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Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo. In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, desig ... More >>
Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music blasted out of New York, Los Angeles, and London in the mid to late '70s. In film and on TV, portrayals of punk are often misguided or straight laughable (Hello Quincy! Hi C.H.I.P.S!) But sometimes they get it kinda sorta right. Here now, ou ... More >>
St. Louis-based zine Jet Lag, cofounded by a former freelancer at our sister paper River Front Times Steve Pick and John "The Mailman" Korst, was published from 1980 to 1991. Charmingly low-budget with offset typewriter print and xeroxed art, the legendary publication featured numerous show reviews, ... More >>
Celebrate the life and music of the ultimate punk rocker
No Future, but the Past Is Glorious
By Jena Ardell First, consider yourself lucky If you own one of the following t-shirts; then consider listing it on Etsy. These sellers are expecting mad cash for their rare band tees. Would you pay what they're asking to own one a piece of tour history? See also: These Odd Future Shirts Should No ... More >>
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Anamanaguchi do Their Nintendo Rock
It's upscale anarchy in The Met
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.
How about Smells Like Deer Spirit'?
His book mapped their lives
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 >>
Rock 'n' roll legends caught on camera
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 >>
Post-punk, aged to perfection
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 >>
Sex shop entrepreneur, artist, Sex Pistols Svengali, and new wave child pornographer Malcom McLaren has died, reports the UK's Independent. He was 64; cancer was the cause of death.
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 >>
A new play about growing up fast and loud
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 >>
Christie's Nov. 24 "Pop Culture: Punk/Rock" auction is now available for online inspection. The sale features "a collection of memorabilia from the Ramones to The Clash and The Sex Pistols". The venerable auction house is older than the United States, so this is presumably not their first sale to da ... More >>
Giving thanks to punk and New Wave
Pennsylvania pop-punkers Weston reunite
A punk icon masterfully plays peek-a-boo with Goth expectations
Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys
Thrift-shop-dapper Scottish new wave revival standard bearers approach the perfect beat
Grime heroes signal to the outside world while waiting for all those TV crews to arrive
Sensitive Maleness in CMT's Countdown
The Academy Award Nominations Were Announced Last Week. Do You Have Oscar Fever?
James Miller Tries to Control What He No Longer Loves