Columns

Razorcake 138, featuring Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Al Barile (SSD), Tomar Control, Liz Mason, Chris Rowley (Huggy Bear, Adulkt Life)

“If you don’t pay your bands, you’re screwed.” –Mike Park, Asian Man Records

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Saliva Tribe

Few things are more exciting to me as a punk show photographer than capturing a great crowd surfing or stage diving photo. And when you have a hard-driving band like Saliva Tribe playing, the energy of the music propels the audience skyward!

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—Seattle Pop Punk Festival

I feel very lucky to live in a city with an event like the Seattle Pop Punk Festival. It’s a celebration of the culture, community, and music of pop punk ranging several generations of the genre.

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Gilbert Cisneros Photo Column—Direct Hit!

Direct Hit! at a PRB club show from 2017 benefiting lovehopestrength.org.

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Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—The HIRS Collective

The HIRS Collective “fight for, defend, and celebrate the survival of trans, queer, poc, black, women and any and all other folks who have to constantly face violence, marginalization, and oppression. We are a collective of freaks and faggots that will never stop existing. Infinite and never ending. No one is going to kill us, we are going to live forever.”

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Mental Health Story and Social Media Discussion by Yann Bourdeau

A person who I follow on social media brought up that mental health care is lacking Canada, as her former bipolar boyfriend committed suicide. I want share my personal story saying that the system sometimes works, but it can also fail spectacularly.

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Myconid

Myconid are at the top of my list of favorite bands of the past year! Truth be told, I rarely get into absolutes, favorites, or “best of”s, but I find myself unable to stop raving about this new favorite!

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50/50 Whippersnappers by Evan Spradling & Rick V.

Evan, with his encyclopedic knowledge of skateboarding, and Rick, whose skateboarding knowledge would not fit on the back of a VHS slip case, review Foundation’s latest video.

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—The Linda Lindas

In an ideal world, The Linda Lindas are a driving force in inspiring a whole new generation of punk bands.

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Razorcake 137, featuring Night Court, Melissa Cody, Good Grief, Vial, and Mick Collins Part Two

Chose your own adventure: “Jiffy: Thank god for abortions!” and/or “Emilor: I welcome our lobster overlords!” –Night Court

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Yellowcake

When I saw the final lineup for the most recent Lie Detector Fest, I immediately knew that Yellowcake was one of the bands I was most excited to see. I’d been listening to their first release a lot and I just knew their blown-out d-beat was going to pummel my eyes and ears into oblivion.

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? by Jamie L. Rotante 

Navigating how to make friends and maintain relationships in adulthood.

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