Sick Shit – Thick Spit

I recently caught New Jersey’s hardcore band Sick Shit play in a dingy bar basement in Trenton with PEARS, and I was completely blown away.  So much so, that after catching their set I quickly grabbed their EP Thick Spit.  Released in March this year and recorded in central Jersey (yes it exists you north […]

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Dark Thoughts – At Work

I’ve said it plenty times before and I’ll continue to say it: if you aren’t listening to Dark Thoughts, you’re fucking up.  I recently just caught them again at The Stone Pony opening for Propagandhi and Iron Chic, and it reminded me I never posted about one of my favorite 2018 releases. The three piece […]

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Swingin Utters – Peace And Love

For as long as they’ve been playing, California’s Swingin Utters are of the most criminally underrated bands around.  Formed back in the late 80s, Swingin Utters have made a name for themselves over the past 30 years with their raucous rock and roll infused, no bullshit punk rock.  I’ve been a pretty big fan ever […]

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The Interrupters – Fight The Good Fight

Well here’s something I haven’t said since 1998, but this year has been a surprisingly good year for ska.  My latest ska obsession has been The Interrupters 3rd and latest studio album Fight The Good Fight.  The female fronted Los Angeles four piece is comprised of Bivona brothers Kevin, Justin, and James featuring Aimee Interrupter […]

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Hub City Stompers – Hater’s Dozen

Ska isn’t exactly dead, but it’s certainly been in critical condition on heavy life support for a number of years now.  Just when you start thinking it might be time to pull the plug, it shows signs of life letting you know that it’s still kicking.  The latest signs of life are from NJ’s Hub […]

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