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20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
The dawning of our new normal — a world of postponement, rescheduling and uncertainty — showed us just how sacred live shows can be. Whether they’re experienced in person or at home in front of a screen, the collective energy fostered between an artist and their audience is the driving essence of live music. While we may hav...
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times
Richard Hell hated his album ‘Destiny Street,’ so he did it three more times
When we left off in our expansive conversation with Richard Hell, we established his chicken-and-egg credentials in punk’s development. We spoke of his establishing the spiky haircut—which was to early punk as the ducktail was to ’50s rock ’n’ roll or the moptop was to the British Invasion—as well as what fashionistas now call “distressed” clothing. Equally, we discussed how his first band Telev..
Veteran guitarist for Kiss, ‘SpongeBob’ and more Bob Kulick dies at age 70
Veteran guitarist for Kiss, ‘SpongeBob’ and more Bob Kulick dies at age 70
Veteran session guitarist Bob Kulick has passed away at the age of 70 as confirmed in a Facebook post from his brother and former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick. The guitarist was responsible for guitar work on countless projects including music with Kiss, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, Diana Ross, WASP, and SpongeBob Squarepants among many other things. Read More: Watch Slaves fac... Read More ...
We made a Velvet Underground covers album featuring Nirvana, Joy Division, more
We made a Velvet Underground covers album featuring Nirvana, Joy Division, more
Last month marked 50 years since the Velvet Underground released their monumental second album, White Light/White Heat. Issued Jan. 30, 1968, the six-song cornerstone of lo-fi, experimental proto-punk did little (commercially) for the band upon release, but formed long-lasting waves of influence in the budding worlds of punk, noise, indie and alternative rock, making a sweeping artistic impact th
Watch Finn Wolfhard’s band Calpurnia cover the Velvet Underground
Watch Finn Wolfhard’s band Calpurnia cover the Velvet Underground
Last night in Brooklyn, Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard's band, Calpurnia, performed an epic cover of a classic the Velvet Underground track. Check out the video below. Read more: Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard’s band, Calpurnia, are recording an EP The Vancouver-based band performed at Rough Trade NYC, playing both covers and originals off their upcoming EP. One of the cov ...

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