Few recordings transport me directly to a time and place like Dusted, the 1987 album by foundational New York noise-rock band Live Skull. Founded in 1982 by guitarists Tom Paine and Mark C., Live Skull were a buzz saw of guitar-led postpunk that combined art-rocker sensibilities with leather-jacket sneer, almost perfectly encapsulating the early-80s Lower […]
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Saving civilization with Jaz Coleman of Killing Joke
At Killing Joke’s Chicago show, front man Jaz Coleman talks esoteric philosophy, touring with Tool, and his new symphonic album.
Gifts that sing—are you listening?
The best best box sets of 2017 include 11 CDs from David Bowie’s Berlin period, 529 tracks of live vintage country from Louisiana Hayride, Roland Kayn’s 14-hour electronic masterwork, and the most complete portrait yet of Hüsker Dü’s early years.
Postpunk oddballs the Bonemen of Barumba played ‘barbecue music from hell’
Early-80s weirdos the Bonemen of Barumba attacked pigs’ heads with axes onstage and shared a label with Big Black and the Dead Milkmen.
One Direction brings an obscure punk classic to the charts
“Teenage Kicks” finally makes it to America.