While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... More >>
Recently, Facebook started a merciless crackdown on users who don't use their real names on their personal profiles. As a result, numerous drag queens and musicians have had their pages taken down. See also: Is the YouTube Free-For-All Over?
Jason & the Scorchers Off Broadway January 13, 2012 As band after band from the 1980s and 1990s reforms and revisits past glories, one could be forgiven for questioning their respective motives. However, early in their set, Jason & The Scorchers wanted us to know that this night would be different ... More >>
When we interviewed lead Godfather Peter Coyne, he spoke of possessing a spirit of "revenge." But revenge, though sweet, is not always easy. The band, which recorded its best-known hits in the 1980s, was scheduled to play the first show of its American comeback tour at Off Broadway. However, unsp ... More >>
Jack Butler Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants -- the rootsier side project of the Foo Fighters guitarist -- will be at the Old Rock House tonight. The show's at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. We chatted with Shiflett in this week's paper. Read on below for some outtakes in which he discusses h ... More >>
Sylvain Sylvain of the New York Dolls talks up the glam pioneers' history and fantastic new record.
Drinking games, zombies, pompadours and fire: the wonderful world of Guitar Wolf
A serendipitous record deal resuscitates one of the Midwest's primo garage acts, the Cripplers
Friday, Dec. 29; Mississippi Nights