Grind My Gears – Blasting In Perpetuity

So, we’re still locked up. We’re still thinking about learning new hobbies then giving them up after a day. Netflix has run out of original content and is secretly mining Amazon for their shows. But there is still grind. Thank. Fuck. You’d think I’d have hundreds of new suggestions for…

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WUP in the Time of Corona

Consider this a special edition of What’s Up Punks, if you’d be so kind. There’s a lot going on and a whole lot more necessity and urgency right now for fans of the genre, really all genres, as tours get postponed, clubs stand empty, and merch tables are left unstaffed.…

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What’s Up Punks – April 2020

“Music is, to me, proof of the existence of God. It is so extraordinarily full of magic, and in tough times of my life I can listen to music and it makes such a difference.” – Kurt Vonnegut There’s a global pandemic and people are in various stages of social…

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Drain – California Cursed

When did hardcore stop being fun? Not to start this review with a sweeping generalization, but it feels like the mainstream music press has been fawning over a wave of “edgy, “unique” hardcore for the sake of celebrating something different. I’m all about infusing adventurous songwriting into the hardcore and…

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Brian Fallon – Local Honey

“21 Days” ‘til I don’t miss you sure takes on a new meaning these days, doesn’t it? That said, Brian Fallon waiting until almost the perfect time until we were all nostalgic for exes we didn’t know we needed or wanted seems like the thing to do with his latest…

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Worriers – You or Someone You Know

I freely admit that Worriers was one of those bands I should have known much more about prior to attending the Fest last year. Missing out on their appearance in Gainesville is quickly becoming my biggest regret. Luckily, it looks like I’ll be able to rectify that in short order…

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Spanish Love Songs – Brave Faces Everyone

“So let me ruin my guts tonight” sings Dylan Slocum as Spanish Love Songs’ latest full-length, Brave Faces Everyone, kicks into gear on album opener, “Routine Pain”. The preamble is filled with self-effacing lyrics that see how much “lower (he) can go” as it sets the tone for a set…

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Human Impulse Reign in the “Error Era”

Just another absolutely dynamite premiere today here at Heavy Blog; marking the beginning of a new calendar month with some absolutely rip-roaring rock’n’roll of the noise variety. As cold and clinical as Peter Stormare’s eyes in Fargo when he’s blending Steve Buscemi, Minneapolis power-trio Human Impulse delivery the riffy, dirty…

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