Punk rock lives. Even if as John Joseph says: "It's just become like anything else, you know? Homogenized, watered down, and fashion." In the first part of our conversation with Joseph, frontman of the legendary New York hardcore/thrash band Cro-Mags, we spoke about punk in 2014, the changing face ... More >>
See Russell Simmons, Rev Run, and others' Twitter reactions to the death of Adam Yauch as well as Crossfade's memorial slideshow of Beastie Boys concert photos. Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) is dead. Details about what ultimately took his life have not yet been released. UPDATE: The rapper a ... More >>
Yesterday, CNN ran an interesting article about Southern stereotypes, "The South: Not all Bubbas and Banjos." "The lower right-hand portion of the U.S. of A. is often pigeonholed as a tobacco-spittin', Bible-thumpin', gun-totin' (and worse) backwater," writes Todd Leopold. "So go ahead, fry up the ... More >>
Photo by Kelli Hayden via myspace.com/theadolescentsMore than a decade before Weezer's "Blue Album" toasted undone sweaters, surf boards, and Happy Days, the Adolescents' highly influential debut was well known for its cerulean cover. Springing up from the ashes of Agent Orange and Social Disto ... More >>
via myspace.com/jacuzziboysThe Jacuzzi Boys With Boise Bob and His Backyard Band Radio-Active Records, Fort Lauderdale Friday, December 18, 2009Better Than: Being waist-deep in one of them hot tubs with water jets.The Review:The crowd came to Radio-Active Records this past Friday f ... More >>
These days it's rare to find a new reggae act who embodies the genre's traditional roots. But such is the case with Rootz Underground, a six-man band formed 10 years ago out of "di yard" -- Jamaica. They not only sound right, but act right, singing conscious lyrics of justice and peace and matchi ... More >>
Punk band To Be HatedShows by local artists, or concerts that are otherwise under-the-radar this weekend in Broward and Palm Beach. Friday: Boca-based trio The Pretty Faces create the sort of garage pop that's dirty enough for a dive, but too tuneful to be wasted on shitty acoustics. They ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. I attended the local stop of the Warped Tour, on Saturday, July 25 at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, and was disappointed that no one really watched Bad Religion. I don't get it! These guys are pioneers of ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. Last Sunday I went to the Cinema Paradiso record swap that was put on by Mark Pollack of New Art School. Three local bands played: the first was No Class Action, the second was Band Number 12, and the third was the Shakers ... More >>
He's back, and sounding off about bikes.
Some bands on the defunct festival's bill are still coming to town. Here's a guide to the makeup shows.
Those of us familiar with the history of Hardcore Music know that Greg Ginn is not just the man, but a brilliant guitar god. He formed Black Flag in 1977, eventually releasing the band's records (as well as Bad Brains, Minutemen, Descendants, Sonic Youth, and lots more) on his own label SST. Blac ... More >>
My topic this week is the bicycle phenomenon here in Miami. Personally, I think that people picking up their bike instead of their car keys is awesome. They're saying they really do care about their environment, plus it's a great, fun way to exercise. Even though it may be a trend for some people, i ... More >>
What we're going to talk about this week is Ecco Lounge, the brand-new restaurant/lounge put together by Aramis Lorie and Brian Basti (of Poplife and PS14, respectively). It's on the corner of SE Second Avenue and SE First Street, and it's opening in early March.This project is something they' ... More >>
M.D.C., a.k.a. Millions of Dead Cops, a.k.a. Multi-Death Corporation, a.k.a. Millions of Dead Children, a.k.a. Millions of Dead Christians, a.k.a. Millions of Damn Christians, a.k.a. Magnus Dominus Corpus, a.k.a etc., etc., return to Miami on April 11. The hardcore punk originators hail, originally, ... More >>
Ask any self-respecting punk rock fan to list his or her top 10 punk bands, and Bad Brains will almost certainly be toward the top. These hardcore punk rock pioneers began playing together as a jazz band with a rough edge and a hint of reggae way back in 1975.
City Limits, besides snagging Bad Brains, has also grabbed blog darlings Tokyo Police Club to play the same weekend the band would have played Langerado. Unfortunately, the show goes up against two others that night that attract similar fans: Girl Talk and Deerhunter at Culture Room, and Modest Mous ... More >>
Okay, St. Augustine is pretty damn far from here. And half of the bands on the Harvest of Hope festival bill, well, we've never heard of them. However, if you overwhelmed with a sense of loss after Langerado's cancellation, or just feel like a road trip, this one may be worth a look. A three-day pas ... More >>
New York City hardcore legends Agnostic Front definitely still bring it: They're still as loud and confrontational as always, even with their wrinkles, gray hair, and degenerating vision. Well-into-their-50s principals Roger Miret (vocals) and Vinnie Stigma (guitar) -- who, inspired by the likes of ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn (and to find out who, exactly, guest columnist Brooklyn is), click here. I want to talk about the homeless in downtown around the clubs and how fucking annoying they are. I'm so sick and tired of the begging and everything else. I'm not insens ... More >>
After much Internet gossip and rumor-mongering, the folks behind Langerado announced they would release the first phase of the festival's 2009 lineup yesterday morning. That didn't happen, with a delay as organizers "finalized last-minute details." Still, this morning they've come forward with a few ... More >>
It was really cool talking to Henry Rollins over the phone. The man has the gift of gab, and he spoke non-stop for almost twenty minutes. In this episode of PrunkTV, we talk about last week’s guest, HR of the Bad Brains, and pumping iron. He also told me about his travels in the Middle East, why h ... More >>
I walked into the historical landmark known as Churchill’s Pub at 1:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday afternoon. Bad Brains front man HR was sitting on the stage and waiting for me. I introduced myself, as he pulled me close. “Lets go to the backyard,” he whispered into my ear. I was jarred, as I f ... More >>
I arrived at Uncle Luke’s house at 2 p.m. on a recent Friday afternoon. He started talking as we sat down, and began the interview. At around 4 p.m., my digital audio recorder beeped, notifying me that it was full. The interview was not over, however. I asked Uncle Luke if I could video record him ... More >>
So you dont have to.
I got a random email last week stating that H.R. of the Bad Brains is going to be in Miami this Saturday at Churchill's. I haven't heard dick for promotion on this and Churchill's doesn't even have the show listed on their website. But random emails and word on the street is that H.R. will be in tow ... More >>
The Cool Kids hanging with the next president. Well, it's another HOT day in Texas and the music is as hot as the temperatures. Some parts of the metro area hit 96 degrees and Austin proper was at 93 degrees today. That's a record for March 14th btw. Anyway, the music has all been solid and there ... More >>
Classic punk ballads for hardened hearts.
So if you've ever visited the ice-cold city of Toronto, you'll know that when it comes to music and culture, it's one of the biggest melting pots North America has to offer. With relaxed immigration and a stronger currency than the U.S. (ahem), Toronto isn't a bad city in which to be a musician, cre ... More >>
Dillinger Escape Plan are sort of like a band of vikings, blazing through a town in a maelstrom of chaos that leave the feeble shivering in a puddle of their own secretions. Think noise, destruction, flames -- literally, frontman Greg Puciato has been known to shoot fireballs from the stage between ... More >>
I Stole Your Animal (Daisy Explosion Records)
Producer/DJ Djinji Brown traveled from hardcore to hip-hop to house, landing in Miami along the way
It’s easy to understand why fans might be cynical about the fact that the original lineup of the Bad Brains, one of the most storied acts in the history of hardcore, is back together yet again. If you haven't already heard, they've got a brand new album, Build a Nation, which comes out today. Af ... More >>
After blackface, gay-baiting, nervous breakdowns, and Aryan brotherhood, Turbonegro reclaims the States