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The pen is mightier than the sword, but Stosh Jonjak’s guitar virtuosity is mightier than both. I’m speaking, of course, of the PGH stoner rock veterans MaxXouT’s hottest new single, “Chasing Ghosts”. A hard charging, fist pumping ode to the insecurities of modern life. One of which definitely proves that no matter the adversity, sometimes a creative soul’s will to perform never dies. Upon first listening to this blazing hot track, one immediately notices Stosh’s...

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Revolutionary Party Punk, The Debut 5 track EP from Maryland Ska-Punk heavyweights: Strong Zero, is a wonderful insight into the grassroots Anti-Establishment DIY Punk scene. The opening track: fittingly entitled “Open Arms” is a straight-up “four on the floor” high octane party anthem. Following, is the Green Day influenced heavy hitter, “Throw em’ Over” with its wonderfully simple and memorable refrain. My friends and I were comparing it to an early 2000’s “skater” cartoon theme,...

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My first observation of Pittsburgh Crossover heavyweights, Crooked Cobras newest release: “Appetite for Distraction” was the eye catching and colorful album art, though, who isn’t a sucker for Reapers and hypnosis? The opening track, “Dead Eye” strikes me as the quintessential thrash anthem, with their hard hitting dual guitars provided by frontman Ray Kolcun and guitarist Bill Jasper. The third track “Midnight Driver” with its early era punk opening bass line got my blood pumping...