• Punk

    New Titus Andronicus: ‘Local Business’

    High expectations – they’re dangerous. I first heard Titus Andronicus on a jog around the neighborhood in March 2011, a few months after they released their 2nd full length, The Monitor. Halfway through the opener, “A More Perfect Union,” I was…

  • Punk

    New Gaslight Anthem: “45”

    I’ll be honest, The Gaslight Anthem‘s last record, American Slang, didn’t do a whole lot for me. After being knocked out by their preceding album, 2008’s The ’59 Sound (the title track and “Here’s Looking At You, Kid” being two…

  • Punk,  Ramones

    It’s Good to Leave Home

    If you find yourself with an extra half hour today, you should really listen to the Ramones 2nd album, 1977’s Leave Home. I’ve been getting back in the swing of things after more than two weeks of vacation, and yesterday,…

  • Punk

    Dananananaykroyd

    Seriously. Do you think I’m going to come across a band named Dananananaykroyd and not share it with you? Don’t even think twice. The guys are from Glasgow, Scotland. They have a pretty hard/post-punk edge to them, and have been…

  • Punk,  World

    ACL Highlight: Gogol Bordello

    What a fun &%#$ band! High energy bohemian gypsy maniacs. Gogol Bordello was high on my list of must-see acts at the ACL festival a couple weeks ago. Like a lot of people, I first came to know of them…