Tag: grant hart

kid congo powers

Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk

Kid Congo Powers, one of avant garage punk’s secret weapons, was interviewed March 9 from his Tucson, Arizona, home that he shares with his...

11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever

It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn...
musicians who worked in record stores iggy pop dave grohl

15 alternative music stars who got their start working in record stores

Record stores are magical places. A good, well-stocked and curated record shop with a knowledgeable staff can influence tastes, expand horizons and serve as...
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10 old-school punk bands who created the blueprint for the hardcore scene

1979: As far as the American record business was concerned, punk rock was finished. They’d spent a packet on the Sex Pistols, Ramones and...
SST RECORDS

These 10 SST Records releases defined ’80s punk and beyond

These 10 albums represent SST Records’ greatest achievements. Greg Ginn began Solid State Tuners at age 12 as a mail-order electronics business still thriving...
Ramones-Punk albums of 1987

These 15 punk albums of 1987 brought more noise and power than ever

Welcome to the best punk albums of 1987. But first, some context. Feb. 20, 1987: An attack by a domestic terrorist called "the Unabomber"...

Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart brought a whimsical, ethereal and often transcendent edge to punk

Drummer, vocalist, artist and founding member of Hüsker Dü, Grantzberg "Grant" Vernon Hart died at 56 Sept. 14 from complications of kidney cancer. Though he spent...

Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart dies at 56

Grant Hart, drummer and singer of Hüsker Dü, has died at the age of 56 after a battle with cancer. Around 2:00 a.m. EST, the...