Jason Budjinski

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  • 7 years ago | Interviews

    The roles of the MC and DJ haven't changed much in hip-hop over the years. The MC is commonly seen as the frontman, the "voice" of the group, while the DJ acts as the silent "man behind the curtain," reliably and unassumingly bringing the beat. It...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    It's not easy being in a band that's labeled pop-punk. Not only do fans of other, more "mature" genres look down on you as sophomoric, but there are divisions within pop-punk itself. Forget the distinction between underground (bands inspired by th...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    Search through the iPod of any pop-punk fan over 12, and you´ll see the names Screeching Weasel and Riverdales in the artists menu. Search through their closet shelves and you´ll find where many of those iTunes files came from -- rows ...

  • 9 years ago | Concerts

    The times, they are a-changin' for Irish music enthusiasts — and their feet too. When the Pogues emerged from the early-'80s post-punk landscape, most of their fans wore Doc Martens. Some two decades later, though, California's Gaelic Storm d...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    There's something about making plans that's been proving difficult for me lately. First, Low-Fidelity's UM radio show got bumped the day I planned to visit the studio (see last week's column). Then I found out that the December 30 Sleeparounds sho...

  • 9 years ago | Concerts

    Coming on the heels of last month's Circle Jerks show, Respectable Street plays host to yet another seminal SoCal punk band — Agent Orange. Like the Circle Jerks, the Orange County-based trio, led by guitarist/vocalist Mike Palm, was a foreru...