Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Weirdos

The Weirdos, The Echoplex, Los Angeles, 2016 | Photo by Deb Frazin

John Denney of The Weirdos in 2016. Some genius climbed onstage during the last song, dove into the crowd, hit the floor, and never got back up. Anyway, it was a great show.

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Hellshock

Hellshock for Hazel’s graduation in Philly, June 11, 2005 | photo by Chris Boarts

When Hazel graduated from high school she had Hellshock play in her parents’ basement to celebrate. Hellshock and Hazel forever!

Dodger Blues: Eminent Domain and the Broken Promises in Chavez Ravine by Todd Taylor

Dodger Blues: Eminent Domain and the Broken Promises in Chavez Ravine by Todd Taylor

Razorcake founder and editor Todd Taylor wrote an in-depth essay about the people who were displaced from the area known as Chavez Ravine where Dodger Stadium now stands for Zisk, a baseball zine. He took a deep dive into the partially buried history of eminent domain, redlining, and the crappy forces that shaped not only a sports facility, but the city of Los Angeles itself.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Magnet Hearts

Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Magnet Hearts

If you dig The Kinks, The Who, Love, Big Star, and Nazz, you’ll lose your mind over the debut album Complicated Cats by The Magnet Hearts!

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—The Best Of The Worst

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—The Best Of The Worst

The Best Of The Worst is like reveling in some sort of high-octane righteous outrage, the kind of anger you can feel happy about.

Dispatch from a Spanish Lock-Down Episode 13 by John Miskelly

Basta! poster by Mr. Zé

Razorcake contributor John Miskelly is in Spain, which is under martial law in an effort to slow the curve of Covid 19 infections. This is his thirteenth dispatch, Day 60 of the lockdown. De-escalation Phase 1; Spain back to the boozers.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Keith Morris

Keith Morris, Los Angeles, 2017 | Photo by Deb Frazin

I wanna talk about my favorite punk rock singer—Keith Morris! My Damage was a very enjoyable book. I’m so glad I finally had the time to read it!

Featured movie reviews Razorcake 115: Anti-Nowhere League: We Are the League and Rudeboy

It eventually dawned on me that Anti-Nowhere League was a stubbornly out-of-lockstep representation of heterodox punk. I liked that. They were kindred oddballs, a subset of super-weirdos

I would recommend, before sitting down to watch this DVD, perhaps cleaning the wax deposits out of your ears as the British accents presented are brogue-ishly thick and laced with sometimes inscrutable slang; not to the point of listening to a Wattie interview where you actually need subtitles, but attentive listening is probably required.

Anthony Mehlhaff Photo Column—Smut

Anthony Mehlhaff Photo Column—Smut. Punk rocker bleeding.

When you take a gritty, punk band named Smut, ya throw them in the heart of South Central at a DIY venue called, “Tromaville,” shit bound to pop off.

Dispatch from a Spanish Lock-Down Episode 12 by John Miskelly

Poster: The beginning of the end of the confinement let's do it with discipline.

Razorcake contributor John Miskelly is in Spain, which is under martial law in an effort to slow the curve of Covid 19 infections. This is his twelfth dispatch, Day 53 of the lockdown. De-escalation; international comparisons.