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Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk
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 husband. On the brink of releasing his amazing new EP with his longtime band the Pink Monkey Birds, Swing From The Sean DeLear, he explained to us in part one what he had been doing during COVID-19 lockdown, how he first played guitar jamming with no-wave hero
10 reasons why Oasis are the most influential Britpop band of all time
10 reasons why Oasis are the most influential Britpop band of all time
Britpop was the sound of England taking back rock ‘n’ roll after American grunge and alt rock had annexed the world’s airwaves and charts for the first half of the ‘90s. Vox amps, Union Jacks, 1964 Paul McCartney haircuts, Ben Sherman shirts and Chelsea boots became all the rage, as bands plundered their British Invasion, David Bowie and early punk records for ideas. If you played your... Read Mo
10 influential Australian punk bands who defined the nation’s current sounds
10 influential Australian punk bands who defined the nation’s current sounds
“Detroit is the capital of Australia.” That phrase got thrown around a lot in ’80s American fanzines as our underground discovered Australian punk’s loud-and-aggressive charms. The basic sound: U.S. protopunk, especially of the Stooges/MC5 variety, mixed with ’60s garage, played with thermonuclear energy through modern heavy metal amplification. There was also an especial a...
18 alternative songs that were actually nominated for Oscars
18 alternative songs that were actually nominated for Oscars
There are three types when it comes to songs in feature films: The first is the song that you just know isn’t only going to be nominated for an Academy Award but in all likelihood will win it; the second is the song that’s snubbed by the Academy in a year jam-packed with standard Oscar fare (sometimes love songs from Disney movies); the third is the song that somehow isn’t even considered and migh
Gene Simmons says that rock is still dead and fans are to blame—here’s why
Gene Simmons says that rock is still dead and fans are to blame—here’s why
Rock legends KISS brought 2020 to a close in spectacular fashion, breaking two world records for pyrotechnics during their Dec. 31 Kiss 2020 Goodbye livestream show. The group has pushed back their End of the Road World Tour dates to Spring 2021, and opinionated music icon Gene Simmons is using this time off to get back to one of his favorite talking points: the death of rock music. ...