Month: January 2014

Tom Waites Gives Henry Rollins Advice

ome kids dream of becom­ing a rock star. Oth­ers just do it. Start­ing out as some skin­ny kid who talked his way to becom­ing the local road­ie for a few Wash­ing­ton DC bands, Hen­ry Rollins took the chal­lenge and best­ed him­self, not only becom­ing the bulked up lead singer for sev­er­al hard­core punk bands, includ­ing …

Concrete Blonde’s Snappy Beginnings

nap­py begin­nings? Watch this snap­py video from 1986. Pow­er pop with Con­crete Blonde’s edgy young Johnette Napoli­tano as she first ices the deck then skates right through not a few of us old coot dance punks still prowl­ing about. For those who remem­ber those grin­ning days with a bit of sweat on our brow, let’s just say, this group’s Still …

Taking Back Sunday Is Adam Lazzara

Adam Lazzara

ulling back the gen­tle cur­tain on Tak­ing Back Sun­day, one is always quick to notice that Adam Laz­zara is the force behind the ris­ing from the noisy hard­core punk scene to the nation­al rock stage through the steady band’s com­bi­na­tion of pop-punk mod­ern rock and straight-up pop. Let’s just say fif­teen years of earn­ing stripes, …

The Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon Mooks The Replacements

the-gaslight-anthem

y lat­est obses­sion is hear­ing and fol­low­ing the renais­sance of 1970s-styled rock poets and musi­cal­ly inno­v­a­tive bands win­ning the hearts and minds of music tick­et buy­ers every­where. Among the classi­est of these bands is The Gaslight Anthem, and Bri­an Fal­lon is their poet lau­re­ate. In 2008, The Gaslight Anthem released The ’59 Sound LP, their …

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