Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Obligatory Halloween Episode!

Happy almost Halloween, fiends, and I  trust you're off to a ghastly start to your mid-week. I need you in a truly sinister mood for what I am about to bestow upon your unworthy ears. 

That's right! It's late October! And as fucking predictable as a fake blonde strutting out of a Starbucks in yoga pants sporting a pumpkin spice latte, you can bet your butt dollar that I am pulling out all the Halloween punk rock stops for today's episode.

Featuring spooky ass tunes from bands like Misfits, Direct Hit!, Ramones, Dead Kennedys, Dwarves, Screeching Weasel and more, this is truly the Ernest Scared Stupid of Halloween punk (and punkish!) rock playlists. So, what are you, a CHICKEN? Go listen, NOW:

Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link for all you scaredy-cats


  • 1Halloween by Dead Kennedys
  • 2Halloween by Misfits
  • 3Demonica by Dwarves
  • 4Endless Halloween by Bankrupt
  • 5Candy Kills by Dead Cat Lounge
  • 66 6 Pet Semetary by Ramones
  • 7Werewolf shame by Direct Hit!
  • 8Grave Diggers by The Creepshow
  • 9Frankengirl by Screeching Weasel
  • 10Cheap masks by Riverboat Gamblers
  • 11Haunted House by Teenage Bottlerocket
  • 12Surfin' Dead by The Cramps
This is Ras Trent:

This is me:

Nailed it.

Alright I'm out, I'll catch you ghouls and witches next week. Happy Halloweenin' weenies

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

We're a happy family

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

Showcasing blazing tunes from bands like Twin Peaks, 88 Fingers Louie, Ramones, Face to Face, Buzzcocks and more, this week's playlist is sure to bring the ruckus to every member of the family.

So what are you waiting for, go listen, NOW:

Liner notes:

Hold my beer, here's the Spotify link (????)


  • 1Had my chance by 88 Fingers Louie
  • 2Gun in your hand by Lagwagon
  • 3Prayers by Bayside
  • 4We're a happy family by Ramones
  • 5I only speak in friction by Plague Vendor
  • 6Dance through it by Twin Peaks
  • 7Pastel by Face to Face
  • 8Autonomy by Buzzcocks
  • 9Fantastic voyage by Coolio
Go Nats.

Um, so yea, this is a real thing that happened:

OH! I did a was my inaugural live show review for DC's live music blog, Parklife DC. I got to cover Plague Vendor and No Parents @ DC9, and needless to say, it was an awesome mess. Go read my review, here.

Speaking of, I am gonna be doing the same for Twin Peaks' show at Black Cat on December 11. Come hang out

Go Nats. I'm out, see ya!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Looking for lizards

Happy Wednesday kiddos, and prepare yourselves for your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. 

Recorded to the backdrop of people tearing my roof apart, this episode features new tunes from Lagwagon, MakeWar, The Darkness and SadGirl. Go listen, NOW:

Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link ya sneks


  • 1Surviving California by Lagwagon
  • 2Miss Me by SadGirl
  • 3Gullible by The Flatliners
  • 4Lipstick by Guttermouth
  • 5Time to get out by Capdown
  • 6Suburban Nightmare by Fat Heaven
  • 7Hypersonic Missiles by Sam Fender
  • 8Looking for Lizards by No Parents
  • 9Oh, Brother by MakeWar
  • 10Easter is cancelled by The Darkness

editor's note - I inadvertently said that Fat Heaven is from Philly, but they're not! They're from Brooklyn! I fucked up! FAT HEAVEN, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?!?!?!

Lagwagon's new album Railer, released last week, is definitely on brand for the band. After nearly 30 years in the trade, Lagwagon is still grinding out and playing thrashy, melodic skate punk...listen to the album in its entirety here. And get your tickets to see them (and MakeWar) at the Fillmore Silver Spring tomorrow night!

Did you like Looking for Lizards? Yeah, me too. Go support No Parents...they're gonna be playing w/ Plague Vendor this Friday @ DC9! Go check 'em out

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

I paint a design

Wednesday. Punk (and punkish!) rock.  I think there's an audible fart on today's episode, so that's cool. 

Welcome to the latest episode guys. Today I talk 'cancel culture' (kinda), weird movies, and OH YEAH I spin a ton of awesome music, including tunes from Guttermouth, Satanic Surfers, Sheer Mag, The Flatliners and a whole lot more.

So, put it in your goddam ear canals, like NOW:

Liner notes:

I painted you a Spotify link guys


  • 1Arthead by Satanic Surfers
  • 2Weirdo by Rozwell Kid
  • 3Cold Sword by Sheer Mag
  • 41-2-3-4 by Guttermouth
  • 5Surf's up asshole by Guttermouth
  • 6Forkboy by Lard
  • 7Eulogy by The Flatliners
  • 8I paint a design by Michael Hurley
If you're a local yokel, join me this Saturday for Sheer Mag's Black Cat gig. It's gonna be fuuuuuunnnnnnnnxxxxZzzzzz

Holy shit OK so I played a tune by Lard (a first I think for WWA), and it was off The Last Temptation of Reid.  This is the same album that contains their nightmare version of Napoleon XIV's They're coming to take me away. If you haven't heard it, or if you have, check it out.

I'm out, namaste motherfuckers

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Spray painted walls

Happy Wednesday you goobers; hope you're good and ready to inject the latest fix of punk (and punkish!) rock straight into your earholes.

In stark contrast to last week's stroll through (Andrew's) memory lane, today's episode features lots of new tunes, including some bangers from Snuff, Mean Jeans and Agnostic Front, while still showcasing some timeless gems from bands like Deviates, Jay Reatard, Dag Nasty and more. 

So, put on your favorite knee high socks, crack open a fucking schlitz and let's get this party started:

Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link ya dweebs


  • 1Basement Animal by Mean Jeans
  • 2We grew up by Deviates
  • 3Spray painted walls by Agnostic Front
  • 4Waiting for something by Jay Reatard
  • 5Wahoo by Meatbodies
  • 6Kings of the spanish oi scene by Snuff
  • 7Safe by Dag Nasty
  • 8Strong references by Drug Church
  • 9Turn it off by Culture Abuse
  • 10Truth hurts by Lizzo

Lots of new music on today's playlist, so make sure to give all the below a "spirl":
Mean Jeans - Gigantic Sike
Snuff - There's a lot of it about 
Agnostic Front! - Get Loud! (to be released in November)
Go be friends with Drug Church cos they make awesome, riffy, grungey, fun, magical music...oh and check to see if they're stopping near you on their upcoming tour w/ Thrice! 

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OH and lastly, if you're local to DC, make sure to swing by Rock N Roll Hotel on October 1 to get your head blown off by Meatbodies and Psychedelic Porn Crumpets!


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Punk rawk explosion zine teen lyfe

Much like a deadbeat dad, I have abandoned you, my sweet, innocent #WWA children. I have left you hanging for the past couple weeks...but I am here today to say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, it is time to man up and provide you your much needed punk (and punkish!) rock nourishment.

This week I take you on a stroll down (certainly not your) memory lane, highlighting some bands I discovered back in the day when I was really into this goofy ass French zine.

Whether it's a gothy drum machine-driven tune from Bérurier Noir, a street punk anthem courtesy of Les Sales Majestés, or some Rites of Spring-inspired melodic hardcore from DC's very own Trial By Fire, this playlist will have you Zidane headbuttin' all day long. So, get out your French/English dictionary, pour yourself a Kronenbourg 1664, and LISTEN NOW:

Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link for those of you stuck in your middle and high school years


  • 1Je suis fou by Les Betteraves
  • 2J'ai perdu mes mains by Guerilla Poubelle
  • 3Dodgedart 69 by The Dontcares
  • 4El Vals del Obrero by Ska-P
  • 5The Story of Bonnie and Clyde by The Astro Zombies
  • 6Macron by Les Sales Majestes
  • 7Vivre Libre ou Mourir by Berurier Noir
  • 8Mort aux cons by Tagada Jones
  • 9To whom it may redeem by Trial by Fire
  • 10Jean-Pierre Ramone by Ludwig Von 88
  • 11Cynical Song by Tastes like chicken

I couldn't find any clips or images from the actual Punk Rawk Explosion zines, but I DID find some images of the cover art for the accompanying CDs:

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Here's that incredible album Ringing In the Dawn, courtesy of hometown DC melodic hardcore band Trial By Fire. Where are you?! Why didn't you make more awesome music????

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Catch ya dopes later!