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Oliver Sheppard

Oliver Sheppard is a writer from Texas.

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I had the opportunity to catch Brooklyn’s PAWNS at San la Muerte III fest last year in San Antonio. The band’s electric performance was one of the highlights of the multi-day event, captivating and galvanizing the audience with a sonic assault that was equal parts classic anarcho-punk and gothic rock. (PAWNS

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Frank Jenkinson started taking photos of Killing Joke before the band had even formed. In 1978, he was flatmates with the girlfriend of drummer Big Paul Ferguson and had started taking snapshots of a band that Paul was in with local keyboardist Jeremy “Jaz” Coleman — the Matt Stagger Band. Dissatisfied

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Postpunk duo Voight-Kampff have been around about a decade, first under the moniker Run Down (after the Saints song), then changing their name to its current form when they recorded their first LP in 2011. “I never really liked the name Run Down, so I jumped at the chance to change it,”

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Dallas punk band Slimy Member enter their fourth year of existence in 2017 (they began in November 2013), and their long-awaited debut LP, Ugly Songs for Ugly People, has finally arrived. The LP is a big step forward for the band in terms of sound and songwriting prowess. The previously fearsome foursome

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In January, 1915, much of America was still lit by gaslight; women did not yet have the right to vote, and the First World War was in its early stages; Edwardian sensibilities and fashions ruled the day, as witnessed by the reigning “Gibson Girl” notion of ideal femininity; and in

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SILENT AGE from Chicago, consisting of ex-members of Population (see that band’s 2014 CVLT Nation interview with me here), play a kind of darkened minimalist postpunk that fans of The Sound and Modern Eon should check out. The hardcore punk pedigree of the band is still there, but this is introspective

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