Alpha Hopper – Last Chance Power Drive LP (Swimming Faith / Radical Empathy)

This material is, what I truly believe, a second full-length by this Buffalo, NY-based quartet. Despite being fully aware of all the activities surrounding Swimming Faith, this recording somehow went under the radar, but luckily, now I have a chance to write a couple of lines about it. For those who missed my previous reviews… Read More Alpha Hopper – Last Chance Power Drive LP (Swimming Faith / Radical Empathy)

Heavy Petter – Such A Drag LP (Reel Too Real Records)

Right with the initial beats of this vinyl release, I knew this band would be right up my alley. There’s something about their highly energetic drumming and abrasive guitars that appeal to my listening apparatus, so their music entirely worked out for me after the first spinning. Heavy Petter is a punk rock trio from… Read More Heavy Petter – Such A Drag LP (Reel Too Real Records)

Mad Mulligans – Who Are The Mad Mulligans? CD (Rotten Bastard Records / Dammit Records)

Who are the Mad Mulligans? The myth, the legend, or maybe working-class heroes whose bandmembers lurked on the local NYC streetpunk scene through various incarnations? To be more precise, it’s a brand new Oi! group based in NYC. Their debut album carries seven classic streetpunk tunes that will be right up your alley if you’re… Read More Mad Mulligans – Who Are The Mad Mulligans? CD (Rotten Bastard Records / Dammit Records)

The Dopamines – Tales Of Interest LP (Bearded Punk Records)

The Dopamines made quite a name for themselves since their inception in 2006. Whoever stumbled upon some of their records probably instantly fell in love with their highly addictive music. In nearly fifteen years of their existence, this Cincinnati, Ohio pop-punk sensation released remarkable full-lengths, such as a debut self-titled album, Expect The Worst, Vices,… Read More The Dopamines – Tales Of Interest LP (Bearded Punk Records)

Science Man – Match Game 7″ (Swimming Faith Records)

During the day, John Toohill is a creative individual who performs with the bands such as Alpha Hopper, The Hamiltons, Night Slaves, Spit Kink, The Midnight Vein, Black & White Cat / Black & White Cake, Cobra Cobra, and I probably forgot some other bands he crossed paths with during his musical endeavors. In the… Read More Science Man – Match Game 7″ (Swimming Faith Records)

Alpha Hopper – Alpha Hex Index LP (Hex Records)

Alpha Hopper were quiet for a while, but here they are with another banging recording that will knock your socks off. For those who somehow missed my article about their previous album, Alpha Hopper is a fascinating bunch of creative people emanating from Buffalo, New York. Their music defies classifications into a particular genre, mainly… Read More Alpha Hopper – Alpha Hex Index LP (Hex Records)

DeeCRACKS – Serious Issues LP (Pirates Press Records)

DeeCRACKS are not strangers on the underground punk rock scene, and neither are strangers to these pages. The group delivers top-notch rock’n’roll-driven punk rock music for nearly two decades. Since their formation in 2003, DeeCracks released a dozen of full-lengths, such as Attention! Deficit Disorder, Beyond Medication. and Sonic Delusion. Besides full-lengths, the group released… Read More DeeCRACKS – Serious Issues LP (Pirates Press Records)

The Speed Humps – Consumption CS (Tarantula Tapes)

Sometimes the brain craves for some grinding, energetic, intense punk rock music, so that’s the time when The Speed Humps are jumping to the rescue with their latest offering to the broader audience. The Speed Humps are a garage punk quartet emanating from Barre, Ontario, Canada, and Consumption is their most advanced material, released by… Read More The Speed Humps – Consumption CS (Tarantula Tapes)