EP Review: ‘Death Ride’ by Don’t Make Ghosts

download-1Title:  Death Ride (BandCamp)
Artist:  Don’t Make Ghosts (Official, Facebook, Twitter,Instagram, BandCamp, SquareUp)

Oklahoma City’s Don’t Make Ghosts debut EP Death Ride is nothing short of spectacular.  The five-song EP beautifully mixes elements of melodic post hardcore, classic rock, and anthematic punk resulting in a sound that is heartfelt, energetic, uplifting, poignant, fresh, and familiar all at the same time.

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EP Review: “Things That Are Not Rocket Science” by Get Fired

get-fired-things-that-are-not-rocket-scienceSome of the best things in life are not rocket science. Punk rock is one of those things. There are many ways to embellish punk rock, but at its core is a simple chord progression, crunchy distortion, and some honest lyrics. Oklahoma newcomers Get Fired embrace this formula on their debut EP Things That Are Not Rocket Science.

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Lasting Impressions

I got the idea for this list from a friend’s post on Facebook. It is a list of 12 albums that have made a lasting impression on me in some way. The criteria of this list (based on the Facebook post) is that there can only be one album per artist on the list (which made doing this list a bit harder).  So here it is:

  1. Nervous Breakdown – Black Flag
  2. No Control – Bad Religion
  3. Somery – Descendents
  4. IV – Circle Jerks
  5. Blow’n Chunks – Flipper
  6. Anthem for a New Tomorrow – Screeching Weasel
  7. Get Fired – Smoking Popes
  8. Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death – Dead Kennedys
  9. Repeater – Fugazi
  10. Meantime – Helmet
  11. Complete Discography – Minor Threat
  12. Doolittle – Pixies

U.S. SOCCER TABLES

Here are some soccer tables for you:

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

New York City FC
Toronto FC
New York Red Bulls
Montreal Impact
Philadelphia
New England
Orlando City
DC United
Columbus Crew
Chicago Fire

Western Conference

FC Dallas
Colorado
Real Salt Lake
LA Galaxy
Sporting KC
Portland Timbers
Vancouver Whitecaps
San Jose
Seattle
Houston Dynamo

USL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference

Louisville City FC
NY Red Bulls II
FC Cincinnati
Richmond Kickers
Charleston Battery
Rochester Rhinos
Charlotte Independence
Orlando City B
Bethlehem Steel FC
Wilmington Hammerheads FC
Toronto FC II
Harrisburgh City Islanders
Pittsburgh Riverhounds
FC Montreal

Western Conference

Vancouver Whitecaps FC 2
LA Galaxy II
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
Sacramento Republic FC
OKC Energy FC
Rio Grande Valley FC
Swope Park RAngers
Orange County Blues FC
Saint Louis FC
Arizona United SC
Seattle Sounders FC 2
San Antonio FC
Real Monarchs SLC
Portland Timbers 2
Tulsa Roughnecks FC

NASL STANDINGS

Indy Eleven
NY Cosmos
Rayo OKC
FC Edmonton
Miami FC
Minnesota United
Ottawa Fury FC
Tampa Bay Rowdies
Carolina Railhawks
Puerto Rico FC
Jacksonville Armada
Fort Lauderdale Strikes

10 Questions with Shallow Cuts

10 Questions with Shallow Cuts

Hailing from San Diego, Ca and Minneapolis, MN and boasting members of Dan Padilla, Madison Bloodbath, Dear Landlord, and Gateway District, Shallow Cuts is a powerhouse of a band that perfectly and precisely mixes elements of melodic punk rock, classic arena rock ‘n’ roll, and power pop.  The band released their full-length debut, Empty Beach Towns, in June on No Idea Records and will be playing this year’sAwesome Fest in San Diego in September and The Fest in Gainesville, FL in October.

This interview was conducted via email with J. Wang and Matty July 2 – 27, 2016.

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The Great Thieves Escape II

EP Review: ‘The Great Thieves Escape II’ by Walk the Plank, No Fun, Such Gold, Harker

The Great Thieves Escape IITitle:  The Great Thieves Escape II (No Panic Records, Flix Records, BandCamp [No Panic])
Artists:  Walk the Plank (Facebook, BandCamp), No Fun (Facebook, BandCamp), Such Gold (OfficialFacebook, Twitter,Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr), Harker (Official, Facebook, Twitter,InstagramBandCamp, SoundCloud)

The Great Thieves Escape II is a four-way split from No Panic and Flix Records featuring Walk the Plank, No Fun, Such Gold, and Harker.

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