By Bryan Bierman "This was July 4, 1976, the two hundredth anniversary of America's bloody battle to free itself from English rule. It was Independence Day for us, not them. Little did we know that together we were founding a new revolution — a musical one. We weren't aware that we were about ... More >>
The CBGB biopic is out this week, and with it, the collective sound of every living old punk groaning. As we wrote in the review, this thing is a real stinker--a mostly turgid, boring-as-hell, campy slog. There's a lot the film misses, but that's forgivable, we suppose: It's hard to wrap up that muc ... More >>
By Bob Ruggiero The Best of Punk Magazine Edited by John Holstrom It Books. 372 pp., $30. While the thought of a hardcover, slick-papered, coffee-table book anthologizing the decidedly low-rent, ragtag Punk magazine might seem the antithesis of punk, even a curmudgeon like Johnny Rotten would hav ... More >>
The band that launched DFA Records returns to its roots after a major-label detour
Mickey Leigh looks back at their family and the band
The Millions posts listenable soundtracks (via Pandora radio) to three books: Legs McNeil'sPlease Kill Me (MC5, Stooges, Velvet Underground, Ramones, Sex Pistols), Michael Azerrad's Our Band Could Be Your Life (Mission of Burma, Minor Threat, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfer ... More >>
Matt & Kim? Against Me? Patti Smith christens the Music Hall anyway.
From DIY and mohawks to corporate backing and Blink 182, does anti-establishment rock live?
Show me the money shot: How porn made itself at home in America's living room
From minstrelsy to vaudeville and Monk to punk, never under-estimate urban ugliness
With Johnny as the downbeat, documentary charts the rise and fall of the Ramone empire
The Fine Art of Picking a Shtick