Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Written by: Mister Substitute Across the vast wastelands of hell, from the smokey pile of tired, skanked-out Rudies, comes a new challenger for the Devil himself: Hexadecibel. Hailing from Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Hexadecibel is the workings of the talented Brandon Turner and labels themselves as “Electro-ska.” Their latest release is a single through Beautiful Rat … Continue reading Devil Beware: Hexadecibel is Here and is Here to Skank

Review Roundup: September 23rd, 2022

Emily Gray - England https://open.spotify.com/track/2NtFa3bFyzLEjI5eU6dcKR?si=c5eb8541cfdd4f3e Emily Gray returns home to England on this triumphant track that will inspire you to want to return home as well. She asks if the aging streets will remember her name. This line provokes so much and enacts your favorite hometown memories to come to the forefront. For anyone who … Continue reading Review Roundup: September 23rd, 2022

Screen, Turn On–Put on Jason McCue, Please

Listen here Review by: Mister Substitute If you don’t know by now, I’m actually a full-time substitute teacher–I’m sort of the go-to long-term substitute for my district. I am currently substituting while a teacher is on maternity leave. Whenever there is downtime I always play music, and sometimes (like now) I will listen to the … Continue reading Screen, Turn On–Put on Jason McCue, Please

Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Pre-order here Review by: Mister Substitute Righteous pessimism. Read that again. Cynicism that is just, scrupulous criticism on something long overdue for a calling out. Everyone, I present to you Bumsy and the Moochers' "Diet Violence" Hailing from Chicago, Bumsy and the Moochers are grade A, certified ska-punk: upstrokes and horns meets face-melting guitar shredding … Continue reading Righteous Pessimism in Bumsy and the Moocher’s “Diet Violence”

Album Review: “Womb” by Kate Brunotts

With the news of the United States Supreme Court, shockingly, overturning “Roe vs Wade” and removing human rights Kate Brunotts newest album “Womb” comes out at a perfect time. It is unfortunate to say this though as disallowing human women the freedom to choose what they can do with their own bodies breaks this condiment’s … Continue reading Album Review: “Womb” by Kate Brunotts

Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

Pre-order here Review by: Mr. Substitute Young Costello, so hot right now,” is what my first thought was when I had the privilege of listening to their latest EP entitled “Stories Told, Some New, Some Old” set to be released through Ska Punk International on August 30th. You know how a charcuterie board is supposed … Continue reading Turning up the Heat with Young Costello’s Latest EP

Become A- “kin” with Yourself with nowfeel

Review by: Mr. Substitute You know, growing up from a very young age, we really take for granted the first time we’ve felt certain things, certain sensations. Like what was it like the first time you put on one of those puffy jackets, that feeling? New sensations, new textures both physical and visual, at one … Continue reading Become A- “kin” with Yourself with nowfeel