Articles

Factory Reset by Jamie L. Rotante

Eliminating what doesn’t serve me, and seeing how long I can last without.

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Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—Spray Tan

No one could tell me how it started, but throwing your empties at Spray Tan is not only welcomed, it’s encouraged. It’s crowd participation. It’s almost recycling. It’s perfect.

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Being True to My Punk Beliefs by Yann Bourdeau

The first thing I learned from punk is to question authority. Over time, it became “Question yourself over authority.”

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Razorcake #93 from 2016 featuring Basement Benders, Aaron Cometbus, Eureka California, Lenny Lashley (Darkbuster, Street Dogs, Gang Of One), and Snoop Dogg

“Pipe Bomb played around two or three in the morning, and you called somebody out because they had brushed their teeth.... why are you minty-fresh at two am?! ...What’s wrong with you?” –Basement Benders

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Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Lebenden Toten

Screeching guitar feedback, pummeling and chaotic d-beats, breathless vocals. This is lo-fi noise with stylistic intention that plays homage to and draws from Japanese hardcore bands like Confuse.

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Dude’s Trip #2: Baseball Dudes By Nighthawk

I am a baseball fan. So is my Dad. We went out of town to watch some games. We also did other stuff.

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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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