Author Archives: Guest Post

Book Review: Life as a Circle Jerks Bassist and Beyond: “The Prodigal Rogerson”

By Andy Nystrom. This post first appeared in There’s Something Hard in There At the age of 14, I first encountered the Circle Jerks at the Starwood in Los Angeles. It was a night I’ll never forget. As we entered … Continue reading

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A Night To Remember: Ultimate Jam Night a Salute to AC/DC and Malcolm Young

      Story and photos: Michael Stanway As a photojournalist, I focus more on what images can say rather than my own verbal commentary, interpretations and personal opinions (okay, bias). Images tell stories. They capture moments in time. They … Continue reading

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Stay Safe at Protests!

For folks who are new to social justice actions: 1. Water makes pepper spray worse. Use milk or liquid antacid and water. Don’t wear contacts. 2. If you get tear gassed, when you get home, put the contaminated clothes in … Continue reading

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CD Review: Metallica – “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct”

When’s the last time you listened to Metallica? No, seriously, I mean lived, breathed and died that shit? Don’t feed me The Black Album, Load or St. Anger. That’s not living, man. That’s another band from a different ilk. What … Continue reading

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CD Review: Dream The Electric Sleep – Beneath The Dark Wide Sky

I stumble into my apartment after a night of high bar tabs and low class gal shutdowns. There’s one Miller Lite in the fridge and half of a taco truck bean and cheese. As I lay down on the couch my dog … Continue reading

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Surprise Vacation Fired Up About New Album, “Stealing Office Supplies”

By Andy Nystrom. Originally published in There’s Something Hard in There While serious discussions and punk-rock songs about current events are enthralling and vital in interacting with others, learning about world issues and shaping our views and listening to others’, … Continue reading

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Bill Stevenson Talks About The Descendents’ New Album

Interview by Andy Nystrom. Photo by Chris Shary. Originally posted on There’s Something Hard In There . I heard through the punk-rock grapevine that the Descendents would be playing a gig one early evening in the summer of 1981. Not … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Bowling: Photos by Andy Nystrom

All photos by Andy Nystrom. Previously published in There’s Something Hard in There. For more great shots, check out the link.  

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Remembering John Stabb of Government Issue

Written by Andy Nystrom. Originally posted on There’s Something Hard in There. John Stabb [has] passed away after a battle with stomach cancer. We lost one of the most unique, quirky, honest and dynamic hardcore singers of our time. He … Continue reading

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Castelar Elementary Needs Your Help

Written by Martin Wong From 1994 to 2010, Martin Wong edited and wrote in all 68 issues of Giant Robot magazine. More recently, the UCLA grad helped start Save Music in Chinatown, channeling the spirit of the old Hong Kong … Continue reading

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