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Razorcake 130, featuring Pódium, Marissa Paternoster (Screaming Females), Insect Surfers, and Patrick O’Neil

“Taking away all the unnecessary things. It’s punk, you know.” –Nick, Pódium

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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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Razorcake #92 from 2016 featuring The Rival Mob, Downtown Boys, Bleached, One Punk’s Guide to African Politics, and Western Settings

I cut my teeth on punk in the late ‘80s, early ‘90s. It was a scarier time at shows and I don’t miss the violence. I think it’s stupid to romanticize people getting stabbed, rat-packed, curbed, and crippled to prove that punk was dangerous or a threat. Yet I still sometimes crave nastiness in the music itself—unapologetic, raw-meat, acid-in-the-wound, life-is-fucked, punch-a-koala, it-won’t-get-better hardcore punk. -Todd

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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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