Columns

Deb Frazin Photo Column—C.O.F.F.I.N

C.O.F.F.I.N and Amyl And The Sniffers are currently touring the U.S. together— two of the hottest punk bands from Australia showing Americans how to drive sold-out crowds into a wild frenzy!

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—MSSV

MSSV is an experimental rock band featuring Mike Watt, Mike Baggetta, and Stephen Hodges. I was very lucky to have caught them on the final night of their forty-eight-date “Haru Tour” across the U.S. What an incredible set!

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Malandro

Malandro pulverized the crowd with a slew of blistering songs of pure powerviolence. I doubt that any of the songs in their set clocked in longer than one minute. The singer was a whirlwind of energy—jumping around, screaming, and assaulting everyone’s ears with lyrical rage!

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I Dress Myself by Will Kenneth

Will recalls how he used punk fashion as a way of asserting his independence and power while growing up in an abusive household, though finding his identity didn’t come without mishaps and a price.

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Be Well

I got my introduction to Be Well when they did a weekend of shows with Avail and Hot Water Music. They’re a newer of band of hardcore scene vets who are ex-members of many bands, such as Darkest Hour, Bane, Battery and Fairweather.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Betty Blowtorch

Betty Blowtorch lived up to their name last night and burned down the crowded bar with a blistering set! This was one of the best shows I’ve seen this year (so far).

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Mother Vines

After all this time, I finally got a chance to check out The Mother Vines at The Moroccan Lounge. Their blistering set made me regret all the times in the past I’ve missed their gigs!

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—Superchunk

At their April 4, 2022 show at Neumos in Seattle, Superchunk exploded on the stage with in a blistering twenty-one song set heavy on their new album Wild Loneliness but also touching on their entire career.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Thee Cormans

This photo of Thee Cormans was snapped back in 2017 at The Hi-Hat in Los Angeles. The band opened for Reverend Beat-Man that night.

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Niis

Before Niis played, I knew nothing about the band other than a few tracks on the internet. But from the first chord I was floored by their ferocious stage presence and charismatic energy that pulled the audience in from all directions.

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Deb Frazin Photo Column—Emily Rose And The Rounders

Emily Rose And The Rounders have just released their debut album on Mock Records, and it’s a collection of country bangers that will shatter your heart in a thousand slivers (that steel guitar gets me every time)!

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Converge

Back in 1999 when Converge played in Richmond in the Spring season of March. I was shooting film then, and I managed to double expose some of the shots from Twisters with some spring garden photos.

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