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 >>
Bruno Mars Moonshine Jungle Tour With Fritz & the Tantrums American Airlines Arena, Miami Friday, August 30, 2013 It all started with the steady, pounding bass and jungle-like beat of the drums. As ladies in tribal-printed leggings, floral blouses, and tight royal blue dresses, and dudes in black ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Art meets rock at a raucous new MoCA exhibition.
Illustrator to the punk movement, Raymond Pettibon gets hung up at MoCA
...of flannel. Screaming Trees carve their niche from the Northwest Passage.