Minutemen jam econo
on a public access TV show called Acoustic Blowout in 1985. You can find more Minutemen videos and concert recordings on corndogs.org
plays in the band The Nunnery
and takes 35mm photographs
of the underground music scene in Boise, Idaho.
plays in the band Underpass
and takes 35mm photographs
of the DIY punk scene in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland, was a dangerous place to be in the late 1970s
. With bombs, shootings, British Army Patrols, riots on the streets, and The Ramones
and New York Dolls
on the turntable, the most punk thing 5 Catholic lads could do was to sing upbeat songs about adolescent lust
, getting nowhere with said girls
, and the general struggles
of being young
. In the bleeding heart of The Troubles
, The Undertones
escaped by dreaming of a life more ordinary
. [more inside]
are a klezmer
-punk band from NYC, whose third album Tanz
is has just come out. Their current label, Discos Corasón
, has a number of live songs
and their first music video: "Freydele
". And here's a great rendition of their song "This Is Yiddish!
" You can also catch an interview with a couple of band members
and read an interview with the multilingual vocalist, accordionist and band founder Annette Ezekiel Kogan
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."
- "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]
The Last Gang in Town.
Punk rock legends Paul Simonon and Mick Jones of the Clash sit down with Ian Rubbish
of the Bizarros
and talk of old times and how Ian was inspired by each Clash album. They then get together and jam an old Bizarros tune.
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
In response to a listicle on pop-punk where "most of the picks were just early 2000s-era crapcore Warped Tour bands" the Jaded Punk Blog has a more 'authentic' list,"36 Pop-Punk Albums You Need To Hear Or Just Go Fucking Die."
. A list which seems to beg the question "What is pop-punk
? Is this more like this
, or more like this
? [more inside]
, drummer for Devo
during their seminal '76-'85 period, has died
. [more inside]
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]
is a free, downloadable garage rock compilation put together by Adult Swim. It features the leading lights of the scene, including Jeff The Brotherhood
, Thee Oh Sees
, and King Khan.
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.
Jello Biafra: 'Obama owes Occupy big time' The former Dead Kennedy talks to us about the state of modern punk – and modern American politics
ripped it up, madly channeling the sordid specters of rock 'n roll's past while staying true to its psychedelic future, even when voxman Lux Interior was a lean 59 years old. The first show from their last-ever tour does nothing but prove it
. [more inside]
Heartfelt Minneapolis punks Off With Their Heads
have just revealed Start Walking
, the first video from their upcoming album Home
. It follows on from the sound of their last album, 2010's In Desolation, and it's songs like Drive
The Revival Tour documentary
celebrates the annual acoustic folk-punk Revival Tour
that was founded by Hot Water Music
frontman Chuck Ragan
. Now in its fifth year, The Revival tour has featured musicians like Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon
, Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace
, and British star Frank Turner
. This year's lineup includes Chuck Ragan
, Rocky Votolato
, Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath, Streetlight Manifesto's Toh Kay, Jenny O, Loved Ones' Dave Hause
and Jenny Owen Youngs. Folk-punk previously
Eric's Trip, first Canadian band to be signed to Subpop.
(video is halfway down the page: I was unable to extract a workable link to include here)
I've collected a lot of stuff from friends over the years and luckily, i personally bothered to lug 4 tracks machines, mics and old video cameras to the shows at the time. Talking friends into holding the camera or keeping an eye on the input levels. I'm really glad i kept all those VHS tapes and reels of super8 films safe. The boxes of cassettes stored at my folks house still play great after 20 years. In 2007 i started transferring all these tapes into digital form to put this movie together, dubbing old VHS tapes was the scariest thing as some of them would barely play but i eventually got them all. I was excited that with use of modern editing stuff, i could finally sync up old video with better sounding tapes recorded at the same show, or editing together footage i had with someone else’s camera angle of the same show that i got from them years later. I worked on this movie for four years with much love until i finally had what i thought was a good document of what Eric's Trip really was. [more inside]
Minutemen's Mike Watt interviewed about Double Nickels on the Dime
. [more inside]
The first Sex Pistols show in the USA.
(audio only) Atlanta, GA, January 5, 1978.
The Way They Were
(SLYT... 1:07:45 'The tape fails there!')... an old Granada / Channel 4 program that was a compilation of Tony Wilson's So It Goes
a show that featured performances from some of the best British Punk and New Wave bands of the time.
They were a couple of blokes from a small city in in England who started out messing around with instruments. Paul played the guitar and drums, and Phil the saxophone, but both were interested in electronic music by the likes of Kraftwerk. Phil also liked hip-hop, and Paul got into acid house in the late 1980s. One afternoon, Paul slapped together a happy little song based on a sample from a now-forgotten instrumental cover version of some pop hit
, and called the little ditty Chime
. Even before it was pressed on vinyl, DJs were asking for it, and Orbital
was born. [more inside]
You're a Monk, I'm a Monk, We're All Monks
is a short video introduction to The Monks, a band founded in 1964 by five American soldiers in Germany
. They put out only one album, the abrasive, noisy, minimalistic Black Monk Time
in 1965, that sounded like nothing else at the time. They also dressed in all-black, shaved monkish tonsures in their hair and wore bits of rope as neckties. In 1966 they appeared on German TV shows Beat-Club
and Beat, Beat, Beat
, and played three songs on each, Boys Are Boys and Girls Are Choice
, Monk Chant
, Oh, How to Do Now
, I Can't Get Over You
. Aaron Poehler interviewed The Monks and wrote about their history
back in 1999. That same year they
got back together
at the Cavestomp festival. And here The Monks are being interviewed by a hand-puppet
on public access television in Chicago. [The Monks previously on MetaFilter]
is dedicated to the search [for new music on Bandcamp]
. It's here, on this humble blog that we shed light
on bedroom artists
in their most defining moments
. If you want what's popular today, Dingus is not the blog for you
. But, if you want what's fringe, pure and passionate then you've somehow landed on the right URL
." [more inside]
) are back, with a major-label contract
to boot. Following up on last year's highly-regarded Exmilitary
mixtape, The Money Store
is scheduled for official release on April 24th. In the meantime, enjoy these two new videos (probably NSFW): Get Got
/ The Fever (Aye Aye)
Kill From the Heart
, taking its name from the Dicks song
, is an incredibly extensive resource for international '80s hardcore punk. The site has collected a ton of information, like reviews
from different zines, interviews (including the infamous Maximum Rocknroll and FU's spectacle
), discographies from labels
, band histories
about different scenes, and more. [more inside]
Despised by the rock establishment which they assaulted with every turn, Wendy O. Williams and the Plasmatics were so far ahead of their time in so many ways it is hard to know where to begin. They synthesized punk and metal before it was cool to do so, used chain saws and other noise put through amplifiers, and their stage shows were second to none. (previously) [more inside]
Punks Not Dead.... but it can get you killed. Punk rock in oppresive regimes.
, co-founder of seminal punk band The Clash
, his hair as thin as the crowd, plays a few solo songs
at the opening of the Rock and Roll Public Library
, a converted office under a motorway in West London, in between swigs of lager. That is all. But what else do you need?
, live in England, 1984 [more inside]
"Rhyece O’Neill is an intense young man. A polemical folk singer, a producer of bass-heavy dance music, a protester, and a digital media worker for a major record label. He’s unlike anyone else in Australia’s dubstep landscape.
" Cyclic Defrost interviews O'Neill
, aka electronic/dub/dubstep producer Westernsynthetics
, and head of the Sub Continental Dub
label. You can skip the rest and hear two streaming mixes from Westernsynthetics
, 19 tracks from the Sub Continental Dub label
, plus the label's first three singles
, or continue inside for background, context, and even more music. [more inside]