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Long Beach, CA hardcore outfit '92 have released their debut single "Culture" on Rude Records. It sees the 5-piece blazing a hardcore storm bringing us to that hardcore era of three decades ago.
The dollyrots ask us all to do one bit of good for each other this year and beyond in prep for their busy 2024
It's clashes galore as you are spoiled for choice this week with the Christmas party season of gigs about to kick in
'Drogheda Zine Fair is a new celebration of DIY publishing and counterculture collaboratively run by Rita Hynes and thirtythree.45 in association with Droichead Arts Centre on Jan 13
It's all about xSLF and Hooligan this week as Dublin street punk band Hooligan launch their record in the Thomas House on Saturday. Dutch indie popsters Personal traininer are playing Whelans with BC Camplight on Wednesday - a lovely way to spend a cheerful evening, we need some cheering up after what's been going on in Dublin's streets and Personal trainer have the ability to put that smile back on your face.
French melodic fastcore outfit Jodie Faster meets Southern California anti-ska crew Corrupt Vision on a single slab 7" out now
While the record doesn't quite convey the anarchic mess that sometimes their gigs can be and it doesn't capture Deko at its rawest spitting venom at the audience and throwing caustic remarks at professions and politicians. It does capture the melody in many of their songs and has Aoife and Deko's voice at a level that isn't competing with the instruments.
Soundtrack of the T.S.O.L. Documentary available now. Piano interpretations of classic TSOL punk songs give it all a different perspective
Friday for me will be Tom Holliston + Simon Wells in Anseo. Excitement is building up in Hope Towers for this. Simon was in Snuff and Tom was in Nomeansno- what an incredible pedigree. Close your eyes and it might be 1990 all over again. Umack have really pulled a special one for this.