Archive of Sean Koepenick

Sean Koepenick aka Earthdog grew up in the Washington, DC area. He lives, breathes and eats music, with a sweet tooth for punk rock. He loves his wife and 2 kids, Popeye’s chicken and playing the bass guitar. In his spare time he likes to read books that no one would even think of reading for pleasure like Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s August 1914 and William Shatner’s Teklab. Other favorite authors include Charles Bukowksi, John Fante and George Pelecanos. Fun fact: once drove Joey Ramone to the train station after a radio interview in a crappy Chevy Cavalier affectionately referred to as “the Grannymobile.” Now living in the Boston area, he is also a contributor to Razorcake magazine and currently plays bass guitar in Silver Screams: http://www.silverscreams.us/.

Sean has contributed 10 brilliant piece(s).


Stabb 2Legendary punk frontman John Stabb died on 5/7/2016 after a short battle with stomach cancer. RIP.

“Free love across the free land. Visions And?” For some reason this lyric from the song “Visions And?” sticks in my head as the first Government Issue song I really heard and ended up liking quite a bit. But checking the timeline it looks like the Strange Wine EP, which I bought on cassette came out in 1989. So the memory of hearing my first Government Issue song may be skewed, but we will start from there anyway. Read More…

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Descending Memphis – Interview with Author Robert R. Moss – His Life in Music and Words

by Sean Koepenick September 18, 2015

It’s extremely rare to have a debut novel hit the market and simply defy all expectations. Only a select few authors have managed to do it: Salinger? Kennedy-O’Toole? Well, add another author to that very short list. Descending Memphis by Robert R. Moss is a gritty, action-packed story from page one. The main character-Tommy Rhodeen […]

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The Church – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA – REVIEW

by Sean Koepenick March 22, 2015

image via Jim Alger Thursday night and it was the return of Aussie rockers The Church. Even though there was a major line-up change, the band’s fans were out in full force as this was a sold-out show. After a quick stop for Mexican food and ‘ritas at Border Café, we were off to the […]

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Robyn Hitchcock – Live at Arts at The Armory – Somerville, MA – REVIEW

by Sean Koepenick November 16, 2014

photo via Brad Searles So this week it was an artist I hadn’t seen in a few years-Robyn Hitchcock. It was an early show, so my concert comrade Brad and I stopped into Highland Kitchen first to grab some grub, along with some adult beverages. Then it was off to the venue, one that I […]

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The Damned – Live at The Royale, Boston, MA – REVIEW

by Sean Koepenick October 29, 2014

The Saturday night right before Halloween and what better way to spend it then a night with The Damned? As we wait patiently for a documentary about the band to emerge, punk rock fans were treated to this incendiary triple bill: The Damned, T.S.O.L. and The Briefs.

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