Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Flytraps

Deb Frazin Photo—The Flytraps

The Flytraps have recently released their first full-length album on Burger Records and it’s loaded with the kind of dirty, rockin’ garage punk that’s perfect for blasting real loud in the car all summer long!

Louis Jacinto Photo Column—Trap Girl

Trap Girl, Echoplex, Los Angeles, 2017 | photo by Louis Jacinto

When I saw Drew Arriola-Sands start singing with her band Trap Girl, “I am the most dangerous girl in the city,” I stopped in my tracks and paid attention to make sure I was gonna be on her side when things go bad!

The Factor: A Brief History of the (Satirical) Most Ultra Conservative Punk Band in the World by Will Kenneth

Bill O'Reilly is a blowhard asshole

Will looks back on his time with The Factor, a joke project that started with a Gainesville message board, and how later he blew up the band after pulling a gigantic scumbag rockstar move.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Terminal A

Terminal A, photo by Deb Frazin

Terminal A is back after a songwriting hiatus with three brand-new songs that I personally think is their finest work to date.

Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—End It

End It at the Y Not Lot in Baltimore, MD | photo by Lorien Lamarr

“Apolitical” deserves top billing on any playlist right now. “It’s not right or left, it’s right or wrong, a racist show his face, he’s fucking gone” is my new protest chant. Keep demanding justice, friends. Fuck the police. Fuck racism. End it.

Murder at the Boarding House: When Steve Martin Quit Comedy to Be Funny by Billups Allen

Steve Martin illustration by Billups Allen. Man with arrow through the head, with bunny ears fallen off.

Steve Martin is a comedy icon. He began his film career playing a clueless character, later finding fame as he gained footing in more mainstream comedies. Martin made three interesting films in the early ’80s; so interesting they almost derailed his career.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—Tombstones In Their Eyes

Tombstones In Their Eyes, Los Angeles, 2020 | Photo by Deb Frazin

If you love psych/shoegaze bands that know how to write great songs you can really get lost in, then Tombstones In Their Eyes is the band you need in your life. Their latest album Maybe Someday was produced by Paul Roessler (The Screamers/45 Grave), and it’s gonna knock you on your ass!

Chris Boarts Larson Photo Column—Monument Ave., Richmond, VA, June 2020

A stupid, racist Confederate statue gets beautified | photo by Chris Boarts Larson

In Richmond, the focus has turned to the symbols of oppression, injustice, and a glorification of its racist past. Richmond’s many monuments to Confederate leaders have been at the forefront of anger and rebellion for years. The time is upon us and change is happening. The monuments and statues have been defaced, beheaded, painted and written on, and protested on and around.

Karma Police by Jamie L. Rotante

An umbrella blocking a falling knife, hachet, and hammer

The tough balance of trying to set healthy boundaries without fear of bad karma.

Deb Frazin Photo Column—The Great Sadness

Thievin’, the long-awaited new album by The Great Sadness is finally here! It was produced by Joe Cardimone, it’s pressed on hot-fluorescent green vinyl, and I’m absolutely sure it’s going to take the #1 spot on my Top Albums of 2020 list.