New York has a very rich history of strong contributions to heavy music. While the NYHC pioneers get worshipped (and justly so), New York often gets overlooked in discussions of other influential heavy music scenes. Our below choices for the Top 20 New York Hardcore and Metal Albums of All-Time will ... More >>
Better Than: Flag, Black Flag and possibly White Flag. In the summer of 1981, the Southern California band Black Flag went on a monumental tour of the U.S. where they unconsciously became the Johnny Appleseeds for the American Hardcore scene. From the Midwest to Manhattan, every fuck-up kid who ba ... More >>
Illustrations by Debbie Allen The hurricane might be over, but as Waste of Paint spent much of the weekend discovering, the recovery work has only just begun. Thankfully, the people of this city support one another in times of need, and the music community is no exception; two of the three shows we ... More >>
Mp3s take a hike!
Jimmy Fallon boasts a bizarre but wonderful D.C. punk reunion
Insound, Other Music, and Anthology explore the brave new world of digital music