The onetime Smiths guitarist doesn't rest on his laurels, can still write hits
Moving crap from one corner of my garage to another a couple weekends ago, I set my eyes for the first time in years on an OC Weekly cover tied to a story I'd written. It was an illustration of Ronald Reagan with the headline "The President Who Created Punk Rock" (or something like that; I'm too laz ... More >>
The English folk-rocker of Olympics fame readies a new album that's fresh, tight and heartfelt
[Editor's Note: Every Thursday, in addition to bombarding you with blog posts, this newspaper does something really crazy...we write a print version! Here's a taste of our top stories this week]1) Our lead story this week focuses on San Francisco's iconic punk outfit Dead Kennedys who, despite the a ... More >>
Just returned from a weekend reunion of lifelong friends, political comrades and good eggs. We were young together once, and lived in tents on the lawn at UCLA, doing everybody's best to politicize other students and faculty, and talk the UC Regents into divesting from racist, apartheid So ... More >>
Oh, don't be such a cynic. Matt Damon needs your love
After visiting Occupy sites in L.A., Oakland, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle, Boston and New York, Amanda Palmer has teamed up with Boston filmmaker and friend Michael Gill to create a video montage of images from the Occupy movement, backed with Palmer's ukulele version of Leon Rosselson's 1975 so ... More >>
The ex-Sleater-Kinney member has the pulse of post-consumer-culture America
www.myspace.com/frankturnerBritish singer-songwriter Frank Turner, former lead singer of punk band Million Dead and heir to Billy Bragg's songwriting throne, wants fans to submit their own songs for a chance to be featured as the B-side to his upcoming vinyl 7" single for his song "Try This At Ho ... More >>
The Glass House
It's never too early to start raising your little anarchist. Baby Wit has been selling its unique range of baby and toddler clothing since 2003, with their offerings of Sonic Youth, Billy Bragg, Edgar Allan Poe, the Smiths, Hitchcock and the Clash onesies and even some pieces by artists Meomi and N ... More >>
The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour
Why does anyone still care about Rage Against The Machine?
Against Me! throw bricks in Seattle
John Samson sat down with a guitar, and Weakerthans came out
No one can kill Billy Bragg
Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!
Or is Tom Jones back in town?