Agree to Disagree (MA) Meatlocker Set 04/21/16

The fact that I only managed a few photos of the Massachusetts melodic punk/hardcore band Agree to Disagree does not, by any means diminish my reaction to their set. This was my first time seeing or hearing the band. A lot of the bands I’m listening to these days seem to be coming south from Massachusetts (Snowhaus, Shakusky) and since their set, Agree to Disagree. I picked up a CD on the way out and have all but finished my review. So, keep a look out. JD

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Desir Decir – Even the Earnest Learn

a0796268216_16With a title that gives even the most purposeful head case like myself a shot at redemption Desir Decir’s “Even the Earnest Learn” is a shot in the arm for the working class humps and dreamers of the world. Featuring present and former personnel from The Life Eaters, The Everymen and more. It’s a wonder this hard working, hard touring band ever found time to get back into the studio. On their followup to their 2014 debut “Mechanics” the trio of John Feuerbach, Greg Reyes and Mitch Cady return to Killing Horse Records with six songs that display a sense of growth and determination. Upon being handed the CD by the bands drummer earlier today. I was given enough time to thoroughly ingest each song while navigating the series of potholes and traffic congestion we’ve all come to call Hoboken.

The cleverly titled “Postpone the Orioles” jolts you out of your seat with it’s rallying cry “Can’t Stop the Train from Coming”. “Semetary” follows with it’s Ramones inspired opening cry and it’s Johnny Thunders swagger. “Roy’s on the Table” follows with crash course mix of early 80’s Power Cow Punk meets Social Distortions dirty boogie vibe. There is an overall grit and dirtiness going on here that leads me to think these guys have seen many a night both in front of and behind the bar. As each of these six bangers feature a good sense of story telling. While I made earlier comparisons to The Ramones and Johnny Thunders. Closer and more current comparisons can easily be made to Gaslight Anthem, The Legendary Shack Shakers and Desir Decirs’s brethren The Everymen.  Recorded and mixed by the very skillful hands of Mike Moebius at local legend Moonlight Mile Recording. The band will be heading back out on tour in January and plan to release a 7′ inch EP in early 2016. So be on the lookout. J.D.

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Sulynn’s Propagandhi Audition Footage

Last week we all heard the great news that our old friend and guitar god Sulynn Hago (Feral Babies, Ink & Sweat) would be joining the legendary Canadian band Propoghandi. While we were all pretty excited about the news. I never  thought I be watching the audition as it took place. This is just some amazing footage worth everyone’s attention. I’d be a fool not to share it. Enjoy, J.D.

Delete History – S/T

Remember when Straightedge gangs roamed the streets of upstate NY enforcing curfews and wrecking havoc on those who failed to adhere to the ten commandments of living a clean and sober lifestyle. No? Me either. My only memories of the area is the tasty burritos I enjoyed while passing through the cold, unforgiving streets of Binghamton.

a0085006166_16Delete History offer something quite interesting and tangible with this six song offering. The band collects local Binghamton musicians Guitarist/Singer Dave Garris, Bassist/Singer Kyle Serlington and Drummer Jason Kruger. Coalescing to form an impressive Hardcore unit.  A notable follow up to their 2013 self titled ten song debut. Delete History may just overshadow what they’ve accomplished with prior bands Sepsis, The Serlingtons and             Intoxicated Youth. Musically, Delete History are both chaotic and melodic. Fast paced Hardcore led by Guitarist / Singer Dave Garrris. I was especially impressed with the songs emotive vocal approach. Powerful, yet not overpowering. Emotive, yet not syrupy like many bands associated with the term Emo. The driving guitar leads spearhead the attack. Carving a path for the chaotic rhythms you’ll here on these songs. Excellent stuff. J.D.

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NJ’s Control and Archie Alone to Play ABC No Rio

Being that I’ve been missing shows left and right these days. I was excited to see a couple of my favorite New Jersey bands playing I club I gravitated to as a late teen. Having missed Archie Alone and Control a number of times in recent months only sweetens the pot. See you there. J.D.

Torch Runner  Carb on Carb  Archie Alone  Control NJ

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