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[Music] How The Biggest Bands In the World Reacted Musically to Punk Rock in the 70s — BourbonAndVinyl

I don’t know why, but I’ve been thinking a lot about that whole Grunge era in the 90s lately. I think the whole Grunge thing was the last musical movement that I actually got caught up in. On my first date with the Rock Chick, back in my […]

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[Music] Dolores Mondo Stash – The Moonwake Syndrome

I’ve reviewed releases with short track times before, but when a release, in total, clocks in at about two minutes and twenty seconds, it had better be a commendable release if I am to review it.

It was.

Dolores Mondo Stash, a band out of Romania, keep the spirit of No wave alive with these two minuscule, yet punchy, tracks.  Shades of DNA, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, and a hint of both early Wire and The Fall make this into something rather enjoyable to check out.

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[Music] Le Mellotron: Paloma Colombe – Radio Amazigh #11 Hommage à Rachid Taha

The legendary Rock & Raï singer Rachid Taha passed away a few days ago at the age of 59 from a heart attack.  Many writers and commentators have eulogized him in his passing, but the best the most fitting tribute comes from Radio Amazigh DJ Paloma Colombe.

Her program is mandatory listening for anyone into out-there music, but in her latest podcast, she combines not only Taha’s music but testimonies, as he not only influenced so many younger artists in France and the Maghreb, but was brilliant at synthesizing sounds in a catchy and energetic way.

The program is in French, so if you needed an excuse to practice, I can’t think of a better thing to inspire you with.

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[Music] R.I.P. Mark E. Smith, frontman of The Fall has died

Mark E. Smith, frontman of legendary UK post-punk band The Fall, has died. The Fall’s manager, Pam Van Damned, confirmed Smith’s passing in a brief statement provided to Consequence of Sound. “It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Mark E. Smith. He passed this morning (24th January) at home. A more detailed…

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The Hippest of Priests has departed this mortal coil. Mark E. Smith was 60 years old. May he rest in peace.

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[Music] Ireland: Ex-Sex Pistol for Eurovision 2018?

Johnny “Rotten” Lydon singing as Ireland’s rep for Eurovision?  Don’t be so shocked.  This is the competition which gave us everything from ABBA to Moldovan saxophone man memes to Conchita Wurst.  Lydon will, if anything, be something of a conservative choice.

Read more on this story over at Eurovix.

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[Music] What Punk Rock Meant to Communist Yugoslavia

It boggles the mind how many amazing punk and post-punk bands came out of the former Yugoslavia. It’s also a crying shame that so few labels have bothered to reissue these gems, dating as far back as the New Wave days.

Miljenko Jergovic pens a wonderful walk down memory lane for the New York Times, which you can read here.

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[Music] The Positive Energy Of Punk Marching Bands

Get out in the streets, and don’t forget to bring your horn!

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[Music] Alejandro Escovedo – Sacramento & Polk

From his start with groups like The Zeros and The Nuns, Alejandro Escovedo has broadened his palette from simple punk and garage rock into something bordering on cowpunk.

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[Music] WIRED: Let’s All Obsess Over This Intricate Map of Alt Music History

WIRED Magazine, you’ve made my day with this chart!

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[Music] Purrkur Pillnikk – Flughoppið

In honor of Iceland actually defeating a team of substance, here’s a slab of Icelandic racket by Purrkur Pillnikk, one of the country’s first punk bands.