How three gay bars—La Mere Vipere, O’Banion’s, and Oz—became the cradle of the city’s punk scene
Before I first press play on an “aging punks still at it” record, I try to prepare myself for the worst. Whether the band in question have retained only one original member in a completely retooled lineup (like present-day Gang of Four), or replaced their figurehead (like the Misfits did in the 90s), or awkwardly […]
Five films that captured the vibrant, changing pop-music scene of the 1980s.
Continental bartender Greg Shirilla needs help getting back on his feet, the Hideout’s Back to School Ball raises money for Intonation Music Workshop, and more.
Sinead O’Connor’s 1990 album combines the rage of ’80s antifascist punk with a private grief that’s timeless—it’s music for a battle we hoped we’d never have to wage again.
There are so many reasons to be wary of the Misfits reunion. But nobody can argue with the songs!
The new stage will feature the likes of Henry Rollins, Brendan Kelly, and Dr. John Cooper Clarke.
Director Penelope Spheeris hosts a screening of the first two Decline documentaries at the Music Box this weekend.
Photos from the moment when everybody gave up
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Tuesday, June 17
Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla’s house-party jams, Last False Hope’s steel-toed bluegrass, and 14 more records reviewed.
Everyone’s talking about their first record in 30 years, but I just want to hear a cut from 1984.
Melbourne’s Cuntz, who channel late Black Flag’s gnarly vibes, are in town this weekend.
Day two of Riot Fest features X, Dinosaur Jr., Public Enemy, and much more.
Riot Fest lineup predictions and busy seasons for trash-pop duo the Funs and doom band Bongripper