Oliver Sheppard
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Oliver Sheppard

Oliver Sheppard is a writer from Texas. From 2005 until 2011 he did the Radio Schizo hardcore punk podcast, which was also on 89.3 KAOS Radio FM in Austin. From 2006 until 2010 he ran the Cultpunk.com website. He studied Sociology and Social Work at the University of Texas. He does a lot of music related stuff.

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Over the Summer of this year, Portland postpunkers Soft Kill embarked on their first headliner tour of the US. The dates with Vancouver-cum-San Diego postpunk act Underpass were a huge success, and the band debuted new material off their upcoming LP, Choke. (That album will be released in November, 2016

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When I was a moody teen in junior high, I sent off for the Projekt Records catalogs quite frequently (paper catalogs through the mail, mind you!) – and it was in the pages of those that I first read about unheard-of genres with lush, evocative, and appealing titles like “darkwave,” “dream

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Portland-by-way-of-Austin US hardcore punk juggernauts Severed Head of State recently put up three 14-song studio releases on their website to be streamed for free. This is big news coming from one of the more relentlessly heavy-hitting American hardcore acts of the last 20 years. Altogether, 42 remastered songs have been

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Alaric’s new LP, End of Mirrors, is on Neurosis’ Neurot Recordings label, which is fitting since the fellow Bay Area band has always seemed to owe something sonically to the period of Neurosis between Word as Law and Souls at Zero, and since the band has indirect ties to them:

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Texas dark punk and postpunk fest San La Muerte has been gaining steam over the past few years and is now in its third iteration. San la Muerte III will occur from August 4 to August 6 in San Antonio, and will feature 20 bands from as far away as Denmark

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In June, dark postpunk band Underpass’s sophomore Red Reflection LP will be released on the band’s No Sun Recordings label. Red Reflection is one of the most noteworthy dark postpunk LPs, from the newer crop of bands, of the modern era — for reasons I’ll explain below. Two years ago,

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