Sunday, December 30, 2012

Fighting for Scraps - Anthems From The Southside Self released 2011

I recently caught up with Jonathan Golden (Goldy) of Fighting for Scraps to get a little info from him regarding their album Anthems From the Southside.

Fighting for Scraps is are hard working blue collared punks playing a  highly aggressive Melodic/Punk/Hardcore. Heralding from the south suburbs of Chicago. Fighting For Scrap's highly aggressive sound is loud and heavy. Fueled by explosive drumming, dynamic guitar riffs, thunderous bass lines and old school, raspy vocals, Fighting For Scraps pushes the boundaries of punk.

They exploded onto the Chicago music scene in 2010, playing shows across the metropolitan area at such clubs as Reggies,The Cobra Lounge,Ultra Lounge,and numerous other venues supporting such bands as The Star Fucking Hipsters, Channel3, The Infected, Deals Gone Bad, Last False Hope, Dead Town Revival, Calling all Cars (ex-Repellents )and numerous shows for F.C.S. Soundsystem. Gaining radio play on 88.9WARG THE DOC METAL SHOW, Podunk Radio, Asgard Radio, and Stig Stench radio; keep your eyes and ears open, Fighting For Scraps is the new sound of Chicago punk.

Podunk Radio has been airing tracks off this album since we began as a station and look forward to more great music out of these guys.

It is our opinion that Anthems From the Southside is good, honest approach to melodic hardcore punk with a sound that defines the energy and intensity of the Chicago punk scene and you'd be a damn fool not to try to get a copy of this album. Check them out HERE on facebook.

PDR: What was the original release date of Anthems From The Southside?

JG: It never really had an official release. A friend of our's owns 127 Riot Studios, and late 2011 he called us up, and told us he had a few hours open if we wanted to come in and blast some tunes out quick. So we loaded our gear and shot out to his studio, and blasted 6 tunes out in about six hours. A week later he mixed and mastered it, and sent it to us. That's when we started burning, promoting, and sending it to everywhere and everyone we could. People enjoyed the music.. a lot ...and there was a very strong positive feed back from it, scoring us shows with The Star Fucking Hipster's, Punk legends Channel 3, and numerous other established Chicago punk bands. We even gained the respect of The Chicago metal scene and The Chicago Metal alliance helping land us an opening slot for Chicago legends; like Spare Change and Maggot Twat . But I think what really propelled us forward was the live show. Our live shows tend to get pretty insane; Broken bottles, pits galore, and Goldy (me) has been compared to David Yow. For an old fat guy he never stands still. 

PDR: Is it a self release or a label release? 

JG: Self release.

PDR: who are the members of the band?

JG: Jake-Guitars, Creepy-Bass, Brian- Drums, Goldy vox

PDR: where you cats from?
JG: the band hails from a south suburb of Chicago, called Alsip. But our home will always be Blue Island.

PDR: how long have you been playing?

JG: As a collective 2 1/2 years, but Creepy Brian and Jake have been together Jamming for years upon years. Goldy(me) took a break from the music scene, kinda settled and had a son. After my son turned 3, I received a call from Jake asking if I was interested in singing for his Hardcore Punk band. I told him I have been out of the game for a while, but I was willing to come out to a practice and check them out. So I went and listened to them. They started playing a tune (which is now Lonely Nights) and when I heard it I immediately had lyrics in my head. I grabbed a pen and paper, jotted down the lyrics, picked up a mic, and well the rest is history.

PDR: any upcoming shows we should know about? 

JG: Got Thursday, February 16th at the Ultra Lounge in Chicago, and the we are really excited about being part of the very first Chi Town Anarchy Fest at the Mutiny in Chicago. A free 3 day festival of some of the greatest Punk/ hardcore bands Chicago has to offer. 

PDR: plans for a follow up release?

 JG: We are currently weighing our options and looking to record. We would Love to go back to Steve Antoniazzi, and 127 Riot Studios. But our Schedule's never seem to line up. So we may be recording with a different party. But we do plan on recording and releasing a full length and having new tunes for our fans in 2013. 

The Subtitles - I Am An Animal EP Released December 2012

The Subtitles - I Am An Animal EP
There is lot of sound coming from this 2-piece garage rock outfit hailing from Leicester; over there across the big water that is the Atlantic.

 The Subtitles are Jonney Buck - vocals/guitar (Preacher & The Kings, Wild Strawberries) Chris Smith - drums (ex-Different Fish) and apparently garage rock is their expertise and let me tell you, these dudes OWN it!

 From the start of I Am An Animal the guitars just rip into throes of a dirty rhythm and do not relent and the vocals just sound like they are being piped in from outer fucking space.

 This EP has everything you expect to hear on good garage rock album. the kids really nail their cover of Can Your Pussy Do The Dog? with the drums setting a perfect beat to follow to send your lady friend into a frenzy. Buck & Smith lend their talents to many great covers on this EP and unlike many cover efforts these dudes really hold their own weight and prove that it’s still possible to play someone else's songs and still make them unique.

 This is a solid EP with a lot of great covers. These cats can do the bird, they can do the dog and they can damn sure play fucking great music!

 You can follow them on facebook here 

at twitter here 
and on tumblr here  

Download this EP on bandcamp here during the name your own price offer. GO ahead and give it a listen, then download it for yourself! 

 I enjoyed listening to this one and foresee it being played many more times in the future!

the podunk punk

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The PoDunk Radio 2012 Year in Review DigiZine is out NOW!!!

Yes, yes, I know, it took me long enough! This thing is a trainwreck and had it not been for some of the amazing contributors it would have been a total shit on!

i think i enjoyed making this and might just make it a monthly.. not sure.. read it for yourself and tell me what you think!

the podunk punk

Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Slieone Show says goodbye to 2012 ( Wes Hoke episode)

The Slieone Show
Dec 21st
8 PM Eastern time Friday night on

We say goodbye to 2012 and give you a variety of music from different Genres and scenes

Featured artist Wes Hoke 

8 PM Eastern time Friday night on

We say goodbye to 2012 and give you a variety of music from different Genres and scenes 

Featured artist: Wes Hoke

Band/ Songs

Kobanes - Homo X Mas
Smiley Foot - Mommy loves everyone
Wes Hoke - Mr Brownback
Wes Hoke - Wishing Well
Wes Hoke - A Devil on both sholders
Guilford Blackouts - Indifferent
Bumpus Hounds - Figured out
The Queers - Fuck the world
Caseys Trunk - Caseys trunk
SEX WITH THE SLIEONES - Heather and Justin 
Groovie Ghoulies - Running with Bigfoot
Thomas D'Amour - Spike Vein
Wes Hoke - Hurry Hurry
Wes Hoke - Living Large
Tommy Mills - dont cry
**The show moves from PG-13 to R rating**
Evil OBrians - Sheckies Tribute - Knucklehead
Worthmores - Luke I am Your Stepfather
The Connection - It's Alright
The Scarecrows Curse - Succubus
Johnny Five - Cougar Hunter
Bloody Muffs - Drunk tank
4 Past Midnight - Nobody Wants to be Lonely on Christmas Day

As always, you can watch any past videos on my YouTube Channel at:

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Hairlips - Self Titled - Self Released - March 2012

The Hairlips - Self Titled 
Claiming Chicago as their home, The Hairlips play a powerful pop punk style of music that heavily influenced by the sound of yesteryears 50's doo-wop with a just a touch of surf rock mixed in to added ear pleasure.

These tracks are tight and will keep you hopping, yes even my half-crippled ass.

The music is reminiscent of a simpler time, a happy time in American music history. A time when radio was real and bands were genuine but they add a unique modern twist and touch of a devil may care punk rock attitude that I feel is best displayed on the track Fuck You Darlin' 

These kids have their shit together and I believe that this album is the best display of their abilities to date.  The first track off the album, Always Loved You, lets you know right up front that this isn't your typical pop punk album and each successive track reiterates that fact.

This album is a great mix of bubblegum and spit and will help to round out any music collection. The only thing negative thing I have to say about this release is that it's not on hot pink vinyl, or any vinyl that I can tell. Priced at just 5 bucks for immediate download it's a great deal and sure to provide you with many hours of enjoyment.

This release is solid, not a dud on it. 

Preview the tracks right here and then do these guys a good up and spend the mere 5 to own this for yourself.

The Hairlips are:
Eric Stutson- Guitars / Vocals, 
Johnny Wabich- Vocals / Bass,
Nick Rivets- Guitar / Vocals,
Ron Capiz- Drums

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Bush League - Discography (Re-Release) - Little Heart Records - April 2011

Bush League Discography (Re-Release)
Bush League's entire discography of songs before their 2010 reformation is available on this disc. Tracks off  Fetor 7" (Better Days Records), Sicko 7" (Better Days Records), Smut 7" (Better Days Records) is now available as a re-release from Little Heart Records

To be perfectly honest; I had never heard of Bush League until I got this cd in the mail so I did a little research on the band and discovered that they hail from the Louisville  KY area and have been performing since the late 80's and releasing records; starting with Fetor since 1991 and that they have been likened to other Louisville  bands such as  Maurice, Kinghorse, and Fading Out.I popped the cd into the laptop and my first thought was "Oh, shit, here's a Metallica rip-off band."  I almost ejected the disc and tossed it right then but had second thoughts and let it continue to spin. Good fucking thing that I did. Once i got beyond the initial mid 80's style intro riffs the band began to sound more like something I'd like to hear more from. A word of advise kids; DO NOT LET THE SLUGGISH RIFFS FOOL YOU! There's a lot more to this band than just deep crunching guitars. Black Flag starts to come to mind, John the Baker's band Fucktard comes to mind. Each E.P. has it's own distinct sound and style to it that just gets better with each progressing track. I went from "Fuck this" to "This is a keeper" really quickly and i promise you that you will hear few hardcore punk rock guitar solos better than the ones in Close. Genius fucking guitar work on this one. Polluted Sky brings the heavy riff back and just makes me want to be a teenager on a skateboard again. 

I'll tell ya, the more I listen to this disc, the more I appreciate it. I find something new that I didn't hear before. The lyrics just make better sense and I find myself wanting to pack my bong and take a trip into space with these songs. The twists from riff to hooks, the throaty, strained vocals, the flawless bass lines and ball shaking drums just combine to make some god damned good music.

I really hope that this re-release is an indicator that the band has reformed and working on touring (I know they recently performed live with the Lickers and Stealing Volume) and a new album sometime in 2013.

This is a great discography and priced at just 10 bucks for the physical copy or $9.99 on iTunes. Trust me kids, this is money well spent!

Give them a listen and hear it  for yourself!

Jacks Insanity
PoDunk Radio

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Animal Train - Zebra Crossing - Released 2012 on BHJ Records

Animal Train - Zebra Crossing
cover art by: Kez Bizzare

I recently reviewed a 7” record from Animal Train titled Steel Rail Rider. Apparently the kids in AT were so happy and impressed by my lackluster style of review that they invited me to review their latest album released on BHJ Records titled Zebra Crossing. 

This full length contains 12 tracks; a couple of which (N.R.A, and Drunk, Punk & Pissed Off) can be found on PoDunk radios first free compilation digi-release (as well as the Steel Rail Rider 7”) and are both quality fucking tunes. 

Missed Adventures and Off the Tracks were both on the Steel Rail Rider 7” as well and as previously reported these two songs are great listening. 

The remainder of the tracks on this CD are right on par with the aforementioned tracks. AT has a way of throwing a bit of dirt and grit onto a pop-punk sound and coming up with something that’s well, just plain raw, punk rock goodness. 

CJ covers the vocals on this one, Rich does his guitar thing (he makes it seem easy) while Jeremy bangs out the drums and offers up backing vocals, and Chris keeps the steady bassline bumping along while throwing out the occasional backing vocal as well.

I’m beginning to think that AT isn’t capable of putting out a bad release and the guys at Spitshine Studios did a great production job on this one. 

Thanks for another great album Animal Train. I look forward to many, many more.

Track Listing:

  1. Mad Dash
  2. E.P.G.
  3. Pharmaphobia
  4. N.R.A.
  5. Off The Track
  6. Board On Wheels
  7. Global Market
  8. Can’t Take That Away
  9. Summertime
  10. Drunk Punk & Pissed Off
  11. Missed Adventures
  12. Evil Behind The Wheel

Pick this one up for just $10 bucks here
Find out more about Animal Train at their new website


Saturday, December 1, 2012

Album Review - Kramer - Here We Go

Self Released September 1, 2012 There’s these 3 kids out of the Tacoma/Olympia WA area named Brandon, Travis, and Spencer in a band called Kramer. They recently sent me a sweet little nugget of vinyl titled Here We Go; a 6 track E.P.
Kramer - Here We Go E.P. Cover art
Here We Go is the second release for this band; it is a follow up to their full length self-titled album that was released in 2011. Being familiar with the bands music and raw rock and roll sound I was happy as a pig in shit when I got this new E.P. in the mail.

From the get-go the title track of this record starts with big sound and only gets bigger and more dynamic as it plays along. Despite the bands disdain for being labeled, it is clear that these kids are a formidable garage-punk band. You just can’t have out of this world reverb and custom crafted vocals like these kids do without recognizing the influence behind it.
I LOVE this record! It’s just not something that you can sit still while listening to it; it implores you to get up and move. The guitars jangle appropriately, the cymbals crash just when you need them to, and Travis has that bass guitar smoking fucking hot!  

If you’re like me as soon as the closing track of the record, a surf inspired instrumental piece, is over you’ll be flipping this record over to have another go at it.

Overall opinion of this record is that it is damn fine piece of rock and roll with each song complementing the others. Everything just fits on this one. Nothing sounds out of place, It’s just a damn good, fun record to have.

I have just one problem with this record. It just isn’t long enough! I can’t wait until the next full length comes out!

You can pick this E.P. up for free (as well as their full length) over at bandcamp but I  tell ya, this is something you will WANT to pay for! Do yourself a huge favor and order a copy on vinyl! At just 5 bucks you can’t go wrong and they throw in the digital download along with the price of the vinyl - it’s shit like this that makes for a real stand up kinda act!
Give these guys a like on their facebook page and tell them that PoDunk Radio sent ya!

Kramer, Live
PoDunk Radio

Getting Caught Up

It happens around here more often than it should, we get behind on things. We get WAY behind on things. Well, today we are working hard to get caught up. New songs are being added to the Auto DJ, little things about the look and feel of the station are changing. We are in the planning phases of our next comp. which will be released in February. We just put our last comp. up on Bandcamp. Some albums have been reviewed in the last couple weeks. We really dig the response and feedback you kids toss at us and always your comments to our blogposts and suggestions are always welcome. Got something to say that you don't want to air out in public? shoot me an email.


Thursday, November 29, 2012

We're on Bandcamp, Bitches!

Yup, it's official; we feel all legit and shit now. Finally got our comp added to Bandcamp it is FREE TO DOWNLOAD!
Go grab a copy and share the link with your buds. This is our first comp release (from way back in February) and our second is already in the works - it too will be released in February.
til next time, hosta la taco and peace out bitches.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rex 84 - You Are The Enemy - to be Released on BHJ Records December 2012

       I’m always down to hear anything new out of Rex 84 so when Stevie Bastard passed me a copy of his upcoming release You Are The Enemy I knew I’d be happy with it; and as usual I was very impressed.

     This full-length has twenty tracks totaling just over thirty two minutes of how the fuck did this come out of Kentucky. Stevie gets real busy, real quick crunching the shit out of his guitars on this one. Typical of Rex 84 these songs are short, angry and at times a wee bit shit your pants scary.  Some of the tracks on this album are mulligans of previous Rex releases. Apparently once your out of the band you’re fucking out and the tracks get re-recorded without your ass, which is fine by me as the fresher recordings have more edge to them.

The newest line-up for Rex 84 is Stevie on guitar and vocals, Spooky on  bass and backing  vocals, Token is on drums and backing vocals and Romie guests on  backing vocals.

This album makes me wonder if Stevie didn't eat GG Allin. His lyrics are crafted from genuine hate and tossed about in a gritty sauce of frustration.  It is obvious from the sound on this album that Stevie Bastard has a truly large and fearsome cock. It makes men want to be him and women want fuck him. ( I wasn't going to add that part in this review but Mr. Bastard offered to give me a handy after eating a bag of pork rinds and that is just too fucking Kentucky to pass up!)

In all seriousness though, this is another great raw power punk album from a band that is notorious for putting out albums so raw you could get salmonella just from listening to them.

Grab your copy when it comes out at BHJ Records .

Learn more about the band as well as Stevie’s other projects here.

REX 84
Official Website
Street Team



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Jacks Insanity
PoDunk Radio

Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Glory - The Best of the Glory - LAD Records October 10, 2012

The Glory,  out of Leicester UK, formed back in the early 80’s from the ashes of several other punk bands. For reasons known only to punk bands, the band broke up, reformed, swapped members and dissolved again more frequently than dogs sniff each others asses yet, somehow, during all this turmoil the band managed to record, but not release many good tracks

Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of making Nik “Tealeaf” Lavithi’s acquaintance via his solo project dubbed “Tealeaf” and was more than delighted to discover that he, along with Timo, Gaz, and Colin were going to re-re-form The Glory. Within just a few months of the guys getting back together they were re-recording and re-issuing previously recorded tracks much to the delight of fans of the UK punk scene such as myself. 

Nik recently sent me a copy of The Best of The Glory, Released on LAD Records. I must say, I was very impressed! Everything about this album captures the spirit, the sound, and the overall greatness of early UK punk rock and Oi!. The CD contains 12 tracks. Each track is a testament of how well these guys get it. No instrument of vocal takes precedence over the others, they all just blend in a  nice muddle of sound that compels you to give it another listen, and then another, and another. This CD is more than a collection of old punk rock tunes, it is a proving ground to this bands skill and determination. 

Album Front

Album Back

I admit that with the recent resurgence of old punkers getting back together to record new albums, that I had the “Oh this will be the same old, same old bit” mentality and I am happy to report that Lavithi and company pulled this reunion together the right way.

 Kudos to you gentlemen and congratulations on this amazing release! 

I love this album and look forward to your upcoming 3rd studio release and the possibility of you guys touring the U.S. sometime soon. Whatever fortunes you find from this endeavor, you've certainly earned it.

Purchase this cd in digital format on iTunes by clicking here 

Grab it from JunoDownloads here

Or pick it up from here

jacks insanity

Friday, October 26, 2012

Animal Train - Steel Rail Rider 7" Released September 12, 2011 on Soggy Dreams Music

First off, I’d like to state that Animal Train (formerly from Darby, PA; presently located in Austin, TX) is by far one of my favorite independent bands.  I highly respect that Rich and CJ maintain a strong D.I.Y. attitude and still manage to release records worth listening to.

Yes, this review is a over a year late, but in my defense my mailman just handed it to me along with an apology for just getting it to me. Seems he found it under the seat of his truck last week while cleaning it up. Go, Go Gadget Postal Service! Fuckers.

I was happy to find that side A begins with N.R.A. - my favorite track from Animal Train. A three minute and seventeen second ditty that explodes from the get go with thundering drums and roaring guitar work centered around gun control or the lack thereof. CJ’s vocals are classic CJ, raspy and and filled with passion and energy and i totally get off every time the band goes “OOOeeeOOOOOHH”

Off the Track is an expertly delivered  tale all too familiar with pretty much every kid in the punk scene backed by simple easy to follow riffs and the heavy drum you expect from Jeremy. 

Missed Adventures gallops onto Side B - a quick paced number with yet another good story told.

I think ending the record with Evil Behind the Wheel was a good call for AT i know from talking to Rich leading up to the recording of this album that he had been experimenting with new styles and sounds on his guitar work and I think he really nailed it on the Wah-Wah/Slide combo.

I love this band and always look forward to a new release from them. They work hard at what they do and they do it rather well. Keep Rocking, Animal Train - I see good things for you guys in the future. 

Overall - my opinion of this record is fucking great! if you don’t own it, you should. AT are damn good at making punk rock records and you need at least one of theirs in your collection and it should be this one right here. Grab a copy today and enjoy the shit out of it, I know I certainly have!

jacks insanity
Steel Rail Rider 7" - Animal Trail - Soggy Dreams Music

Powder Blue VInyl.

Track listing:
Side A

  1. N.R.A.
  2. Off The Track

Side B

  1. Missed Adventures
  2. Evil Behind The Wheel

The band lineup for this record is 
CJ - Vox
Rich - Guitar
Chris - Bass
Jeremy - Drums

Artwork by Chris Davis Album recorded at Spitshine Studios in Austin, TX.

Available for purchase at Interpunk for just $4.50 - a total fucking steal btw...

Saturday, October 13, 2012

All New Slieone Show October 19th




The Slieone show comes back to you Friday Oct 19th on 8 PM Eastern time. 

Justin Slieone along with his wife Heather and the newest member of the crack house, Kevin Oehlhof bring you an all new episode all about cops and stories from our past.Social Class drop out is the band of the week . Be sure to check them out on facebook and on air with us friday night .

We will have a ton of great music and all our normal antics!!

Be sure to poke Kevin O right here:

He loves to get poked like Jerry Sandusky does but Facebook pokes will work for the time being.

BANDS ...whom will be aired ...Songs TBA

Bands music music

Ame Bumpkin: Slieone theme

Rage Against the Machine: Fuck the Police

The Cock Blocks: Bench Warrant

Screeching Weasel: Police Insanity

Social Class Dropout: Catatonic

Social Class Dropout: Okay you can leave now

Mongrel Band Punk: Fuck Off and Die

Sidewalk Punk: I dont wanna be with you

RockAway Radio: California Sun

**Felix Baumgartner Space Jump**

The Queers: Houston We Have a Problem

Old Friends: Tattoo My Brain

No Gimmick: My Profession

Social class dropout: 6916


Social Class Dropout : Cool kids club

More Interview

Social class Dropout : Jenn and Ann

The Enders : Split Decision

Thomas D Amour (TDA) : Spike vein

The Bricktops : Bircktop bop

SEX WITH THE SLIEONES ( heather n justin )

Rex 84 ( Stevie Bastard ) : Shoot some cops

Val Ventura : Sun down California

Tony Jones & The Cretin 3 : Christine 

Justin @ Kevin Talk about cops and real life shit 

The Bricktops : Taryn is Lesbian

The Bricktops : Poser

Justin @ Kevin Talk about cops and real life shit 

The bricktops : Girlfriends mom 

More convo 

The bloody muffs : gotta go 

Band of the Week - Social Class Drop Out (formerly Kid PA)

Social Class Dropout (formerly KID PA) started as an idea between Tommy and Steve when they were playing together in Superbuick. 

The idea was to put together a band that plays the music they both loved. Fast, melodic, and fun as hell to play. Tommy had a bunch of songs written and he and Steve started practicing. But, they needed a guitar player. 

So, who do they call right away....none other than Skot Shaub. Skot also
played in Superbuick, and still plays in the amazing Testosteroso. Skot decided he wanted to concentrate on Testo, so we looked into the Superbuick treasure chest and pulled out Bruce. So with a line up of good friends that wanted to play fast melodic punk rock, KID PA was born. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Southern English Hardcore Band Lay it on the Line - New Album out Soon!


Hardcore band LAY IT ON THE LINE from Southern England have announced a free single download featuring the lead track from their current EP ‘A LESSON IN PERSONAL FINANCE’. The track ‘...AND THEY STOLE MY TV’ will be available to download online from November 12th 2012 and will include two exclusive demo tracks, which will feature on the debut album ‘CROWHURST’, to be released early 2013.

Formed from the ashes of several long term touring bands (Phinius Gage, Not Katies, Hundred Reasons and a dozen others) LAY IT ON THE LINE are an intensely melodic hardcore band who write about both fictional and factual life stories. Recent tracks look at a man’s one week descent into debt and despair in Las Vegas, to a real life story involving the murder of the headmaster at the school half of the band went to.

Only a band since January 2012, LAY IT ON THE LINE have caught the ears of Mike Davies (Radio 1) and seen a wealth of online support including Room Thirteen, Heavy Petal, American Aftermath and a lot of the underground blogs and zines. The bands debut demo ‘MIDNIGHT IN THE BELLGIO‘, set a good pace for the band, receiving well over a thousand downloads and quickly gathering a fanbase.

Having already played many shows around the UK, including supporting the likes of Ignite and Death By Stereo, the band are now working on their debut album with John Hannon (The Filaments, Suicide Bid, Babylon Whackers), lining up more live dates and preparing for a busy 12 months ahead.

Be listening for tracks from Lay it on the Line right here on! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Phantom of the Black Hills - Enemy - Ratchet Blade Records - September 25, 2012

“Violence is as American as Apple Pie.” - PotBH

Phantom of the Black Hills new album Enemy - out now.
Okay, so they've spent 2 years working on it. That’s a helluva long time to work on an album. Was it worth the wait? You bet your fur covered asshole it was! The guitars are as hard and brutal as ever, the banjos, mandolins, and fiddles have become much more prominent players in this album compared to the previous two; Ghosts - 2009, and Born to Gun - 2010. 

The first two albums must’ve been dress rehearsals for this release. it’s like the Phantom & the boys (Popeye, Doc Helliday, & Deacon) picked up new quills dipped in blood to pen this new album. Lyrically more dark and intense than the previous two releases Enemy is filled with musical imagery of war, lust, death, and hell. Produced by Chopper Franklin [Bassist, the Cramps] and mixed by the legend himself Geza X [Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, The Germs, The Mau Maus]. For me this was a much anticipated release. From “Battle Cry” through to the closing track “Read My Bible” I get the impression this album has James Dickey grinning in his grave. The arrangement of the music is flawless, the lyrics are controversial as ever and I fucking love this album, just hope they don’t take two more years for the next one.... or maybe the wait will once again be well worth it.
This album is currently available for sale exclusively from the POTBH website for just $9.99 and later set for a street release date of spring 2013 on Ratchet Blade records via Nail Distribution . I don’t recommend waiting any longer than you have to, get this fucker today and let your inner hillbilly loose!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Check out this Band - Popular Giants from Los Angeles, CA

Popular Giants
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Biography: Music to blow stuff up and drive fast to. High-energy, heavy rock/punk, with tasty guitar riffs and melodic choruses ala The Foo Fighters. These songs tell tales of adult angst, digital-age isolation, and farm animals. Goes great with beer and hot girls.

Popular Giants is garage rock/pop-punk band from Los Angeles, California. The high-energy songs on their debut album Popular Giants, works big catchy hooks and harmonies over fat guitar riffs in the spirit of The Foo Fighters, The Ramones and Nirvana, as well as a lot of “dirty rock n’ roll” style lead guitar ripping, ala Turbonegro’s seminal album Apocalypse Dudes.

Christopher Peacock formed the band in 2011 as guitarist and songwriter to simply get back to playing the kind of “old skool” punky rock he grew up on. After going through several different singers the following year –including a stint with Kenyan R n’B-star-turned-afro-punk Richie Longomba- Christo began singing the songs he was writing as well. With the addition of punk-rock surgeon (really) Francis Cyran on bass, John Fortin’s searing lead guitar and multi-instrumentalist Mike “Choco” Criddell on drums – Popular Giants was born as an answer to the now shared question; “What the hell happened to rock?”

Not only did the band really click musically, writing songs together with a strong vision of what makes good songs: simplicity, dynamics, catchy melodies and balls - there was a shared consensus about the sound of rock records these days. In this rapidly accelerating digital age, seemingly anyone can create whatever genre of rock music they want at home on their computer, but with everyone using similar drum samples and digital guitar plug-ins, a homogenization of the sound has taken place, a “digital sound,” which could best be described as thin or “tinny,” or perhaps more accurately…lacking balls. But back before computer recording, editing and “modeling” of music was the norm, professional albums were recorded on analog tape, which produced a rich, warmer tone than most of the albums released today (The Foo Fighters’ sonically perfect Wasting Light was also recorded on two-inch analog tape). To get back to that sound, the band recorded Popular Giants on a Stevens two-inch analog tape machine from the 1970’s (the actual machine Pink Floyd used for The Wall in fact), to preserve the “fat” steamroller sound of Popular Giants live.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Slieone Show joins The Front Army

At the very end of this episode, we will air an un-released track from The Front. The song we will play is the title track to their upcoming EP Casket. The song is un-mastered and was just recorded last week 


Friday, September 21st at 8 PM Eastern, The Slieone Show is bringing you an all new episode. On this episode, we talk to Lauren Bezold, front lady of The Front. The Front is a punk band from Casper, Wyoming. We talk to Lauren about recording, touring and even business ventures outside of the band! This is a show that you won't want to miss. 

You can find The Front on Facebook here:

Band s - music

Amie Bumpkin - Slieone show theme
The Queers - Tamara s a punk
The Front - Snake oil
The Smears - handcuffs and Powder puffs
Fake Boys - This is are band
The Front - Fire away

Interview with Lauren Bezold from The Front

The Front - Low income love

Interview continues

Home movies - Groundhogs Day
Sub X - Immaculate
Milksnake - My boyfriend
The Front - Corner walker
The Bugs - Dave navarro 's Goatee fucking sucks
The Sheckies - Pop punk message bored
The sheckies - Cutmarks


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Friday, September 7, 2012

Review: At the Skylines "The Secrets to Life" Released 5-08-12 RoadRunner Records

By: Jack Antonio
HAHAHAHA! Yeah, that's right! Jack is back. The man they call Jack Canada has managed to escape the gallows of his former existence as a blog writer for a certain website that shall remain nameless and has transformed himself.

"If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you could ever imagine..."
So why am I here? A little birdie told me about a newly signed Roadrunner band called AT THE SKYLINES. They're just getting ready to launch their debut full length called "The Secrets to life". 

So, first off, why do all band names these days seem to be prepositional phrases? We'll come back to that in a minute. What you should expect to hear when you take a listen to this band is some nice face melting guitar riffage, bone crunching breakdowns, smooth as silk clean vocals, gutteral vocals to shake the foundations of hell, and shrieks that your mothers warned you about. But it doesn't stop there! The brilliance of this genre blending metalcore outfit from Huntington Beach, California is the odd left turns that they take into the realm of electronic dance pop. So, if you are into the sort of shit that BTBAM cranks out but like less prog in your soup, then ATS is just what the doctor ordered. And, like, who doesn't need a break from prog rock from from time to time??? I mean, I'm a busy guy! Sometimes I just don't don't have 12 minutes of free time to listen to a tune no matter how impressive the musicianship is! ATS has REASONABLE song lengths and enough changes in the flow to keep you from getting bored. Sorry, that's just my opinion ladies and gents!

So, back to prepositional phrases. In fact, I'm glad this band chose a prepositional phrase as a name. You see, the purpose of a prepositional phrase of this nature is to function as an adverb. Adverb style prepositional phrases tend to ask "How? When? or Where?". In this case the answer to these questions is literally "The Secrets to Life". Okay, so that was little too cheesy and overly dramatic. Perhaps a strong use of hyperbole. Just go pick up the damn album! You'll be glad you did.
I remain,
Jack "Canada" Antonio

Secrets to Life songs Lyricist: At the Skylines. Secrets to Life album 

Personnel: Chris Shelley, Mark Barela (vocals); Shawn Yates, Billy Barber (guitar); David Angle (drums). Secrets to Life CD music 

Audio Mixer: Fredrik Nordström. Secrets to Life music CDs 

Recording information: Studio Fredman, Vastra Frolunda, Sweden. Secrets to Life songs 

Illustrator: Glenn Thomas.

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