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An Old Fart’s Primer: Punk vs. Post-Punk

Written by Kevin Tuxford Basically speaking, the notion of “post-punk” emerged pretty quickly after the Sex Pistols imploded on stage in San Francisco, and John Lydon had come back with a new band and a new sound within a year. … Continue reading

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Cruel World Festival Brings Back the 80s

Written by Dave Arnson This past Sunday, the Cruel World festival, took over the outer grounds of the Pasadena Rose Bowl. It was like a new wave Woodstock, with a rich dark chocolate goth frosting! There were three stages that … Continue reading

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Honor Betty White by Supporting the Animals

 Today would have been Betty White’s 100th birthday. There is a viral movement on social media asking everyone to donate just $5 to an animal charity to honor her memory. If you can afford to give more, do so, … Continue reading

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FRANCE: A Perfectly Cast Film That’s More Than an Exquisite Homage to First World Angst

For FRANCE, philosopher-filmmaker Bruno Dumont once again partnered with cinematographer David Chambille and distributor Kino Lorber to project onto the screen the interior world of his characters in a multi-faceted film about the media industrial complex. In keeping with Dumont’s … Continue reading

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Happy 31st Amoeba!

Amoeba Music is 31 years old today! It may have moved locations, but its spirit lives on. Here is a message from founder Marc Weinstein, “My partner Dave and I started Amoeba 14 years after I started working in Record … Continue reading

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Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day from Ireland

Enjoy 90 minutes of folk music, drumming, and Irish dancing from three of Ireland’s best-loved pubs. Performers include The Celtic Drummers, and a Riverdancer or two. Learn to play the spoons and pull a perfect draught!

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Fortress Reflects on ’80s Rock In LA: Releasing ‘Waiting for the Night’ 31 Years After

Fortress formed as a band of friends—talented friends who had a vision of becoming one of the stars of the 80’s rock scene. Hard work brought them to a point where Fortress, consisting of Ted Heath, vocals; Chris Turbis, keyboards/vocals; … Continue reading

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Zappa Movie Chronicles A Musical Genius: Not Just Another Band From LA

“Zappa” (Magnolia Pictures, 2020) chronicles the life and music of Frank Zappa, self-taught musical genius who not only achieved tremendous musical success, but also threw himself into the political turmoil of record censorship when most artist only stuck their heads … Continue reading

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What to Watch after Becoming Obsessed with the Cecil Hotel

The interwebs have been abuzz with stories of the Cecil Hotel, with both Ghost Adventures: Cecil Hotel on Discovery Plus and Crime Scene: Vanishing at the Cecil on Netflix drawing hordes of obsessed fans. It seems like people have gotten a sudden … Continue reading

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What A Find – Previously Unseen Pro Footage of Circle Jerks, Saccharine Trust And More From 1981 Rescued From Dumpster And Posted On YouTube

Punk fans with an ear to the ground noticed a rather amazing series of posts on Youtube earlier this week – a set of what appear to be professionally filmed videos with audio from the soundboard shot at the Peppermint … Continue reading

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