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Razorcake 114 Top 5s: Xetas, Amyl And The Sniffers, Notches, Wish Granters, Boris The Sprinkler, The Schizophonics

Feb 11, 2020

Andy Garcia
1. Phantoms, The Rise of Deathrock from the LA Punk Scene
2. The Wraith, Gloom Ballet LP
3. Prison Affair demo
4. Misery/S.D.S., Split LP
5. Cochonne demo

Anthony Mehlhaff
Album-of-the-Year Picks!
• Cunts, Self-titled
• The Manx, Hateful Goo
• Skull Crack, Turn to Dust
• Knocked Loose, A Different Shade of Blue
• Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled

Aphid Pewitt
High Weirdness by Erik Davis (book)
• Motörhead, Overkill 40th Anniversary Edition DVD
Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials DVD
GG Allin: All in the Family DVD
• Poison Idea, Pig’s Last Stand CD+DVD

Art Ettinger
• ANTiSEEN, ANTiSEEN Christmas 12” EP
• Unreliable Narrator, Old Man Yells at Older Man CS
• Chubby & The Gang, Speed Kills LP
• Wish Granters, Self-titled 12” EP
• GG Allin + The Scumfucs, You’ll Never Tame Me (2019 reissue) LP

Bill Pinkel
• Upset, Self-titled LP
• Notches, New Kinda Love LP
• The Whiffs, Another Whiff LP
• Tightwire, Six Feet Deep LP 
• Ramona, Deals, Deals, Deals! LP

Chris Terry
• Aureole Of Ash, Morbid Reality 10”
• The Gerbils, Are You Sleepy? LP
• Solarized, A Ghost across Hell from Me LP
• New Frank Ocean tracks
David Tung Can’t Have a Girlfriend Until He Gets into an Ivy League College by Ed Lin (novel)

Craven Rock
Top 5 Movies Viewed for 31 Days of Halloween (which went well into November [who’s got that kind of time?])
1. Citadel
2. Us
3. Houses October Built
4. Transfiguration
5. Frailty

Daryl Gussin
• Riversedge, The Runaround CS
• Wish Granters, Self-titled 12” EP
• Xetas, The Cypher LP
• Schizophonics, People in the Sky LP
• Wild Flowers Of America, Lost in the Salvation Army LP

Deb Frazin
1. Reckling, Slaughterhouse, Feels show at Resident
2. Avengers and Stiff Little Fingers show at El Rey
3. Richard Rose EP
4. The grand opening of Permanent Records Roadhouse 
5. Katatonic EP

Designated Dale
1. Sore Points, Self-titled LP
2. Riverboat Gamblers, Smash/Grab EP
3. The Lazy Cowgirls, Somewhere Down the Line LP
4. Motörhead, On Parole LP
5. The Psychedelic Furs, Book of Days LP 

Donna Ramone
Top 5 Favorite Artists of the Decade
1. Martha
2. The Sloppy Boys
3. The Dahmers
4. Fishboy
5. Everyone responsible for the Steve Universe soundtracks

Eric Baskauskas
The Four Times I Saw Torche in 2019, Ranked
1. 11/13 at X-Ray Arcade, Cudahy, Wis.
2. 11/1 at Fest, Gainesville, Fla.
3. 11/15 at Empty Bottle, Chicago, Ill.
4. 5/31 at Reggie’s, Chicago, Ill.
5. I also went to Hawaii, that was cool I guess

Jamaica Dyer
1. Getting an old van and spending your first night in it waking up to snow.
2. Making coffee outside in the rain. 
3. Heating your house by making curries.
4. Meditating in the morning... and sticking with it.
5. Minimalist videos on YouTube. It’s tricky waters, but watching people talk about getting rid of everything is super relaxing. 

Jeff Proctor
Top 5 Shows of Late
• Dinosaur Jr., November 2 at the Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles.
• Hunx And His Punx, August 17 at the East Room, Chicago.
• Stiff Little Fingers, October 5 at the El Rey, Los Angeles.
• Rocket From The Crypt (with LA Witch, Death Valley Girls, and El Vez), October 25 at House of Blues, San Diego.
• Yo La Tengo, September 20 at the El Rey, Los Angeles.

Jennifer Federico
Top 5 Bands for When I Want to Stay Awake on the Plane
• G.L.O.S.S.
• Career Suicide
• Night Birds
• Charles Albright
• Neighborhood Brats

Jimmy Alvarado
• The Cult Of Lip, Your Feedback/Sleep Receiver LP
• The Dum Dum Boys, Let There Be Noise LP
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (film)
• Larma, Self-titled LP
• Sore Points, Not Alright 7” EP

Kayla Greet
Top 5 Moments of Fest 18
• Laura Jane Grace solo b/w Lauren Denitzio solo at Civic Music Center
• Gouge Away at The Wooly
• Chatting with Blake Schwarzenbach about the Red Dons
• Yoga for Punks with Miguel Chen b/w getting a flamingo pool floatie tattoo at Anthem
• Tsunami Bomb’s secret backlight skeleton set featuring members of Kill Lincoln 

Kevin Dunn
1. Muffs, No Holiday
2. Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled
3. Mick Trouble, Here’s the Mick Trouble LP
4. Bothers, Self-titled
5. Superchunk, AF

Kurt Morris
1. Chris L. Terry, Black Card (book)
2. Adam Gnade, This Is the End of Something, But It’s Not the End of You (book)
3. Anxious, Never Better 7”
4. Metalhead (movie)
5. Fred Gillen Jr., If I Woke Up This Morning and Died

Martin Wong
1. The Linda Lindas at Self Help Graphics’ 46th annual Día de los Muertos celebration.
2. The Last, Zander Schloss, The Vulturas, PR Shake, and The Linda Lindas at Save Music In Chinatown 19. 
3. The Last with The Neptunas and Rosemary’s Billygoat at the Hermosa Saloon with a special appearance by Milo!
4. The Avengers on tour with Hector Penalosa (The Zeros) on bass.
5. The Linda Lindas super-secret recording and film shoot!

Mike Fournier
• Notches, New Kinda Love LP
• J. Graves, Marathon LP
• Giants Chair, Prefabylon LP
• Ben Snakepit, Dog Days of Snakepit (book)
Fluke #17, Minor League #9 (zines)

• Boris The Sprinkler, Vespa to Venus LP
• Kepi Ghoulie & The Copyrights, Re-Animation Festival LP
• Nerf Herder, live in Chicago
• The Heat Tape, live at Fest
• Interviewing Tony Weinbender

Paul Silver
1. The Subjunctives, Sunshine and Rainbows LP
2. The Schizophonics, People in the Sky LP
3. Rational Anthem, It’s Only Permanent LP
4. Bothers, Self-titled LP
5. Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Flyover LP

Rev. Nørb
• Haskels, Self-titled LP
• Muffs, No Holiday 2 x LP
• Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue, Reptiles on Parade LP
• Straight Arrows, On Top! LP
• Nato Coles & The Blue Diamond Band, Flyover LP

Rich Cocksedge
• Clowns, The B.B.G.C., Glud, live at The Exchange, Bristol
• Xetas, The Cypher LP
• Restraining Order, This World Is Too Much LP
• David Gamage, Punk Faction, BHP ‘91 to ‘95 (book)
• The Wolfhounds, Middle Aged Freaks LP

Rick V.
1. Weird Paul Petroskey, Lit AF LP
2. Penny, Self-titled LP
3. River City Girls (video game)
4. Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage, Bad Wiring LP
5. Carolyn Cash, Girl in the World (comic)

Rosie Gonce
1. Bleached, Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough LP
2. Shutups, Every Day I’m Less Zen LP
3. Snuff, There’s A Lot of It About LP
4. Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled LP
5. Sheer Mag, A Distant Call LP

RoQue Torres 
1. Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Dec. 3, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020, Ahmanson Theatre
2. Linda Vallejo: Brown Belongings Solo Exhibition June 1, 2019 to Jan. 13, 2020 at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
3. Making Mammy: A Caricature Of Black Womanhood, 1840-1940, Sept. 25, 2019 to March 1, 2020, California African American Museum
4. “Popeye” Iniguez’s Birthday Celebration, Wild Records Recording Artists Bibi & Her Tremblin’ Souls, The Desperados, Eddie & The Scopions, Omar Romero & The Stringpoppers, Nov. 22, 2019, Harvelle’s
5. Betye Saar: Call and Response Solo Exhibition, Sept. 22, 2019 to April 5, 2020, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Ryan Nichols
1. Sleaford Mods
2. Viagra Boys
3. Sam Shepard, Motel Chronicles (book)
4. Mark Lanegan, Somebody’s Knocking LP
5. Slayer, Ministry, and Pantera at The Forum in Los Angeles

Sean Koepenick
Top Shelf
1. Joe Eszterhas, Hollywood Animal (book)
2. Rambling Shadows, edges of time LP
3. Hunter Bennett, Rockin’ The Suburbs, Episode 732: Hardcore in the Midwest (podcast)
4. Circle Jerks reunion (Come to Boston!)
5. J. Robbins Band, live at Great Scott, Allston, Mass. 12/7/19 (Incredible show.)

Theresa W.
Top 5 Seasonal Jams
• “Wrapping” by The Waitresses
• “364 Days” by The Murder City Devils
• “Faintly Falling Ashes” by The Lawrence Arms
• “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
• “Homo Christmas” by Pansy Division

Tim Brooks
• Tits, Great Punk Tits LP
• Gino And The Goons, Do The Getaround LP
• Haircut, Sensation EP
• Larma LP
• Chain Whip, 14 Lashes LP

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Parasite
2. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
3. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary watch together with Always Amazing
4. Life after Flash
5. Pain and Glory

Todd Taylor
• Charles Albright, Everything Went Charles Albright LP
• Riversedge, The Runaround CD
• Xetas, The Cypher LP
• Death Ridge Boys, The Right Side of History LP
• Lenguas Largas, Come On In LP
• Sara Gran’s Claire DeWitt mystery series (books)

Ty Stranglehold
1. The Victims, Horror Smash EP
2. Chain Whip, 14 Lashes LP
3. Boris The Sprinkler, Vespa to Venus LP
4. Spermbirds, Go to Hell Then Turn Left LP
5. Antheads, Think Fast EP 

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