So I saw this amazing newish band 390 awhile back and a copy of their album Punk Resurrection made its way across my desk. It’s solid! Their sound is reminiscent of early Vandals. Especially Ronnie X’s voice. They also do interviews on their YouTube and have a couple awesome videos for the tracks Don’t Wanna Be Controlled and I Hate the Government. It’s a perfect shot of old school O.C. punk for this watered down era. These guys are total heroes for the underground.
Catch em live and get a copy of this album. And someone snag me a shirt! Kidding about the shirt. But do see em live and play the album loud!
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Yeah I’m referencing the 7 Seconds song. But I’m writing a shout to women’s skateboarding. There are some gnarly ones to know like Mimi Knoop, Burnside and Elissa Steamer. So if you’re an old dog and giving back by encouraging young local shredders, give that some stoke to the girls that ya do the boys. If you wanna see women’s skateboarding get more notice and coverage then put pressure on media like Thrashed and Transworld. But also become the media. Blog about it, video and photo it. If someone writes some good stuff on female skateboarding, we will happily publish it. Solidarity is the goal.
The entity known as Maty Almost was dumped lifeless into the sea off the coast of Long Beach about 3 years ago. The vestige washed away and a creature known as C-Fish which was a starting identity dating back almost 20 years emerged. The writing still exists. Though the band article column will now be called Fish Tank. It’s not the end of an era, but the evolution of one.
So a new punk band has been burning up social media and the center of some controversy. Now some may be wondering what makes a punk band controversial in 2018? The fact that they’re unabashed Christians. Now for those who don’t think that’s punk, you’re missing the point. Punk is about challenging the status quo. In the 80’s it was Thatcher and Reagan. Well when the status quo is atheism and overly tight black jeans in our own stagnating scene, then a guy in tan cargo shorts singing about Jesus is Joe freaking Strummer. It’s not about whether or not you believe in God. It’s about whether or not you still believe in punk at a time where Nazis are a real and true threat on both sides of the pond. The musically cool thing about Peter 118 is the variance of influences. One track sounded like Riverdales, one like 80’s Bad Religion and another like old street punk. So check em out. And don’t be a jerk about other’s beliefs, unless they’re Nazis.
Scuttling like rats in the streets.
Like the ants under your skin.
Your mind reaches for peace.
Like one quiet night.
Like a civilization burned to ash.
You force yourself to be amongst them.
Though they are grotesque creatures.
Banal and useless.
Perhaps a real rain will wash the scum off the streets.
Like a celestial exterminator to end this plague.
The creatures scuttle to and fro.
Working, fucking, fighting.
This should end.