Black Time

Rob Coons Photo Column—Lolly Gaggers

The Lolly Gaggers recently played their last show ever and pushed the energy level of the audience off the charts. People were stage diving, slam dancing, singing along, and turning the club into a sweaty, swirling mass of happy punx!

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Interview Podcast with Kris of The Brokedowns, by Daryl

Really happy that I got to spend some time talking to Kris about stuff because The Brokedowns are not a band I can just casually engage with.

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Webcomic #564 by Rick V.

Read more of Rick's comics here and purchase some damn zines while you're at it! /// Do you or your friends make webcomics that would fit well here at Razorcake? Send an email (and comics or links to comics) to our editors: [email protected] or [email protected]

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Razorcake 132, featuring Ruperto Estanislao, dimber, Hurry Up, Keith Rosson, and One Punk’s Guide to Surf Music

“I may not have all the answers, but if we all work together as a family, the outcome will be better.” –Ruperto Estanislao

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Lorien Lamarr Photo Column—SMALL

SMALL also makes for another great entry for my favorite genre: bummer party punk. I’ve never wanted to participate in someone’s therapy session before. Even if I had, I wouldn't have expected it to be a celebration.

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Advice King Anthology, The, By Chris Crofton, 356 pgs.

I first crossed paths with author/comedian/musician Chris Crofton when his band, the Alcohol Stunt Band, played with my band at a show in Nashville. Their lyrics to their song “Dickerson Pike” recounted an unintentional journey by some innocent young scenesters down what was known as one of the seediest drags in Nashville at the time. […]

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Against the Written Word: Toward a Universal Illiteracy By Ian F. Svenonius, 256 pgs.

This is the third book by Ian Svenonius I’ve reviewed for Razorcake and I’m starting to sense a theme in his writing. There’s a lot of academic-level thinking with a sense of, “Is he joking or not?” Against the Written Word is comprised of nineteen essays that cover such topics as Instagram, record reviews, the […]

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Brief Oral History of The Urinals and 100 Flowers, A, By Ryan Leach, 78 pgs.

“You spit on The Urinals” is a line from The Descendents “Tonyage.” That line and The Minutemen covering “Ack Ack Ack” was my early exposure to The Urinals. I didn’t ever want to be so uncool as to not know a band with that pedigree, so I sought them out. And it took a while. […]

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Kick the Latch By Kathryn Scanlan, 129 pgs.

The series-of-vignettes format is a fairly popular one for memoirs (Sean H. Doyle’s This Must Be the Place, Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts, Mike Doughty’s I Die Each Time I Hear the Sound). Kathryn Scanlan uses it for her compelling novel Kick the Latch. It’s about Sonia, a girl who grew up in the fictional town/city […]

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Least Silent of Men, The, By Adel Souto, 84 pgs.

I have to say, this book had a few hurdles to get over in my mind. I don’t think I’ve ever met the author, Adel Souto, but I knew his name from my Miami days. I believe at one point he just used some numbers as his last name, so I thought he might be […]

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Play Like a Man: My Life in Poster Children By Rose Marshack, 200 pgs.

If you think about it for a sec, being in a touring band is absurd. You and a bunch of people—hopefully people you like, though not always—drive around, loading and unloading heavy gear in a different town every night, intent on playing songs for a bunch of strangers. And that’s just the base level of […]

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Rise and Fall of Skye Wright, The, By Jeffrey Vernon Matucha, 186 pgs.

A veteran fiction author highlighting the Bay Area underground scenes, Jeffrey Vernon Matucha returns here with book one of two following a new punk character, Skye Wright. Skye is sober, working the program, taking care of a deceased friend’s cats, trying to rescue the addicts in her friend circle, and working her way up at […]

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