Alexz Johnson really loves Brooklyn. It shows on her face with the way she lights up whenever her neck of the woods is mentioned. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter/actress relocated to the borough with one goal for herself as an artist: total scene immersion. It's a pretty good goal when you have to ... More >>
In 1978, the Sex Pistols would have hocked snot at the idea of being associated with prim layouts and orderly type. Sublime's signature colors were not purple, pink, red, and gray; The Replacements had no ties to concentric squares. Dr. Know and Gorilla Biscuits never put pinwheels anywhere i ... More >>
Per Brooklyn Vegan comes news of an elaborate 30-year (!!) birthday celebration for poli-sci pop-punks Bad Religion, taking the multi-night chronological approach favored by the Lucinda Williamses and My Morning Jackets of the world. To wit:
Somewhat bell-like, Sigur Rós-ian piano, but given the recent departure of keyboard/mustache guru Franz Nicolay, any at all is somewhat surprising. Not so, happily, the rest of "Hurricane J": The guitar riff, the en masse backing vox, the earnest lyrics about a real sweet girl who's made som ... More >>
"We always just wanted to be Fugazi, but people saw us otherwise."
Thursday: Geoff Rickly is the one in the middle
It's been almost a decade since Thursday released their breakout record Full Collapse, the album that launched the "post-hardcore" band into a major label contract with Island Records ... More >>