John Joseph

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Why New York Is More Punk Than L.A.

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014


    Joseph urges you to man up

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Is The DL Nightclub Restaurant Lounge Operating Illegally? Its Neighbors Say "Yes!"

    Ever since the first night club set up shop on the first mixed use business/residential street, people have been fighting it out in community board meetings (and more recently, in the comment sections of blogs) about just how numerous and boisterous said night clubs are allowed to be. Sometimes it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Oral History of NYC's Metal/Hardcore Crossover

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 12/28/12

    We're gettin' an early jump on the weekend because you've probably already checked out anyway. So here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order. The Ten Best Reissues of 2012 The Ten Best Noise Tracks of 2012 The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012 The Ten Best Countr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 26, 2012
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    December 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Here Is A Glossy Pop Cover Of The Cro-Mags' "Malfunction"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Scenes from the Anthology Film Archives 40th Anniversary: Sonic Youth, Julian Schnabel, Kenneth Anger, and Some Guy Named Lou

    all photos by Nate "Igor" SmithDon't care what you say, Thurston still looks bad-ass The Anthology Film Archives celebrated its 40th anniversary last night at the Hiro Ballroom. The scene was, by all accounts, an intimately swanky affair--reserved tables started at $500; mezzanine tickets cost $99 ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 22, 2009


    Drag yourself back to the Cro-Mags

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009


    Reading, music, and PBR with Max G. Morton and friends

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    The Cockettes are Coming Back-ette at Ya!

    Sometimes I just want to run a press release, not because I'm lazy—well, not JUST because I'm lazy—but because it tells you all you need to know about the subject at hand, including lots of names upon names of esoteric people who mean so very much yet are best listed in the format of a release w ... More >>

  • News

    April 29, 2008

    The Bloodclot Diaries

    The brutal life and times of John 'Bloodclot' Joseph: New York hardcore icon, Krishna devotee, hustler, survivor