McHank’s Column

McHank #16 – White Murder is Amazing.

McHank #16 – White Murder is Amazing.

Ed. Note: This piece is actually called, “Jesus Fucking Christ, White Murder is Amazing” but we haven’t had profanity in our titles since Charles decided to review Fuckface because he is a jerk. Also, we’re not actually sure if this is the 16th edition of the McHank Column or not...

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Smile: Girl Crushes Boy

Smile: Girl Crushes Boy

Editor’s Note: “Smile: Girl Crushes Boy” initially appeared in Perpetually Twelve #6 and is being republished here courtesy of McHank in gleeful anticipation of Smile’s upcoming SoCal reunion shows – 2/2 at The Casbah with Reeve Oliver and Creepy Creeps (McHANK’S BIRTHDAY!) and 2/23 at The Troubadour with Ozma and...

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McHank Goes to Fun Fun Fun Fest

McHank Goes to Fun Fun Fun Fest

“As far as the FFF goes it’s one of the best Fests goin’! How can you not dig on TURBONEGRO, THE SPITS, REFUSED, P.I.L., SUPERCHUNK, BOB MOULD, ATLAS SOUND, DUM DUM GIRLS, DISAPPEARS, X, FUCKED UP, RED FANG, POWER TRIP, FLESH LIGHTS and THE YOUNG just to get things started?...

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Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension

Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Ascension

If you have ever heard Coheed and Cambria, you already have an opinion of them, and in fact, I would be surprised if you’re reading past the title of this after having seen that it was talking about their new record. Either you buy into their sci-fi-prog-pop or you dismiss...

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McHank #12 – I JUST DON’T GET YOU, THE WALLFLOWERS.

McHank #12 – I JUST DON’T GET YOU, THE WALLFLOWERS.

So, I’ve never been into The Wallflowers. I mean like, I didn’t even know what to expect, going in to review this album. I was somewhat slightly familiar with the hit single, “One Headlight,” but I couldn’t really sing it to you, other than the titular hook. I know Jakob...

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McHank #11 – Rites of Spring – Six Song Demo

McHank #11 – Rites of Spring – Six Song Demo

Let me start out by saying Dischord Records is the most important record label in my life. The fact that they’ve been going back and raiding their archives and releasing a bunch of treasures has not fallen lightly on this punk rock record nerd. I have been overjoyed with each...

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McHank #10 – King Tuff and Torche: Two of the best albums out so far this summer

McHank #10 – King Tuff and Torche: Two of the best albums out so far this summer

I know I’m supposed to review new records from time to time, and tell you that either A. I agree with something you already know, that the artist in question is the most brilliant artist since the last artist that was the most brilliant artist until your other friends got...

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