Top 5s from Razorcake 112 featuring: Snakes, Condor, Off With Their Heads, Neutrals, Kira Jari, Amyl And The Sniffers

(illustration by Danny Rust)

Abdul Vas
1. AC/DC, The Razors Edge LP
2. AC/DC FAQ by Susan Masino
3. Akira (movie, 1988)
4. Beavis and Butthead (series)
5. Gunnm Alita Battle Angel (manga)

Art Ettinger
• Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled LP
• Ramona, Deals, Deals, Deals! LP
• The Control Freaks, She’s the Bomb LP
• Screaming Targets, Carbon Copies LP
• Conmen, Get Loose LP

Bill Pinkel
• The Spits and Surfbort, live in Long Beach
• Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled 
• The Fleshies, Introducing The Fleshies LP
• Evening Standards, World’s End LP
• Rewatching Deadwood the series and then the movie, what a show. 

Billy Kostka
• Kaleidoscope, After the Futures
• Institute, Readjusting the Locks
• Haram, Where Were You on 9/11?
• Das Drip, Demo
• R.M.F.C., Hive Vol. 1 & 2

Chad Williams
1. Avail reunion in Richmond, Va.
2. Good Riddance, Thoughts & Prayers LP
3. Re-volts, Leeches 7”
4. Condor, Singles 2017-2018 LP
5. Judas Priest at the Warfield, San Francisco \m/\m/

Chris Mason
1. The Rats, In a Desperate Red LP reissue
2. Breakout, Say Hello LP
3. C.H.E.W., Prude, Dots, Rolex, and Control Test at Nothing Left To Lose Fest, PDX
4. Out Cold, Living Is Killing Me LP
5. Primitive Teeth, Demo tape 

Chris Terry
• Soul Glo, The Nigga In Me Is Me LP
• Rashomon, Pathogen X 12”
• Dad Brains, Dadditude 7”
• Limp Wrist, live in L.A.
• All the joy, excitement, and reconnections that came with bringing my novel Black Card into the world.

Craven Rock
1. Willem Van Spronsen (Rest In Power) giving his life to fight the I.C.E. Concentration Camp in Tacoma
2. Autonomous Mutant Festival 23
3. Phloxus County Fair with Second Narrows, Perfect People, Mala Fides, Toy, SBDC, Mattie Jo (of RVIVR), Deep Trench
4. Getting Seattle Storm (WNBA) tickets for giving blood
5. Reality Hunger by David Shields (book)

Daryl Gussin
• Snakes, Psychic Rats demo CS
• Bad Breeding, Exiled LP
• Kira Jari, Spooky Freaky 7”
• Urochromes, Trope House LP, tie with Shellshag, 18 Sycamore 2 x LP
• Neutrals, Kebab Disco LP, tie with Pretty Flowers, Golden Beat Sessions

Designated Dale
1. Off With Their Heads, Be Good LP. Ryan Young and Co. bring it in fucking spades yet again with this monster full-length that’s as much heavy as it has heart.
2. Hidden Spots, New Me/New You LP. After sitting on the shelf for over seven years after it was recorded, this album has thankfully been released unto some real appreciative motherfuckers, namely me! Undeniably addicting release.
3. DFMK, 06/29/19 at Cafe NELA. The power of Baja compels you! It is DFMK who commands you! Rock’n’roll that’s as serious as a thrusting, bloody crucifix. 
4. Tracy Soto, 08/09/19 at Cafe NELA. High-energy, hooks, and three-part harmonies that’s not unlike getting punched in the face with three fists at once. Definitely catch ’em live. 
5. Celebrating forty years of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School this year! 

Eric Baskauskas
• Torche, Admission
• L.O.T.I.O.N., World Wide W.E.B.
• Loose Nukes, Demo 7”
Hello America by J.G. Ballard (book)
• Green Day, Live! Woodstock 94 LP

James Spooner 
• Provoke, Still Here 7”
• Rata Negra, Oido Absoluto
• Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled LP
The Changing by Victor Lavell (novel)
• The photography of Rob Coons (@robcoons) 

Jimmy Alvarado
• DFMK, La Tuya, Storm House, and Sweet Reaper, 6/29/19 at Café NELA.
• La Tuya, Marriage Material, and Tracy Soto, 8/9/19 at Café NELA.
• Groovy Rednecks, Just Head, and La Tuya, 9/1/19 at Café NELA.
• All the other shows we saw and played at Café NELA.
• Thanks to Dave, Hope, Dirty Ed, and all the Café NELA crew for giving us, and L.A. punk, a “home.” You will be missed.

Kayla Greet
• Joining Worriers for the end of their West Coast tour: Seattle at Belltown Yacht Club, Corvallis at Mudville Stadium, Oakland, and L.A.
• Amyl And The Sniffers, Alice Bag, Moss at The Telegram Ballroom, L.A. b/w an awesome Amyl And The Sniffers video shoot for “GFY” in the street after the show.
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado-Perez (book)
• Despise You backyard brickfire pizza party with RZC friends and Chris Dodge.
• Off With Their Heads, Be Good

Kevin Dunn
1. Dots, Self-titled
2. Kira Jari, Spooky Freaky
3. Second Narrows, Self-titled
4. Martha, Love Keeps Kicking
5. Black Card by Chris Terry (book)

Kurt Morris
1. Motörhead, No Remorse
2. Mannequin Pussy, Patience
3. Propagandhi (everything)
4. Anarchist history in Boston
5. Motörhead, Overkill

Martin Wong
1. The Linda Lindas opening Bleached’s rad record release show for Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? at the Moroccan and playing with the legendary Alice Bag and badass Midnite Snaxxx at the Hi-Hat.
2. Alice Bag and Amyl And The Sniffers at the Teragram, holy crap!
3. Channel 3 at the Redwood and the band’s essential new Bellwether EP.
4. Phranc at the Folly Bowl. Every show she plays is a special occasion, but this backyard show was gorgeous beyond belief.
5. Scoring cheap tickets for OFF!, Misfits, X and The Damned, and Blondie and Elvis Costello, and all the free outdoor, summertime shows around L.A., too.

Matt Average
• The Dogs, Sick as A Dog LP
• Neutrals, Kebab Disco LP
• Nations On Fire, Burn Again 12” EP
• Malcria, El Reino De Lo Faiso 12” EP
• Lucifer, live, and both albums

Mike Faloon
1. The B-52’s
2. Mickey Hess, A Guest in the House of Hip Hop – How Rap Music Taught a Kid From Kentucky What a White Ally Should be (book)
3. Naomi Klein, No Is Not Enough (book)
4. J. Robbins, Unbecoming CD and Jawbox live (!)
5. Thumbscrew, Ours CD

Mike Fournier
• Jawbox at Brooklyn Steel, Brooklyn, NY 6/22/19 (with Faloon and Grillo)
• Reading with Mike Faloon and Jasmine Dreame Wagner at Quimby’s, Brooklyn, NY 6/23/19
• Solid Sound Festival at Mass MOCA, North Adams, Mass. 6/28-30/19. Great sets by Lithics, Courtney Barnett, The Feelies, Wilco, and Jonathan Richman (with Bec and Rich K.)
Minor Leagues #8
• Screaming Females and ExMaid at Ralph’s, Worcester, Mass. 8/1/19 (with Austin and Ladew)

Mike Frame
1. Mariee Sioux, Grief in Exile
2. Darkthrone, Old Star
3. False, Portent
4. Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult, Mardom
5. Frosthelm, live in Bismarck, N.D.

DJ Naked Rob
Radio Valencia 87.9FM | SF
1. Multicult, Simultaneity Now LP
2. Hickoids, All the World’s a Dressing Room: Live
3. Hoaries, Crudforms 1-3
4. Xenu & The Thetans, Self-titled LP
5. Cement Shoes, Too LP

Ollie Mikse
Best albums of 2019 (so far)
• Bob Mould, Sunshine Rock
• Mannequin, Pussy Patience
• Jenny Lewis, On the Line
• The Fleshies, Introducing the Fleshies
• Deerhunter, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?

Paul Comeau
Top 5 Current Bands You Should Be Listening To
• Hans Gruber And The Die Hards
• Knee-Jerk
• Corrode
• Cry Havoc!
• Brother

Paul Silver
• Jawbox and Craig Werden at the Regent, Los Angeles
• The Whips (DC), What We Talk About When We Talk About Rock LP
• The Proletariat, Move LP
• Off With Their Heads, Be Good LP
• Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Dog Party, Pity Party at Soda Bar, San Diego

Rene Navarro
1. Los Lucha Brothers (specifically Pentagon Dark “0 Miedo”)
2. Winning three consecutive gold medals with Jiu Jitsu World League (that was a good run for me). 
3. Animal’s Revenge, Demo 2016
4. Snakes, Psychic Rats demo CS
5. Podcasting

Rev. Nørb
• Les Bof!, “Voila!” LP
• Geoff Palmer, Pulling Out All the Stops CD
• Corner Boys, Waiting For 2020 LP
• Dots, Self-titled LP
• Faux Ferocity, Pretty Groovy CS

Rich Cocksedge
• Night Birds, Natterers, Asbestos Beach live at The Boston Music Room, London
• Jerry Seinfeld live at The Apollo, London
• Charlotte Matou um Cara, Self-titled CD
• Werecats, Destined for the Outside CD
• Dinged Up, Mucho Dolor CD

Rick V.
Fort Worth DIY space 1919 Hemphill is apparently closed for good. Top Five events I attended. 
1. Bill Daniels’s Who Is Bozo Texino screening where someone painted a mural of the final scene of the documentary upstairs.
2. A poorly attended Onion Flavored Rings show where they played an hour-long set to a very excited six people.
3. People Men show where I set my cymbals on fire while a fire breather kept them aflame. 
4. Numina (spelling?) performance artist, taking off layers of business attire while hula hooping in a kiddie pool and making dinosaur noises. 
5. Subhumans cover show we did where I handed the microphone to a kid in the crowd to sing “No” because I had to go talk to a cop downstairs.

RoQue Torres 
1. Carlos Almaraz: Playing with Fire Painter, Poet, American Master (2019, documentary) Los Angeles Latino Film Festival 2019 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood 
2. Juxtapoz Black & White, published by Gingko Press. Twenty-eight contemporary artists who have built oeuvres in black and white. 
3. To Be Dalí. Play by Eric Yost and Salvador Benavidez at Casa 0101 Theatre, Boyle Heights, East L.A.
4. Noche De Poemas 2 open mic performance by Los Fauna at Eastside Luv Wine Bar Y Queso in Boyle Heights, East L.A.
5. Skins photography by Gavin Watson, published by Independent Music Press 

Ryan Nichols
1. The Dogs, 1994-1998: Sick as a Dog LP
2. The Invaders, Spacing Out LP
3. Disgraceland (podcast)
4. The Bridge To Nowhere, California
5. Blitz, Second Empire Justice LP

Sean Koepenick
Highly Anticipated Shows
1. Richie Ramone with Wimpy Rutherford doing an all-Queers set with The Cryptics, Ralph’s Diner, Worchester, Mass. 09/01/19
2. The Vibrators with Duck And Cover, O’Brien’s, Allston, Mass. 09/05/19
3. Black Flag with The Linecutters, The Vault, New Bedford, Mass. 08/17/19
4. Superchunk (acoustic), Somerville Theatre, Somerville, Mass. 11/06/19
5. Raging Nathans and Loser’s Circle, O’Briens, Allston, Mass. 08/23/19

Steve Adamyk
• Plastic Heads, Nowhere to Run (first by a long shot)
• Condor, 2017-2018 Singles LP
• Martha, Love Keeps Kicking
• Priors, Call for You
• Swearin’ and Mike Krol, live

Tim Brooks
• Ocean Colour Scene, Hundred Mile High City
• The Farm, Too Late
• Julian Cope, Beautiful Love
• Adam And The Ants, Stand and Deliver
• Dub Pistols, Mucky Weekend

Toby Tober
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. Family
2. The Mustang
3. The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons Learned from a Mythical Man
4. The Art of Self Defense
5. The Professor

Todd Taylor
• Amyl And The Sniffers, Self-titled LP
• Soul Glo, The N in Me Is Me LP
• Kira Jari, Spooky Freaky 7”
• Neutrals, Kebab Disco LP
Black Card by Chris L. Terry (book)
Student Teaching Journal + Illustrations from a body of work titled, I Like Making Art With You, by Elly Dallas (zine)
• Condor, Singles 2017-2018 LP tie Eat My Fear Taking Back Space 7”

Ty Stranglehold
1. Weird Numbers, Minotaur Dreams 7”
2. TV’s Daniel, Self-titled 7”
3. Second Narrows, Self-titled
4. Booji Boys, Tube Reducer LP
5. The Freeze, Calling All Creatures LP

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