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From Tuesday 21 November 2017

Lee Jackson’s latest must-hear tracks

Teen Agers – ‘Keystones’ ‘Keystones’ is taken from the Floridian pop-punks’ new EP of the same name, which is out now through Smartpunk Records. It’s dead catchy and mature melodic-pop/punk, along the lines of The Get Up Kids. The melodies will be stuck in your head for days. Microwave – ‘Lighterless’ Microwave

Friday 01 September 2017

MC Lars, Mom Jeans, Western Settings and more contribute to ‘Stay Human’ compilation

Various punk, indie, emo and ska artists, including MC Lars, Western Settings and Mom Jeans, have contributed their songs to an anti-Racist compilation, entitled ‘Stay Human’. The comp is available for PYWY download on bandcamp, with 100% of all donations going towards Brody Jewish Centre at the University of

Wednesday 05 July 2017

Caskitt, Jr. Juggernaut, Coyote Bred, Snakes and Crows @ Space Bar, San Diego

Space Bar is one of San Diego’s newest live music venues – sort of. Sitting near the border of the City Heights and North Park neighborhoods, the spot has changed names and ownership more times than people can count over the past several years. It’s now owned and being run by

Wednesday 14 June 2017

Melted, DFMK, Caskitt, & Surprise Vacation @ Parks and Rock, Anaheim, California

Kick-ass band Melted hails from California’s Inland Empire town of Corona. They’ve been kicking around for nearly four years, but had their “coming out party” of sorts at Awesomefest 10 last September. It was their introduction for a lot of people, and they instantly became a favorite of many.

Monday 05 June 2017

Caskitt, Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Spanish Love Songs, Ash Williams @ Tower Bar, San Diego

The last Monday in May in the States is our Memorial Day holiday. And the weekend leading up to it is the annual Punk Rock Bowling event in Las Vegas. For those who don’t make the trek to Sin City, PRB has its side benefits – some bands tour

Tuesday 14 February 2017

Caskitt, Night Dangers, Odd Robot, Ash Williams, Secondaries @ Doll Hut, Anaheim, California

LA’s Night Dangers were heading out on tour and needed a kick-off show. Marty Ploy, of The Party’s Over Productions, was happy to put together a show for them. The Doll Hut in Anaheim was host to a massive show with headliners Caskitt, fresh from the success of their sophomore full-length LP,

Tuesday 24 January 2017

La Escalera Fest 6 announces line up

La Escalera Records have announced the line up for La Escalera Fest 6. The punk/indie fest will take place in San Diego, CA in the U.S. and Tijuana, Mexico from the 14th to the 16th April. It will mark the sixth anniversary for the record label. The full line up is

Monday 28 November 2016

The Decline, Caskitt, New Way On, Skipjack, Castoff @ Tower Bar San Diego

Skate punk and melodic pop punk were out in full force at San Diego’s Tower Bar, with Australia’s The Decline, nearing the end of their massive US tour. The were joined by a group of Southern California luminaries of the genre, including San Diego ex-pats Caskitt, fresh from a

Saturday 27 August 2016

Caskitt, The Penske File, Spanish Love Songs, On Deck @ The Doll Hut

You ever go to a show to see your friends’ bands, and that one touring band you’ve never heard of blows you away? That was the case with this show at the “World Famous” Doll Hut in Anaheim, California, in which I was first exposed to The Penske File.

Saturday 07 May 2016

La Escalera Fest 5 Night 1, Tower Bar, San Diego

Many years ago, as Will Castro and Ziggy Pelayo toured up and down the west coast of the USA with their respective bands, close friendships formed with other bands. These bands took care of each other, fed each other, housed each other when they were on tour, and kept