• Best CDs of 2006 So Far

    19 Apr 2006, 03:04 by themullet89

    Against All Authority - The Restoration of Chaos and Order
    Anti-Flag - For Blood and Empire
    NOFX - Wolves in Wolves Clothing
    Saves the Day - Sound the Alarm
    Sick of It All - Death to Tyrants
    The Slackers - Peculiar
    Streetlight Manifesto - Keasbey Nights

    Looking Forward to the Most:
    None More Black - This Is Satire
    Thursday - A City By the Light Divided
    The Aggrolites - The Aggrolites
    New Mexican Disaster Squad - Don't Believe
    The Sound of Animals Fighting - Lover, the Lord Has Left Us
    AFI - Decemberunderground
    Bouncing Souls - The Gold Record
    Catch 22 - Permanent Revolution
    Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness
    Trivium - The Crusade

    Hopefully We See Some New Stuff From:
    Brand New
    Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution
    The Ataris

    This should be a good year, musically...
  • Upcoming albums that you (fans of skinhead/early reggae) might be interested in!

    13 Apr 2006, 06:02 by daoster

    Roy Ellis, AKA Mr. Symarip, singer and writer for the legendary skinhead reggae band, Symarip/The Pyramids/whatever else they were called in their career, will be releasing a new album, titled Skinheads Dem a Come, later this year!

    It'll be released on Liquidator in Spain, Ska in the World in Japan, and Jump Up Records in the USA. Other European countries should check popular ska/reggae labels to see if they'll be releasing it, because he did mention that other European labels were interested, but he didn't specify which labels.


    Also, on May 29 (May 28 for Europeans, since you get it a day early) L.A.'s own funky dirty reggae band, The Aggrolites will release their second s/t album on Hellcat records. They'll be touring up and down the East Coast, so check their myspace for dates. It will be a great CD, I guarantee you that.

    If you don't know who the Aggrolites are, then where have you been? One of the best modern reggae bands that draw their…
  • Top 10 3/5-3/12 ~!

    13 Mar 2006, 22:43 by daoster

    My second week of doing this...and amazingly enough, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra didn't totally dominate the charts! They were still #1, but by less than last week.

    1. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (54). What can I say? My favorite band, etc., etc., etc.,. I'm still looking for their two latest singles on the net, but to no avail. There were rumours of a U.S. tour this summer, and I'm hoping that those rumours are true!

    2. Split Lip Rayfield (19). Now this is a different artist from the usual stuff I listen to. I'll be honest, and say that I'm not the biggest bluegrass fan, but I really enjoy this band after a friend recommended them to me. They're catchy, play their instruments really well at break neck speed, and the bass player's bass was made from a gas tank of an old pick up. What more can one ask for? The track Hundred Dollar Bill off their album, "Should Have Seen it Coming" is probably my favorite track.

  • Since some of the people on my friends list are doing it...Weekly Top 10!

    7 Mar 2006, 22:35 by daoster

    So some of the people on my friend's list are doing this weekly top 10 thingie, so I thought, what the hey, might as well give it a try. I probably won't do it every week, but whenever I remember to do it, or when i'm not too lazy, I'll do a weekly top 10 thingie.

    Without further ado, here's my weekly top 10 for the week of 2/26 - 3/5!

    1. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (100). Is this really a surprise? I can't even remember a week when this band hasn't been on my top 10...and on my overall top artists, no other artists are even close to them. Yeah, it might be a little unhealthy to listen to them as much as I do, but there's a reason why I do..it's because I seriously think they are one of the best bands in the world. Two weeks ago, I think, I tried to get another artist on my number 1 spot, but I didn't achieve that goal. All I did was bring the amount of other bands I listened to closer to TSPO's number. This week, I've probably listened to their track Lucky 7 off of their "Live" album a lot…
  • A to Z is SOOOO lame

    18 Jan 2006, 17:51 by Amighty

    I mean, sometimes people have a plan, or they give some details and stuff, but they are reallynot very revealing.


    HIP-HOP: Above the Law These guys don't get enuf "props". Slightly more whimsical than N.W.A., but were just as influential to the whole gangsta thang.

    Roots Reggae: Abyssinians good stuff

    Rocksteady: Alton Ellis check out "It's A Shame" on "Darker Than Blue: Soul from Jamdown". Altho any of his records are great. Lots of great covers of old pop and soul.

    new reggae: Aggrolites don't know much about these guys, but I had no idea they were new - and that's a compliment.

    Soul Diva: Ann Peebles her voice pierces my heart. Check "I Can't Stand The Rain"

    alternative/indie rock: Afghan Whigs "When We Two PArted" is like the saddest song ever.

    new arrival: Art Brut don't listen to these guys as much as i did last year, but their songs are funny AND catchy. …
  • Upcoming Albums that I am looking forward to

    14 Oct 2005, 01:42 by daoster

    I'm sitting here listening to Kill City and I'm just thinking about the many CDs that are coming out in the future, and how much I'm looking forward to it.

    My most anticipated album of next year is definately the album that'll be released by The Aggrolites. Jesus Christ, I love these guys, and can't wait to hear their second album. Their first album is still one of my favorite albums today, and their live show is probably one of the best live acts that I've seen! If the new songs they've been playing live is any indication if their new album...it's going to leave their debut album in the DUST !

    My second most anticipated album should be the debut album by Chris Murray Combo. These guys are without a doubt, the best ska band in the U.S. right now, and they only have have three people! I remember the moment when it hit me that they were the best ska band in the U.S...it was when they were opening up for the Slackers last year, and they opened with "We do the Ska…