R.E.M. “Chronic Town”

 THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OF CHRONIC TOWN Available For The First Time As A Standalone CD via I.R.S. / UMe With Extensive Liner Notes By Producer MITCH EASTER Also Available In Picture Disc And Cassette Editions LOS ANGELES – JUNE 28, 2022 — Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, R.E.M.’s debut EP CHRONIC TOWN will be released for the […]

Pansy Division

There have been gay musicians hidden throughout rock music history, but when Pansy Division began in 1991 in San Francisco, they were the first to be so boldly open about it.  Founded by guitarist/singer Jon Ginoli and soon joined by bassist/vocalist Chris Freeman, with the intent of forming a gay rock band, Pansy Division blew […]

Neurotic Outsiders

STEVE JONES (guitar/vocals) JOHN TAYLOR (bass/vocals) DUFF McKAGAN (guitar/vocals) MATT SORUM (drums)   STEVE JONES, JOHN TAYLOR, DUFF McKAGAN and MATT SORUM have never been afraid to confront their demons–and as they’ve proven in their respective work with the Sex Pistols, Duran Duran and Guns N’ Roses, they don’t like losing. They may come from […]

Fabulous

Few bands’ reputations precede them as much as 1990s British band FABULOUS. Much like the Sex Pistols a dozen years before them, Fabulous’ media headlines back then often included the words “Vandals,” “Banned,” and “Riots.” Banned by nearly every venue of their debut UK tour, they featured heavily in NME, i-D, The Face, The Wire, Select, and Melody Maker even though they […]

Gogol Bordello

“Solidaritine is the substance that unlocks our empathy and our full human potential. I suppose it’s a brother of Adrenaline… or, at least, it rhymes with it. So turn your Adrenaline into Solidaritine and let’s go! May this be your punky uplift for our packed with troubled times.” – Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello   * […]

Enter Shikari

Enter Shikari formed as teenagers at school in their hometown of St Albans, UK in 2003. In the intervening years, they have played somewhere in the region of 2000 live shows around the globe, including two area-sized runs in the UK and more big and small festivals than it would be possible to list fully […]

Long Live King Kobe

On December 23, 2020, twenty-one-year-old Tyler Kobe Nichols was randomly murdered in a knife attack after getting a haircut just blocks away from his family’s Brooklyn home. “It was a weird and senseless crime,” renowned writer/author Paul Auster writes. “A sudden, unprovoked burst of violence, on a tranquil street in a tranquil Brooklyn neighborhood on the eve of Christmas […]

U96 featuring Wolfgang Flür

There are few genres in which German artists play such a central pioneering role as they do in electronic music, be it techno, electropop, trance or rave. At the frontline for many years were Kraftwerk and U96, two absolute trailblazers of this musical direction. While Kraftwerk wrote international music history mainly in the 1970s with […]

Janet Devlin

Full biography coming soon. Janet Maureen Aoife Devlin (born 12 November 1994) is a Northern Irish singer-songwriter, who competed in the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011, where she finished in fifth place. Devlin’s debut album was released in October 2012 via PledgeMusic on 1 July 2013. After a string of EPs and singles, her second studio album Confessional was released on 5 June 2020. Source: […]