Top 5 Songs That I Can’t Stop Listening to from Days N Daze New Album Crustfall
2. “Little Blue Pills, Pt. 4”
3. “Exhausted Insomniac”
4. “The Abliss” ft. Scott Sturgeon
• MDC / The Antidon’ts, Split 7”
• Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Warriors LP
• Monty Neysmith, Monty Neysmith Meets the Bishops LP
• Saccharine Trust, The Great One Is Dead 2 x LP
• Cock Sparrer, Forever LP
• Cyanide Pills, Sliced and Diced LP
• Needles//Pins, Good Night Tomorrow LP
• Bruce Springsteen Born to Run audiobook narrated by the Boss himself.
• Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Maniac and Sweet Reaper live at the Redwood on a weeknight! I’m still tired.
• The Marked Men show next week, probably.
• Institute, Subordination
• Kaleidoscope, Vol. 3
• S.B.F., Double Blind
• Liquids, 26 Recordings
• Glue, Self-titled LP
1. Cock Sparrer, Forever LP
2. Descendents, Who We Are (digital single)
3. Long Knife, Sewers of Babylon EP
4. Power Trip, Nightmare Logic LP
5. Walk The Plank, Cemetery Vacation LP
• 45 Adapters, They Call It Justice 7”
• Life Stinks, “Hanging from the Ceiling” b/w “Shadow Chilling on the Sidewalk” 7”
• Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. LP
• Sheer Mag, compilation LP
• Octavia Butler, Parable of the Sower (novel)
1. Revival of Anti-Racist Action in the South and Midwest (being a part of their throwing Nazis out of Irish Rover for celebrating Hitler’s b-day felt great, too)
2. Drug Church, Hit Your Head
3. Panopticon, Eternal Autumn CD
4. QELD, Kush Zombies
5. Thorne, Nothing Was Beautiful and Everything Hurt
• Radioactivity and Bad Sports, live
• Nature Boys, Self-titled LP
• The Schizophonics, live
• Pressing On, Future 7”
• Stalins Of Sound, Biology Museum CS and live
1. Big Drill Car, A Never Ending Endeavor CD
2. All Systems Go!, Self-titled CD
3. Grocery Outlet Bargain Market in Burbank. Holy fucksticks.
4. The Warriors, The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP
5. Neighborhood Brats playing again, and that is a wonderful fucking thing.
Summer Rotation 2017
• Concealed Blade, Self-titled 12”
• Power Trip, Nightmare Logic LP
• Ajax, Bleach for Breakfast 7” (I found a copy!)
• Color TV, Self-titled 7”
• The Copyrights, Mutiny Pop LP
Punk Bands of Today
• Bleak Age
• Skip Church
• No Approach
1. Nothington, In the End CD
2. Hyper Tensions, Self-titled CS
3. Abolitionist, The Vicious Rumor LP
4. Spell, Time Waves LP
5. Plini, Handmade Cities CD
Top 5 Recent Shows I’m Happy I Suppressed My Social Anxiety to Go See
• Adult Mom (their first time in L.A.) at Junior High 6/12 (I cried the whole time).
• (Sandy) Alex G at The Echo 6/16. They didn’t have a set list and just played whatever people shouted. (They played “Harvey!”).
• Desidia, Relaxing 5 Minute Videos with Willie Gussin, and Pauline Lay, 6/11.
• First night of the Pedal Strike residency at Cafe NELA 6/3.
• The girl I babysit lackadaisically calling Trump a deformed peach when I was trying to teach her fractions. She’s eight. (Not music related, it’s just amazing.)
• Wet The Rope, The Sum of Our Scars
• Xetas, The Tower
• Vagabon, Infinite Worlds
• Dogbreth, Second Home
• Healing Powers, “He Did Not Live to See the Realisation of His Dream”
Top 5 Soundtrack for My New Home in L.A.
1. Uranium Club
3. Poison Idea
4. Cloak & Dagger
1. No Exposure #3
2. Minor Leagues #3
3. Mikey Erg interview in Razorcake #98
4. Joey’s isolated vocals to “Teenage Lobotomy” on YouTube
5. Lost in Arcadia, dystopian Albuquerque novel by Sean Gandert
• Ollin and La Tuya at the Redwood 3/17/17. Giggin’ and hangin’ with familia at the best annual St. Patrick’s Day show in L.A.
• Portland, Ore. 5/24-6/3/17. Lotsa of nature-drenched adventure with my wife, some treasures procured at the faboo Green Noise Records, and much-needed rest from the daily grind.
• Mutant Rocker: The Art of Randy “Biscuit” Turner Vol. 1 book, by David Ensminger. Some love for one of punk’s true originals.
• Deadbeats, 666-1313 2 x LP. All-over-the-map brilliant from one of L.A.’s OG groups. If you haven’t yet procured a copy, you’re definitely slippin’.
• Wonder Woman film, directed by Patty Jenkins. Nothing but love for a film directed by an old punker with an indestructible female lead that pisses off multiple segments of the right wing for the stupidest of reasons.
1. Riverboat Gamblers and Soviettes at Backstage Bar at Punk Rock Bowling Vegas
2. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes at Backstage Bar at Punk Rock Bowling Vegas
3. Howard Hallis Art Show at La Luz De Jesus
4. DJ Little D, DJ Faux Reelz, Bill Pinkel, Metztli Dagger, Jeff Proctor, and Jon Mule at our past two Razorcake Hearts Drinking Beer and Listening to Records Happy Hour at Footsies
5. My brother, Colin Dana, Chris Castro, and I becoming part of the Loyal Order of Drooling Bastards at the Tonga Hut
• Coke Bust/Despise You, Split 7” tie with Cave State/Concussive, Split 7”
• Culture Shock (Youth Attack), Self-titled LP
• Dauðyflin LP tie, with No Faith, Forced Subservience LP
• Long Knife, Sewers of Babylon 7”
• Jeffery BLVD And The Main Drag, Normal Girl 7”
• RVIVR, Snuggle!, Young Go Hards at Black Lodge, Seattle
• Caves, Always Why
• 3 Gigs podcast by Dominic Davi
• The Dahmers, In the Dead of Night
• Ramona / Hard Sulks, Split CS
1. Totally Slow, Bleed Out
2. Lost Balloons, Self-titled
3. Fur Coats, Gumballs in the Meritocracy
4. Jim And The French Vanilla, Afraid of the House
5. Everyone Loves You Back by Louie Cronen (book)
1. Mutoid Man, War Moans
2. 40 Watt Sky, Wider Than the Sky
3. Oxbow, Thin Black Duke
4. Müscle Wörship, Self-titled
5. Metallica, Ride the Lightning
• Part Chimp, IV LP
• Institute, Subordination LP
• USA/Mexico, Laredo LP
• Super Thief, Stuck CS
• Moral Panic, Self-titled LP
Michael T. Fournier
• Sluggo’s, Chattanooga, TN
• The Wild Cow, Nashville, TN
• Hot Tip, Hold Me, Closely LP
• Screaming Females at ONCE Gallery, Somerville, Mass. 5/8/2017
• Recording a new EP with Dead Trend on Trump Day 100.
1. The Bats, The Deep Set LP
2. Jaimie Branch, Fly or Die LP
3. Mekons, Existentialism CD and book
4. In Love with These Times – My Life with Flying Nun Records, Roger Shepherd (book)
5. Superchunk, “I Got Cut” b/w “Up Against the Wall” download single
• Career Suicide, Machine Response LP
• Isotopes, 1994 World Series Champions LP
• Brickfight, To What End LP
• The Ergs!, Goddamn Death Dedication 7”
• Chixdiggit, 2012 LP
1. Jim Jones And The Righteous Mind, Super Natural LP
2. Casket, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Spanish Love Songs, Ash Williams at Tower Bar, San Diego
3. Grand-Pop, Eight Nights LP
4. Melted, DFMK, Casket, Surprise Vacation at Parks & Rock, Anaheim, CA
5. Emperor X, Oversleepers International LP
1. Rediscovering the joys of public transit.
2. Sponsoring my favorite record store, Ciruela Eléctrica, so my friends in Tijuana can enjoy this publication.
3. Riding my bike to Chinatown and broadcasting Radio Solitario, Hungry Wolves, and Thirsty Thursdays Presented by The Dollar Boys live on KCHUNG.
5. Being gifted the reissue of the Singles soundtrack on double vinyl with the bonus CD featuring unreleased Paul Westerberg and Chris Cornell tracks.
• Drakulas, Raw Wave LP
• Control Freaks, Mindless Entertainment LP
• Midnite Snaxxx, Chew On This! LP
• Anti-Nowhere League, League Style LP
• Brick through the Window: An Oral History of Punk Rock, New Wave and Noise in Milwaukee, 1964-1984, by Steve Nodine, Eric Beaumont, Clancy Carroll, and Dave Luhrssen (book)
• Strike Anywhere, Petrol Girls, Bear Trade live at The Exchange, Bristol and The Lemon Grove, Exeter
• Newport County 2, Notts County 1—retaining EFL status against all odds in the final match of the season.
• Mark O’Brien scoring the winning goal for Newport County—one of the best moments of my life.
• Clowns, Throwing Stuff, Natterers, Drug Victim live at The Junction, Plymouth
• Natterers, Toxic Care 7”
1. Graduating from Cal State Fullerton
2. Slowdive, Self-titled LP
3. Timber Timbre, Sincerely, Future Pollution LP
4. Radioactivity and Fury at Diego’s in Santa Ana
5. David Sedaris, Naked (book)
1. Citizen Blast Kane, Straight to Videodisc LP
2. US Weekly, Self-titled LP
3. Wild Billy Childish, “I Remember…” LP
4. Super Thief, live
5. Borzoi, Surrender the Farm EP
• Songs For Moms, Rivers 12”EP
• Xetas, The Tower LP
• Lost Balloons, Hey Summer CD
• Natural Sway, Sweet Life digital
• Fan Fiction, Fort Anxious digital
I Would Like New Records From
1. The Riptides
2. Chinese Telephones
3. Fear Of Lipstick
4. Be My Doppelganger
5. Psyched to Die
• Gulag Beach, Apocalyptic Beats
• Fit For Abuse, EPs
• Cock Sparrer, Forever
• Battle Ruins, live
• Bad Sam, Bring Me The Head Of… LP
Top 5 Movies I Have Recently Enjoyed
1. My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea
2. Too Late
3. Patriot (the series, not Mel’s movie)
5. I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore
• The Mercy of the Tide, Keith Rosson (book)
• Globs, Do You Feel Weird tie with Lost Balloons, Hey Summer LP
• Midnite Snaxxx, Maniac, Die Group, live down the street
• Radioactivity, Bad Sports, Maniac, and Sweet Reaper live at the Redwood
• Typical Girls, Vols 1 and 2
• Pressing On, Future 7”
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