Direct Hit! – Crown Of Nothing

Wisconsin-based punks Direct Hit are back with their fourth full length Crown Of Nothing recently released on October 26th through Fat Wreck, and I have seriously been listening to this one AT LEAST once a day.  You fans of Direct Hit know what to expect by now: catchy as all fuck pop-punk mixed with plenty […]

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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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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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