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If '80s Songs Were Written Today

Lisa R. Petty | Posted 02.15.2015 | Women
Lisa R. Petty

Imagine a time where you couldn't check Facebook every 19 seconds or Instagram your lobster mac and cheese before you even took a bite. Dark times.

Hauntology and Psychogeography Inspire New Album From Drew Mulholland of Mount Vernon Arts Lab Fame

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.

U2's Songs of Transcendence

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Sometimes we have to take inventory of where we've been to realize where we are, and where we're heading. Songs of Innocence does just that.

The Power and the Roar - Joe Strummer's Car

Malu Halasa | Posted 12.08.2014 | Arts
Malu Halasa

A new documentary, I Need a Dodge! Joe Strummer on the Run, part hilarious road romp and therapist's couch, unravels the one of British punk's long-standing mysteries.

The Boomtown Rats Return: A Conversation with Bob Geldof, Plus a Chat with Finch's Nate Barcalow and Lots of Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

photo courtesy Bob Geldof A Conversation with Bob Geldof Mike Ragogna: Bob, I'm honored to be talking to the Man Of Peace. Bob Geldof: You are ind...

The Real Lyrics To The Clash's 'Rock The Casbah'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology

Oh, you thought that song by The Clash was about something other than organizing your computer's desktop? YOU THOUGHT WRONG. ...

My Favorite Year: The Pop Culture Peak That Was 1984

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.13.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Thirty years ago! Scary! Yet inspiring. (Certainly most millennials I encounter are ripping off that era as fast as their iPad-laden hands can grab.) For your pleasure and edification, I was there (and then), and I reflect.

Billy Valentine's Brit Eyed Soul

Michael Sigman | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

Brit Eyed Soul, Billy Valentine's forthcoming album of songs by British rockers inspired by the American soul music of the '50s and '60s, hearkens bac...

Frank Ocean, Diplo, The Clash Collaborate On 'Hero'

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment

Converse's "Three Artists, One Song" series has returned, bringing us the latest collaboration track, "Hero," courtesy of Frank Ocean, Diplo, and Mick...

21 Rock Song Titles That Would Make Terrible Bar Pickup Lines

John K. Herr | Posted 03.28.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

"I want you to want me." -- Cheap Trick "Don't stand so close to me." -- The Police "I wanna be sedated." -- The Ramones "I know what boys like." -...

Springsteen & Us

John Garrett Andrews | Posted 03.05.2014 | Entertainment
John Garrett Andrews

photo © Richard Hurley, 1973 I guess every early fan of an artist can be accused of believing that the early days were the best and I am afraid th...

Overend Watts: A Rock Star Who Hated Walking and Lived to Write About It!

Tom Semioli | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Tom Semioli

However no member of Mott the Hoople embraced the joy, pageantry, and excess of the band and the era than bassist Peter Overend Watts.

Meet The World's Oldest Boy Band

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

Before we needed a name for the band, we needed the band and before that we needed songs to play. Let's start there.

The Return of a Rock 'n' Roll Diva: Ellen Foley

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, my name is Ellen Foley...what's yours?" To music fans of a certain era, these are welcome words from the stage of the Cutting Room in New York City.

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

Old Jocks and Old Rockers: We Too Are One in the Windy City

Tom Semioli | Posted 10.15.2013 | Sports
Tom Semioli

Frank Zappa taught us "you are what you is." Former high-school and college jocks oft fall prey to the corresponding ravages of time as do their ex- rocker counterparts.

Dog Ears Music: After Independence Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elliott Smith, The Clash, Bix Beiderbecke, and Elton John.

American Ride: A Conversation with Willie Nile, Plus Exclusives by Owl and The Quick & Easy Boys

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If I sat down and tried to write something clever, I couldn't do it. I just follow my instincts. I like stories, I like storytelling, and when something comes to me, if it strikes me as a good story, I'll just start writing it and see what pops out."

Sex Pistols Ushered In Punk Era 37 Years Ago Today

Posted 06.04.2013 | Entertainment

It could be said that June 4, 1976, was the day the punk era began, all thanks to an intimate gig put on by The Sex Pistols. The nascent band took...

I'da Called Ya' Woody, Joe!

Salvatore Bono | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The legacy of The Clash needs no explanation and can still be seen and heard today, and it is Joe Strummer who still stands apart as the front man of The Clash. He is more than just one of the founding fathers of punk. He is a man of the people.

From Ike & Tina Turner, John Lennon and Led Zeppelin to The Clash, The Sex Pistols and Green Day: A Conversation with Bob Gruen

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.22.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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The Essential Music -- and Art -- of The Golden Age of Vinyl

Michael Sigman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Five years after the "Golden Age of Vinyl" came to a close, the MTV invasion established the dominance of the music video. A few years later came CDs, with their tiny art and microscopic liner notes. The generation of great art representing great music was over.

SIC Video Interview With Wayne Kramer, Musician and Revolutionary

David Shing | Posted 11.01.2012 | Technology
David Shing

Wayne Kramer is someone who's history you have to hear to believe. Having served time during what he calls "the drug wars" Wayne now works with jails in the U.S. and UK to rehabilitate prisoners through music with his organization Jail Guitar Doors.

The Wallflowers' 'Glad All Over': 'It Was About the Band Trusting One Another'

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 12.08.2012 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Glad All Over sounds like The Wallflowers we know and love, and sometimes it sounds even better.

Joe Strummer's Legacy

Jeff Whelan | Posted 10.21.2012 | Entertainment
Jeff Whelan

Joe Strummer, the frontman for the legendary rock n' roll band The Clash, would have turned 60 years old this month. He died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart defect 10 years ago this December, but is arguably more relevant today than at the height of his popularity.