Big music festivals might not be the ideal way to experience music you’ve never heard before, but from a quantity perspective it’s hard to beat. I figure I saw 30 bands at Riot Fest this year, and of those, I had previously never listened to 13 of them. And that’s what makes a fest so … Continue reading Riot Fest 2019: Do You Realize??
The Thousand Points Of Light Memorial Waterfall lies dry at the center of the Super 7 Mega Mall food court tetrahedron, and everybody’s got an opinion as to why. Hair triggers, we have them. In this new reality of hot takes and burning questions, it’s fun to clamber onto a roof and shout “BELL BOTTOMS” … Continue reading Listen to Frontier Justice 2/19/17
There’s a huge difference between the anonymous copyright infringement of today’s filesharing networks and the stressful art of old school shoplifting. Back in the day, you used to sweat when you stole music.
On the 26th anniversary of his death, we link to a of bunch of his classic pieces for Creem.
AOL’s Spinner blog has the video for Patti Smith’s cover of “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from her latest album, Twelve (review). I like the banjo. Overall, a pretty successful cover. Creepy video, too. Watch it after the jump.
Patti Smith – “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones cover) from Twelve, due April 24 on Columbia. Previously: Patti Smith at CBGB (and Other Music for Uplifting Gormandizers) and Patti Smith: A Beacon in the City of Lights. Full P.R. babble after the jump…
R.E.M., Van Halen, Patti Smith, the Ronettes, and Grandmaster Flash were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “Finalists who didn’t make the cut included Chic, the Dave Clark Five and the Stooges.” Okay, people should be embarrassed that the Dave Clark Five were even finalists. Talk about also-rans. Jesus, if they’re going … Continue reading Hall of Shame: Stooges Kept Out
Jesus died for somebody’s sins…but not Hilly Krystal’s. Patti Smith sends off the club that oversaw the birth of New York punk, and you don’t even want to know what we had to do to get in.
Legendery Detroit rock photographer Sue Rynski is letting us use one of her shots of Patti Smith receiving the insignia of Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in Paris. You’ll only see it here!