Legs McNeil

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    July 4, 1976 Was a Ramones-less Weekend in NYC

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    10 Things the CBGB Movie Got Wrong

    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 >>

  • Film

    October 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    It Came From the Bowery: Punk Magazine Returns

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 21, 2011

    The Rapture Come Home

    The band that launched DFA Records returns to its roots after a major-label detour

  • Books

    December 8, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2009

    Long Lost Fortress of Solitude Mix CDs Found, Replicated

    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 >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2007

    Williamsburg Dances Barefoot

    Matt & Kim? Against Me? Patti Smith christens the Music Hall anyway.

  • Film

    July 17, 2007


    From DIY and mohawks to corporate backing and Blink 182, does anti-establishment rock live?

  • NYC Life

    March 15, 2005

    The Green Door in the Floor

    Show me the money shot: How porn made itself at home in America's living room

  • NYC Life

    February 22, 2005

    Noise on Music Central

    From minstrelsy to vaudeville and Monk to punk, never under-estimate urban ugliness

  • Film

    August 10, 2004

    Road to Ruin

    With Johnny as the downbeat, documentary charts the rise and fall of the Ramone empire

  • NYC Life

    December 30, 2003

    New York Books

    Urban Legends

  • Music

    December 9, 2003
  • Art

    August 26, 2003

    Extreme Makeovers

    The Fine Art of Picking a Shtick

  • Music

    May 29, 2001
  • Music

    January 23, 2001