When news broke Tuesday that Cheetah Chrome was leaving the legendary, reduxed Cleveland proto-punk band Rocket from the Tombsjust on the heels of their first official release of all-new studio material, Barfly (Smog Veil)a contentious e-debate broke out amongst the canon-punk intellig ... More >>
Saturday, December 17
Better than: Another '90s band playing a '90s album start to finish.
There wasn't a whole lot of noise from Lee Ranaldo's new quartet under the cloth clouds at Glasslands on Saturday, but there was plenty of crunch. Removing the art ab ... More >>
Tracing the antecedents of punk rock is as easy as whipping out your trusty map, then looking toward Michigan (The Stooges' blood-stained, glass-stabbed, track-marked skuzzballness; MC5's Afro-sized destructo rawk-n-roll bombast), New York (The Dolls' lipstick-smeared, cross-dressing scum-blu ... More >>
It could be confidently argued that Rocket from the Tombs were the first American punk band. Formed in early 1974, in a long-abandoned Cleveland industrial hood that was rusting and crumbling like one giant sputtering axle factory, Rocket lasted barely a year, and left behind a small sampling ... More >>
Today would have been the Queens-born punk legend Joey Ramone's 60th birthday, and tonight his annual birthday bash will take place at Irving Plaza; tickets are still available for the show, which will offer performances by the likes of Bebe Buell, Richard Lloyd, and Richie Ramone and which benefit ... More >>