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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...
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history
“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature in the Edgar Allan Poe/H.P. Lovecraft vein...
10 alternative women musicians with unforgettable Grammys performances
10 alternative women musicians with unforgettable Grammys performances
The Grammys are finally coming up this week, after being postponed from its original January date, and the night is going to be filled with women celebrating major accomplishments in music. While last year was a mess in almost every regard, one good thing did happen: The Recording Academy unveiled the nominations, and it was the first time that all of the nominees for Best Rock Performance have be
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...
These 20 songs from the ’80s left a lasting mark in the underground
These 20 songs from the ’80s left a lasting mark in the underground
The ’80s are usually looked upon in two different mindsets. The first is usually through the prism of mass-culture nostalgia from those who were there. The other school of thought was that the ’80s were a hotbed for creativity. Forget the songs that you were playing when your mom met your dad. How about ...
David Bowie Barbie doll released for ‘Space Oddity’ 50th anniversary
David Bowie Barbie doll released for ‘Space Oddity’ 50th anniversary
Today, Mattel revealed that Barbie would be honoring David Bowie in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the legendary singer's "Space Oddity." Check out the Bowie-inspired Barbie below! Read more: Warped Tour 25-year history inspires new Vans collab July 11 marks the anniversary of the track's UK release from his 1969 album by the same name. ...