Monthly Archives: October 2021

OK, so you are a “sold” punk rock. Now what?

“There are stories of kids sitting on the floor playing their majors songs, kids turning their backs on them. They got spit on a lot,” Ozzi says. It didn’t matter that their only release on a major, the years 1995 Very expensive, was the hardest the group had pushed themselves. …

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15 artists who bring rock to life

For most of the past decades, opponents have deregistered rock music, claiming the genre is dead. It may not be as big as it was in its formative years, but it remains a strong and vital scene with a number of bands keeping rock alive. While rock ‘n’ roll may …

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Punk Rock Bowling 2021 – Day 3 – Live in Las Vegas

Day three of Punk Rock Bowling started off with perhaps the biggest “challenge set” of the weekend. Boldness? Blag Dahlia was instructed to make a three hours acoustic brunch set… in the morning… to a group of hungry people… who were probably hungover. I arrived at the Downtown Grand restaurant …

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Grasping At Pieces debuts at the Sanctuary on Saturday

Punk rock history is being written this weekend as a brand new Montgomery / Prattville band, Grasping At Pieces, debuts live at the Sanctuary. “It’s like a mix of old Californian hard core, and also some of the oldest bands in Alabama. The Knockabouts, Dead Pigeons and all that,” said …

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10 streets named after rock bands

In 2004, Corporation Lane in Melbourne, Australia, was renamed ACDC Lane to honor Down Under’s biggest and best band. But they’re not the only ones with their own street. Here’s your checklist for the ultimate vacation and rock’n’roll pilgrimage. Flaming Lips Alley, Oklahoma City, OK The eccentric platoon of psychiatrists …

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THE SHAKEYS // Shaking up the world of punk rock

Shakes are back, baby! Almost seven years after the release of their first EP, white lightning, the Borloo / Perth dynamos have abandoned their first album, Crowd mentality. FOLLOWING: HARD ONS: Now with Tim Rogers added // DEPARTMENT: Dystopia Snapshot COMMENTS: NEW ICE KILLS: The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to …

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Jesse Malin brings punk rock roots to new record

Jesse Malin seems comfortable strumming his guitar at Flux Studios in the East Village, a few blocks from his home. It was there that he and his band recorded his latest release, “Sad and Beautiful World”, a double album of music by the native of Queens on Wicked Cool Records. …

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1980s Punk Rock Photos in San Francisco on View

Where that exposure gets stuck, however, is in her presentation of the book’s interviews. The photos lose some of their immediacy and impact due to the length and number of interview texts also on the walls. Alternative voices would have benefited greatly from using selected quotes from those conversations under …

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10 obscure but brilliant Japanese psych rock bands – including the original Ghost

As krautrock took hold of the traditionally-bound German music scene in the late 1960s and early 1990s, a similar psychedelic revolution was taking place in Japan – diverse but complementary, utopian in spirit, but finding this sense of wonder in legendary pastoral pasts as well as legendary futures. This urge …

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