As the likes of Governor’s Ball and Northside Festival shed weight and consequence—their focus shifting toward fun, sun, and more sponsor-sponsored coconut water than your bladder can humanly handle—an interesting (and essential) counterpoint has begun to emerge.
We’re all familiar with the ghost stories of NYC venues past. CBGB gets co-opted by John Varvatos — CBGB-ish peddler of Billy Joe Armstrong-approved looks and wares. North 6th is snatched up and scrubbed down by Bowery Presents and Ticketmaster’s hamster-powered server farm. 285 Kent and DBA finally slip into Murdoch’s yawning cultural detritus, with […]
Didn’t snag tickets for tonight’s show? Don’t cry. We’re pretty sure they will be back. And in the meantime, here is a little taste of what being in a kick-ass punk band is like, from Perfect Pussy’s bassist Greg Ambler: FreeWilliamsburg: Last time you were in Brooklyn, you played two shows in the same night- […]
Latest punk ‘darlings’ Hoax ravaged The Acheron last weekend. Watch the entire set below.
Indie music and Thai food may not seem like the most logical pairing, but a new Thai restaurant on Graham Ave. actually has its roots in the scene. Sage, which opened in May and is located at 301 Graham Ave. (at Ainsley), was inspired by the longtime friends and business partners behind Generation Records, an […]
Punk meets Art. Rhode Island maniacs Tinsel Teeth and Doomsday Student (ex Arab On Radar) ravished Death by Audio on Saturday. Tinsel Teeth are easily amongst the most ‘physical’ live performers out there, while Doomsday Student flat out make your ears explode with their signature No Wave assaults. NSFW video edits of both sets are […]
Although my experience of the venue was less anarchist and more casual DIY fun, Alternet provides an intimate portrait of the 13 Thames lifestyle. The “punk house in deep Bushwick, [where] a collective of punks lives a communal lifestyle that shuns government greed, while their music and art blast government corruption” made news last year when […]