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15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
15 essential post-punk bands who represent the evolution of the genre
Post-punk had to happen. Punk rock opened all this space for people to make exactly the kind of art or culture that the disenfranchised had been imagining in their heads, and maybe had limited means or skills by which to make it. But what if you didn’t want to crank out recharged three-chord rock ’n’ roll with modern street poetry for lyrics? What if you want...
7 early Sex Pistols moments that deserve screen time in FX’s miniseries
7 early Sex Pistols moments that deserve screen time in FX’s miniseries
On Jan. 11, FX announced it’d ordered a six-episode limited series about British punk spark plug the Sex Pistols. Titled Pistol, the show will be based on guitarist Steve Jones’ 2016 autobiography Lonely Boy: Tales From A Sex Pistol, relating the catalytic events of the band’s history and the scene they largely ignited from Jones’ perspective. Directing and executiv...
The Dirty Nil tried to keep their girlfriends from hearing this song
The Dirty Nil tried to keep their girlfriends from hearing this song
Call it luck, commitment or having their own pew in the high Church Of Rock ’N’ Roll. Toronto rock dudes the Dirty Nil are making things happen in all the best ways. They finished their impending album, Fuck Art, during lockdown, having lived together for five years, thereby creating their own bubble to write and rehearse. Out of tha...
Mark E. Smith, founder of British post-everything band the Fall, dead at 60
Mark E. Smith, founder of British post-everything band the Fall, dead at 60
Mark E. Smith, founder of the Fall, one of the most forward-thinking outfits in the history of punk/indie/underground music, passed away this morning (Wed, Jan 24) at his home. He was 60. As leader of the Fall, he navigated the band through countless musical directions with a wry, caustic sense of humor and sarcasm that manifested itself in some of the most enduring songs of the British undergrou