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Christopher Owens 35 Entries
Christopher Owens

Radio presenter, writer, promoter, record store hanger on/employee. Wants to know why punk rock didn't take over the world.

The Objectorz – Demonstration

Descriptions like “Status Quo playing punk” warm the cockles of my heart. Not only is it amusing to imagine the denim clad boogie merchants trying to get to grips with playing Adverts numbers, but it also implies an attempt to…

February 19, 2013

Nerdmore – S/T EP & I Fell Down Today EP

Pop punk stands and falls on the songs. That’s probably not a big revelation, but it does put reviewing it in perspective. There’s no hiding behind “innovative production” or “unique playing” to disguise talking about the songs when reviewing a…

February 12, 2013

Paranoid Visions – Escape From the Austerity Complex

Active, on and off, since 1981 Dublin’s Paranoid Visions have had a remarkable career so far: pissing off U2, battling 20th Century Fox in the courts and remaining a thorn in the side of the members of Dáil Éireann. All…

January 31, 2013

Triggerman – Hail to the River Gods

Triggerman are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, and have gained some pretty good support slots with the likes of Sepultura, The Undertones and Orange Goblin. Their recent headliner in the Limelight with Slomatics and Hornets reinforced their standing as…

December 15, 2012

Fuckhammer – Hammered to Fuck

A name that generates “MIND = BLOWN” comments on message boards is always a good start. And a cover that straddles a fine line between starkness and stupidity gets a thumb up from me. Essentially War Iron with a different…

December 15, 2012