Columns

My Quest to Lose Weight: How I Got Thinner by Yann Bourdeau

I got up to 347 pounds on the scale. I cut back on meal portions and I started to take walks. I have lost seventy-seven pounds.

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Abuso De Poder

Abuso De Poder is one of the top punk bands playing out of the Los Angeles area. As you can see, they put on a highly energetic live show and have the banging tunes to back it up!

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Enjoy the Silence by Jamie L. Rotante

Voluntarily creating a time of isolation to recharge and reset—and seeing what happens.

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Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Middle Aged Queers

To say this band is fun is an understatement of criminal proportions. They’re the whole damn party!

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—Signals Midwest

Watching Signals Midwest play is like seeing an old friend you’re excited to catch up with. Their live show is earnest, fun, and higher energy than you’d expect from the mostly mid-tempo punk/indie rock songs.

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Fest 20—Photo Essay by Chris Chappell

On the last weekend of October in Gainesville, Fla., when all the college kids leave town for a football game, thousands of punks descend on the small college town for three days of punk rock, PBR, and hugs.

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Emo Night with DJ Katie Sutton, Starlite Room, Edmonton, AB, Oct 22 2022 by C E Hoffman

As the songs say, we’re not afraid to keep on living. We are not afraid to walk this world alone... I am alive, which means I survived.

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50/50 by Rick V. and Evan Spradling

Two nerds with varying skate knowledge review Sour’s latest skate video offering, Sour Solution III.

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Rob Coons Photo Column—The Mummies

The Mummies are the true kings of Budget Rock! Their music is the perfect blend of garage rock and garage punk—raw, stripped down, and always in your face.

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This Statue Sucks by Will Kenneth

Will realizes he’s experiencing culture shock. The symbols and statues he finds in NYC public spaces stand in sharp contrast to the ones he found living in the South.

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One Punk Goes to the Movies: A Weekend with Confess, Fletch and Clerks III by Rick V.

In a theater in an abandoned strip mall, I told the guy at the concessions counter that we drove many miles just to see a movie nobody ever heard of. “I work here and I’ve never heard of that,” he said.

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—Murder By Death

Murder By Death’s live shows are the stuff of legend. Despite the somber mood of many of their songs, there’s an undeniable fierceness that draws you in.

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