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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“If the radiance of a thousand suns Were to burst at once into the sky That would be like the splendor of the Mighty One […] I am become Death, The shatterer of worlds.” – Robert J. Oppenheimer, Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 16, 1945, quoting the Bhagavat Gita after witnessing

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Introducing …The WraithDavey Bales, formerly of Richmond punk and postpunk bands Lost Tribe and Shadow Age, has recently released a chapbook of poetry, “Dead Flowers,” currently hosted online at Future Blondes’ Fantasy 1 Records’ website with a hard copy version recently released. Bales is also singing for new Los Angeles

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80s HardcoreFeaturedFeaturesInterviewsMusicPost-PunkRaw Punk

After thirty years, Boston area punk band The Proletariat has returned to play several dates celebrating the recent reissue of their landmark 1983 Soma Holiday LP on Ss Records. Although the album was released at the height of the original US hardcore movement, it did not hew to the conventions

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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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