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Category Archives: Punk Rock

  1. SECRET EMCHY SOCIETY Offers Mix of Gritty Americana & Rootsy Punk Rock

    April 27, 2017 by 1888media

    Cindy Emch, the “Emchy” at the heart of “The Secret Emchy Society,” writes and performs “heartbreakin’ footstompin’ old-school country music.” …
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  2. BANJO NICKARU Go Punk Rock Bluegrass on MISFITS “Halloween”

    October 31, 2016 by 1888media

    NYC’s Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches, likely the only band infusing Gullah-Geechee rhythms with folk, roots, country, 1920s and New Orleans …
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  3. PUNK ROCK KITTY CAT: Gettin’ Faded, Catnip Wasted

    April 24, 2016 by 1888media

    Nothing quite like a fierce feline fueled by a firestorm of bombastic badassery and a solemn servitude to amorphous Anarchy. Carmella …
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  4. Behind The Façade: An Exclusive Interview with Danielle Minch

    April 7, 2016 by 1888media

    Tagged by Alternative Press Magazine as 1 of 100 bands you need to know, Behind The Façade is a four-piece, female-fronted, …
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  5. For Pop Punk Trio GET BUSY LIVING, Timing Is Everything

    November 25, 2015 by 1888media

    With a signature sound akin to Four Year Strong, Mayday Parade, and New Found Glory, Kansas City pop punk trio …
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  6. Warped Tour 2015: West Side, East Side; Old School Turf War

    September 12, 2015 by 1888media

    Warped Tour has come and gone but it lives on in the dueling battle of East side vs. West side. Which …
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  7. THE NEARLY DEADS Want Your PUNK ROCK KITTY CAT!

    January 15, 2015 by 1888media

    Do you have a punk rock kitty cat of your own? Or is your cat just lazy, evil, or catnip-wasted …
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My childhood was filled with beer cans. I had a pretty mean collection. At first, it was just the basics, the Buds, Millers, Coors and Rolling Rocks but as my Dad saw my enthusiasm, he expanded my aluminum consciousness with exotic brands from around the globe. He traveled a lot for work. I would miss him while he was gone but also couldn't wait to see what cans he would bring home from a far-off land. Colorful labels with strange names came from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Denmark and Spain. Upon his return from Australia, he bequeathed a large blue Fosters fat boy. It was the coolest can I ever saw until he came back from Japan with a steel can emblazoned with a bursting red sun hovering over an ocean (and adorned with kanji I couldn't read).
A S A H I
This beer can was my first introduction to Japanese culture. I loved everything about it, most of all that it represented a magical, mystical place seemingly on another planet. It would be many years before I truly fell deeply in love with Japan and Japanese culture. 
As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate the little thing he did, have a beer in a foreign country, but how immensely amazing it actually was. He was missing me too and although he didn't say it in words, he said it in his actions. I was collecting his memories, both his fondness for travel, and his love for me.
Aside from Chicago, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world. I look forward to one day having an Asahi in the heart of Roppongi.
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