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Mos Def and Damon Dash Bring Out Death!

Mos Def continues to make moves with yet another interesting side project with Damon Dash. Besides collaborating on the highly anticipated Blakroc project with Damon Dash, The Black Keys and a notable list of rappers (Jim Jones, Q-Tip, Raekwon, RZA, etc.), Mos will now embark on a documentary about Death. And no, I’m not talking […]

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Skatebook – Mike Vallely Edition

I’ve seen my share of skaters come and go. I’ve heard the words, “I’ll never quit skating” countless times just to find out the person who said that has quit skating. What was it that brought them to the breaking point of just stopping? Was it girlfriends, serious injuries, “growing up” and getting a “real […]

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Don't Knock it Till I Rock It! New Album Releases!

This week brings us a slew of fresh tunes. Check out what’s hot and what’s not! “Live From Home” by Shudder to Think Apparently its been more than 20 years since Shudder to Think released their first single. I can honestly say I’ve never listened to this band hailing from the post-hardcore days of punk. […]

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Patti Smith – Santa Monica Pier 2009

“You guys probably think I’m weird for singing Happy Birthday to the Pier,” shared Patti Smith after engaging the crowd for a Happy Birthday sing-along in commemoration of the Santa Monica Pier’s centennial. “Well, back at CBGB’s I used to sing Happy Birthday all the time to Hilly Kristal’s dog!” The crowd cheered for Smith, […]

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Pennywise Front-man, Jim Lindberg, Steps Down as Lead Singer

August 21, 2009—The members of Pennywise, Fletcher Dragge, Byron McMackin and Randy Bradbury, have issued the following statement regarding singer Jim Lindberg’s departure: “After 19 years with Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has decided to step down as lead singer. Pennywise has long stood behind the motto that you should always follow your heart and pursue what […]

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Original Stranglers Front Man Hugh Cornwell Releases New Album, “Hooverdam,” For FREE!

Hugh Cornwell is a man of the people. The original vocalist, guitarist and main songwriter for punk and new-wave legends The Stranglers, has made his new album, “Hooverdam,” available for free download to anyone and everyone… right now! The music is available worldwide from Hugh’s website www.hughcornwell.com, which can be viewed in twelve languages. Why […]

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“Watch Me Fall” by Jay Reatard – Album Review

Jay Reatard is probably one of the coolest things to come out of Memphis. With his latest album “Watch Me Fall” set to drop on Aug. 18, this kinetic garage rocker is also packing heat with yet another tight tour schedule that kicks off Aug. 14. Except for this tour lasts three crazy months! With […]

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Richard Hell Revisits the Voidoids’ 1982 Album “Destiny Street”

I used to love Madonna’s 80’s flick “Desperately Seeking Susan” and the hot bits of Richard Hell in a few scenes. As early as eight years, you can say I was already into the “bad boy” rocker. Some things just don’t change . . . As part of some great iconic punk bands such as […]

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Jay Reatard at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach

If you have yet to hear about Jay Reatard, I highly suggest you get with it. The dude just slays live! Him, his bassist and drummer, all three make for some killer garage punk. The sound’s very reminiscent of mid 70’s punk, performed with enough energy to burn a hole through the roof! Not to […]

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Download Jay Reatard’s New Song for FREE!

Jay Reatard’s new song, “Ain’t Gonna Save Me,” is rad! Totally diggin’ this fun song, very 70’s punk/new wave, reminds of something Devo would have played. If all the songs on his new album “Watch Me Fall” are going to be as good as this one, I’m sure Mr. Reatard will soon become the big […]

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