He most perfectly captured this dichotomy between the carnal and the philosophical on the 1979 B side “Why Can’t I Touch It?”
After years of expanding into other cities, Riot Fest is once more a strictly hometown affair—and the Reader weighs in on its bill, its brand, and more.
Folks still needed boots for the mud, but the sunshine on Riot Fest’s second day made the good sets even better.
Tell us which headliner you’re most pumped to see, and our Riot Fest flowchart will tell you who else to catch.
It’s stocked almost entirely with homemade collections of hits, favorites, and oddities.
The Cure, Jane’s Addiction, Slayer, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan, the Offspring, and Patti Smith are among dozens of acts slated to play this tenth annual Riot Fest in September.
Head over to the Reader‘s interactive jukebox to hear the latest additions.
Mark Perro of the Men talks DIY, country music, and the impossibility of plagiarism in punk
An unprecedented U.S. show for Deiphago, an odd Sally Timms reissue, and another dose of Johnny Love
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
Thoughts on race and soul, burns on a bridge-burner, and more
Critics’ Choices and other notable shows: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Arbouretum, Chainsaw DuPont, Roberto Carlos, Buzzcocks, the Besnard Lakes, and more
This week’s Early Warnings include the Buzzcocks, Cyndi Lauper, Gary Louris, Public Enemy, Bassekou Kouyate, and Tinariwen.