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 -
"Please help a dear friend, Sarah Kirsch, an important figure and driving force in the ’90s Bay Area punk scene and beyond. She continues to be an important part of our community, our culture, our music scene, and many of our lives.
Even if you don’t recognize this name, you probably know Sarah. She has been a huge part of the punk/radical community for decades as Mike Kirsch (Fuel,Sawhorse, Pinhead Gunpowder, John Henry West,Torches To Rome, Bread And Circuits, Please Inform The Captain This Is A Hijack, Baader Brains, Mothercountry Motherfuckers, etc.).
She not too long ago came out as a proud trans-woman, and almost immediately was confronted with these terrible health problems."
has died of Fanconi Anemia
. [more inside]
posted by josher71
on Dec 6, 2012 -
New York graphic designer Mike Joyce
takes vintage flyers from punk, hardcore and indie rock shows and redesigns them "into international typographic style posters. Each poster is sized to the standard swiss kiosk dimensions of 35.5 inches wide by 50 inches high and set in berthold akzidenz grotesk medium, all lowercase. Every single one of these shows actually happened."
posted by BitterOldPunk
on Jan 11, 2012 -
Aptly named hardcore deconstructionists Fucked Up
are slated to play a free, 12-hour show in NYC on Tuesday, October 14th.
The show will feature appearances from the likes of John Cale, Matt Sweeney, David Cross, Mobb Deep, Akon, Vivian Girls, U2's The Edge, and others.
posted by auralcoral
on Oct 6, 2008 -
Something to Hüsker
: Bob Mould
, Grant Hart
and Greg Norton
live with Joan Rivers
on the Late Show. Also live versions of the Byrds' Eight Miles High
, The Girl Who Lives on Heaven Hill/I Apologize
, Pink Turns to Blue
, Every Everything, Makes no Sense at All, Ticket to Ride
, New Day Rising
, These Important Years, Every Everytime
, and a video for Don't Want to Know if You Are Lonely
posted by psmealey
on Sep 21, 2007 -
New York Magazine published an article about the hardcore punk scene
back in May of 1986, written by future best-selling author Peter Blauner
. It was the story of two girls. One, 16-year old Becca, rose from the gutter to be near the stars. The other, Natalie, a grizzled veteran at 20, had to fight to keep her status as punk queen. Like with everything else in those days, it ended up on Donahue
(clips from the episode, not the whole show). The band most featured in the article, Murphy's Law, is still a pogoing concern
posted by Kattullus
on Jan 31, 2007 -
YouTube.com: A New Musical Anthropology.
A short essay on YouTube, and a long list of punk and hardcore concert videos. NSFW warning: If you go poking around the forum you'll find a lot of porno spam. I haven't checked out all the videos yet, so you're on your own there.
posted by hydrophonic
on Jun 20, 2006 -
In the early 1980's, Ann Arbor, Michigan had a small, but thriving
hardcore/skate scene. At the time, the scene was documented in a 'zine called
by a guy named Wes and his friends. But the 80's faded, as did the
scene and the 'zine, and only the memories were left.
Then, a couple of years ago, Wes created a site
dedicated to Local Chaos, and the scene of yore. In the wake of the site going
live, several of the bands have gotten back together and even played some live
shows. If you've ever wondered what the bald youth of 80's hardcore would look
like playing at 40, then check out the music
for current photos, and video clips, of legendary locals like Ground
, and arguably Ann Arbor's longest-running punk act, The Cult Heroes
. The sCrapbook features a
trove of old interviews, photos, and odds and ends. This is a great look back
the Ann Arbor hardcore/skate scene in the 80's.
Punk's not dead!
posted by cows of industry
on Mar 23, 2005 -