Columns

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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Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—The Manarovs

I’m excited I’ll get to see The Manarovs play more often because I can’t imagine a better time than an evening of danceable pop punk, tacos, and outdoor drinks on warm coastal Georgia night.

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Unions: How I Joined a Union and Loved It by Yann Bourdeau

At first, I did not think much of being in a union except the money I pay them. A long time ago, the union negotiated a work week of thirty-five hours. It is my first time in my life that I don’t work forty hours a week and what a difference it makes.

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Savage Pleasure

Everyone was super stoked, the mosh pit was wild, and the vibe was rad. Honestly, it was the kinda show that makes me feel glad to be part of this crazy punk rock world.

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Dude’s Trip #1: Camping in Door County By Nighthawk

Do you like camping? Do you wanna go to Door County? Do you wanna read about both of those? This is your day.

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Municipal Waste

Who needs the Mavericks or Jaws when you can just catch a frothy wave at your local Municipal Waste show!? As this photo shows, the surf is always up in the pit at one of their gigs. And don’t miss the crowd surfer under the surfboard. Somebody down below is doing double duty holding all that up!

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—Dead Bars

Dead Bars is a melodic singalong punk band that’s best watched with a beer in one hand and a fist raised with the other.

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Avail

When Avail took the stage, it was epic. Thousands of people filled the island. A train came by before their set was over and that train had Avail Over the James graffiti on it! You’d think that it was all planned it was so perfect.

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Summertime Sadness by Jamie L. Rotante

Surviving seasonal depression in the summer and trying to keep cool when your brain is working overtime.

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Spy

There is no doubt that Spy is one of the best live hardcore bands playing today! Every time I have seen them play their unhinged energy totally levitates the stage, and they turn the crowd into a stage diving and circle pitting ball of mayhem.

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Chris Chappell Photo Column—Soul Glo

We all stood there in awe of what we just witnessed; one of the best/most exciting hardcore bands going at their (current) peak. No where to go than up from here.

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Rob Coons Photo Column—Negative Approach Crowd Surfer

If you have ever seen Negative Approach, you know that when the first notes kick off on songs like “Can’t Tell No One,” the audience basically goes off like a bomb and it immediately turns into a swirling and screaming mass of humans!

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