Best (Plymouth)
• Lemuria, Woahnows, Personal Best (Bristol)

Ryan Nichols
1. Charles Bukowski, Love Is a Dog from Hell
2. Eagulls, Self-titled LP
3. Lower Dens, Escape from Evil LP
4. Modelo Especial
5. Summer

Sal Lucci
1. Thee Tsunamis, Saturday Night Sweetheart LP
2. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Straight to Video LP
3. Giorgio Murderer, Lazer Lord 7”
4. Gories 7”
5. Sick Thoughts, Gonna Be Your Dog 7”

Sean Arenas
Upsilon Acrux, Sun Square Dialect LP
• Alarms And Controls / Secret Smoker, Split 7”
• Melted, Ziptripper CS
• Иo///sé, Lower Berth LP
• The Blink Shakes, Fly Right LP

Sean Koepenick
Most Colorful Wax for Summer 2015 Jams
1. Hüsker Dü, Warehouse: Songs & Stories (yellow / green)
2. Dag Nasty, Minority of One (green)
3. Gang Green, Another Wasted Night (white)
4. Jerry Nolan & The Profilers, The Final Recordings (pink)
5. The Nerves, Live at Pirates Cove, Cleveland, Ohio, 5/26/77 (pink)

Steve Adamyk
Top Five Non-Ottawa Bands I’m Excited to See at Ottawa Explosion 2015
1. Tranzmitors
2. Sheer Mag
3. Hysterese
4. Mick Futures
5. Underground Railroad To Candyland

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have RecentlyEnjoyed
1. Broad City
2. Kung Fury
3. Slow West
4. Garfunkel and Oates
5. Terms and Conditions May Apply

Todd Taylor
• Black Rainbow, Spokenest at the Wulf Den
Pipe Bomb for the Soul by Alice Bag (book)
• Pinned In Place unreleased LP
• Worriers, Caves at VLHS
• Worriers, Imaginary Life LP

Tommy Vandervort
1. Pale Angels, Imaginary People LP
2. The Brokedowns, Nervous Passenger, Success, Direct Hit at Beat Kitchen, Chicago
3. Lysol Gang at Redwood, Los Angeles, tie with The Slow Death and Pale Angels at Fizz, Chicago

4. Smith StreetBand, Throw Me in the River LP
5. The Razorcake family for helping me celebrate my birthday in LA... again

Tricia Ramos
1. Gudetama
2. Mad Max: Fury Road
3. Hop Along show at The RickShaw Stop
4. Baus, “Mind Your Biz”
5. Fetty Wap, “Trap Queen”

Ty Stranglehold
1. Bad Future, Golden Age LP
2. Hex Dispensers, III LP
3. The Nervous, Demo Tape 2015 CS
4. The Hates, People’s Church CD