Razorcake 138, featuring Mike Park (Asian Man Records), Al Barile (SSD), Tomar Control, Liz Mason, Chris Rowley (Huggy Bear, Adulkt Life)

“If you don’t pay your bands, you’re screwed.” –Mike Park, Asian Man Records

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Final Gasp

Final Gasp had such a huge presence on the stage with hair, feet, and instruments flying and swirling in constant movement. Their powerful and explosive death rock is in the vein of crossing Killing Joke with Danzig. I was all in with this band and thoroughly enjoyed them!

Agid Antaris Photo Column—D-Konstruksi, Asian Punk

I consider D-Konstruksi a true Asian punk band.

Rob Coons Photo Column—Saliva Tribe

Few things are more exciting to me as a punk show photographer than capturing a great crowd surfing or stage diving photo. And when you have a hard-driving band like Saliva Tribe playing, the energy of the music propels the audience skyward!

Chris Chappell Photo Column—Seattle Pop Punk Festival

I feel very lucky to live in a city with an event like the Seattle Pop Punk Festival. It’s a celebration of the culture, community, and music of pop punk ranging several generations of the genre.

Gilbert Cisneros Photo Column—Direct Hit!

Direct Hit! at a PRB club show from 2017 benefiting

Razorcake #100 from 2017, featuring Mike Watt, Erica Freas, Crom, and One Punk’s Guide to Pynchon Novels

“It’s a bit dumb that Razorcake’s never interviewed Mike Watt.”
“Wait. Mike Watt’s never been interviewed in Razorcake?”
“No. Weird, right? We’ve covered plenty of Pedro bands.”
“Never? That can’t be right.”
“Several people offered, but it never panned out. He even played a show for us at Pehrspace.”

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—The HIRS Collective

The HIRS Collective “fight for, defend, and celebrate the survival of trans, queer, poc, black, women and any and all other folks who have to constantly face violence, marginalization, and oppression. We are a collective of freaks and faggots that will never stop existing. Infinite and never ending. No one is going to kill us, we are going to live forever.”

Mental Health Story and Social Media Discussion by Yann Bourdeau

A person who I follow on social media brought up that mental health care is lacking Canada, as her former bipolar boyfriend committed suicide. I want share my personal story saying that the system sometimes works, but it can also fail spectacularly.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Myconid

Myconid are at the top of my list of favorite bands of the past year! Truth be told, I rarely get into absolutes, favorites, or “best of”s, but I find myself unable to stop raving about this new favorite!

50/50 Whippersnappers by Evan Spradling & Rick V.

Evan, with his encyclopedic knowledge of skateboarding, and Rick, whose skateboarding knowledge would not fit on the back of a VHS slip case, review Foundation’s latest video.

Chris Chappell Photo Column—The Linda Lindas

In an ideal world, The Linda Lindas are a driving force in inspiring a whole new generation of punk bands.


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