Dave Dictor’s grassroots journey has been a wire-to-wire gamut bred through word-of-mouth fortitude and creative selflessness seldom seen.
Many bands hit a creative high that easily be pointed to in their careers. Brooklyn Punk outfit Rebelmatic appears to be on an upward trajectory that there is no coming down from. After the masterpiece that was Ghost in the Shadows, a follow-up was eagerly desired. However, it begged the question, how could they top that release? The answer? A project that tops anything they have done before. The Mourning Dove EP.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with guitarist, Bill Stephens or the seminal Punk band, Naked Raygun. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, Naked Raygun’s first record in thirty years, remembering bassist Pierre Kezdy, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Leftöver Crack was also the last concert I went to before the pandemic shut live music down as we know it. It seems like everyone that loves music has their final show stuck with them in their brain. At least, I know I have.
Greg Hetson has been a member of two of the most influential Punk Rock bands ever to take the stage. With both the Circle Jerks and Bad Religion, he’s given us some of the most incredible Punk Rock licks, one that will forever echo off of kid’s bedrooms walls.
In the late 70s and early 80s, a new genre washed across the musical landscape. A few people were initially responsible for what came to be known as “Hardcore Punk,” one of these people was Keith Morris.
Paul D. Hudson, AKA H.R. (Human Rights), is a pioneer within the genre of Hardcore Punk. As some of the earliest pioneers hailing from the now legendary D.C. Punk Rock scene.
RebelMatic’s debut album, Ghost In The Shadows, rages and burns through 10 tracks in 24 minutes, but this is not a rushed affair. Creature and his cohorts have crafted true renegade poetry in the most economical way possible. This is a band who doesn’t waste time. They’ve got a message and they intend to speak it loud and proud, and at break neck speak speed.