“We are all devices, novelties forced to feel like necessities.” –Criminal Code
Take your pick of takeaway: Nardwuar: “Alice Bag from The Bags, did you invent the term “douchebag”? Alice: “I didn’t invent it. I didn’t.” OR “I was a total failure at working at Arby’s.” –Alice Bag
“We encourage other people to GET NAKED. We are okay with that.” –Birthday Suits
Climb inside the Florida storage container The Taxpayers lived in to read about the knuckle tattoo genesis of Goof Punx and the band’s origins as a way to pay homage to the Minutemen. They’re a band founded on ethical good times and a Tom Sawyer sense of touring adventure.
“We asked Greg Cartwright if he wanted to start a band. He said. ‘That sounds stupid. Why not?'” -Eric Oblivian
“At the end of those punk documentaries you just get somebody who’s completely arrogant and has no idea. They think it stopped as soon as they stopped going to shows and started working at Home Depot.” –Night Birds
Lenguas Largas: Interview by Todd Taylor. “As long as my mom still loves me, and I get to smoke pot, I don’t give a fuck.” Isaac Reyes
Canadian Rifle: Interview by Todd Taylor. Gritty Midwest punk that’s just a little off. Breaking rules and their own hands, they don’t even follow the conventions of their hometown’s pizza.
Tenement: Interview by Justin Telephone. Wisconsin punk rock that’s equally poppy, heavy and noisy. In the grand tradition of the Descendents, Ergs!, Die Kreuzen, and John Coltrane.
The Stains: Interview by Jimmy Alvarado. Straight up, an oral of one of the godfathers of Los Angeles punk rock. For a band of this caliber, you’d better believe this will be a two parter.