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Might The Sonics Be the Great American Rock Band?

Steven Rosen | Posted 04.30.2015 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

True, The Beach Boys or R.E.M. or Nirvana are better known and had greater immediate impact, but The Sonics -- in the best American tradition -- turned their weaknesses into strengths and in so doing created an entire new aesthetic for recognizing rock at its best.

The Life of Bobby Fuller Is Celebrated This Weekend

Holly Cara Price | Posted 02.04.2015 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The book is the long awaited first authorized biography of Texas legend Bobby Fuller, whose bizarre death in 1966 death has never been fully explained.

WATCH: How Legendary Hollywood Record Store Brought This Garage Rock Band Together

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The Los Angeles-based group Allah-Las brings an old-school sound to what has reliably been known as garage rock. They joined the HuffPost Live stage ...

Rock and Roll Boot Camp, Jersey Style

Matthew Kohut | Posted 03.31.2013 | Entertainment
Matthew Kohut

It takes painstaking work to replicate a mid-sixties Jersey garage band, particularly when your boss is Steven Van Zandt of E Street Band fame.

"Drivin' Around" With Amy Gore and Her New Band, The Valentines

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.30.2012 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Savvy Motowners no doubt will know the lovely Amy Gore, the former heart and soul of garage rock combos the Gore Gore Girls (famously tagged "the Rone...

The FBI Plot Against "Louie Louie"

Mental Floss | David Moye | Posted 11.29.2011 | Weird News

In the winter of 1963-64, a team of FBI agents spent their days hunched over portable record players, struggling to decode a message that threatened t...

Dom Mariani: Garage Rock's Wizard of Oz

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

In 1983, Dom Mariani and Richard Lane formed the Stems, one of the most tuneful and tasty garage rock bands of the era. Avid fans of pop, R&B, and 60'...

Left Banke at Joe's Pub: Utterly Transcendent

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The last time the Left Banke stepped onto a stage to perform together as a band was 1969, so to say those in the audience at Joe's Pub last weekend we...

Bowery Ballroom Welcome's London's The Vaccines

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

No album, no EPs, no singles, all buzz and they managed to sell out Bowery Ballroom on their U.S. debut. Not only that, but The Vaccines have been together for less than a year.

Speaking With New Jersey Indie Sensations Titus Andronicus

Salvatore Bono | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Salvatore Bono

New Jersey has given passionate artists to the music world, and Titus Andronicus is one of those next great bands. I spoke with singer Patrick Stickles about the band's New Jersey and recording.

A Modern Classic: The Cops' Free Electricity

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

Their biggest influences seem to be British, right down to the "oh-oh-oh" backup vocals and percussive post-punk guitars but there ain't nothing un-American about the way The Cops kick ass.

Ken Stringfellow: Looking Forward With The Disciplines, Looking Back With The Posies

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Smoking Kills was one of the best import releases of 2008, and with two extra tracks added, it's now one of the best albums to come out Stateside in '09.