Both Greg Ginn & the Taylor Texas Currogators and Jambang have recent albums on SST that are pretty damn cool, soundscapey but never aimless, and always beat-driven.
A night at the Turf Club with Alpha Consumer
Doc-making punks discuss their decline of Midwestern civ
They scream. They wear tacos for underwear. Meet Faggot, rock's next big gay thing.
Askeleton's Knol Tate comments on the soundtrack to his life
How cruising the western suburbs can lead to a great rock band, and other secrets from a Jeep tour of the Twin Cities with the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
Satanism charges later dismissed
Dios Malos play California pop for the big-eyed kids away from the coast
Poster designers Seripop have seen the future. And it's fluorescent green.
From the garbage house to the club with P.O.S. and his Doomtree crew
A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
After a 19-year hiatus, punk legends Mission of Burma reach for their revolver again
Is Slug's hip hop the yawp of a new blank generation?
It made less history than '77 punk. It sold fewer records than Nirvana. But the suburban rebellion of Eighties America found its own potent way to say no.
Dark Days and Decline of Western Civ III look at homelessness as an American underground
The Hothead Fiasco chart a sophisticated sound that goes beyond the dance floor
For two years, the all-ages Foxfire Coffee Lounge has ignited the new music scene. Now its owner says the doors may have to close.
Trail of Dead revive pure punk energy with Madonna
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
Local punks the Misfires make a case that the youthful basement circuit is still the place to be
35 concerts to soundtrack your summer.