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2009 Stories by David Ensminger

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  • Dexter Romweber Duo

    published May 28, 2009

    The madman behind Flat Duo Jets, Dexter Romweber is back with Ruins of Berlin (Bloodshot), an amalgam of voodoo muzak and croony... More >>

  • The Vibrators

    published May 14, 2009

    The Vibrators are year-zero godfathers of singalong punk who shook the world in ten days; that's how long it took to record their iconic,... More >>

  • Tonight: Mike Watt and the Missingmen at Rudyard's

    published Apr 21, 2009

    Mike Watt has been dubbed lots of things, including punk's philosopher king, but one thing remains sure: after thirty years of "jamming econo," he is a profound proprietor of honest music. Having ... More >>

  • Texas Punk Music Is Gay

    published April 9, 2009

    Just as gays and lesbians from Wayne County to the Screamers and Hüsker Dü shaped the socially confrontational music of the "Blank... More >>

  • Tonight: Masshysteri (Early Show) at the Mink

    published Mar 26, 2009

    America's long love affair with all things garage and punk from the frozen, liberal land of Sweden has gone unabated for years, even replacing our tongue-wagging brouhaha for fresh British "iconoc... More >>

  • Peelander-Z

    published March 12, 2009

    They might be Japanese-cum-New Yorkers, but Peelander-Z's brand of "action comic" punk feels like an intergalactic anthem for fun fun fun until... More >>

  • Funeral Party

    published February 19, 2009

    With East L.A. (working-class Whittier) disco-punk fever, these lads crack dance-floor doldrums with clanging cowbell, bass licks that make... More >>

  • Punk en Español

    published February 19, 2009

    Hispanics have helped shape punk rock since the Zeros and the Bags fomented a brown shade of musical resistance in the late 1970s. Years earlier,... More >>

  • Tonight: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers at Walter's on Washington

    Tonight: Th' Legendary Shack Shakers at Walter's on Washington

    published Feb 05, 2009

    Th' Legendary Shack Shakers are not typical Southern-fried fare, no insipid Nashville muzak served up safe and soft. Think demented Dixieland instead. Imagine vaudevillians, carnies, punks... More >>

  • TSOL

    published January 29, 2009

    TSOL singer Jack Grisham is the evil doppelganger of suave Chris Isaak. Both are known for surfing and the accompanying swagger, brawn and good... More >>

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