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 >>
Of all the legendary figures and over-the-top characters to come out of New York's '70s punk scene, there were few who were more influential than Richard Hell -- and probably none who were as mercurial. He was a founding member of three groundbreaking bands -- Television, the Heartbreakers, and his ... More >>
Chelsea Light Moving With Cave and Cyrus Vance Triple Rock Social Club, Minneapolis March 27, 2013 In the cover story of this week's New York Times Magazine, Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Metropolitan Opera, divulges a popular Italian saying amongst performers in the moment before the curt ... More >>
Richard Lloyd is a guitarist and the founding member of legendary post-punk band Television that formed in New York City in 1973. He was one of the few people hosting bands at CBGBs, where Television regularly played since its earliest days. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA. in 1951 and his family m ... More >>
Original bass player Laura Kennedy suffering complications from Hepatitis C
With their debut LP, White Light Riot kick off the training wheels, peddle straight pop
Cycle 5 of America's Next Top Model (premiering September 21) is already shaping up to be delectable fan-candy. For starters, Tyra "BE QUIET!" Banks has jettisoned her unfortunate "Rusty Jones" weave in favor of more flattering brunette tresses. Secondly, ANTM has added a "plus-sized" model, Diane, ... More >>
'We Jam Econo' clocks the Minutemen DIY-style
I need to get to know it a bit better, but my first impressions of the Ponys? forthcoming album are favorable. Recommended to fans of Richard Hell, the Only Ones, the Rolling Stones, and Bachman-Turner Overdrive. I?m also being pleasured by the new Queens of the Stone Age album. Recommended to fa ... More >>
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A snarky writer thinks he's America's greatest living punk
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Underground movies and rebel music hook up in the Sound Unseen Festival
Over Space Invaders bloops, A.R.E. Weapons launch a new kids' crusade
Is Slug's hip hop the yawp of a new blank generation?
Twenty years ago Safety Last made rockabilly cool in the punk-rock Twin Cities. Now they're making a quiet comeback in the age of swing.