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Bottomless songwriting pit machinist Bob Pollard has some friendly in-state competition from fellow Ohio native and Scarcity Of Tanks guru Matthew Wascovich. The Clevo skater/sporto/wordsmith/punk dudethe lone constant in SOT's revolving universe of all-star avant-rock beastsis touting ... More >>
When news broke Tuesday that Cheetah Chrome was leaving the legendary, reduxed Cleveland proto-punk band Rocket from the Tombsjust on the heels of their first official release of all-new studio material, Barfly (Smog Veil)a contentious e-debate broke out amongst the canon-punk intellig ... More >>
Tracing the antecedents of punk rock is as easy as whipping out your trusty map, then looking toward Michigan (The Stooges' blood-stained, glass-stabbed, track-marked skuzzballness; MC5's Afro-sized destructo rawk-n-roll bombast), New York (The Dolls' lipstick-smeared, cross-dressing scum-blu ... More >>
It could be confidently argued that Rocket from the Tombs were the first American punk band. Formed in early 1974, in a long-abandoned Cleveland industrial hood that was rusting and crumbling like one giant sputtering axle factory, Rocket lasted barely a year, and left behind a small sampling ... More >>
David Thomas tries somebody else's face on for size. Photo by Richard Gehr. Pere Ubu Le Poisson Rouge Sunday March 29 We can't read most of the notes we scribbled during Pere Ubu's rendering of Alfred Jarry's 1896 Absurdist masterpiece "Ubu Roi" at (le) Poisson Rouge last night. But that t ... More >>
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The suit brought by Randy Mastro and others against Data and Field Services, accusing DFS of providing (and Staten Island councimember Debi Rose, pictured, of accepting) in-kind contributions to Working Families Party in the form of discounted campaign work, went to trial yesterday in Staten Island ... More >>
SXSW 2009: the sound of a thousand Babydick jokes cracking. Full list, with arbitrarily bolded highlights, below.
A little background for all you Vampire Weekend fans. Hugs and Kisses is a weekly Sound of the City column from UK-based music writer Mr. Everett True, author of Nirvana: The Biography (da Capo Press)--one more book about one of the most overrated bands of the Nineties--and publisher of Plan B Magaz ... More >>
Seventies heavy-metal pioneers Sir Lord Baltimore have returned with a new sound and a new master
Greil Marcus follows lost highways in search of the American spirit
Seattle's EMP proves that great popular music conferences cannot live by inclusive intentions alone
When Who's on First Is What Matters