What Does Pussy Riot Mean Now?
"With all eyes on Russia, two members of the country’s most notorious band of shit-stirrers are free after nearly two years of political imprisonment and enjoying the rock-star treatment during their first trip to the U.S. But the group’s unlikely journey from art-school project to international icons shows just how rotten Russia has become and how much the mission has changed."
posted by homunculus
on Feb 7, 2014 -
- "singer, writer, composer, punk rocker, poet, Radiator, Pogue"
- passed away from esophageal cancer on October 8th, far too young at only 56. He was most widely known as the Pogues’ rhythm guitarist, who penned
"Thousands Are Sailing
", a haunting ballad about Irish immigration to the USA that quickly became a live favourite (in later shows usually sung by Phil himself
). [more inside]
posted by Skybly
on Oct 18, 2013 -
SST label honcho Greg Ginn's lawsuit against the other former members of Black Flag, several of whom now playing as Flag, isn't going so well
. Henry Rollins isn't playing with either group, but is also named in the suit. Both groups (Ginn, 1979 vocalist Ron Reyes, and hired hands playing as Black Flag
, the others playing as Flag
) been on tour this summer.
posted by larrybob
on Oct 11, 2013 -
The chant began less than two minutes into the first song. An undercurrent at first, just a few hecklers. But it got louder with repetition, each wave building on the last. Soon the chant threatened to drown out the band itself.
“Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!”
1986: Punk band Discharge goes hair metal
posted by Horace Rumpole
on Sep 5, 2013 -
CCCP Fedeli alla linea
was an Italian "Emilian1
melodic music pro-Soviet punk" band that performed and recorded between 1981 and 1990, disbanding on the same day as German reunification. For those who can read Italian, here is their story
in their words. For the rest of us, Wikpedia does a pretty good job
of thumbnailing the group, calling their sound a "genre-defying convergence of militant rock, industrial music, Folk, electropop, Middle Eastern music, and even chamber music." CCP's final album was Epica Etica Etnica Pathos
(Epic, Ethics, Ethnic, Pathos), recorded live in an abandoned farmhouse/villa in the Romagna countryside
. (exterior shot
, and a couple more pics on this page
) [more inside]
posted by taz
on Jun 16, 2013 -
Women of Punk 30 shows containing almost 400 video clips exploring the role women have played in Punk music from the 70's to today, with rare interviews and concerts, videos, documentaries and feature films.
posted by ifjuly
on Apr 29, 2013 -
They made it from beer cans, razors, safety pins, and did I do this part already? Whatever. They loaded it with the most precious artifacts of human culture they could find in Mexican Johnny D-bag’s van. “You gotta make it faster than regular Voyager,” said Red. “So our culture
gets to the aliens before the CIA’s fascist pseudo-culture.”
posted by Tom-B
on Jan 26, 2013 -
If gears and brass aren't your thing, and you'd prefer your alternate history to take its influences from 18th century Paris
, then Rococo punk
might be your scene. But this is no new reaction to steampunk. Oh no, the Boston band The Upper Crust
("Let Them Eat Rock
," "We're Finished with Finishing School
," "Little Lord Fauntleroy
) go back to 1995, and before them was Malice Mizer
," "Bel Air
," "Au Revoir
,"), though their visual style
wasn't just Rococo glam (as seen here in "Beast of Blood
" and "Garnet
"). But the grandfathers to all these young punks was Adam and the Ants
," "Kings of the Wild Frontier
," "The Prince Charming Revue
" [YT playlist]).
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 23, 2013 -