December 9, 2008

A Sonic Experience in Punk Rock

Dillinger Four played a show on September 18, 2008, at the 7th Street Entry in Minneapolis. It was definitely a memorable night, since it was my first experience at a punk show. With the cramped yet intimate environment, wide range of clothing and hair styles, and the constant smell of alcohol on the air, I had an unforgettable time seeing and listening to Dillinger Four.

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Dillinger Four and Hardcore Punk Rock

From the styles of punk rock, hardcore punk developed simultaneously on the East and West Coasts of the U.S. It has become a genre with its own unique trends and sounds, becoming a separate entity from its punk forefather. Bands such as Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat, and Dillinger Four define the genre and make it popular.

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December 2, 2008

Analyzing Doublewhiskeycokenoice by Dillinger Four

Dillinger Four's song Doublewhiskeycokenoice is one of their most popular songs. It emulates many of the standards of punk rock music, such as using the same traditional instruments, playing heavy, repetitive riffs, producing fast chords, and rocking loud music until your ears bleed. But what really makes Doublewhiskeycokenoice a hit is the incorporation of unique style elements in form, texture, rhythm, melody, and timbre. While the song is much like many other punk songs, it has its own individual characteristics that make it stand out over other songs of the genre.

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