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Kira Roessler Speaks On Her 46-year Career, Black Flag, DOS, Film Dialog Editing, Debut Solo Album KIRA & Much, Much More (The Witzard Interview)

KIRA (CREDIT: Jack Grisham) Black Flag is just one of those bands—along with The Misfits, Minor Threat, Fugazi, Dead Kennedys, and more—that every young Punk/Hardcore fan cutting their teeth with the genres should experience. Kira Roessler was bassist (and the only female member!) of Black Flag during the Rollins-era between 1983-85. However, within those short two years, Roessler played on FOUR studio albums, Family Man, Slip It In, Loose Nut, and In My Head, as well as two live albums, Live '84 & Who's Got The 10½? and an EP, The Process of Weeding Out. During her now 46-year career, Roessler has spent time playing with Approximation, AwkWard, DOS with Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges, fIREHOSE,) Geza X & The Mommymen, MinuteFlag, The Monsters, Puzzled Panthers, Sexsick, Twisted Roots, The Visitors, and Waxx, as well as appearances on various compilations Roessler describes herself as a "bass player first and foremost. Then, a sound editor, dog mom, loving

Mike Chick Shares New Seasonally-appropriate Treat "Ding! Dong! Fill My Plastic Pumpkin" (Mint 400 Records)

Mike Chick is a guy from New Jersey who enjoys creating music with people he admires. He's played lots of shows and has shook a good amount of hands. He is signed to Mint 400 Records and currently plays in the bands Yawn Mower & Bill, Nick, Bob & Chick (BNBC.) Chick, also, seems to have some sort of involvement with both Modern Animals (@modern_animals) and FUSARO PIZZA Merch, Mike Chick's most recent full-length project was an awesomely-titled maxi-single for Mint 400 Records dubbed "The High Life Let Me Down Again Last Night." Now, just in time for Halloween/Spooky Season, Chick has returned with his latest solo effort, a seasonally-appropriate single he's calling "Ding! Dong! Fill My Plastic Pumpkin." As a press release perfectly explains it: "when you search for "top Halloween songs," you'll probably get results like [Creedence Clearwater Revival's] "Bad Moon Rising," [Van Halen's] "Running w

Guts of The Ice: Aaron "Coach" Pagdon Talks DCxPC Live Presents: Two Man Advantage (The Witzard Interview)

Various members of the team/band at Two Man Advantage (2MA) partook in our initial run of Guts of The Ice Hockey Punk-centric features a few years back. We've kept in touch with Spag/Drunk B*stard and a couple other 2 Man goons in the years since intially "meeting" online. 2 Man started a Bandcamp page around 2018 uploading their career-spanning back catalog, as well as rarities, new musical releases, etc. Last week, The 2 Man announced they would be releasing a new live album entitled DCxPC Live Presents: Two Man Advantage. It's all done in homage to V.M.L. Records' iconic V.M.L. Live Series , which originally featured The meatmen, The Queers, Agent Orange, Anti-Flag, AVAIL, The Hanson Brothers/Nomeansno, and more. Side A was recorded at CBGB's in 2002 when 2MA opened up for Poison Idea and Side B was recorded at Punk Rock Bowling in 2018 when they opened for Subhumans. It's a fairly unique live record in that it boasts have excerpts from two shows that

All-around Breakdown: Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby Talk New Collaborative Album GRAPES (Invisible Library)

Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby have worked together on a number of occassions over the years—most notably, a 2016 one-off collaboration and comic book entitled "MC DOOM" —but now, they've re-joined forces once more for a proper rapper/producer full-length album. United by hustle and an unmatchable enthusiasm for Alternative Hip-Hop, Spoken Nerd & Juan Cosby have teamed to make the Synth-Pop/Hip-Hop-fused LP, GRAPES. GRAPES was, actually, first concocted as word of a rumored re-boot of Tales from The Crypt landed in the ears of Nathan Conrad. The whispers of re-birth for the series stoked the fire of nostalgia in fans of former years, but simultaneously sparked a larger scheme in the Nashville-based rapper, Spoken Nerd. Wheels turning, Nathan Conrad AKA Spoken Nerd shared his ideas of cultivating a Tales from The Crypt mixtape to Cincinnati-based producer, Juan Cosby. Surely, the "on-brand" Horror-themed lyrics of Spoken Nerd would mesh seamlessly with the

Vans_Westly Returns with "Off Da Hook" Cover of Limp Bizkit's "Break Stuff" (Bandcamp Exclusive)

We first heard about Vans_Westly right around the time of the release of his 2017 EP, QUILLS , primarily produced by NelWayne with one additional beat crafted by Drew Scott. Vans' next effort, Bubble Boy, was released on fellow Baltimoreons Height Keech's own Cold Rhymes Records. Bubble Boy was entitely produced by Height, again, with one lone beat produced by Drew Scott. Vans_Westly returned in 2020 with his Rapscallion EP entirely produced by Jumbled with profits raised benefitting both Bail Fund and The Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter (BARCS.) Vans has since released Bandcamp-exclusive songs either covering, featuring, sampling, evoking, or otherwise incorporating the likes of Buddy Ross, Mac DeMarco, and The Backyardigans with assistance from his usual cast of collaborators. Break Stuff (Limp Bizkit cover) by Vans_Westly Vans_Westly (@Vans_Westly) recently teased his most off-kilter concoction on Twitter posting, "Recording the most ridiculous out-of

Bartees Strange Returns with Live Forever Deluxe Edition Featuring "Free Kelly Rowland" Remix with Armand Hammer (Memory Music)

Let's just say this: if you're still not listening to Barttes Strange, you're missing out! Strange is a producer and song-writer based out of Washington, D.C. His mother is an Opera singer and His dad served in the military for decades. Strange traveled widely for his parents' jobs—born in Ipswich, England in 1989, his family did stints living in Germany, Greenland, and a number of states across America before he hit his 12th birthday when they settled down in Mustang, Oklahoma. Bartees Strangr released his debut full-length, Live Forver, last year on producer, engineer and song-writer Will Yip's impring, Memory Music, formed in partnership with Run for Cover Records. It was one of the most critically-acclaimed/widely-loved albums of the year garnering widespread praise from the likes of Thursday's own Geoff Rickly, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, The National, Stay Inside, Maneka, and Oceanator. Live Forever Deluxe Edition by Bartees Strange Strange has sin