All posts by Jake Brown

Find the Cost of Convenience

I hate TicketMaster with an unbridled passion that sometimes scares my friends. I’ve contemplated all kinds of ways to dethrone the tyrants. But the only way that really makes sense is to just stop going to shows where tickets are only sold via TicketMaster, and to go to the actual box office for venues that … Continue reading Find the Cost of Convenience

I’m a Happy Imbecile: Butterfly Joe

Did I mention that I used to love the Dead Milkmen? They were one of my favorite bands in high school. That was honestly about as “punk rock” as I got until I went to college. Sure, there was the occasional mix tape from Alex Eiserloh with a couple of songs by Black Flag or … Continue reading I’m a Happy Imbecile: Butterfly Joe

Rock and Roll Can Never Die

Elvis means a lot of different things to a lot of people. To some zealous fans, he is a hero worthy of being impersonated. On the other hand, Public Enemy’s Chuck D considered him “straight up racist…simple and plain.” But before you motherfuck him and John Wayne, consider this: Elvis was just a kid who … Continue reading Rock and Roll Can Never Die