1. One And Done: Alkaline Trio, ‘Agony & Irony’

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    One And Done is a new, recurring series that will highlight bands who made the jump to a major label, released an album and, through a series of unique circumstances, quickly left the label, were dropped, or broke up. The series will take a look at how the band reached the big leagues, what they did when they got there, and attempt to dissect what worked and what didn’t. This is the first entry of the series.

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    July 30, 2014
    by Bryne Yancey

    By the time Alkaline Trio joined Epic for the release of Agony & Irony in 2008, they’d been a band for 11 years.

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    Pretty excited about this series. I’ve always been morbidly fascinated by the machinations of the major label system and how it tends to chew up punk bands and spit them out. Looking forward to shining some light on it.

     

  2. Evan Weiss (Into It. Over It.) On Why Your DIY Band Is Ready To Tour Right Now

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    (photo: Mitchell Wojcik)

    July 28, 2014
    by Evan Weiss

    START A BAND. THROW A BRICK.

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    One of the things I wanted to accomplish with The Runout, other than creating a smart/politic-free music site as a platform for myself and others, is allowing that same platform to generate thoughtful conversations in our scene about important topics. We’re just a couple months in and that’s already happening. It’s pretty exciting.

    Evan wrote this piece as a rebuttal of sorts to Brandon Gepfer’s essay that suggested some bands should wait longer to go on tour (it’s linked in this piece). Check it out. Thank you.

     
  3. fatwreck:

    #fbf to 1996 and the first #fatwreck website! #wayaheadofitstime #scabbys (at Fat Wreck Chords)

    (via lastkindwords)

     
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  5. Boardroom Heroes Tell Us Their “Safe Words”

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    July 24, 2014
    by Bryne Yancey

    The EpiFat sound used to be everywhere. Not so much anymore. But in Bethesda, Md. of all places, it endures thanks to Boardroom Heroes.

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    If you grew up on the EpiFat sound like I did, check out this song/interview with Boardroom Heroes. Good stuff.

     
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  7. Punk Rock Is A Death Cult or See ‘em While You Can

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    July 23, 2014 
    by John Gentile

    I’m going to admit to something that no sane, card-carrying Punk Rocker™ ever would. That’s how much I love you.

    I once decided to see Rush instead of the Stooges.

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    I love this so much.

     

  8. No Knocks on the Copyrights

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    July 21, 2014
    by Bryne Yancey

    Pop-punk is a genre steeped in strict convention.

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    A thing that crapped out of my brain.

     

  9. A Rough Guide To Rudimentary Peni

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    July 18, 2014
    by John Gentile

    You will never understand everything in the Rudimentary Peni discography. You could spend a lifetime examining and evaluating the shards in the band’s work, feeling like you are getting closer to a fundamental truth.

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    John did an amazing job with this. It’s very, very long, but worth the read. Please check it out.

     

  10. Bring Back The Cheap Punk Compilation

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    July 16, 2014
    by Bryne Yancey

    By the time I was twelve years old—old enough to go and experience select things on my own, without parental supervision, but far too young to be out after 9 p.m. without it—I started getting a weekly allowance.

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    Time for some old-guyproselytizing!