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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Editors’ Picks – November 2019

November! I love November. That’s when it starts to really get cold in Israel. November is also when music starts to slow down as people prepare for the Big Freeze (both in temperatures and in social presence) that is December. However, this is 2019 and all the Old Laws do…

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Release Day Roundup – 11/8/19

Editor’s Note: I’m glad to welcome longtime reader Remi VL as a regular guest contributor to our Release Day Roundup posts! He submitted several of the albums listed below. Join his Facebook group for more recommendations. -Scott Murphy Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to…

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Old Man and the Fest

Finally, at long last, I was back in Florida. Sweating bullets and worrying over configurations of various manners of problems that might waylay my efforts to get from Orlando to Gainesville for the first time in more than 10 years. These are the kinds of things that happen to you…

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Infinity Shred – Forever, A Fast Life

A few weeks ago, when we were premiering the latest single from Infinity Shred, I mentioned the wide range of emotions which the track evoked. Little did I know that this was just the tip of the iceberg. Whereas earlier releases had a definite dark edge to them, focusing mostly…

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Stepping Stone: INXS’s Kick

Like many metalheads, I spent many a year condemning anything verging on pop as simplistic, saccharine drivel manufactured to appeal to the lowest common denominator of music listeners. Over time I’ve softened and come to appreciate that not all pop-infused music can be painted with the same brush. More than…