Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Punk Planet announced yesterday that it's closing up shop.

Goddamn.

9 comments:

Richard said...

That's really awful. I loved that magazine. They had the most comprehensive record review section I've ever seen in my life. The Mojos and Qs dont even start to come close. Also, the political angle was almost always 100% on point. And finally it was such a great forum for the Mackeyes, Dukowskis, Tuckers etc. That really is sad news.

D said...

One thing I saw online was lamenting the fact that Maximum Rock'n'Roll, which if anyone still reads it they don't publically admit it, is still being published, but PP was so much more expansive and inclusive and therefore far more valuable to the punk community. Bad distribution deals drug it down.

I just got tickets to the 10/6 White Stripes show. Deafness awaits.

Oh, Tim, I think Matt is moving across the street from you.

Jackie said...

i just realized i'm going to florida when the white stripes are playing in chicago. FUCK.

Richard said...

and of all places, florida is a dump.

Jackie said...

it sure is, but i'm surprising my friend for her birthday. so yeah... maybe i'll have to reschedule.

D said...

Florida is a terrible place, but I've probably already gotten into exactly why with you guys.

Deanna said...

Icky Thump put a lump in my throat, I feel like I've just hopscotched from one planet to another in 13 songs. I will probably be listening to this record obsessively until I've sifted through it some more. I can't believe Pitchfork gave it a positive review, because it's genuinely excellent.

But I'm assuming you all know this already.

Jackie said...

uh yeah! i've listened to rag and bone(s) ? like about 1,000 times now. well yeah the whole record a lot, but this song makes me smile all the way through.

D said...

I think it's hilarious that every critic is claiming "Rag and Bone" to be a statement of their MO...which it very well might be, but "Effect and Cause" seems to me to be a much more likely candidate for that title. But who cares about that crap when you're faced with such gleeful abandon?