Jesser:

  • What I'm Listening to:

  • Albums I'm reeaalllly diggin' these days: The Skoidats - The Times (hometown ska punk!), Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere in the Between (more ska punk!), Pavement - Terror Twilight (soo underrated), and the Violent Femmes - Hollowed Ground (it miggghhtt be better than their debut). |

Recent articles written by Jesser

Weezer – Pinkerton Reissue

Weezer – Pinkerton Reissue

“I’ve got a number of irrational fears, that I’d like to share with you.” Pinkerton is the exception, the rare cult hero that deserves to be a cult hero. Che Guevera ain’t got shit on 1996-Rivers Cuomo. While The Blue Album had some moments of utter perfection (“Surf Wax America”...

Review by Jesser
The Max Levine Ensemble – Them Steadily Depressing, Low Down Mind Messing, Post Modern Recession Blues

The Max Levine Ensemble – Them Steadily Depressing, Low Down Mind Messing, Post Modern Recession Blues

Every year or so, I hear a band that completely changes a genre for me. When I first heard the Max Levine Ensemble’s 2008 LP Ok, Smartypants I wasn’t really impressed. But then it grew on me. A lot. It’s now definitely one of my favorite albums of all time....

Review by Jesser
No Age – Everything In Between

No Age – Everything In Between

Far too often, punk rock music is ironically confined to a very narrow sound. For a genre which claims stark individualism and independence as its main tenants, this is unacceptable. No Age is the refreshing exception to the rule, providing punk rock with experimentation that’s as counter-mainstream as any safety...

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The Taxpayers – To Risk So Much for One Damn Meal

The Taxpayers – To Risk So Much for One Damn Meal

Every folk punk band has to grow up eventually; it’s a fact of life. Some mature their sound better than others (see: Against Me!) and Portland, Oregon’s The Taxpayer’s do it better. While the band’s earlier releases (including the excellent A Rhythm in Cages, which is available for free online...

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