Punk

SAP, though now spread across the country like warm vegemite, are a band of great personal and community importance. My first memories of coming to Kent State were meeting the members, moshing at their shows, buying their tapes and shirts religiously, and most importantly, learning that it’s cool to care. SAP is the band our […]

  By: Miles Purdy Photo By: Kendra Taylor Before the show got going at  Cleveland’s Now That’s Class, Miles Purdy met up with PEARS frontman Zach Quinn in venue’s basement. A New Orleans hardcore  punk outfit with a serious live presence, PEARS has gotten a rep for touring hard and playing harder.   Miles Purdy: […]

By:  Miles Purdy Photos by: Kendra Taylor Late last Saturday night, me and Kendra Taylor made the trek up to Now That’s Class in Cleveland. Having discovered PEARS early this year, I was looking forward to what I was hoping to be an excellent show. The show started up with a couple local acts, and Speedfreak […]

By: Evan Harms I don’t ordinarily review shows that happen at The Workshoppe for a couple reasons. One being that I book shows there, another being that my band plays and practices there, and a third that it’s my home away from home. I’m thoroughly conflicted and entangled, but the website was sorely lacking Workshoppe […]

By Scott McMaster The first time I met Derek Zanetti was at a show at the Mr. Roboto Project in Pittsburgh. He performed as The Homeless Gospel Choir, a project that a couple friends of mine had told me about already, but who I had never seen first hand. At first I was surprised that […]

By: Brooke Forrest I had the unique pleasure of recently attending Sick Weekend at Ace of Cups in Columbus while, ironically, sick. Sick Weekend, is a three-day long shindig with an always excellent lineup of rock-and-roll bands. I was able to make the trek with some friends for day two to see Molly Burch, The […]

By: Evan Harms Last Saturday, the authors made their way to Lakewood from their respective corners of the Greater Cleveland area, hitting a couple record stores and grabbing some grub before the big gig. Boasting perhaps one of the biggest lineups in crossover thrash right now, Now That’s Class was jam packed even as we […]

By Scotty McMaster II Rating:        My buddy Brandon and I show up to the Grog Shop after slurping down vegan milkshakes at Tommy’s down the street. I’m a bit skeptical of any show that happens on a Tuesday, but there’s a line of people outside the venue which promises a decent sized crowd. […]

By: Evan Harms Comics by: Scotty McMaster Concert: Valentine’s Day 2017 with Nobunny, Tonawandas, and Brain Wave Location: Now That’s Class, Cleveland Date: Feb. 14 2017   Love was in the air at this special Valentine’s day celebration at the gritty punk bar Now That’s Class. Arriving “late” to the show from Kent, after waiting for […]

By: Evan Harms Album: II Artist: Gay Panic Defence Rating:      Gay Panic Defence’s second album, eloquently titled “II” brings a new torchbearer to the queercore movement. Queercore’s poster girls, G.L.O.S.S., recently disbanded, arguably leaving that community without a potent representative in the world of music, especially in hardcore punk subgenres. PWR BTTM, while fabulous, […]


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