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  • 2 years ago | Hip-Hop


 On the afternoon of Friday, September 19, El-P decided to let off some steam in 140 characters or less. "this motherfucker @despotroast," the MC tweeted, referencing his friend and Queens, NY-bred, Brooklyn-based rapper Despot, "l...

  • 2 years ago | Punk as Fuck

    Ever wondered what kind of maladies might befall residents of an old folks' home for punk musicians? All you have to do is crank up Lagwagon's "Falling Apart," on which the long-running Santa Barbara band fast-forward time and imagine what they wi...

  • 2 years ago | Art

    If you call GWAR's Brent Purgason to chat about his band, you're presented with not one potential interview subject but two. The first is Purgason himself, who has played guitar for the Richmond,Va. thrash metal veterans since 2012, taking over th...

  • 2 years ago | Music Festivals

    Sometime in the early 1970s, Gary Grice's younger cousin did something incredibly foolish and potentially fatal: He stuck a pair of metal tweezers into an electrical outlet, which violently shocked him, burnt his hand and blackened the wall around...

  • 2 years ago | Hip-Hop

    When it comes to cocaine and pop culture, one blow-snorting icon towers above all. In 1983's Scarface, Al Pacino played the iconic Tony Montana, a merciless, rags-to-riches coke kingpin who (spoiler alert) goes out in a blaze of gunfire and blood....

  • 2 years ago | Art

    The video for Wildcat! Wildcat!'s "Mr. Quiche" is a must-watch. Tyler Rumph directed it for one of the first Los Angeles indie-pop outfit's tunes, and it features a giant feline-person realizing he is on the last of his nine lives, so he heads out...


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