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July 3rd, 2016 - 6:51 pm § in Memphis, Music

Memphis Punk Rock Fest 2016: No Sponsors, All Risk

Night 2 of Memphis Punk Rock Fest 4 featured ten bands, one smoker, and a community coming together, not once, but twice to support its own.

December 15th, 2015 - 5:35 pm § in Music

Live at The Worthen House (Lowell, MA), 12/05/15

Photos from Night Two of Noise Floor Weekend at the Worthen House, featuring Garbage Point, The Natural Disasters, Mickey Rickshaw, and more.

July 27th, 2014 - 9:38 pm § in Memphis, Memphis BBQ

Up All Night: Craig Meek’s Memphis Barbecue Release Party

It may not be suitable for the cover, but the best quote about Craig Meek’s Memphis Barbecue: A Succulent History of Smoke Sauce and Soul came from the book’s release party.

June 18th, 2014 - 5:50 pm § in Memphis, Music

Memphis Dive Bar Adventures: Wild Bill’s, The Last Real Place in Memphis

The night was far younger than we realized. Someone invited us to have a drink at Wild Bill’s, which a local would later call “the last real place in Memphis.”

April 30th, 2013 - 7:42 am § in Memphis, Music

Roots on Display: Eric Gales Live in Memphis

Memphis is a city with a rich musical tradition and Eric Gales both acknowledged and embraced that tradition when he came home to play Minglewood Hall.

February 14th, 2013 - 8:31 am § in Music

Two Nights with Wayne Kramer of the MC5

The ending of Wayne Kramer’s first show in New York in ten years should have been awesome. Instead, when the cry of “it’s time to kick out the jams motherfuckas!!!” rang out, it just felt out of place. And that was a good thing.

October 18th, 2012 - 7:39 am § in Music, New York

Fate or Chaos in Brooklyn: An Evening with GWAR, Cancer Bats & the FDNY

After the show, one fan passed judgment saying, “That’s the most metal thing ever.” He wasn’t referring to the pools of fake blood or the vivisections of Christ and Hitler. He was referring to the arrival of two FDNY fire trucks after a fire alarm sounded after GWAR’s set.

August 29th, 2012 - 6:15 am § in Music, New York

Janelle Monae Channeling James Brown and Other Scenes from the 2012 Afropunk Festival

Janelle Monae capped off the second day of the festival’s Red Stage performances. Covering the concrete half of the park, the Red Stage grounds included the FreeCycle BMX quarter-pipe, the skate park, and most of the other interesting parts of the festival.

August 25th, 2012 - 9:13 am § in Music, New York

This Photo Proves That We All Need to Go to More Rock Shows

By the end of the Unstoppable Death Machines’ show the crowd in the mosh pit had been whirling and flailing for almost an hour. Then one shirtless mosher jumped on the back of another and this happened:

April 2nd, 2012 - 3:16 am § in Music

Marky Ramone in Concert & The Ramones’ Legacy

Being surrounded by a “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” chant slowly filling a quiet concert hall sounds, for lack of a better phrase, damn cool. When you add an echo of the hard biting bassist to your right screaming “D-U-M-B everyone’s accusing me” in front of a Marky Ramone beat, well...