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While traveling a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't mean that a ... More >>
I put on the Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket to Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>
Since forming in 2008, the New Labor has played throughout town without any recorded material. That will soon change with a September 4th release show at the Hexagon. "From time to time," singer Andy Bauer explains, "we'll take a month or two off to fuck around with other stuff like water skiing ... More >>
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For TV's Ian Rans, there's no such thing as an unhappy hour
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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.
Michael Franti replaces hip-hop polemics with soul that's good for the body--and the body politic
How Amphetamine Reptile changed American music--and then went into the bar business
Watching nothing happen with the beautiful losers of Friends.