"In my way of thinking, first there is Sonic Youth then comes Rat At Rat R then after that comes Swans -- that order was kind of their appearance in the New York scene. But Rat At Rat R just stumbled -- there was just a lot of bad luck. They'd get going and something would happen." Ron Anderson, pun ... More >>
By Brad Cohan
Joe Carducci not only played a monumental role in helping run and co-own SST Records in its glorious 1980's heyday when Black Flag, Minutemen, Hüsker Dü and Meat Puppets were the reigning kings of the Amerindie underground, but he also famously penned the lyrics for the Minutemen's ... More >>
Legendary L.A. groovy punks Redd Kross are back for reals with a new album, Researching the Blues (Merge), and soldiering on with their insistence that punk is indeed groovy. They were never strictly "punk" according to the norms of the early-'80s California scene they grew up in; nor did they alway ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musiciancontinues, and you get to vote on who makes it to Round Two. The first pairing in our Queens division pits its top s ... 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 >>
Dave Grohl had a good time at the Grammys on Sunday. The Foo Fighters won pretty much every rock-oriented award possible, he reminded everyone that he's got the power-ballad game on lock, and he even got to show off his sweet Slayer T-shirt. Once again, everything came up Grohl. The most likable man ... More >>
These riches could be yours.
1. The CBGB brand is up for auction.
Not all that surprising a development given the financial woes suffered by the company that used to hold the trademark had. But still a little sad? Especially because of the high odds that Forever 21 or Urban Outfitters wins o ... More >>
A lovefest, in a totally non-physical way. Pics by Georgia, more below.Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield
Thursday, September 30
Better Than: A perfect reunion show without drama.
It shouldn't come as much of a shock that last night's Juliana & Evan show at Mercury Lounge, the sec ... More >>
"The idea was to have a visual identity before the band even started, before the music started. It kind of worked because people would be like, 'Dude, what is this? What is No Age?'"
Radiohead's Colin Greenwood wearing the No Age "Classic" in January 2008
Dean Spunt's first band was a punk-rock ou ... More >>
If only AutoTune had existed back then.
Starring Elvis Costello, Public Enemy, the Smiths, Shellac, NOFX, TMBG (!), and R.E.M. The "Alice in Chains are the new Doors" theory (during a discussion about the Dead Kennedys' "Triumph of the Swill") is particularly revelatory. Better sing now while you ... More >>
There will inevitably be a prankster-coward contingent pumping our local jukeboxes with Dead Kennedys' anthems through the weekend. As it is, half a day after the 47 year Senator's passing, such poor-taste giggling has already flooded Twitter, Mary-Jo-Kopechne-as-Trending-Topic and all. Eve ... More >>
In late 1981, San Francisco's short-lived hardcore phenoms Sick Pleasure broke up, having lost their singer. Casting around for a new one, they found a young, sharp-faced kid who called himself Johnithin Christ. Inspired by a poster on the wall of the Guy Place house they all shared, the new band ... More >>
If you feel disoriented at the prospect of enduring four years without a single Photoshopped picture of our national leaders in Gestapo outfits, then a dash of nostalgia might be just the ticket. Reagan Youth are back together!
Reagan Youth hail from the primordial NY hardcore scene of 1980--too ... More >>