Monthly Archives : April 2011

Flashback: Bad Brains


[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/bad-brains/id6562656?uo=4″ title=”Bad Brains on iTunes “] This is one of my all time favourite bands…and one of my all time favourite songs!  I distinctly remember waiting up all night to catch this video the first time it aired on MTV’s 120 Minutes.  It was so worth it. I was fortunate to catch HR sit in with Fishbone a few months…

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I Heart Hiroshima


artist: I Heart Hiroshima | genre: alternative, power pop | label: Valve Records | [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/shakeytown/id333415444?uo=4″ title=”The Rip on iTunes” text=”[object Selection] Last month yours truly wrote a little snippet about the Sounds Like Brisbane project which is, in essence, a compilation website that promotes indie music from artists Down Under. It was there that we were introduced to a digital single entitled “Washed Up” by…

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S3K::Lizard Wash video


artist: SIMPL3JACK | genre: punk | label: Holy War Entertainment [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tomorrow/id418359742?uo=4″ title=”SIMPL3JACK”] In the tail end of February we posted a review of SIMPL3JACK, a teen punk band from Northern California. In that I singled out “Lizard Wash” as one of the best tracks off their self-titled album. I am pleased they made a video for it, just their…

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BOOM!…BANG!…The Creepshow


artist: The Creepshow | genre: power ska, punk | label: Stomp Records [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/they-all-fall-down/id396215006?uo=4″ title=”The Creepshow-They All Fall Down” text=”[object Selection] Looking for a big bang to get your week started?  Look no further than The Creepshow.  Cornerstones of the Canadian Ska scene, Sarah “Sin” Blackwood, Sean “Sickboy” McNab, Matt “Pomade” Gee and “Reverend” McGinty bring it large with “They All…

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Flashback :: Video Clash


[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-clash/id522000?uo=4″ title=”The_Clash” text=”[object Selection] The year was 1980.  The first rock festival was held in Russia, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States of America, Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington State…and The Clash released “Bankrobber.We certainly could debate the relative importance of these events to each other, to the time period, to history, etc. but…

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Australia’s Abbe May


artist: Abbe May | genre: alternative, rock | label: unsigned Some may consider Aussie siren Abbe May’s musical style to be somewhat of an acquired taste.  Okay. I’ll grant you that but, personally, I dig her.  There’s just something very PJ Harvey/Jemina Pearl about her that I find to be quite alluring.  To quote Garth from Wayne’s World, “She makes…

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