Moving Targets, Diaz Brothers, Dealing With Damage, The Charlemagnes Lexington, London June 12 2022 I love punk rock. I’ve said it before so many times. My punk rock is one of community, where people get out and do things for each mother. Profit is not their motive and ego, if any, is left on the … Continue reading Live music does your heart good
13 songs of tuneful fast punk rock. 3 albums in and there is no sign of the easing off on this punk rock formula. Gruff vocals snarled at you in that way of saying they aren’t too bothered whether you like it or not. Punk rock tunes for you not to break school windows to.
This weeks gig guide to Dublin with record releases galore and touring bands in a return to busy times
This is not the sound of the crowd. It’s certainly not the sound of the spirit level on immaculately, generically identikit city streets. This is the sound of the cracks in the concrete, the splinter in the grandfather clock. The flower in the dustbin. The torn page, full of wisdom, trampled underfoot in the rain.
It’s easy to know 40 years later how relevant something really was when the needle hits the record and you are brought back in a time capsule.
Continuing on with the excellent series of benefits is the latest Locked in the dressing Room comps. As the light is starting to emerge on live music once again it will be more difficult to remember how many venues and staff were left with no income. For most reading this blog live music was a pulse we clung on to. We looked forward to the camaraderie of gigs, the explosion of sound and sight on stage as our world revolved so much around music. That came to a halt as we re-assesed and some tried to recreate that experience online. But it was difficult. Live In the Dressing Room was created to show support to venues by the musicians.
Three is definitely a crowd for the death set, a power pop punk rock fuzzed up duo with synths, drum machines tunes and noise aplenty. Blistering and poppy third album
What a game changer this album was. It took the punk rock bits many of us had grown up with, for some we had discovered us hardcore and the tunes that were going with that. We felt that music was changing trajectory, it didn't have to continue to be confrontational, it could be conversational. Leatherface were the band that made the next leap.
This is emo without the emotion, songs that are all meaningful to these three lads in Waterford but I'm sure any samll group of working class individuals may feel something similar as they grow up wondering what's going on. If the young Offenders moved across the border from cork and started a punk band this is what it would be like
6 tracks of punk rock and roll with an attitude rocking through your speakers