The 2018 SkaterCon is closer than you think and the announcements of who will be appearing this year are pretty fucking rad!
Earlier today, the world lost its greatest curmudgeon at the age of 60. Mark E. Smith of The Fall has left the building but his legacy of cantankerous one-liners, general hatred of all that is modern and certainly insipid media wankers, his incomparable ability to “do his own thing” while giving zero fucks about what anyone else had to say, and of course, his very distinct take on how the most mundane moments in life also tend to be the most bizarre will live on in his expansive catalog of equally strange yet succinctly genius career. Smith was a prolific warrior in Punk Rock, who would not slow down or step back for any reason. Hell, he still got up on stage in a wheelchair in his last few months with every bit of piss and vinegar as he wasn’t going down without a fight.
With the success of the recent Punk in Drublic Fest, word got out that old punks apparently shell out cash for drinking craft beer and listening to bands they enjoyed in their youth. We’re guessing that $300k per show Fat Mike was bragging about while insisting that it was just a good way to hang out with his friends may have meant great success, because we have another beer and bands festival heading our way. Yes, the same folks that brought us Punk in Drublic Fest are going for another round with the Sabroso Craft Beer, Taco, & Music Fest.
Here are some more records released over the last year that made us all warm and tingly all over. If you missed part 1, you can check it out here.
Once again, there is no order to these, just solid recordings from bands we’ve been checking out and encourage you to as well if you’ve been in desperate need of something actually good to listen to.
We try to keep up on album reviews here, but obviously suck at that. Regardless, we still listen to everything despite rarely getting around to writing about it or managing to get the writers to actually turn stuff in. We’re a fucking punk zine, what did you expect?