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ADOLESCENTS – Russian Spider Dump

February 11, 2021

Cleopatra 2020 Marking their four decades on the scene, SoCal punk veterans pay homage to fellow noisemakers. It must have been difficult for these hardcore veterans to record their 40th anniversary album without bassist Steve Soto, who passed away in … Continue reading

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THE FUZZTONES – NYC

December 23, 2020

Cleopatra 2020 New World punk revivalists pay noisy tribute to their spiritual home and make their paeans resonate. This collective never pretended to be independently cultivated but, over the last forty years, they created a genuinely individual schtick which could … Continue reading

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MISSING PERSONS – Dreaming

April 20, 2020

Cleopatra 2020 Marking their 40th anniversary with a covers collection, American ensemble fathom the depth of despair to find hope. “Destination Unknown” has always been not only this band’s hit single but also a motto because Dale Bozzio’s didn’t really … Continue reading

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VARIOUS ARTISTS – Punk Rock Christmas 2

December 2, 2019

Cleopatra 2019 Pinning down the season, aggro-ridden mob let it loose and get down with it. Yuletide is the time of silliness, and who’s better to tackle the holiday’s ludicrous aspects than artists whose usual modus operandi has always been … Continue reading

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PAT TRAVERS – Swing!

September 2, 2019

Purple Pyramid 2019 Giving the rhythm everything he’s got, Canadian guitar slinger is transported in the golden age of big bands to get his rocks off. If “Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)” didn’t really evoke the patina of juke … Continue reading

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