'punk' Archive

book report: Marcus Gray; The Last Gang in Town

30 July 2007, 7:20 am
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I found Gray’s enormous, dense history of The Clash mostly fascinating, but the obviousness of Gray’s authorial agendas bugged me. The book is subtitled “The Story and Myth of the Clash,” and Gray spends a lot of effort looking for the points of divergence between the (hi)story and the myth of the band. He provides […]

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30 June 2007, 2:12 pm
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I’ve subscribed for the past few years (my wunnerful girlfriend actually helped me make the leap from newsstand customer to subscriber) and I’ve noticed over the past year or so that it’s a real conversation starter if I get a cup of coffee or something after I get the new issue out of my mailbox. […]

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50 Foot Wave Swamps Cambridge

12 August 2006, 9:42 am
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I may try to write something more like a review and less like fanboy gush for some other venue, but I wanted to share my overriding impression of 50 Foot Wave live while it was still raw: I think this band is about as close as you’re gonna get to seeing Nirvana after Bleach and […]

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so long, and thanks for all the riffs

1 September 2005, 9:55 am
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(Larger version and more indie rock photos at flickr)
Engine Down, 1996-2005
At the Middle East in Cambridge, 30 Aug 2005, on the farewell tour.
Pictured, left to right: Keeley Davis, Jason Wood (kinda), Cornbread Compton (kinda). Not even kinda pictured: Jonathan Fuller
(How can I have loved a band with a guy named “Cornbread” in it? I’ve often […]

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8 July 2005, 2:02 pm
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the minutemen ruled, and now the minutemen movie rules

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