Buzzcocks – Singles Goin’ Steady

A collection of the band’s first eight singles and their b-sides. Fast, honest, and catchy, toeing the line between Punk and Power pop, The Buzzcocks created their own sound. Pete Shelley’s ability to write vulnerable punk songs separates him from…

Pestilence – “Consuming Impulse”

On their second album, these Dutch miscreants found the perfect intersection of death and thrash metals. It’s a ripping slab of savagery — every riff a killer, splashy thrashy drums, loose and raw production, and the hoarse sandpaper roar of…

Ethan’s Soundtrack Picks

Princess Mononoke (Joe Hisaishi) Hollywood blockbuster orchestration meets Japanese traditionalism. This is an incredible soundtrack for studying or just if you want to hear some loud, intense music for Miyazaki’s wildest movie. Our copies currently in stock are Japanese imports — totally…

New Releases – April 2021

Pink Floyd Live in Knebworth, 1990 4/30 Greta Van Fleet The Battle At Garden’s Gate 4/16 Ariana Grande Positions 4/9 Dinosaur Jr Sweep It Into Space 4/23 Screamers Screamers Live Hollywood 1988 4/16 Alan Vega Mutator 4/23 Godspeed You Black…

10 Under Appreciated Electronic Bands

While we here at Vertigo Music absolutely adore all the classics found in Electronic Music from artists such as Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin, Daft Punk (R.I.P.), Kraftwerk and more, undoubtedly there’s a host of somewhat unmentioned electronic works both…

Damian’s Top 10
Boston Hardcore Bands

The east coast of the US was home to three major scenes that shaped Hardcore.  DC had the DIschord scene, NYC had Revelation, et. all, and if you follow the map a few hours north, you’ll run into the baddest…

Laughing Hyenas – You Can’t Pray a Lie (1989)

After totally annihilating every band in a genre that specialized in annihilation, John Branon found three other Detroit weirdos with the idea of being… a punk blues band?  It literally sounds disgusting on paper.  However, from the first time the…

Poison Idea – Feel
The Darkness (1990)

Four years removed from putting out the definitive statement of American hardcore punk.  Yes, I’m aware of other bands like Black Flag, Minor Threat, etc., but no one ever wrapped all the wildness of rock and roll, with the loose…

Tragedy – Nerve
Damage (2006)

After Memphis’ His Hero Is Gone regrouped and decamped to Portland (again, before it was cool to do that), they reformed with a couple of key members as Tragedy.  This, their thrid full length in their six short years as…