When punk rock sneeringly ejaculated onto the music scene in the 1970s, it was all about volume, attitude and, most importantly, the rebellious nihilism of young disillusionment. But in 2012, self-proclaimed punk rockers look like massage therapists at a Winnie the Pooh spa.
Just take a look at The ... More >>
Your hardcore crash course instructor, Steven Blush.There are only five hours remaining till punk professor Steven Blush's hardcore master class convenes at Sweat Records.
Word is, there might be a pop quiz. So ... Are you ready? Have you committed the entirety of the textbook -- American Har ... More >>
Hardcore historian Steven Blush.It's hard to believe that three decades have slipped past since the birth of hardcore punk. And it's even harder to believe that legends like Black Flag and Minor Threat haven't let loose a loud fast riff in 25 years.
But that's the truth ... Hardcore is history. ... More >>
Okay, so we don't think independent record stores in South Florida are
going anywhere -- hello, Sweatstock, Record Store Day -- but that
doesn't mean they're thriving everywhere else in the country. That's
what I Need That Record: The Death or Possible Survival of the Independent Record S ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
photo by Michele SandbergTo view a full slideshow of photos from the concert, click here. The Jonas BrothersBankAtlantic Center, SunriseAugust 19, 2009Better Than: The Backstreet Boys, N Sync, and NKOTB put together.The Review:I felt a little ashamed as I slinked up to the BankAtlantic Center for ... More >>
Agent OrangeD.I., Agent Orange, and FearWith Bloodhook and Total ChaosRespectable Street, West Palm BeachSaturday, August 8, 2009Better Than: It actually was just as good as fucking while high on cocaine.
The Review:My Saturday certainly got itself started with a whole fucking bunch of Parrot Ba ... More >>