Madball - For The Cause
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Madball – For the Cause

June 14, 2018 Jason Greenberg 0

 8/10 “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it” is a sentiment that is constantly lost on a lot of bands. The never-ending pursuit of the perfect sound is a plague that has made and broken […]

Stick Around – In This Life
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Stick Around – In This Life

May 31, 2018 Mickey Ellsworth 0

7.5/10 Somewhere between after-party shenanigans and Monday morning commutes sits Winnipeg’s Stick Around – a band who is decidedly too mature for pop-punk labels, even if they listened to all the cool So-Cal bands in […]

MHEDVED - Dust Lungs
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MHEDVED – Dust Lungs

May 17, 2018 Mickey Ellsworth 0

7/10 If you’ve been following Quebec City’s MHEDVED for the last couple of years, their latest EP Dust Lungs will feel like a welcome, subtle progression – definitely not breaking new ground or pushing any […]

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Pretty Matty – Pretty Matty EP

May 14, 2018 Hanorah 0

7/10 If punk music is about placing the importance of playing with feeling above virtuosity, to transmit raw emotion, then Pretty Matty’s pop-laced songs shorten the distance between player and listener even more. What the […]

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No Lives – Violent Side

May 11, 2018 Mathieu Perrier 0

7/10 New York outfit No Lives and their new EP is proof that the spirit of classic punk is alive and well even more than forty years since its inception. Reminiscent of artists like Misfits and […]

Cancer Bats - The Spark That Moves
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Cancer Bats – The Spark That Moves

April 27, 2018 Max Morin 0

10/10 Cancer Bats‘ rise to total dominance over the Canadian punk scene has been a more-or-less smooth ride. The only thing close to a misstep was 2015’s Searching for Zero, which saw the Bats experiment […]

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Vamos – 123

April 24, 2018 Aaron Deck 0

9.9/10 What can I say about Chicago natives Vamos? Well, they’re really fucking good; like, reeeaaaally good. They come at you fast and dirty with a brand of surf-punk that sounds like an amalgamation of […]