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11.19.13 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. The NYC post-hardcore bruisers Big Ups contributed this week’s playlist, which touches on some clear predecessors to their sound like Fugazi and Refused before transitioning into smooth, blissed-out electronic music (hello, “Take My […]

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07.30.13 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. Today’s “Listen In,” from the Maryland noise/punk band Chaos Destroy, makes great use of YouTube as a medium. In addition to tracks from the likes of Slint, Morrissey, and Arab on Radar, the […]

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06.04.13 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. Listening to Cities Aviv’s latest release, 2012’s excellent Black Pleasure, it’s hard not to be wowed and/or disoriented by the sonic landscape. Out is the left-of-center boom-bap that characterized his debut, replaced with music that’s […]

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05.07.13 Marina Galperina

Ah, the Met Ball. It’s like, um, various celebrities getting garlanded and vaguely commenting on whatever the Metropolitan Museum of Art happens to be high-profile-hyping at the time. This year they resurrected punk just so they could kill it again. Ok, I’m not really old enough to say that with any validity. I am, however, old enough to […]

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04.26.13 Andy Cush

No, not that Death. This Death. The seminal pre-punk punk band from Detroit, formed in 1971, didn’t receive proper recognition until the 2000s, and now, they’re getting a fantastic looking documentary tribute. Alice Cooper and Henry Rollins both show up to pay tribute in the trailer, but the most magical moment comes when the son […]

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03.27.13 Marina Galperina

So, tell me more about Estonia’s punk metal scene. I mean, just watched meaty men in athletic wrestling uniforms get dangled by one foot each over the Eurovision-esque stage while playing hardcore riffs on balalaikas as two drummers strapped into their vertical rotating drumsets were spinning and spinning and spinning. The gentleman sprouting a wolf-man mane out of his face? […]

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01.04.13 Andy Cush

Everyone’s favorite LA-via-Berlin-via-Brooklyn-via-LA art punks will be bringing their signature brand of dissonance and paranoia to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this May. Details on the site-specific performance are relatively scant, but we do know that the band will be taking to the Met’s Temple of Dendur, a reconstructed, 2000-year old Egyptian religious structure–which, for […]

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09.14.12 Marina Galperina

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has picked its next theme for its fashion exhibition and complimentary Met Ball for May 2013: Punk: Chaos to Couture will feature 100 men’s and women’s design from Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana and Chanel, “juxtaposing original punk looks with designer creations that were inspired by or incorporated punk elements,” so presumably swank threads […]

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03.02.12 Marina Galperina

Remember when the masked feminist punk band Pussy Riot crashed the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior to perform their song Virgin, Exorcise Putin? Apropos, Putin’s political party deputy Alexandr Sidyakin has just proposed a new law to increase Russia’s punishment for “actions, committed with special cynicism towards items, signs and insignia worshipped be citizens.” Offend religion with your “special cynicism” […]

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04.16.10 Marina Galperina

Pop-up/parasite gallery Boo-Hooray presents: mixed-media montages of Jon Savage (author of England Dreaming, etc) and Linder (visual/performance/installation artist, Luder musician, one of Morrissey’s few friends). […]

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