Anyone with a half way decent record collection and half working brain knows New York City is the birthplace of punk. And I'm not trying to start beef here; I'm just trying to lay down some truth. This week our sister paper the L.A. Weekly ran a wrongheaded article, "Why L.A. Is More Punk Than New ... More >>
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Excerpted from the book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, published by It Books and available May 14 New York is a music mecca—the Brill Building, Broadway, street performers, subway buskers, the Metropolitan opera—but it's not known for its abundance of successful ... 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 >>
The New York pop outfit Lavalette has among its members New York hardcore stalwart Mike Dijan, so perhaps it shouldn't be too surprising that its first single is a cover of the 1986 track "Malfunction" by scene titans the Cro-Mags. Although don't expect the remake to be all snarling and angry; Lava ... More >>
The brutal life and times of John 'Bloodclot' Joseph: New York hardcore icon, Krishna devotee, hustler, survivor
Black Flag, white guilt, blood-red noses collide in self-congratulatory American Hardcore