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Fresh X: Rancid is Back with a New Album Corey O'Brien |
10/05/2014 | Filed In: Rancid | Fresh X | Punk | Branden Steineckert

Fresh X: Rancid is Back with a New Album

Rancid is back with a new album "...Honor Is All We Know" out on October 27th. It's been five years since their last album and their second with Utah's own Branden Steineckert, formerly of The Used, on the drums.

In a time where most new music sounds more appropriate as a soundtrack at Whole Foods while picking out organic garlic, it's so f@$king nice to hear a pulse and attitude in music. It's even better that it's Rancid.

There is no tour scheduled yet, but Rancid live is epic, so we have our fingers crossed a tour will be posted soon.

Hit up their website to preorder the album.

Here a sampler of the new music from "...Honor is All We Know."

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Top Ten 90's Punk Songs You Should Never Forget Corey O'Brien |
05/28/2014 | Filed In: Punk | 90's | Corey O'Brien | NoFX | Lagwagon | No Use For a Name | Guttermouth | Face to Face | Suicide Machines | Pennywise | The Descendants | Bad Religion | Rancid |

Top Ten 90's Punk Songs You Should Never Forget

These are the days of streamlined synths, whining about lost love, who loves who more, unrequited love, how love makes you feel, taking a walk, and other simply dull metaphors that couldn’t cut through 11 1/2” college ruled.

That is why some days you just need a little anger along with some fast paced guitars and antisocial lyrics. Songs about hating your mom and/or dad. Song about being pissed when things don't work out - when you burn your hot pocket in the microwave and some talking head is spouting nonsense, nonstop on any of the 10 screen in front of you at any given time. There is only one genre for that. It has been archived and mostly laid to waste these days, but I want to bring it back even if it’s for only one blog post.

I will leave it up to you to carry the message, add to or take away from the list or just bitch about it.

These are presented in no specific order. Just like kids, no one can have a favorite punk song (notice how a lot of these songs don’t have videos - shame Kickstarter didn’t exists in the 90’s).

I was a huge poser, but I loved and still love this music.  With that said I give you my top 90’s punk tracks.

1. Lagwagon “Mr. Coffee” - I don’t drink coffee but this song had me seriously reconsidering my position. “On legal speed the American way…”

2. Guttermouth “Derek” - While certainly not their most fun song- I’d leave that up to “Mr. Barbecue” or “1,2,3 Slam or “Lipstick” - this is my favorite song. Straight ahead…”I’m old enough to think / I’m old enough to drink / I won’t ebb with your tide.”

3. NoFX “Don’t Call Me White” - Where to even start with NoFX? Throw a dart and your are likely to be content with any of their tracks. “What’s the explanation for the malice, for the spite? Don’t Call Me White” Mahler’s 6th of punk.

4. Suicide Machines “S.O.S.” - Can ska be punk? Can punk be ska? Who gives a shit? “Destruction by Definition” and “Battle Hymns” are both brilliant albums. I remember seeing this band multiple times when In the Venue was called Bricks and had nothing but a 1 foot concrete high-rise in the back.

5. No Use for a Name “Justified Black Eye” - Shame Tony Sly had to leave us so soon, but No Use certainly left a legacy. This song is at the heart of it.

6. Pennywise “Bro Hymn” - There really are only two Pennywise songs I ever got requests for and one was a cover. The other, a tribute song to their friends who died in a car wreck. No better used of the “whoas” has ever or will be used.

7. The Descendants “I’m the One” - Before Milo went to college they proved punk could be catchy. Could be my favorite song about codependency and delusional love. I could be wrong though. Who wants to overanalyze? This isn’t NPR.

8. Bad Religion “21st Century Digital Boy” - There was no way I was going to get away with a list like this without including Bad Religion. You can bitch about the song choice, but it was one of the few that broke through. Thankfully as a generation raised on TV we all grew up perfectly adjusted and never felt neglected. Warm and fuzzies all around!

9. Rancid “Roots Radical” - In my opinion no other song on their 1995 album has the pop this one has. You’ll sing along. You’ll kick something and you’ll want a goddamned leather jacket with a side of liberty spikes.

10. Face to Face “A-OK” - This song drops the bottom out of your stomach. “I don’t know what you want from me, but it’s probably already gone…don’t say I’m okay…I’m not okay.” I don’t think I had ever heard a song that cuts like this. Give up. Not everything is good. Sometimes life sends shit and you just let yourself wash over in empathy and other’s denial. 

There are so many more I could have included, but I'll let you do that. I went through at least 100 songs to those these together. Music from when the Warped Tour actually felt warped and somewhat aggressive. The only guy wearing guy-liner was Davy Havok and band names weren't 20 syllable.

Have a loud summer.

-Corey O'Brien

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SKA SHOW! jon | Mid Day
01/14/2014 | Filed In: slc | punk | ska | rbf | reel bif fish | suburban legends | jon smith | x96

SKA SHOW!

As the resident punk/ska nerd, not to mention the 90's at Noon guy..  It's officially my job to let the kids know when a ska show rolls through town.  Reel Big Fish will be stopping in SLC tomorrow night on their "Don't Stop Skankin'!" tour.  It will be nice to see them do a full set since they were only allowed the standard 30 minutes when they were here for Warped in the summer.

Also, I'm stoked to see my friends from Suburban Legends open up the show!  If you've been to Disneyland in the last few years, you might have caught SL in Tomorrowland.  They're one of the bands that gets to rise up on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage and rock the kids with punk versions of Disney songs, and mad choreography :)  All of which we'll see tomorrow night at The Murray Theater.  Oh!  and our local pals The Anchorage will be there!  We saw them at the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas last month!

I can't wait to skank with the kids!  And by "skank" I mean "Stand in the back and eat nachos"

See you there!

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Face To Face - April 25th - *INTERVIEW* Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
04/24/2013 | Filed In: X96 | United Concerts | Face To Face | The Depot | April | 2013 | Punk

Face To Face - April 25th - *INTERVIEW*

Treat yourself to the punk rock sounds of Face to Face April 25th at The Depot!

Date: 2013-04-25 Time: 8:00 PM Ticket Price: 21+: $21 Adv/$26 Day Of/Under 21: $23 Adv/$28 Day Of

Special Information: On Sale: March 15 @ 10am. All ages show.

For tickets: CLICK HERE!

 

Trever Keith (of Face To Face) calls in to the X96 studio before their show at The Depot on April 25th to do an interview with Richie T!

 

 

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SKA SHOW! jon | Mid Day
| Filed In: punk | ska | reel big fish | suburban legends | x96 | jon smith | Murray theater | rbf | the anchorage | the maxies | mighty mongo

SKA SHOW!

As the resident punk/ska nerd, not to mention the 90's at Noon guy..  It's officially my job to let the kids know when a ska show rolls through town.  Reel Big Fish will be stopping in SLC tomorrow night on their "Don't Stop Skankin'!" tour.  It will be nice to see them do a full set since they were only allowed the standard 30 minutes when they were here for Warped in the summer.

Also, I'm stoked to see my friends from Suburban Legends open up the show!  If you've been to Disneyland in the last few years, you might have caught SL in Tomorrowland.  They're one of the bands that gets to rise up on the Tomorrowland Terrace stage and rock the kids with punk versions of Disney songs, and mad choreography :)  All of which we'll see tomorrow night at The Murray Theater.  Oh!  and our local pals The Anchorage will be there!  We saw them at the X96 Nightmare Before Xmas last month!

I can't wait to skank with the kids!  And by "skank" I mean "Stand in the back and eat nachos"

See you there!

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