In the four-plus decades of punk's angsty rule, it has become easy to get lost in a sea of band T-shirts, jeans, and flannel, not to mention the safety pins and hair glue maintained as the uniform of choice for so many #trupunx and fans of the Casualties. So, when a band arrives to totally subvert t ... More >>
Last night, the International Swingers rolled into 910 Live in Tempe and blasted out some big hits from rock 'n' roll lore, which is apropos, considering the punk supergroup's stature and history. Sex Pistols/Iggy Pop alumni and bassist Glen Matlock, guitarist/vocalist Gary Twinn of Supernaut fame, ... More >>
Four punk legends walked into a bar. That's not the setup to some lame knee-slapper, but rather a precise description of what transpired Tuesday night in downtown Phoenix. The bar in question is renowned English pub the George and Dragon, and the aforementioned punk icons are exponentially more famo ... More >>
So, hey, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame went ahead and announced their Class of 2013, which this time around, includes Rush, Public Enemy, Randy Newman and someone called the Disco Queen, Donna Summer. Those that were nominated, but didn't make the cut included Kraftwerk, Deep Purple, Joan Jett and ... More >>
Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.
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 >>
Dfactor and friends will be throwing down for a night of punk covers. The flier looks like it could have come straight out of the mid-to-late '70s, with kind of a New Wave meets punk rock vibe. And the flier isn't the only awesome thing we're expecting this Flashback Friday of sorts.A slew of your f ... More >>
Say "Sex Pistols" and the names Sid Vicious and Johnny Rotten might come to mind. Less likely is someone shouting out, "Glen Matlock." But they should; not only is he the band's original bassist, but drummer Paul Cook suggests he wrote most of the songs on the infamous Never Mind the Bollocks, Here' ... More >>
If you're one of the Steel Panther fans anxiously awaiting the band's new record, Balls Out, well, you're just going to have to wait a little longer. The band announced on its website yesterday that the record has been pushed from its original release date of October 18 to October 31. Practi ... More >>
London is burning. Storefronts are busted. Looting is rampant. And rioters are reducing many of the city's buildings to piles of timber. But what is it all for?
Right before people die, they usually say their goodbyes to the people they love. But now some British folks might have one last wish: "turn me into a record, please."For £2,000, you can ensure that your ashes will be sprinkled into the vinyl, according to Consequence of Sound. A record can be m ... More >>
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The horde of amateur music critics at Pitchfork Media has just crapped out a tome titled The Pitchfork 500: Our Guide to the Greatest Songs from Punk to the Present (Fireside). The book purports to present "edifying essays" about the greatest 500 songs of the past thirty years and "all-new reviews" ... More >>
Have Another Ball!
(Fat Wreck Chords)
A pseudo-Michael Stipe shares what's on his MP3 player
Stirring up hype and spiting the haters
And it's a live band!
Five Guys Walk Into a Bar . . .
Holy saccharine. Absolve this man of his sinful affection for pop-punk.
The Marquee Theatre
The beautiful chaos of the band is back
Bazooka!!! (Capitol Records)
Attack of the Killer (Exquisite Swine)
British punk-era warriors Slaughter and the Dogs regroup for a shot at the respect they never got
Blow in the Wind (Fat Wreck Chords)
Music critics reveal their deepest, darkest record-buying secrets in New Times' annual poll
There's melody, musicianship beneath the snarl of the Vox Poppers
From punk to rock to country, Alejandro Escovedo has weathered the push and pull of family and music
British punk pioneers the Buzzcocks invade America again
Sylvain Sylvain pays tribute to three fallen former bandmates on his new album
Where do Wendy and Rob rate among rock's most marginal contributors?
Phonoroyale carries the torch song into the modern world
In 1996, punk was murdered by its parents and resurrected by its children
A talk with Joe Queer. Also: Dub Narcotic Sound System, J Church, and the resurgence of wuss rock.
The reunited Who and Sex Pistols cheat death one more time
THOSE THINGS THAT CLUTTERED THE FLOOR OF YOUR CAR IN THE SEVENTIES ARE NOW COLLECTIBLE TO RETRO-FIEND GARY MARTIN
FOUNDERS OF ONE OF PUNK'S SEMINAL BANDS REUNITE
MUSIC-INDUSTRY PRACTITIONERS OPERATE ON FRACTURED HYPE