Forty-six years ago today, a group of teenagers gathered in a Portland, Oregon, studio to record a ridiculously simple anthem that would go on to become one of the most influential - and most misunderstood - songs in rock history. The group was the Kingsmen - none of whom was over age 17 - and the ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyEven while playing dissonant improvised bass in a trio consisting of himself, a shit-hot mandolin player, and a jazz drummer, Greg Ginn still sounds like Greg Ginn. After almost a decade as the captain of hardcore mavericks Black Flag, Ginn embarked on a career as an im ... More >>
If we were to tell you that one of the most influential guitarists and innovators in the early '80s hardcore movement was living in the tiny town of Taylor (30 miles outside Austin) you would call us crazy. But that's where Greg Ginn, founding guitarist of hardcore's lode-bearing Black Flag has ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>
Amid Noise and Smoke, legendary Houston post-punks reunite
Latest Stephen King adaptation all fogged up
Pit etiquette and Black Flag tats at the Meridian
Which megatour is really more punk rock?
Circle Jerks perform Monday, December 3, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.
The King Khan & BBQ Show will appear Sunday, October 29, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh Dr. Call 713-521-0521 for more info. The Detroit Cobras also appear.
Monday, August 28, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717
Alt-rock pioneers Dinosaur Jr. return to the freak scene as seniors
Inside the world of death metal's premier vocal coach
Attempting to survive 11 straight hours of the Grateful Dead
Artists wax nostalgic over the primordial Lawndale
Homeboy made good John Rando debuts a charming love tale
A day at punk rock's biggest summer tour takes more than just stamina
Thursday, June 9, the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.
Dubya leads a pint-glass race for president at the Flying Saucer
The Austin rejects of Young Heart Attack rule Houston and the UK
A cool kid seeks heavenly redemption
Friday, January 30
Henry Rollins brings Kabul home
Even a wayward washing machine can't drop these sludge-rockers to the canvas
In this corner, weighing in at one ton of pomp, the pride of Iceland: Sigur Rós! And in this corner, the moose-wrestling Montreal maulers: Godspeed You! Black Emperor.
Ray Davies wants to tell you a tale
"The Big E" isn't your typical DJ
COC may be edging toward the mainstream, but the metal specialists still refuse to conform
The Oven feeds a malnourished punk scene
Hank III's rock gives country fans the blues (and vice versa)
Mudhoney March to Fuzz