Why Do Pop-Punks Hate Their Hometowns?

“This one goes out to my hometown”, “I hate this town” “I hate this fuckin’ town”, “I fuckin’ hate this town” “I don’t even wanna be in this town”, “I can’t stand this town much longer”, “We could leave this town and run forever”, “This fuckin’ town” “I’m so glad I got the fuck out of our hometown”, “You were the last good thing about this part of town.” These are all lines from various pop punk bands about where they grew up.…
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What Music We’re Listenin’ To – October 2016

So very behind: Music is pretty great. A soundtrack for living. Without it, life would be a lot quieter. But with an excess of new, old, popular and obscure aural delights available to the average internet-connected listener, it sometimes becomes exhausting and downright overwhelming to track down some new quality playlist fodder.…
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Preview: Fireball – Fuelling the Fire Tour

Academy Events in association with Fireball presents: ‘Fireball – Fuelling the Fire’. Starting Monday 3rd October the Academy venues of the UK will be a buzz in anticipation for the left-field line-up that the quality whiskey-brand has assembled. Headlining are Gainesville ska-punkers Less Than Jake, but the multi-national support acts are just as impressive, eccentric and ready to party: London’s The Skints, LA’s Mariachi El Bronx, Japan’s Kemuri and Australia’s The Bennies.…
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Top 20 Ska Songs – Playlist

From its Jamaican origins with acts like Desmond Dekker, Toots and the Maytals and Millie Small (of ‘My Boy Lollipop’ fame) through to the more recent rumbles of the genre, Ska has existed as a fun, bouncy if occasionally politically charged musical entity. While the genre’s leading acts vary wildly in quality, style and background, one thing that ties them all together is a walking bassline accented with rhythms on the upbeat.…
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