Tag: Blogathon 2010

Aug
01

Blogathon 2010 Complete

Well, ladies and gents, our 2010 blogathon in support of One Love for Chi has come to an end.  This means I can thankfully, mercifully, joyously go to sleep.  But first, a few things to wrap-up.

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Raffi

If you recognize who Raffi is, but think that I must surely be talking about a different Raffi, well, you’re wrong.  And don’t call me Shirley (nyuk nyuk nyuk).  I am indeed talking about the children’s entertainer Raffi, best known […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Voodoo Glow Skulls

It’s almost 5:00am now, and I started running out of different ways to start talking about bands hours ago.  With this in mind, I decided to just skip the yakety-yak crap and get straight to the point: Voodoo Glow Skulls. […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: The Suicide Machines

Did I mention I like ska-core?  I’m especially a huge fan of 90s-era ska-core and third-wave ska.  I remember listening to The Suicide Machines debut album, Destruction by Definition, when it came out in 1996.  It was quite an experience.

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Punk rock is not a financially lucrative genre, compared to more mainstream genres like pop, rock, rap, etc.  This makes it hard to have a true “supergroup” collaboration, such as Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters, John Paul […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Ignite

I don’t remember if it was my friend Casey or my friend Dustin who first recommended the band Ignite to me, but when they said it was melodic hardcore with almost operatic vocals, I knew I had to give it […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Descendents

Started in 1979, but finding their signature sound in 1980, the Descendents became a staple of the southern California hardcore punk rock scene, mixing humor in to their fast paced style of musical ass-kicking.  By which I mean to say […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Subhumans

I love old British punk rock.  From Angelic Upstarts to the U.K. Subs, British punk, especially Oi! Punk and British hardcore punk, has a very unique and engaging sound.  Of the punk bands that the UK produced in the 80s, […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: Bad Religion

Bad Religion is one of my favorite bands.  I remember seeing them live years ago in large club venue.  While the local opener was on stage, I was sitting at the back of the club, relaxing and waiting for the […]

Aug
01

Recommended Listening: The Bouncing Souls

The Bouncing Souls are, perhaps, one of the most aptly named bands that I’ve done a Recommended Listening for all day.  When I listen to The Bouncing Souls, I get this exuberant feeling.  I just want to move, and smile, […]