Body/Head Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis Thursday, February 27, 2014 When you go to the art museum, you're gonna get some art. Nobody who'd already heard Body/Head's 2013 Matador debut, Coming Apart, went to the MIA Thursday night expecting to sing along with Kim Gordon. Body/Head is Go ... More >>
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Hey! Yo! What's up? The Week That Was is back. Sure, we've been away for a good long while, but too much crazy shit's gone down this week. Enjoy!
Photo by David ShankboneDespite what Wikipedia would have you believe, the Thurston Moore solo catalog is fucking immense, and most of it is full-on noise apocalyptic, limited-edition cassette-only recordings of an iconoclast manchild, his mis-tuned guitars, and his atrophied amplifiers wilding t ... More >>
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Poly Styrene: Oh Cancer Up Yours!The world of punk rock lost a feminist icon yesterday with the passing of Poly Styrene, frontwoman for X-Ray Spex, best known for the song, "Oh Bondage Up Yours!"Styrene, born Marianne Elliott-Said, died at 53 on Monday after receiving treatment for an advanced fo ... More >>
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