I put on The Ramones' classic 1977 record Rocket To Russia recently in an attempt to join all of my Facebook friends in their collective sadness at the recent death of Tommy (Erdyli) Ramone. I used to love this record, but now, even though I wanted to feel some sense of loss, it became more and more ... More >>
The year 1977 had a slew of watershed moments for both science fiction and pop culture as a whole. In theatres across the country, George Lucas' bombastic space opera flick Star Wars was blowing up like the Death Star and changing the cinematic landscape. Every child who was lucky enough to witnes ... More >>
See also: Peter Case of The Nerves/Plimsouls, on the Blues, Powerpop and a Fixed Up Heart Maybe the name "The Nerves" doesn't immediately strike a bell, but chances are "Hanging on the Telephone" will. A single from Blondie's stone-cold classic 1978 LP Parallel Lines, the song was actually written ... More >>
We at Up on the Sun, like Clinton himself, feel your pain. Every year Presidents Day rolls around and you're struggling to plant that cherry tree and buy all the stovepipe hats you can, all so that you can have the best damn Presidents Day party possible. (C'mon, we can't be the only ones.)So to ea ... More >>
Yeasayer's new album Live at Ancienne Belgique was released on Christmas, according to Pitchfork.The concert, which was recorded on October 28, 2010 in Brussels, has been released as a 13-track live album that is available for download on the band's website.As a Christmas treat from the band, fan ... More >>
AnvilThis Friday the summer movie blockbuster season kicks into full swing with the release of Iron Man 2. Yes, there will be plenty of explosions, CGI special effects, sequels and remakes to last eager movie goers for the next few months.But just in case you want to skip the long lines, expensi ... More >>
Have Another Ball!
(Fat Wreck Chords)
We wanna be sedated
Bring extra batteries
Putting the barf back in barfly
And it's a live band!
Finding ultraviolence on DVD, and old-school punk on CD
Let video games rot your gray matter before the zombies get to you
Here's props to a new punk-rock book, and pans for a Dead Boys reunion
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
The Clash leader dies, closing out a somber 2002 for rebel music
Posthumous solo debut shines a light on Joey Ramone's defiantly upbeat final days
New Times' panel of critics searches for musical gems in a disheartening 2001
Veteran roadie John Calleo brings together four rock veterans for the one-off Ramones tribute Rocket to Russia
Richmond Sluts (Disaster/Bomp Records)
From the week of May 10, 2001
From the week of May 3, 2001
Paying respects to the man who unwittingly threw me a life raft as a kid
Blow in the Wind (Fat Wreck Chords)
Dee Dee Ramone doesn't wanna be sedated anymore
There's melody, musicianship beneath the snarl of the Vox Poppers
Lookout! Freakout: 2000 Sampler Compilation (Lookout! Records)
A cultural generation gets an education in a new ultrascholarly analysis
The Ramones offer one more burst of brilliance with a new anthology
A talk with Joe Queer. Also: Dub Narcotic Sound System, J Church, and the resurgence of wuss rock.
The fashionable dos and duds of pop's greatest costume gimmick bands