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 low....so 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...

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


  • 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


  • 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