Hey! Listen to Strung Out!

One of the things I’ve come to appreciate about my musical tastes as I go through life is that everything tends to have its own niche often attached to specific feelings and moments. Sometimes those moments, in hindsight, prove acutely painful yet still reveal things I have learned from. One…

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Good Riddance – Thoughts and Prayers

For the better part of 25 years Good Riddance have cranked out fast paced, melodic hardcore that raised the bar for the entire genre. With a sound defined by Luke Pabich’s riffs that meticulously entwine power, speed, and melody alongside the weighty, typically political lyrics of Russ Rankin delivered in…

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What’s Up Punks, June 2019

It seems like we’re entering a summer of revival and renewal for the punk scene. Coming on the heels of new and very solid efforts from the likes of Bad Religion and Bouncing Souls we have a slew of new releases from godfathers of the scene debuting now or in…

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What’s Up Punks? May 2019, part 2

So here we are with the second installment of this month’s cavalcade of punk music in just about every style imaginable. Punk is, after all, as much a mindset as a musical style, right? Right. There’s a lot to get to so I won’t hold you up. Dig in, enjoy.…

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Release Day Roundup – 5/3/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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What’s Up Punks? – April 2019

March turned out to be a massive month for solid releases all over the punk spectrum so let’s just dive in, first with the albums that need checking out and then the singles and EPs that have been spinning here at Wannabe Manor. Albums The Maine – You Are OK…

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Dave Astor of Pathology: The HBIH Interview

Pathology is one of the most well known bands in the love-it-or-hate-it slam metal genre. Partly because they rose to gain the respect of thousands in the underground with their no gimmicks brutality and partly because they got signed to Victory Records and have started reaching a much wider audience.…