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Mxpx “Pokinatcha” Turns 20

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It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the release of “Pokinatcha”, the album that put this little Bremerton Washington pop-punk band on the map. I still remember walking into a “Christian Bookstore” (remember those?) a year after it released and discovering this band everyone was beginning to talk about and going “Whoa!”. It was under produced and RAW but had that punk rock spirit and real heart. If it weren’t for bands like MxPx, Plankeye, The Blamed, The Crucified, Stavesacre, Focused, Strongarm, Unashamed, Bloodshed, Blenderhead, and all the other amazing faith based artists of the time especially Tooth & Nail Records. I probably wouldn’t have given thought about rekindling/recommitting my life to Christ which would have caused a chain reaction disrupting the space time continuum to where I’m at today 😉 Seriously, I am so grateful for these bands and especially the music of Mxpx. So thank you Mike Herrera for sticking with it all these years and fighting the good fight against all odds. Read a little retrospective by the band as posted on facebook today and a video from Mike, below. -Brandon Jones / Freedom Like a Song

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New Sounds: ForeverAtLast

I’ve been browsing the net and came across this great female fronted punk rock band called ForeverAtLast from Indianapolis, Indiana and as expected, they RULE! You can watch a studio video for “Mr Whitecoat” above. Check out ForeverAtLast on Facebook / Twitter. Check out their 2012 album here on iTunes. Check out an older video for their song “Paper Hospital”, below.

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Punk Rock Highlights: October 2nd 2014

This is my first official “blog post” here at Freedom Like a Song and what is more fitting than to discuss a little PUNK ROCK, one of my favorite genres and pastimes. So let’s light a fire and pump our fists in the air. Make sure to check out Freedom Like a Song on Facebook / Twitter.

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