Exciting news! Please Kill Me: Voices from the Archives radio specials will air on WFDU-FM. The show will be airing on the program “It’s So Obvious” on Saturday 8/6 from 7-9pm.
WFDU 89.1FM is located in Teaneck NJ, but the signal reaches the entire NYC (also all of westchester, half of Long Island, Southern CT. and most of Northern NJ
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Art rocker Julian Cope takes you on a 60s psychedelic sojourn through his record collection including tracks by Soft Machine, Silver Apples, Kim Fowley and 13th Floor Elevators. Through the Teardrop Explodes and his later solo material, Cope brought neo-psychedelic music to a new generation.
In this show he shows how his love of psychedelic music was formed through artists such as Kim Fowley, the Electric Prunes, MC5, and Red Crayons.
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BY SHERYL GARRATT VIA INDEPENDENT
Debbie Harry at 69: ‘You have to keep new influences coming in’ Photo: MIKE MCGREGOR
In 1980, during a tour with Blondie, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party at a London hotel, gathering together many of the women prominent in music at the time. Chrissie Hynde was there; Siouxsie Sioux; the Slits guitarist Viv Albertine; Pauline Black from The Selecter; and Poly Styrene from X-Ray Spex. Chris Stein, Harry’s boyfriend at the time as well as the other half of Blondie’s creative core, published pictures of it in his recent book Negative, a collection of his photographs from the early years of their fame.
Continue reading DEBBIE HARRY ON PUNK, REFUSING TO RETIRE AND SEX AT 69! (TELEGRAPH)
via WASHINGTON POST.com
By Spencer S. Hsu and Ann E. Marimow
July 27 at 11:21 AM
John W. Hinckley Jr., will be released from a government psychiatric hospital more than 35 years after he attempted to assassinate president Ronald Reagan and shot three others outside the Washington Hilton on March 30, 1981, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
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BY HOLLY STEPHEY VIA RED VELVET RADIO’S INDY CAFE
Please Kill Me is the first oral history of the most nihilist of all pop movements. Iggy Pop, Danny Fields, Dee Dee and Joey Ramone, Malcom McLaren, Jim Carroll, and scores of other famous and infamous punk figures lend their voices to this definitive account of that outrageous, explosive era. From its origins in the twilight years of Andy Warhol’s New York reign to its last gasps as eighties corporate rock, the phenomenon known as punk is scrutinized, eulogized, and idealized by the people who were there and who made it happen. Legs McNeil was the Resident Punk at Punk Magazine, a senior editor at Spin, and currently contributes to Vice. His other works include The Other Hollywood: The Uncensored Oral History of the Film Industry as well as Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose, which he co-edited with Gillian McCain. He currently lives in Schwenksville, PA. Gillian McCain is the co-editor (with Legs McNeil) of Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose, and is the author of two books of poetry, Tilt and Religion. A collaborative work called Descent of the Dolls will be published this year by Blazevox Books. Make sure to go to http://pleasekillme.com and subscribe to the newsletter ! Daily news and much More !
Continue reading GILLIAN MCCAIN AND LEGS MCNEIL ON THE INDY CAFE RADIO SHOW WITH HOLLY STEPHEY AND SPENCER DRATE!!
BY JON BLISTEIN VIA ROLLING STONE
Sandy Pearlman, a record executive, songwriter, manager, poet and producer for acts like Blue Öyster Cult and the Clash, has died, according to a Facebook post from friend Robert Duncan. He was 72.
Duncan wrote that Pearlman “passed peacefully surrounded by love” Tuesday morning, and that a celebration of his life would be announced in the coming days. In June, Duncan created a GoFundMe page to help cover Pearlman’s medical costs after the producer suffered a cerebral hemorrhage that left him unable to walk, talk or fully comprehend his surroundings.
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by Gillian McCain
Early preppy. Shirt bought at Mark’s and Spencer. “Mick, its too small!” “Mom, its the look i’m going for! I can’t articulate it yet, but trust me, fifty years from now people on something called the world wide web will be deconstructing it!” Today would they call it “norm core”? Continue reading MICK JAGGER: A LIFE IN CLOTHES!
BY ROB SPERRY-FROMM VIA BROOKLYN VEGAN
After being rumored for years, it looks like the sequel to the Danny Boyle-directed 1996 cult hit Trainspotting is finally happening. Trainspotting 2 has debuted a brief (very brief) teaser which features the original four main characters as well as the familiar strains of Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life.” The film is going to loosely based on the Irvine Welsh novel Porno, which is a sequel of sorts to the book on which the original film was based. Watch the teaser, below.
The film is shooting now and is slated for release in early 2017. The original film’s soundtrack featured a Who’s Who of Britpop and UK dance, including Primal Scream, Underworld, Blur, Pulp, Leftfield, Elastica and more. Who will they get for the soundtrack this time?
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BY GABRIELLE DIEKHOFF VIA BUST
Last Wednesday, for the first time in my life, I was fortunate enough to be in the presence of the original queen of punk rock, the one and only legendary, incredible, poetic, and awe-inspiring Patti f*cking Smith.
I’m trying (and failing) to maintain some chill while I write about this. When I got home from the show, I was recklessly shoveling Ben & Jerry’s down my throat as an attempt to wrap my fangirling brain around the experience, and so I thought that maybe I should take some time, cool down, and allow the post-Patti fever to break in hopes that my word vomiting would be considerably more controlled whilst writing this review. Needless to say, days after the fact, I’m still in limbo—AKA, I’m on the couch in my underwear, eating an avocado as if it’s a peeled apple, and listening to my collection of Patti Smith vinyl as I write this.
Continue reading SHE’S BEAUTY, SHE’S GRACE, SHE’S PUNK ROCK: PATTI SMITH CONCERT REVIEW!
BY JOE ZADEH VIA NOISEY
Bragg in 1987. Photo by Open Media, via Wikipedia
It’s great talking to Billy Bragg about music, because he loves music so much it makes you wish you had anything in your life you loved as much as Billy Bragg loves music. His new album, Shine a Light (a collaboration with Joe Henry), is the sound of a man who worships music so damn hard, he has become something of a wise old historian; a folk rock shaman—and tells the story of how the construction of the first railroads across America didn’t just create a huge paradigm shift in human existence, but also provided the inspiration for a lion share of early American pop music. To capture this story on the album, he traveled 2,800 miles across the US by train, recording in old stations and buildings as he went. So yeah, he’s a dedicated man, and you should listen to it right now.
But to be frank, in this current climate, it would be a travesty to speak to Billy Bragg and not discuss the long-running sell out shitshow that is Britain in 2016. Bragg lived through punk rock, protested through Thatcherism, tackled the National Front head on, put himself on the frontline of the 1984-85 Miners’ Strike, played covert gigs in Gorbachev’s Soviet Union, wrote a book about progressive patriotism, and has, for nearly thirty years, been the image that is conjured in the mind’s eye of any British person when they think of the term “protest music.”
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