Tuesday, August 6, 2019

A week late and so many dollars short


Alright guys let's cut to the chase. I messed up last week. I was planning on recording my live takes during night 1 of the democratic debates last Tuesday, but experienced a, um, user error. BUT don't fret, you can turn on today's episode to listen to the debate night playlist, and listen to me try to explain why I chose the songs I did.

Featuring searing tunes from legends like Strike Anywhere, NOFX, Adolescents, Pussy Riot, Ramones and more, today's playlist promises to get your inner wonk grooving. Listen, NOW:


Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1Make America Great Again by Pussy Riot
  • 2Idiots are taking over by NOFX
  • 3 Close Minded by Vision
  • 4Too drunk to fuck by Dead Kennedys
  • 5Lined Lips and Spiked Bats by G.L.O.S.S.
  • 6Prayer of the refugee by Rise Against
  • 7I feel simple by Pagan Reagan
  • 8Golden Parachutes by Desaparecidos
  • 9Sunset on 32nd Street by Strike Anywhere
  • 10Democracy by Adolescents
  • 10Energy Gone Wrong by Spider
  • 10I Wanna be Sedated by Ramones

Also you should watch this video. Yes, it's about gun violence in America.

Damn I was gonna tell a joke, but I forgot which one.


I am on vacation next week, so go to a punk show for me. PEACE


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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

No king but caesar


Et tu, Brute??

Hi everybody (hi Dr. Nick!). I hope you're seated or prone, or otherwise in a comfortable position, because we have a sonic hurricane in store for your ears today. The playlist features a collection of raucous and loud punk rock tunes, from the likes of Good Riddance, Milk Teeth, IDLES, Lower Class Brats, Scream and more.

So, whachya waitin' for? Go listen, NOW:



Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1Sluggish by Freygolo
  • 2Brickwork by Milk Teeth
  • 3 Mercedes Marxist by IDLES
  • 4Bet you never thought by Scream
  • 5Trollhammaren by Finntroll
  • 6Falling Down by Teen Mortgage
  • 7Who writes your rules? by Lower Class Brats
  • 8The Dukes by Face First
  • 9No king but caesar by Good Riddance
  • 10Typical  by Hobo Johnson


Support Local music!! (I am Going to start Writing the Way Trump tweetS). Go Check out dc's very Own Teen mortage's laTeSt EP, Life/Death. You can name your own price to own a digital copy of this tremendous sonic effort, but don't be cheap. Also make sure to follow these guys on social media, go to shows, buy merch, etc etc etc

You can read about the Inner Ear robbery here; I'll try to keep you apprised of any and all updates around this act of ass clownery

Oh man, this guy I know posted his FaceApp of a FaceApp of a FaceApp of a FaceApp picture. it. is. nightmare.



Here is that band Milk Teeth. They're based in the cute, little English country town of Stroud, and make fantastic music. Go give 'em a spin!

Last, but certainly not least......drum roll please....Good Riddance's newest record, Thoughts and Prayers! Per the PR release from Fat Wreck: "the genre-defining melodic-hardcore geniuses in Good Riddance aren’t shy about reminding you that, frankly, they’ve still got it." ENJOY!


OK that's it...thanks as always for tuning in, and make sure to check back next week for more punk and (punkish!) rock. 

I'll just end on this note...



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Adult Magic


Happy Wednesday, sputniks, and welcome to the latest one man song circle, courtesy of moi, Andrew.

Let's just get this outta the way....USWNT. They fucking rocked it. I really hope you had a chance to catch that World Cup final....Rose Lavelle's goal was out of this gosh darn world.

This week's playlist has some real doozies, including tunes from NOFX, Dog Fashion Disco, The Dopamines, Gang Green, Agent Orange and more...so what are you waiting for, go listen, like, NOW: 



Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist


  • 1Public Domain by The Dopamines
  • 2Elon Musk by Bodyjar
  • 3 Achin' by Adult Magic
  • 4Bleeding Heart Disease by NOFX
  • 5Talking Straight by Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
  • 6Pipeline by Agent Orange
  • 7As the crowd fades by Prevent Falls
  • 8Another wasted night by Gang Green
  • 9Castaway by Dog Fashion Disco

editor's note - during the opening of today's episode when talking about USWNT, I misspoke and said '2 time World Cup champs' and was too lazy to re record it...what I meant to say was they won back-to-back World Cups (a first!)....to be clear, this powerhouse of a sports organization has netted 4 World Cup championships (!!!) since the tournament was created in 1991


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If you dug that song Achin', then go check out Adult Magic's debut album. Give the whole thing a good, hard listen...and send me your thank you gifs after you've done so. Also, make sure to say hey to them on Twitter!

Also, go be friends with the freaks in Dog Fashion Disco.

Alright, that's a wrap, peeeeeaaaaccce


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The punishment don't fit the crime


Happy Wednesday folks, and welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. 

This week features some real sonic dynamite so let's get right down to it. With tunes from fantastic acts like Screw 32, Fury 66 (ALL ABOUT THE NUMBERS BABY), All Them Witches, GBH, Beefeater, SNFU and more...what the hell are you waiting for, go listen, NOW:


Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist


  • 1Catch 22 by Fury 66
  • 2Charlie Still Smirks by SNFU
  • 3 Pardon the Light by The Brokedowns
  • 4Birmingham Smiles by GBH
  • 5Heavy/Like a Witch by All Them Witches
  • 6If you don't die too soon by Among Criminals
  • 7Painless by Screw 32
  • 8Reagonomix by Beefeater
  • 9Creature by Lost in Society
  • 10Hate It or Love It by The Game, 50 Cent

Alright The Brokedowns. Good, soulful Chicago punk rock....whaddya think's the better song on their latest album: Pardon the Light, or Sick of Space?? I can't make up my mind...

Lost in Society is good, OK? Fun stuff...but man, Tillie is a creepy motherfucker...



OH! Here's the album link, as advertised, to GBH's latest album, Momentum

FUCK YOU HARLEY JARVIS!!!



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Big dick is a thumbs up guy


Happy mid week, people, and welcome to the latest installment of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. 

I decided to do something a bit different, but not unheard of here. While I don't have my weekly podcast/online radio offering for your rabid ears today, I have not completely abandoned you.

The month of June happened to feature a whole lot of really awesome new music being released by some pretty fucking old punk rock acts. I have taken the time to listen to ALL of it for you, and am sharing my thoughts on a few of them below...enjoy....

Firstly, Good Riddance...last week this veteran, Santa Cruz-based melodic hardcore foursome shared a new single, 'Our Great Divide', in anticipation of the planned release of their Thoughts and Prayers LP later this year. And GOOD GOD, vocalist Russ Rankin has still got it. He may be 51, but his pipes have not let off the gas one fucking bit. With a melody to make Tony Sly proud, Russ charges forward at blistering speeds, supported by lead guitarist Luke Pabich's style of punchy, piercing guitar hooks, and a rhythm section that imbues an unstoppable intensity throughout the entire track. To me, 'Our Great Divide' is a powerful and catchy anthem that stays true to GR's sound and spirit over the years. And with an album name like Thoughts and Prayers, you know that they still have a lot to say. Can't.fucking.wait. For my European friends, go see Good Riddance on tour this summer!

A few hundred miles down the Golden Coast, another punk rock staple also brewed up a new tune. After an 8-year drought of new material, Long Beach's True Sounds of Liberty, colloquially known as T.S.O.L., exploded back onto the scene with 2017's The Trigger Complex. Well, Jack Grisham & friends are back with a satirical cover of the American classic 'What a Wonderful World.' Spoiler alert: Jack doesn't really think so. Although the single, entitled 'Is This a Wonderful World,' may mark a brief departure in musical style for the band, the no-holds-barred political messaging is certainly familiar for any fan of T.S.O.L.

Now, June 3rd was a big day for any diehard Pixies fan. Sometime early during that humid, buggy day, Boston's most eccentric garage rock band announced a new album, Beneath the Eyrie, slated to drop this September, and shared their new single 'On Graveyard Hill.' They also announced a podcast, 'It's a Pixies Podcast' which will kick off in June and will focus on the creative process of writing and recording Beneath the EyrieWhen a band has been around as long as the Pixies, you start to worry whether they'll lose their edge, or 'take a different direction'....well, although Kim Deal's presence is still sorely missed, I can safely say that On Graveyard Hill sounds A LOT like the Pixies should.

Last but certainly not least, Iggy Pop is getting into some new trouble. Although this isn't technically new music, the godfather of punk released a new music video for 'Run Like a Villain' as part of the reissue of his 1982 album Zombie Birdhouse. The reissue promises to make a crisper, cleaner listening experience for an album that showcased Iggy at his strangest and most poetic, against a backdrop of blaring synth and pseudo Afropop beats.





I've linked to all the relevant media above, but for those who want a nice and tidy playlist...here you go!




Never stop stopping, you old punk rock rascals. I'll catch ya all next week

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Free nachos


Why hello there. Welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. 

Strap in for a rick-rollin' rollickin' good time, as I discuss new music, the women's World Cup, the etymology of "um" and more. 

Featuring dank tunes from artists like The Flatliners, Dillinger Four, Plague Vendor, 88 Fingers Louie, Bane, The Specials and more. So, get off the pot, and go listen, NOW:


Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1All of the above by Plague Vendor
  • 2Mother Theresa Chokeslams the World by The Flatliners
  • 3Two Faced Bastard by 88 Fingers Louie
  • 4Bound by Hot Water Music
  • 5Vote for me by The Specials
  • 6The Art of Whore by Dillinger Four
  • 7Frens by TOP Nachos
  • 8Superhero by Bane
  • 9Me and your mama by Childish Gambino

If the 13 to 0 trouncing of Thailand by the US Women's soccer team is news to you....you can try to relive the thrilling massacre here

For the millionth time, here'e the link to 88 fingers Louie's most recent foray into new music...not to underscore the fleeting nature of our time on this earth or anything...but this shit came out almost 2 years ago...wild


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If you dug All of the above, go check out Plague Vendor's brand spankin' new release, By Night. It is a slamming good time...electric...

Annnnnd for your weekly goofy ass punk fix, here's Top Nachos and their album Dank Side of the Moon. I don't know you, but I think you'll like this.



OK that's it, I'm out, baaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Up shit's creek with a turd for a paddle


Happy Wednesday, campers, and prepare to accept my weekly barrage of punk (and punkish!) rock.

This week I drank too much coffee, so it's especially rambly. I do bad math, talk about my new e-bike, and reflect on my front row seat to (what looked to be) an Uber robbery gone awry. 

OH shit I also play awesome music from bands like Good Riddance, Satanic Surfers, Rise Against, Adolescents, Teenage Bottlerocket and more...so what are you waiting, go listen, NOW:




Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1My life inside your heart by Rise Against
  • 2Sunspot Screams by Adolescents
  • 3 OMG Rock N Roll by Kevin Morby
  • 4Necrocomicon by Teenage Bottlerocket
  • 5Associative Forces by Hit the Switch
  • 6Ummerica by Irascible Fuck Brigade
  • 7United Cigar by Good Riddance
  • 8These Chances by Cigar
  • 9Self-Medication by Satanic Surfers
  • 10Piss Up a Rope by Ween
Editor's note - I said on the episode that DC's Arboretum is around 20 acres...make that 400+ acres...whoopsies. I forgot to carry the 7, I guess.

If you dug Associative Forces, go check out Hit The Switch's latest record, Entropic, here

By the way, I think my new slogan for Wednesdays With Andrew is gonna be 'if you don't dig it...fuck off'

Alright, that's a wrap. Catch ya next week!


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