Better Than: This by 2,000 light years.
"Life is not fucking pretty right now. Believe me, I can testify to that shit." This was Billie Joe Armstrong's call to arms. Shouted in the middle of performing "Letterbomb," he wanted the audience to let go with him for just a couple of Sunday evening hours ... More >>
Penelope Houston, the former lead singer of San Francisco punk legends The Avengers, has her solo shoes on again with the recent release of On Market Street (Devoted Ruins), her first solitary salvo in seven-plus years. But the official reissue of The Avengers' self-titled, posthumous LPout t ... More >>
Fucked Up Presents David Comes to Life
(le) poisson rouge
Monday, November 14
Better than: That start-to-finish performance of Pocket Full of Kryptonite at Brooklyn Bowl last month.
It took all of about 40 minutesor, considering the context, until the end of Side Bfor Damian " ... More >>
The Meat Puppets' thirty-year journey can be divided into a trio of disparate trajectories: the mind-melting Deadhead-cum-hardcore desert-rock genius of their SST Records years (1982-89); the glossy, muscular grunge-lite of the successful major-label stint they enjoyed in the 90's (thanks in ... More >>
Against Me! w/Screaming Females
Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sunday, June 5
Better than: A lecture on the evils of "selling out" delivered by a second-semester college freshman.
Against Me! played the first seven songs of their blistering set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg Sunday night one ... More >>
Mike Watt (center) and his Missingmen
To dig up some remotely negative bluster thrown at flannel-flyin,' bass-pluckin' Minutemen/fIREHOSE/Stooges punk-rock guru and super-nice dude Mike Watt is no small feat. Enter Watt's ol' SST Records pal Henry Rollins for lighthearted jabs at Watt, found in Rol ... More >>
New signage up at Thistle Hill, the much anticipated bar and restaurant from NOFX's Fat Mike and a consortium of others, including 'inoteca's David Massoni and Niagara Bar's John Bush. When last we checked in, the spot, which is located in the former Olive Vine location at 15th Street and 7th ... More >>
We're gonna explain who this mischievous dude is in a second. His name is Ben Rayner. Photo via Vice.Some backstory here: At last year's ATP New York, VBS.TV's Ian Svenonius goaded Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon to uncharacteristically attack their labelmates and fellow punk rock ... More >>
Most definitely tonight's big whoop is Fucked Up, a/k/a that "brisk punk band from Toronto, with an unpublishable name," who will regale Brooklyn Masonic Temple, a/k/a New York's best venue for massive hearing loss, with a painstaking track-by-track recreation of their 2008 album The Chemistr ... More >>