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 >>
Amy Winehouse passed away on July 23. In memory of the people, places, and things that passed away in 2011, here's a collection of links and streaming-video artifacts.
Like many of her peers, she discovered the sound of being a grown woman
In this week's issue of the Voice, Graham Rayman writes movingly of his memories of September 11, 2001...and how Osama bin Laden's recent death doesn't solve everything, but certainly helps: "I have to admit feeling satisfied, and astonished that all these memories came back so clearly as if ... More >>
Janette BeckmanIn this week's issue: Vivien Goldman looks at the return to music-making by women of the post-punk era, including the late Poly Styrene (pictured), whose album Generation Indigo was released here the day her death was announced last week; Jessica Hopper examines Gang Gang Dance ... More >>
A pseudoscientist wants to know: Is pop music proof that we're all too in love with ourselves? (Spoiler: Not really!) Venue closures: Don Hill's; Paul Shaffer's House. Ad-Rock's 10 best remixes.
Poly Styrene, whose howl and unwillingness to be "seen and not heard" made her a heroine among many, has passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Born Marianne Joan Elliott-Said, Styrene quickly became an iconic figure as frontwoman of the skronky X-Ray Spex; the way she paired incisive ... More >>
No.Ah, another shitty year is ending, and we find ourselves trying to buy our way out of it with Christmas presents while struggling to block out the same old endless stream of yuletide muzak. Luckily, there's always a few notable holiday-album standouts to break the tedium, this year includi ... More >>
One time, at band camp...
1,500 up-and-coming acts take the music-biz mat in Austin
Punk's ever-expanding perimeter encompasses two protest bands
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