How bad it is? Really bad from the beginning, with this sentence in the first paragraph ‘Here’s how to pull together a party that won’t turn into a riot.’ Well, I understand she wants to be funny, but that’s precisely what punk is about, a riot!
We all want to be punk rockers but where oh where do you start? There is so much to know and what exactly should you wear? Its tricky, you dont want to be mistaken for a biker or a goth, you want to be a legit punk rocker- and I know, youre worried someone will confuse you with bands, Avril? Joan?
One thing is very clear : Alan Rickman is a great actor and if nothing else, the center of the movie will be very solid
No, wait a moment! An incredible simulation off the equal parts dreaded and loathed “CBGB’s: The Movie”.
they were simply brilliant Wednesday night. A 90 minute plus extravaganza of Celtic vibes with two lead singers, all the muscle in the world and, after 17 years, complete control of their environment: they sing about drinking, Boston, revolution, Ireland, drinking and sports in Boston and drinking and girls and being irish and drinking
At some time I start to wondering, why am I staying up late, getting shoved and pushed, to watch OK versions of Clash songs by talented denizens of the Bowery, but not much more? On television?
Pissed Jeans have been at it since 2004 and so they have what time gives you: assurance and tightness. And they have something else, a follow up to the awesome King Of Jeans, Honey, coming up and a gig at the 550 SRO Bowery Ballroom on April 13th, 2013.
Meet the Outernational of Indie rock, Desaparecidos. You might remember them from Alyson Camus’ rave over the summer, they are Conor’s agit prop, Mexican based post-hardcore hard rocking troop, around for 2001.
The van actually looked totally awesome, the design was a little damaged, so it must have been painted a while ago, but it hadn’t lost any of its powerful message
Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach were only three on stage but they built a brutally furious sound, as if they were an army, they were a force playing at unison with heavy bass and super loud drumming, building a tremendous sonic furnace
Clicking the boombox cassette player on the floor (weak on batteries might I add) the first song up? “Somethings Gone Wrong Again”, I freshened the red lipstick lit a cigarette and belted this out- playing the kiddie piano on my thigh.
It sounds likeGreen Day covering early Green Day covering the Buzzcocks playing the Clash’s Give ‘Em Enough Rope. It is, in its own way, nearly insanely catchy and it acknowledges their age while thumbing their noses at it
Silverstein was a band that I basically grew up with. I remember having their poster on my wall in seventh grade, and listening to them and Hawthorne Heights in my bedroom, pretending I was at a show. I purposely didn’t listen to any of their more recent stuff because I wanted to hear it live first.
Jazz was 18, Lola 16 when he died and they were both devastated. It took Jazz years for the loss to sink in, and she reacted with panic attacks, Lola went into an immediate depression. “But you get over it…”
“I dreamt I saw Joe Strummer last night alive as you or me, said I but but Joe you’re ten years dead, punk never died, said he, punk never died said he
“The idea is to try to put a container on something that at least espouses a desire to throw off any container, and may not be containable,” says Krugman, whose career has included managing the New York punk band the Dictators in the early ’70s
For half an hour, a set that went by so fast I was surprised it was over, For Science dug into their classic punk rock catalogs. A moshpit soon took hold, but the sound wasn’t hell bent on reforming as a hardcore band. The speed was fast but slowed when needed. The songs were executed with sharp, tacticle hits to our pleasure zone.
The lead singer is a skinny bloke with a naff ‘tache and a naffer attiutude who seems ready to derail at any moment. Spitting out spiteful lyrics while the band sound like a deranged Disturbed, and their anger isn’t just for we commoners who deem to listen up, but, “all corporate leeches”
This isn’t proto Ramones, it is pro. Sure the melodies would get better, and sure Jooey would thing better, but otherwise, they didn’t change a bit for the next quarter of a century. The leather coats and jeans, the lounging, roaring, tight as fuck, loud fast lRamones are rolling through your brain cells.
The Russian girls believe revolution should be done by women because, as they told the Guardian, ‘For now, they don’t beat us or jail us as much. There’s a deep tradition in Russia of gender and revolution – we’ve had amazing women revolutionaries.’
I like the liquidity, there is something sinuous about the band as they go about the hardcore rituals they are saddled with.Even the name Pissed Jeans suggest things about bodily fluids and discharges. They slip and slide through punk, prog, hardcore. They are lizard kings of jeans
. With her braces and her curly hair and her tin lunch box, Poly was the opposite of cooldom. And yet she exuded the punk form of cool: the political edgy dangerland. The neo, dayglo, end of the world , tip of the finger, soundstress songstress germfree adolescent wordsmith.
The band broke up, when, truly way out of control, Slovan disappeared while tripping and the always unruly band, disbanded. Their last concert was a Don Giovanni Showcase in February 2009. Three years later they’re back.
Its just upbeat punk rock in its purest form. There is no message its drunken sing along filthy punk with a rockabilly howl.
It was the first time that a movement was challenging the authority and the police, and that they could articulate their believes in society, and it was also life changing, the movie really providing a better understanding of what punks went through: the scary barbarous shows with people at the peak of their physical shape, the fights and the punk image
From a George Jones cover, to an early SST era work out, to all three songs performed with Nirvana at the legendary MTV Unplugged concert, through erstwhile Grateful Dead jams, skronk, white noise, speed metal and punk.
intensely chilly and moody, extremely varied
a hybrid moment indeed
Maybe one day when we become a big powerful website…
a 20 year old Billy Bragg
All in all for nothing, this thing kicks ass.
smells like teen spirit
the birth of punk in downtown Manhattan, disco in midtown, and hip hop in uptown.
Lets face it: no matter what it’s going to be better than that pathetic movie.
I shudder to think what some of them are but if anyone finds a handcuff on a bike rack its mine.
There is a new EP in the work, which will come out this summer, and featuring a track with Fucked Up and Best Coast.
nightmare world of aluminum foil and neon lights, nuclear colors of orange and yellow and green, test tubes and esso stops
both release some tremendous amount of energy
Matthew Teardrop was definitely all gone
they were here for the real sweating-moshing-pushing-screaming-surfing-jumping thing
fiercely brutal, straightforward and minimalist
The tougher side
This is weird and awesome at the same time
Musically they’re sound, the age is only in the voice and appearance, and that is plenty enough.
It’s Sublime mixing and matching reggae, punk, and ska with their own blend of LBC flavor to create a proper tribute to their lead singer and guitarist
rock nyc cover boys Fucked Up are opening
Circus trainers beat, shock, and whip animals … make them perform tricks that are confusing and meaningless to them.”
With the working title of “Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg”, the original mix featured longer song versions