A total fucking godhead of bass guitar shred, Black Flag's Chuck Dukowski annihilated the four-string on massively iconic records like Damaged while penning a chunk of BF's most iconic tunes ("My War," "I Love You"). Dukowski, along with guitarist Greg Ginn, Joe Carducci and his BF mates at the helm ... More >>
Brooklyn post-punk goons Cinema Cinema have cojones as big as the deafening wall of eardrum busting noise that cutthroat guitarist Ev Gold and his drums-bashing cousin Paul Claro cook up. The duo unapologetically have covered the sacred Nirvana ("School," without a hint of irony, mind you) while the ... More >>
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It's unbelievable that Brooklyn's Northside Festival is just four years old. Since its DIY inception in 2009, the festival now showcases in 50-plus venue spaces for four straight days of interactive events, lectures from digital enterprises, film screenings and music showcases scattered across Brook ... More >>
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Two nights of orchestral-soul invention, Amerykahn made
We covered a lot of music ground in 2012. You loved all of it. But some stories were more read than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year. Thanks for reading. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Country Alb ... More >>
We've covered a lot of music ground in 2012. And you loved all of it. But you read some stories more than others. Here now, our 20 most popular posts of the year, from 10 - 1. (20 - 11 here.) The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten B ... More >>
Henry Rollins is not a man who likes to sit idly by. Actor, author, activist, musician, journalist, TV host, spoken-word artist; he's got as many careers as he's got tattoos. Which it to say, a lot. He doesn't do the relaxation thing well. Henry Rollins: The Long March is at Joe's Pub November 8, ... More >>
Bill Orcutt is an American noise music and experimental icon. For a too-brief but essential period in the '90s, Orcutt, with drummer and then-partner Adris Hoyos, terrorized audiences in the Miami-based Harry Pussy, a devastatingly atonal and confrontational noise animal that melted free jazz's spir ... More >>
Keith Morris, a few years shy of 60, remains typically snotty as hell, with trademark grimy dreads hanging from a head splotched with bald spots. But he also happens to be one happy camper. The iconoclastic ex-Black Flag bawlerwhose bratty freak-puke was on SST Records' initial release (the N ... More >>
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 >>
The Meat Puppets' thirty-year journey can be divided into a trio of disparate trajectories: the mind-melting Deadhead-cum-hardcore desert-rock genius of their SST Records years (1982-89); the glossy, muscular grunge-lite of the successful major-label stint they enjoyed in the 90's (thanks in ... More >>
When the subject of women in punk and rock is broached, the usual suspects often come up: Kim Gordon, Kathleen Hanna, Patti Smith, Kim Deal and Debbie Harry. The injustice here is how punk-rock bassist Kira (born Kira Roessler) is rarely mentioned in the same breathnot that she cares m ... More >>
Electric Cowbell is Brooklyn's hardest-working new label, having dropped nearly a dozen 45s in under two years. It's impossible to really pin the label to a scene, since they seem to have dancing shoes in all of them: steamy Barbés global bounce, the Prospect Park afrobeat revival, Williamsb ... More >>
Steven Joerg continues to ascend DIY style
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Rabid post-punk smile-grinders The Men continue to set Brooklyn loft shows ablaze with their happy chainsaw accidents and Wipers-gone-hardcore propulsion. After a two year spray of limited edition c ... More >>
First Shepard Fairey gets up at the Music Hall of Williamsburg to the sweet, sweet strains of Band of Horses, Fugazi, and Metallica; now, it seems, Brooklyn vets Faile and their mysterious buddy Bast are getting in on the random street art-indie rock crossover act. The collective plus one have comm ... More >>
The three on the right: Henry Rollins, Greg Ginn, and Chuck Biscuits, elusive even in Black Flag. Photo by Dave Markey.As harsh as 2009 has been for celebrity deaths, it's been an even harsher year for Internet-based fake celebrity deaths. As of June, the real-to-fake death ratio has approach ... More >>
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