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Punks find their inner Americana

The altered aesthetic of punks playing folk
Punk might have been swept along, cleaned up, dirtied again, then separated into a million different subgenres created to simplify things when really it only complicated everything.
By: JON MEYER  |  August 31, 2007


Foolproof punk

The Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, The Ergs!, Roxy, August 16, 2007
Let us take a moment to appreciate New Jersey. Pure sweaty Americana: diners, freeways, and the Boss.
By: JON MEYER  |  August 20, 2007


The Golden Age of Comics

Comic critic Douglas Wolk on Reading Comics
Ever wondered what would happen if the famed Simpsons ’ Comic Book Guy held a master’s in literary criticism?
By: JON MEYER  |  August 02, 2007


Loud, proud

Superpower, Milo's Syndicate, Middle East Upstairs, July 16, 2007
You’ve gotta hand it to the Middle East Upstairs for understanding a little thing called volume . 
By: JON MEYER  |  July 17, 2007


Chaos, control

Melt-Banana, Neptune, and Doomriders, Middle East Downstairs, June 11, 2007
There’s really no point in reviewing a show like this. 
By: JON MEYER  |  June 13, 2007


Still waters

Great Lake Swimmers, Middle East Upstairs, June 5, 2007
On record, Toronto’s Great Lake Swimmers trot between the countrified rock of the Cowboy Junkies and the somber folk of latter-day Neil Young.
By: JON MEYER  |  June 12, 2007

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