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 >>
Black Flag With Good for You Grand Central, Miami Saturday, September 7, 2013 Better Than: Seeing Keith Morris sing Rollins-era Black Flag songs. To expect a performance by the 2013 incarnation of Black Flag to provide the same animalistic, confrontational assault of yore would be to live in a st ... More >>
Regardless of which incarnation of Black Flag currently touring you may prefer to see, or which former lineup is your favorite (and they are legion), or even where you stand on the questionable position in which Greg Ginn has recently placed the band's legacy with the lawsuit most Black Flag fans se ... More >>
Black Flag flies again. Originally formed in 1976 by guitarist and eventual SST Records boss Greg Ginn, this California hardcore punk crew played hard, fast, and loud for ten years. Then the band broke up for good. Or at least a few decades ... Because Ginn, along with late-'70s lead screamer Ron ... More >>
The members of New Orleans sludge metal band Eyehategod don't worship Satan. They don't kill virgins, hang them upside down over a tub, and wash themselves in blood. They don't dance inside circles of fire during full moons at midnight. They don't castrate babies, put hamsters in blenders, or m ... More >>
Hank III may be satan's favorite grandson. His daddy was a cactus, his momma was a bear trap, and he was born with his boots on in a river full of moonshine. At age 11, he ripped out his own throat and cooked it over a forest fire. The next year, he stole his yodel from a cyclone. He kill ... More >>
When punk rock sneeringly ejaculated onto the music scene in the 1970s, it was all about volume, attitude and, most importantly, the rebellious nihilism of young disillusionment. But in 2012, self-proclaimed punk rockers look like massage therapists at a Winnie the Pooh spa. Just take a look at The ... More >>
Are you down with the clown?The Insane Clown Posse is the most successful DIY b(r)and in the history of independent music. They move merch like bona fide hustlers, tour like Black Flag in the '80s and serve as the centerpiece of a million-dollar Dark Carnival of spin-off artists and related pr ... More >>
Shai Hulud do it for the kids.Relative to the universe, rock 'n' roll is a recent phenomenon. Though the exact moment when the genre came into being is hard to pinpoint, the following is undeniable: It's genesis was a distinctly American occurence, which took place near the beginning of the 20t ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenNo Age last played Miami this past December at the Fountain Art Fair.It's no secret that Crossfade loves L.A.'s best scrappy lo-fi punk duo, No Age. Luckily for us, No Age seems to love our hometown right back -- or at least have booking agents who do. No seriously, they've pub ... More >>
Your hardcore crash course instructor, Steven Blush.There are only five hours remaining till punk professor Steven Blush's hardcore master class convenes at Sweat Records. Word is, there might be a pop quiz. So ... Are you ready? Have you committed the entirety of the textbook -- American Har ... More >>
Hardcore historian Steven Blush.It's hard to believe that three decades have slipped past since the birth of hardcore punk. And it's even harder to believe that legends like Black Flag and Minor Threat haven't let loose a loud fast riff in 25 years. But that's the truth ... Hardcore is history. ... 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 >>
Gay Cowboys in Bondage We're Not Gay but the Music Is! (Self-released)gcib.com I think by now, in these recurring Blasts From the Past, we've arrived at the logical conclusion that South Florida has long been a a breeding ground for fringe acts who are heavy on the humor. Aside from the ac ... More >>
South Dade gets it in. We've told you a couple times before about Black Flag, B.O., Gunline Entertainment and Goon Muzik. Well Richmond Heights is at it again with their "Hottest Nigga In Da City," B.O., putting out another mixtape.The song in the above video is called "What I'm Into" with B.O. t ... More >>
by Kevin Gilbert via myspace.com/gaelicstormRemember the movie Titanic? You know, the one which countless millions of people flocked to the theaters over and over again to see people who never let go? Aside from catapulting a few actors into superstardom and making millions of soccer moms secretl ... More >>
It was 1979 and punk was being born again in the glitter-flecked primordial muck of Los Angeles. Late-blooming skinheads and bands like Black Flag, the Circle Jerks, and the Germs were bashing the West Coast hardcore scene into shape, using little more than blunt force. For most fans of aggro tun ... More >>
Henry Rollins shouts his truth from the Revolution stage.
So you dont have to.
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He doesn't hit women. His band doesn't drown puppies. But the anger is real.