Born John Joseph Lydon on January 31, 1956, the man later known as Johnny Rotten became the ultimate punk protagonist. An unlikely icon, he helped revitalize rock 'n' roll by discarding its mores and stripping it down to the basics. Both he and his first band the Sex Pistols were famously de ... More >>
Before South Park, Trey Parker wrote a musical about a cannibal.
Journeyman singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo has performed solo for a number of years now, but he sure has played in a lot of bands, too. It's a theme that recurs throughout his latest album, Real Animal. A loose memoir of sorts, the album's subject matter and styles span Escovedo's 30-year musi ... More >>
A new book captures the New York Dolls
No travel visa required on this global music voyage
A new book compiles punk's greatest hits and biggest tools
Ten Tons of Smackdown and You
Sometimes you just want to hang with people who sip champagne through surgically enhanced lips
Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever (Warner Bros.)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists and Love of Diagrams
Death Becomes You masters the art of persistence.
DVD chronicles the life of the Minutemen.
If only They Might Be Giants would do a tune about South Florida
How It Ends (Cicero)
Reunited... and a Pixies fan is forced to face the music
Nebula brings back the Paleolithic age of stoner rock
Medleys, broken bones, nosebleeds from the Anarchy Orchestra
The Sound Advice Blues Festival celebrates its 17th year
David/Donna Lee Parsons takes the very last train into the Mouth of the Rat
Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation
Don't dog our dog-day favorites, dig?
After blackface, gay-baiting, nervous breakdowns, and Aryan brotherhood, Turbonegro reclaims the States
Reading something into Strummer's death
Manipulating the media in the name of coochie rap
In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs, and, most of all, myths
The Day the Earth Met the Rocket from the Tombs (Smog Veil)
In favor of abolishing the pay-to-pee penalty
TheStart adds a dose of estrogen to the nu-metal sweepstakes
Local groups pool their gloom for a tribute to Joy Division and New Order
Have the former industrialists of Pitchshifter become children of the Korn?
The Filth and the Fury
Standing on the Shoulder of Giants (Epic)
The Clash, The Isley Brothers
Richard Buckner, The Ramones