the Bee Gees and the suicide bridge

Summer’s almost here. So who’s up for donning some white turtlenecks, going under the suicide bridge that leads to Pasadena and recreating this pivotal moment from back in the psychedelic 60s?

Jessie Jones interview up on L.A. RECORD

This was a fun one: an interview with my old pal, Jessie Jones, who I first met seemingly yesterday when she was a teenager, a member of Feeding People, and now have to stand back and admire as a full-grown solo artist! Truth be told, the interview we did at Sage to prepare for this […]

Gay Music Revolution Saturday, August 29!

If you don’t enjoy seeing giant cocks explain to you why the Screamers and Buzzcocks are in the same sticky stream of history as Ma Rainey and Lesley Gore and Schubert and Little Richard … then you are not fucking punk rock.

Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain coming to A Rrose in a Prose on August 16!

Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil are the co-authors of the internationally renowned Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk and the newly released Dear Nobody: The True Diary of Mary Rose.

Great photos from Burger Boogaloo 2015 (including some of yours truly)!

I think bands only let me interview them because they can’t help but look better in comparison to me?

I reviewed the Shrine et al at the Bootleg.

It’s up on the L.A. RECORD site.

I rizza-reviewed the zigga Zig Zags!

They weren’t too happy with what I said about the B-side.

The Shrine’s awesome demo got done reviewed by ME, son!

Read it and weep … but not into a pool, ‘cuz those things are better bone dry, according to the Shrine.

Public Enemy and Anthrax

My main man Dan, the sexiest of all L.A. Record contributors, got to interview Chuck D last week!  And the interview is in the print version of the magazine. But one of his questions that didn’t make the cut was about Public Enemy and Anthrax collaborating on a version of “Bring the Noise!”  I know that […]

Elvis is still the King!

I know, I know, the Beatles were better at the music, the Beach Boys were better at major sevenths, Chuck Berry was better at the lyrics, and Little Richard was better at falsetto.  Carl Perkins was better at being down-home, Billy Lee Riley was better at crazed-cat rockabilly, Buddy Holly was better at bringing pop into […]

Jesse Camp returns!

I hadn’t seen nor heard about former MTV VJ Jesse Camp for years (and even when I did know about him, in the mid-late nineties, it was only because I occasionally passed a television in disgust on my way to my CaseLogic to pick out my favorite punk cassette).  But now suddenly, like within the past two […]

Rachael Ray terrorizes with more than just a scarf!

Sure, Rachael Ray may have dressed for a Dunkin’ Donuts commercial in a scarf Arafat-esque enough to piss off Michelle Malkin and her fried-pastry fascists… Dunkin’ Donuts was accused of promoting terrorism, thanks to the wardrobe choices of Rachael Ray, its celebrity spokesman, during an online advertisement. According to the bloggers, she had decided to […]

Ron Paul meets the Sex Pistols

Okay, this isn’t exactly new, but I just saw the post on Pitchfork Media where the Sex Pistols played the Jay Leno show in October 2007 to promote “Anarchy in the UK” appearing on Guitar Hero III.  It’s not really a good performance, but I do like that Ron Paul was the guest, and a […]

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