Blue Ridge Parkway | Aaron Homiak
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In honor of tomorrow being the official release date of Hostage Calm’s Die On Stage, here is my review of the album on Fastest Kid In School. If you haven’t picked it up yet, you’re pretty much missing out on what may be one of the most heartfelt and genuine punk albums I’ve heard all year.
Give it a read here.
Mike Skinner of the Goddamn Band & Miracle of 86 passed away this weekend.
Mike played on, toured on, and/or co-produced “Make The Clocks Move”, “Split The Country, Split The Street”, “Put Your Ghost To Rest” & “Brother’s Blood”, as well as Miracle’s “Every Famous Last Word” & “Last Gasp”.
Mike was my friend. He was charismatic, generous, tasteful, singular, brilliant, hilarious; he was a whirlwind, a magnet.
It’s impossible to overstate his contribution to the development of Miracle & KD+GDB, but, in short, he made us better, more interesting. More than almost any other person, he encouraged me to push myself, to be confident, to take my talent seriously, because he did.
Mike was dynamic, complex, and beautiful. My life’s richer & a lot more more colorful for the 12 years I got to have him in it. He loved to play for you guys and took a lot of pride in the records we made & tours we did.
He leaves a wonderful family. Keep them in your thoughts.
(I think Emily Driskill took this picture a long time ago, at Stubb’s in Austin.)
This was quite sad to hear :(
Jimmy Eat World
September 13, 2014
by Catherine Powell
Everything about Jimmy Eat World’s set on Saturday night was absolutely perfect. They pretty much played almost all of my favorite songs I couldn’t be any happier to finally see them. Even though I standing all the way in the back of the amphitheater of PNC Bank Arts Center, I was still singing along louder than ever. Once they played “Sweetness,” I got pretty emotional. Jimmy Eat World was a band that moved mountains for me when I was younger and made a significant impact on me even when I first discovered Clarity when I was a senior year in high school. They were one of the first band I’ve ever listened to that showed me what “pop punk” and “emo” music was all about and are still one of my favorite bands to this day.
Everything about this video makes me want to hang out with the guys in Have Mercy in real life.
OFFICIAL TIHC 2014 VIDEO #15: ANGEL DU$T
Mixed and Mastered by Jeremy Eger (https://www.facebook.com/JERecording)
THE LAST COUPLE OF TIMES ANGEL DU$T HAS PLAYED NEW JERSEY, I’VE ALWAYS MISSED OUT ON SEEING THEM! I NEED TO STOP FUCKING AROUND LIKE A JAGALOON AND NOT MISS THEM THE NEXT TIME THEY’RE AROUND.