Comedian Fred Armisen has ventured back into Bazillion Points territory, this time posting a portrait of WE GOT POWER! author Jordan Schwartz and mainstay Herb Lienau from backstage at a Bob Mould show in Los Angeles. “They have such friendly faces!” Of course, Jordan’s book is filled with early ’80s photos combining members of Circle […]
Our beloved NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990, by Tony Rettman author Tony Rettman was recently interviewed by Alternative Press about hardcore punk in 2016, his history in radio, his musical inspirations, and more. Highlights include a story about Rettman seeing Black Flag play at age 11, days after a mass-shooting at a McDonald’s. As he […]
This Friday, a supreme chronicle of hardcore cassette culture finds Asbury Park, New Jersey, as The ShowRoom hosts a screening of the New Breed Documentary with a Q&A led by NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990 author Tony Rettman. Action kicks off at 8PM, and the ShowRoom is located at 707 Cookman Ave. in Asbury Park […]
Back in 1992, when Metallica’s Black Album and Nirvana’s Nevermind were still new albums, and AxCx, Mayhem, and Eyehategod all had zero full-length releases, Bazillion Points publisher Ian Christe moved to New York and right away started doing 3AM to 6AM shows on WFMU in East Orange, NJ. Sure, the old house was stuck on […]
In celebration of Decibel Magazine editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian’s revised and expanded edition of Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, Dying Fetus, Nails, Misery Index, Deceased, Noisem, Horrendous, Magrudergrind and Taphos Nomos will descend upon Philadelphia’s Union Transfer on Saturday, April 16, for the inaugural Choosing Death Fest. Earlier that day, Vivek Venkatesh (Grimposium) and […]
NYHC author Tony Rettman will be signing of his book, alongside authors Mickey Hess (Ol' Dirty Bastard: The Dirty Version), Jim Sheers (This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get) and Harry Camisa (Inside Out).