Seeing that a form of Black Flag is touring right now (and playing Trees on Friday), we thought it a good time to investigate American hardcore punk rock. For all practical purposes, the beginning of hardcore in the states happened in the early 80's. While many hardcore acts were inspired by the Sex ... More >>
The last time I saw Ty Segall I was lifting him into a crowd of people so he could surf along to the sounds of the Jesus and Mary Chain, he had a grin on his face and a air of "fuck it, let's have fun" around him. When combined with his prodigious talent and seemingly tireless work rate, it's easy t ... More >>
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.
Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness discusses...well, not much
Three decades later, the Residents are still anonymous -- and still butchering sacred cows
How two different filmmakers have spent eight years trying to film the story of punk legend Darby Crash--and why nobody likes the idea
Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time
The Go-Go's return - again - to finish what they began 15 years ago