Review: Go Betty Go

Go Betty Go "“Worst Enemy”" (Side One Dummy) Go Betty Go’s five-song EP flies by in a blur of aggression punctuated by introspective and situational (read: relationship) lyrics.  This four-piece...

Review: Atticus… Dragging The Lake II

Various Artists "Atticus... Dragging The Lake II" (Side One Dummy) I don't care if this is basically a commercial for one of the donkeys from Blink 182's clothing line, it's still a good comp....

Review: Various Artists

Various Artists "Warped Tour 2003 Compilation" (Side One Dummy) It's hard to find fault with an $8, double-CD compilation of 52 songs from just about every band that have played the Vans-sponsored...

Review: The Suicide Machines

The Suicide Machines "A Match and Some Gasoline" (Side One Dummy) These guys have been like three different bands.  First they were the ska band that kicked some serious ass.  With their second record...

Review: Maxeen

Maxeen "Self-Titled" (Side One Dummy) I just got back from this corporate mixer in Long Beach.  I'd love to talk shit about it but someone from my work will probably read it and be all offended and then...

Review: The Casualties

The Casualties "On the Front Lines" (Side One Dummy) The Casualties are what you'd expect from a UK punk act: channeling Stiff Little Fingers and The Buzzcocks into a quasi-political diatribe, punctuated...

Review: Avoid One Thing

Avoid One Thing "”Chopstick Bridge”" (Side One Dummy) Avoid One Thing are all about the melodic punk rock anthems with a knack for constructing punchy songs with great sing-along choruses. Assembled by...