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 >>
Here are my top 10 bouts of musical rage.
If you disagree with me, I'll be furious!
(10) "We're Not Gonna Take It"--Twisted Sister
Infectious anger at its most rollicking. I always felt this song was the musical equivalent of "I'm mad as hell" from Network.
This summer, NYU's Clive Davis Institute for Recorded Music is offering a class on punk taught by Voice contributor (and decorated journalist), founding Flying Lizard, and all-around brilliant lady Vivien Goldman. The class will be open to anyone who wants to pay the tuition (anyone in the city, tha ... More >>
Tonight, find Mr. Johnny Rotten aged to post-punk perfection with Public Image Ltd. at Terminal 5, where you'll catch the ex-Sex Pistols frontman wailing about "Death Disco," songs that aren't love songs, and the like. At Mercury Lounge, discover a couple of Christopher R. Weingarten-approved acts ... More >>
This right here is nuts. Starts off with interview footage of Mclaren recounting his chance meeting Afrika Bambaataa. Gets into the Sex Pistols, "Buffalo Gals," Bow Wow Wow, Yes, the Art of Noise, etc. etc. etc. Yes, Yes. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" just sounds different when Premiere plays it. ... More >>
via Drowned in SoundA maddening genius, a calculated pixie, a man who turned rage into dollars, Malcolm McLaren was the managerial brains behind the poetic outbursts of the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow, Adam and the Ants, and other acts of the fashionably angry era.
He was the godfather of punk, ... More >>
Still a good song though right
Pretty inspired mini-manifesto here about old-guard female rockers (looking at you, too, Cherie Currie) sassing the new, innovative, vastly underrated wave of female rockers, just because we're all too nostalgic for Liz Phair or L7 or whatever. Thesis in one line: "L ... More >>
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 >>