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!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The wrong happy pill

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

I am getting back in the swing of non-beach life, and have compiled a list of dreary, non-sun-soaked tunes for us all to enjoy. Featuring songs from Swingin' Utters, Lagwagon, NOFX, and The Vandals, this playlist is sure to keep keep your vitamin D levels what are you waiting for, go listen, NOW:

Liner notes:

Spotify playlist


  • 1My Girlfriend's Dead by The Vandals
  • 2Viet Nam by Minutemen
  • 3 We call upon the author by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • 4Fish in a gun barrel by NOFX
  • 5Bubble by Lagwagon
  • 6Blank generation by Richard Hell
  • 7Soldier Boy by Swingin' Utters
  • 8Agnosie by The Hirsch Effekt

Don't get this reference? Well too bad

This is extremely funny.

Go here, buy the new NOFX single, supposedly proceeds go to Moms Demand Action. Oh, you don't like NOFX? Good for fucking you, then just go here to contribute to Moms Demand Action directly. 


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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


  • 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


  • 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...