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New Bomb Turks frontman writes essential tome on punk from 1988-2001

“We’ve always been of the mind that it’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to ask for permission.” –Eddie Spaghetti, The Supersuckers. So begins We Never Learn: The Gunk Punk Undergut: 1988-2001 by Eric Davidson, whose name you may have seen on by-lines for succinct, sucker-punching articles in Village Voice media papers and on […]

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The Hives at the Showbox Sodo

Show Date: February 23, 2008

For those of you who have never been to the Showbox Sodo: that place is a pretty sweet venue! Local Bainbridge Island band Holy Ghost Revival got the night started off right, with lead singer Mikko Freeman frequently jumping into the audience and surfing around the crowd. Their sound is a self-professed combination of metal, […]

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The Black and White Album


The Hives, to me, represent the rock and roll equivalent of Isaiah Berlin’s The Fox and the Hedgehog theory. As Berlin put it, “the fox knows many things but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” The Hives knows how to do one thing really, really well: rock the hell out to catchy pop rock songs. […]

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