Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rancid - Ruby Soho

Tim Armstrong went from a ska-ish band (Operation Ivy) to one of the iconic punk bands of the 90s in Rancid. He was legitimately living on the streets until Rancid took off. Now, he has one of the most identifiable voices in punk rock. I don't know what Rancid and Tim have been up to lately, but I hope they are all doing well. I loved their music.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Far from Finished - Heroes and Ghosts

Far From Finished is a band that are too huge at the moment. I don't understand why, however. Their music is great, they sound fantastic live, and they have great stage presence. If you ever hear that they are playing near you, check them out. You won't be disappointed. In fact, after watching this video, search for the same song on YouTube. You'll see that live, it's the same sound. Great song, and great band!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hey kids, don't do drugs!

Disclaimer: I have absolutely no clue if the kid the background is doing drugs or not. I've never met the kid, nor do I know who he is. He's just some dude going crazy to an Anti Flag song on Youtube. I just know he loves this song and his buddy's bass playing, so I can't hate on him too much. Whatever you think of the dude in the background, the bass player does a decent cover of a great song!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Linoleum by NOFX

By now, you probably know my love (and my 2 year old's love) for NOFX. While I try to play a little guitar myself, I admittedly suck - both playing and singing. This guy does not. And I love the fact that he is apparently playing in a bathroom so as not to wake his kids. I don't know who he is, but I bet he loves playing his guitar and singing punk rock songs. I love acoustic punk covers, and this guy does a great one!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hands by the Dead 50s

I first heard this song when watching a pretty cool documentary on BMX pioneer Stompin' Stu Thomsen (cool movie if you're into bikes, btw - check it out: I didn't know the song, but thanks to the power of Google, I was able to find it. Great song from a pretty cool Pennsylvania band. This particular song is about all that his war veteran grandfather's hands have seen. It has quite a bit heavier message than their other songs, but I love it. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Green Day Cover

I have no clue who the hell this kid is. But I do know that this is one hell of a cover of a great Green Day song. Green Day is typically looked at as a pop-punk band, but I love them. They started punk, and don't care about what people say. They play their own music that they love, have fun doing it, and don't give a f if you like it or not. Punk if I ever saw it.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Brews by NOFX

This is the song that got me into punk rock. A guy I worked with played this album (Punk in Drublic) on a regular basis, and I got hooked on this song. Eventually, I bought the CD (yes, back when you did this) and have been a punk rocker ever since. My two year old loves this song too - "Dada, wanna hear NOFX!" I've taught him well.