Rockers go wild for The Garden in Oakland performance

The Garden brothers, Fletcher and Wyatt Shears, have a lot going for them. From modeling for the likes of Hedi Slimane in the Yves Saint Laurent 2013 Fall Menswear show to being considered the next generation of the United States’ punk scene, they’ve got a strangely diverse repertoire for being
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Punk group Hostage Calm’s latest jumbles different inspirations

Connecticut punk band Hostage Calm’s latest release, Die On Stage, tries to funnel an array of rock influences into a 10-track LP meant to celebrate “the subsequent post-millennial fatalism permeating today’s youth culture,” as described in its press release. While the album has definite political rock and anarcho-punk undertones, the
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The state of rock today

In order to determine whether someone is worthy of my friendship, the make-it-or-break-it question is: “What kind of music do you listen to?” You’ll answer, listing band names and song titles as I nod and assess the possible concerts, potential hangout playlists and future conflicts of musical interest.  And, inevitably,
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