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09.12.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a “tribute to everyone’s favorite New Yorkers – Roger Clark and Pat Kiernan of NY1,” exclaimed punk band The Tracys. It’s a happy little tune about the newsmen’s on-air camaraderie — “Roger’s got the microphone/What’s he gonna do?/Pat is gonna have to see this through” — and even shouts out transit reporter Jamie Stetler (formerly “Shupak!”). NY1 […]

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07.14.14 Marina Galperina

This weekend, Tommy Ramone died from bile duct cancer at his apartment in New York. The seminal punk band’s first drummer and producer appeared on the first three albums — Ramones (1976), Leave Home (1977) and Rocket To Russia (1977). He also managed the band for awhile and was known as “the sensible one.” By […]

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04.21.14 Andy Cush

In the late 1970s, Dan Witz began painting hummingbirds on walls around downtown Manhattan. The work — created illegally, with acrylic paint and brushes — so predated any notion of “street art” that the term hadn’t even been codified yet. It was years before artists like Keith Haring would attract a mainstream audience to the […]

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04.08.14 Andy Cush

“Listen In“ is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. This week’s playlist comes from the Detroit punk band Protomartyr, whose excellent sophomore album Under Color of Official Right was released today via Hardly Art. Though the new record mellows out the raw, drunken […]

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03.31.14 Reed Dunlea

Emma Kohlmann’s art is an abstract, hyper-sexualized version of Raymond Pettibon. Like Pettibon, she is very much connected to the current punk scene; she has done work for Thurston Moore/John Moloney, HOAX and Natural Law. Unlike Pettibon, she is a strong, young 2014 woman, and her work exhibits sexual taboos of a more consensual nature, as […]

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03.26.14 Andy Cush

Odonis Odonis are a great noisy industrial/punk band from Toronto, and their new video, for “Order in the Court,” features visuals ripped from the Early Netherlandish master of evil himself, Hieronymus Bosch. The Lee Stringle-directed clip brings paintings like The Garden of Earthly Delights and Christ Carrying the Cross to life, animating their characters and scenery in time […]

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02.10.14 Andy Cush

In the market for some vintage issues of Creem? How about a 1960s Silvertone guitar with an amp built into its case? A velvet painting of a sad clown? If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you’re in luck. Exene Cervenka, singer of the legendary punk outfit X, is having an estate sale this weekend, because […]

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01.20.14 Andy Cush

In Baltimore, Double Dagger are heroes: their records are fantastic, their live shows are the stuff of local legend, and their breakup was cause for a kind of misty-eyed mourning and nostalgia in the city’s DIY scene that wasn’t unlike what’s happening in the wake of 285 Kent’s closure here in New York. Elsewhere, you […]

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01.07.14 Andy Cush

“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging. This week’s list comes from the excellent, long-running Brooklyn punk band Japanther, selected a slew of scrappy rock and hardcore, as well as some outliers like Kate Bush’s excellent “Wuthering Heights” and an effortless-seeming […]

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Andy Cush

Here’s the trailer for a neat-looking documentary about legendary Gowanus recording outpost BC Studio, where such records as Sonic Youth’s Bad Moon Rising, Brian Eno’s Ambient 4: On Land, and Herbie Hancock’s “Rockit” were cut. Due to rising rents in the neighborhood, founder Martin Bisi is worried he won’t be able to keep his doors open for long. Take […]

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