Suicide Machines- Revolution Spring review

The first new album in 15 years from ska punk powerhouse Suicide Machines dropped on Friday! It’s really fuckin good! Been stoked on the single Awkward Always which is a solid ska track takin me back to the 90’s. Yet again these guys are one of the bands who most remind me of Op Ivy because it’s ska punk with a message. There’s a few straight punk (not ska at all) tracks that are fuckin gnarly. My stand out track is Babylon of Ours, just a message and organ driven ska banger. I can’t wait till there’s a record store open to buy a copy. Note to future readers: March through April 2020 we’re on lockdown for a pandemic but at least there’s great music to soundtrack the real time societal collapse. So stream this shit loud and hopefully we all make it till we can see em tour

– C Fish

Punk Politics#24

As of 2000 hours on 19, March 2020 a the entire state of California has been put on house arrest by order of the governor in response to the COVID 19 pandemic. Now I know, they call it shelter in place and that the more at risk need to be protected from the less responsible. The problem is that all authority for the most populated state has fallen into the hands of one man. We’re now on lockdown “with the exception of essential trips”. But what is essential? I guess that’s up to the cops and governor. But wait, there’s a large amount of things still considered to be open. Anything leisure is non essential. So many of us can be at work in the day and in your home at night. So what’s really goin on? Now is the time to become the media. Write or stream your story from your unique view. Don’t trust the 1%ers on the news to tell us how it is. Show what’s really goin on. Also make the most of your quarantine. Listen to some stuff you haven’t before. Start the book or craft you kept meaning to. Restore the lost art of conversation and check on yo people. Hopefully by the end of this we’ll still have elections. That’s right, in an emergency situation elections can be suspended.

– C Fish