the blue hearts

From Shonen Knife to Guitar Wolf, these 10 bands define Japan’s punk scene
From Shonen Knife to Guitar Wolf, these 10 bands define Japan’s punk scene
The screen fades in from black to a grainy, high-speed chase through an urban landscape, all jerky camerawork and streaky lights, flickering between night and day. The lens finally settles on a water plant or oil refinery rushing by, cutting to details of a speeding motorcycle carrying a pair of riders who resemble Mad Max extras...
Under The Covers: Andrew W.K. vs. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Under The Covers: Andrew W.K. vs. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top. SOURCE MATERIAL: The Blue Hearts' "Linda Linda” ...