Punk

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers – Death of a Western Heart (2016)

B-Leaguers’ ‘Death of a Western Heart’ is crammed to the finish line with hooky punk-pop songs along the lines of the Buzzcocks, Undertones and Green Day.

The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965): On Second Thought

The Sonics – Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965): On Second Thought

To be played at “annoy the neighbors until they call the cops” volume, ‘Here Are The Sonics!!!’ contains the work of accidental geniuses.

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

Clothes Clothes Clothes Music Music Music Boys Boys Boys, By Viv Albertine (2014): Books

More than a punk-rock memoir, Viv Albertine’s book tells the story of a woman who remained true to herself through many reinventions.

Mojo Nixon, “Don Henley Must Die” from Otis (1990): One Track Mind

Any time Don Henley speaks, either to blast fans for using smartphones at concerts or to sue someone, I think about Mojo Nixon.

Split/Red – Serious Heft (2014)

Split Red’s ‘Serious Heft’ is like Funkadelic or Black Flag with the hint of Latino spice.

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Decades later, Wolfe has launched a rejuvenated line-up of the Furys.

One Track Mind: The Stooges’ James Williamson, “Open Up and Bleed” from Re-Licked (2014)

One Track Mind: The Stooges’ James Williamson, “Open Up and Bleed” from Re-Licked (2014)

Add a blues belter, and this little-heard early-1970s Stooges demo is reborn.

One Track Mind: Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and Thurston Moore – “Nobody’s City” (2014)

One Track Mind: Iggy Pop, Nick Cave and Thurston Moore – “Nobody’s City” (2014)

The project doesn’t just pay tribute to Jeffrey Lee Pierce so much as expand his legacy.

Movies: The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2014)

Movies: The Rise and Fall of the Clash (2014)

Far more interesting than punk, far more satirical than they ever were political, far more important than their relatively brief time on top would ever indicate, the Clash richly deserved just this kind of exploration.

Psycho Mad Sally – How II Survive (2013)

After you’ve done this a while, you start to get very jaded about all the solicitations for coverage that come along with it.

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