Uke-Hunt’s The Prettiest Star 7″ – The CultureMass review

I’d think that Me First and The Gimme Gimmes have got to be one of the country’s most well known punk bands, and not because they have amazing chops, although they’re a perfectly competent group of musicians, nor because they write such magnificent tunes – all they do is covers, after all – but simply because the good times inherent in punk covers never get old. They’re a fun band,

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Foxy Shazam’s Gonzo – The CultureMass Review

(editor’s note – this album was reviewed, and the article below written by, CultureMass’s newest scribe, Thomas Martin Ray.) I avoided Foxy Shazam for a very long time. I think a big part of it was their moniker; it just sounds like the name of a band that I would loathe. Several of my friends raved about their live performances, so I absentmindedly checked out a handful of their songs

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Banner Pilot’s Souvenir – The Culturemass review

They say that smell is the sense with the strongest ties to memory, but I don’t know if I buy that. For my money, nothing can take me back like a song. Even new music, stuff that hadn’t yet been recorded or written or even conceived of at the time that’s being recalled, can make me relive every painful day of my early adult-hood, can dredge up emotions and regrets

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s Boss Lady – The Culturemass review

Before I had even heard a single note from Boss Lady, the new EP from Fat Wreck Chords’ Bad Cop/Bad Cop, I was already excited about it. The press release include the following excerpt from the lyrics – “Shove your labels / we’ll flip your tables / and we won’t apologize / for causing a scene.”, and that last bit, not apologizing for causing a scene, coupled with the fact

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