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ArtFeaturesHardcore PunkLive RitualsMusicPhotographyPUNK

When Meghan told me that seeing Angel Du$t live would be “grimier than the record,” I really did not understand the gravity of that statement… until it LITERALLY hit me in the face in the form of a helmet-clad stage diver who hucked their meat straight into my frontal lobe at an appropriately sweaty

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Death MetalFeaturesHardcoreLive RitualsMusic

Ward 6 is the coolest venue Tucson’s had in a hot minute. Only months old, its single, brown-tiled room, its walls covered in B-movie glory and DIY sound-proofing, has hosted a myriad of events and genres. Despite that variety, hardcore and metal are the currency of this space, and on

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Apocalyptic BluesArtDoomFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotography

Text and Photos: Charles Nickles This is the full day scene: the place is big, the beers are choice and can prove costly as shit but there’s free coffee and for ten bucks a man can sate his ass on chicken and waffles which…duh. It’s also made clear, repeatedly, on the

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Apocalyptic BluesArtDoomFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotography

Text and Photos: Charles Nickles I’m late. I’m late. I’M LATE! Running my ass from the train on the phone with some agent going on and on about vision and mutual respect and all the goddamn grease and grist that comes with trying to make something worthy of clicks and it’s

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80s HardcoreFeaturesLive RitualsMusicStreaming

On July 31st, 1983, my 14 year old self took a bus from Santa Monica all the way to the Cathay de Grande in Hollywood. The reason I made this journey was to watch the matinee show that featured Black Flag, Redd Kross and The Bangles in front about 15

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ArtAvant GardeFeaturesLive RitualsMusicPhotographyPost Rock

Sometimes, you just have to go to the rock and roll show at the cavernous venue on the edge of town even though you know the sound there kinda sucks and the beers are, like, ten bucks and you haven’t really heard anyone else on the bill but the one

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