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Discography: Dag Nasty

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Rising out of the ashes of DC’s Minor Threat and Boston’s DYS, Dag Nasty at least initially met the challenge that they were left by their previous bands’ legacies and even laid the groundwork for what would become emo long before it became a genre full of cry-baby guys whining about their girlfriends. Their positive anthems of belief in yourself… Read more »

Review: Time Again – The Stories are True

Label: Hellcat Records Released: April 25, 2006 I know why Tim Armstong’s label signed Time Again: They love Rancid. The trouble is, I’m not a big fan of Rancid, so why would I want to listen to band with Rancid stamped all over them? Well, for one thing, I saw them live and their performance was inspired. For another thing,… Read more »

Live: Orange, Heart Attacks, Time Again, Necromantix

May 4, 2007, The Ottobar, Baltimore, Maryland Last night, Ray and I caught the Necromantix show at the Ottobar. Since the Necromantix have a decided retro feel, I kind of expected that there would be some degree of nostalgia to the evening, but it wasn’t all what I expected. As it turned out, with varying success, each band was a… Read more »

Review: The Legion of Doom – Incorporated

Label: Pakuni Records/Illegal Art Released: March 6, 2007 Back in the heyday of Napster, I downloaded a Metallica/Britney Spears mash-up entitled, “So Fucking Crazy.” I wouldn’t go so far as to call it good in its own right so much as it was just fun. Recently, I decided to give a whole album of mash-ups a shot after hearing Legion… Read more »

Review: New York Dolls – One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This

Label: Roadrunner Released: July 25, 2006 You can draw a lot of parellels between the New York Dolls and the Rolling Stones. Both were more about swagger than technical talent. Both were kind of based in loose, sloppy blues. Both tried to present a dangerous sexuality, relying to some extent on androgyny. However, until last year, you couldn’t say that… Read more »