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


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 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


  • 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 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 what are you waiting, go listen, NOW:

Liner notes:

Spotify playlist


  • 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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