Tag Archive for folk punk

‘I hate whiny songs like this but I can’t afford a therapist’

Andrew Jackson Jihad – Knife Man (Asian Man Records, 2011) Andrew Jackson Jihad are a folk punk duo from Arizona.  Ben Gallaty plays the stand-up bass and Sean Bonnette plays guitar while doing his best to drive casual listeners running for the hills with his singing/screaming/speaking songs built around basic chords and ridiculou, insulting, cynical lyrics.  AJJ remind me of… Read more →

‘cut my throat and bury me in the ditch that I belong to’

Chuck Ragan – Covering Ground (SideOneDummy, 2011) Continuing my practice of discovering artists in the ‘alt/country/folk/punk/rock’ camp way after the fact, I have recently discovered Chuck Ragan. The former lead singer for Hot Water Music has been releasing material in one form or another for over 15 years now, but Covering Ground is the first I have heard of him. … Read more →

Frank Turner | Andrew Jackson Jihad | Into It. Over It. Marquis Theater 10.7.11

It was suggested that we show up early for the Frank Turner show at the Marquis Theater on Friday night, given the strength of the line-up.  If the gathering of people snaking down Larimer St. as early as 7:30pm wasn’t evidence enough that this tour was receiving some much deserved attention, the handwritten sign warning SOLD OUT, DON’T EVEN ASK… Read more →

From Unity to Sextasy: 7 Bands, 7 Words, 7 (live) Photos

Silversun Pickups w/Against Me! @ Fillmore 7/26/10 Against Me!: Punks brought Franz from The Hold Steady Silversun Pickups: Modern-day Smashing Pumpkins brought lights/sound! The Gaslight Anthem @ Ogden 7/24/10 The Gaslight Anthem: Brought it again!  Impressed many! RBVs rock! Sextreme Ball w/ Lords of Acid & My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult @ Ogden 7/21/10 My Life With The… Read more →

Against Me! – White Crosses

Against Me! – White Crosses Even though I understand the backlash against this band, I can’t help but like them.  I’m sure if I was into Against Me! when I was 15 I wouldn’t be able to handle their crossover into the mainstream.  But I only discovered them a couple years back and I like their folk-punk/alt-rock sound, even if… Read more →

The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang

The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang The Jersey boys do it again!  Their follow-up to one of my favorite albums of 2008, The ’59 Sound, contains more of their Bad Religion meets Springsteen sing-along songs about life, death, girls and cars.  A great anthem album about America that sounds even better on the day the USA progresses to the Round… Read more →