Right about now young, budding rock writers and nerds are sitting on gift cards and credit from the holidays, and may need to know what books to pick up at the local bookstore or Amazon to further their education.
It's not enough to just read every new music blog or (gasp!) pick up a few music mag ... More >>
The Best of Punk Magazine
Edited by John Holstrom
It Books. 372 pp., $30.
While the thought of a hardcover, slick-papered, coffee-table book anthologizing the decidedly low-rent, ragtag Punk magazine might seem the antithesis of punk, even a curmudgeon like Johnny Rotten would have to spit a gob in ... More >>
Today is the 35th anniversary of the Ramones' first gig at New York City club CBGB. The Bowery venue would be an integral part of punk-rock history, with the bands who played there nightly in its musty confines becoming the legends that would pave the way for millions of bands to come.
CBGB ... More >>
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When Marilyn Manson put out Mansinthe, that was cute. Then David Lynch put out his own brand of coffee, ... More >>