Brad Abraham

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Six Days and 20 Years of Explosions in the Sky

When I’m stone cold and just want to feel something, anything, Explosions in the Sky and "Six Days at the Bottom of the Ocean" is what I turn to. I never want them to let me go.

Disintegrate With Me: When Converge covered The Cure

At first glance it may appear a strange combination but when Converge covered The Cure, it was one of the most inspired covers I’ve had the pleasure of listening to.

Numbing Apathy: Deftones’ “Be Quiet and Drive”

Deftones have used tracks like "Be Quiet and Drive" and countless subsequent songs to illustrate what can be done when metal is combined with artistry and intelligence.

Postcards of Mayhem: Bad Brains’ “Banned In DC”

Bad Brains are the act I would choose to see live if and when time travel becomes possible.

All in a Daydream: Sonic Youth’s “Teen Age Riot”

Luckily your imagination will never be more fertile then when you’re a teen. Sonic Youth can testify to that.

Revolution Radio: Rites of Spring’s “For Want Of”

Despite its noble intentions, the Revolution Summer and its acts quickly died out after a year, yet within that short time it planted the seeds for the future direction of punk and indie rock. One of those bands to flourish during the Revolution Summer was Rites of Spring.

Making Sense of the Inevitable: The Rise of Abbott

Tony Abbott has become the 28th Prime Minister of Australia. How did it come to this?

Voiceless City: The Broderick and Promises Unfulfilled

It shouldn’t have ended this way. The Broderick are one of the best hardcore bands to emerge from Australia. The musician’s hardcore band.

Black Flags and Idol Suicide

Black Flag, long revered as a trailblazing pioneer of hardcore punk and DIY ethos, has descended into farce.

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