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From Wednesday 04 May 2016

Empty Houses – Daydream

Every once in a while a record comes along and unexpectedly captivates you. It gets a hold of you so much that all you can do is listen to it over and over and over again, etching a groove in your brain and a smile upon your face.

Thursday 21 April 2016

American Television Are All The Best Things About Punk Rock in One Package

As a genre, punk rock is meant to be in your face. Abrasive, melodic and cathartic. Those three simple yet powerful words adequate describe the new EP Reaction from the Washington, D.C. area band American Television. Hot off the heels of hosting Breakin’ Even Fest, a

Friday 09 October 2015

Sidewave – ‘Glass Giant’

2015 is the year of shoegaze. With legendary bands Ride and Hum playing reunion shows to seminal bands Failure and Swervedriver reuniting and releasing new albums to younger bands like Cloakroom and Creepoid releasing stellar albums, the genre known for its spacey and ambient form of rock

Tuesday 29 September 2015

Restorations [Sept 2015]

With the punk rock party/family reunion known Fest just weeks away, the anticipation to building to insanity-like levels and we here at Punktastic simply cannot wait for Fest 14 to get underway in Gainesville, FL on October 30, 31 and November 1. Among those bands coming back

Monday 20 July 2015

Back to the Buzzbin #3: The Smooths

Anytime a specific genre or subgenre gains mainstream popularity, the floodgates tend to open and waves upon waves of bands playing that style of music emerge. Unfortunately, many of these bands simply don’t have the talent nor the heart to be successful. There’s a few among

Wednesday 15 July 2015

Why I Fest: The Perfect Fit

Saturday 13 June 2015

Peachfuzz – ‘Raise High Your Bright Halo of Stars’

One of the great things about music is that there is a song and an album for every mood in the emotional spectrum. Do you want to stay inside on a rainy day and be introspective? There is a record for that. Are the highs and lows of

Monday 08 June 2015

Back to the Buzzbin #2: Quit

Perhaps it was foreshadowing when the Miami, FL punk band Quit got started because of a rainy day in 1988. Over the course of the next several years, this foursome of friends would have to weather many storms together that would ultimately leave them with only one

Friday 08 May 2015

Listen to the new album from Florida punks Jernigan

For me, one of the best feelings on this planet is the excitement that comes with hearing a debut album that blows me away. It was that feeling that I experienced recently when I first heard My Minor Arcana by the Orlando, FL punk band Jernigan.

Thursday 02 April 2015

Back to the Buzzbin: Ruth Ruth

Back to the Buzzbin is a quasi-monthly column featuring forgotten bands of the 90s. In an era where every band that could somewhat carry a tune got a major-label record deal, there were many bands who were blazing new trails and performing amazing songs. With each new piece,