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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It’s hard to believe that The Creature is only the second album from the Bellicose Minds. In the six years since the Portland band released their Buzz or Howl Sessions cassette in 2010, the band has built a steady reputation of being one of the best bands playing in the

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Los Angeles’ Egrets on Ergot are a hard-to-categorize act that have been compared to everyone from the Birthday Party to the Virgin Prunes. Self-described as a postpunk and experimental band, their cacophonous four-piece approach gives attention to the influences of a particularly underground 80s LA art-rock scene that included the

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The deathrock revival that gripped the underground/DIY punk scene for the past 8 years or so seems to be waning. To some that’s good news; now a new trend can replace it that punk purists can gripe and complain about equally as much for not being raw d-beat/thrash. On the

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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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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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