Soundgarden formed in 1984 as a three-piece with Chris Cornell on drums on vocals, Kim Thayil on guitar and Hiro Yamamoto on bass. Though noisier in the beginning, the band would go on to be one of the main purveyors of a slow, sludgy, intense, punk-rooted rock that was dubbed "grunge" by the Britis ... More >>
FLIPPER @ LION'S LAIR | 3/29/12 "How do you get a hippie girl pregant?" asked Rachel Thoele before Flipper even played a note. "Cum on her Birkenstocks, and let the flies do the rest." Bruce Loose had a chuckle and asked her if she had any more jokes. She did. "What do nine out of ten people enjoy? ... More >>
Rachel Thoele of Flipper (due tonight at the Lion's Lair) got her start in the Bay Area punk scene in her first band God (or G.O.D. aka Girls On Drugs or Girls Over Dosed). But the first band she was in that many people got to see was Frightwig, the legendary art punk band from the '80s that was oft ... More >>
Flipper (due tonight and tomorrow night at the Lion's Lair) got its start in 1979 in the creatively fertile arts and music scene in San Francisco. Formed after the break-up of Negative Trend and including two former members of that band, Will Shatter and Stephen DePace, Flipper didn't set out to be ... More >>
The forthcoming 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind isn't just an observance of the release of the 1991 record; it is a tangible marking of a shift in popular culture.
Bobcat Goldthwait says that when he couldn't make people feel awkward with his stand-up comedy, he tried to do that with the movies he wrote and directed -- films like Shakes the Clown (where Goldthwait stars as a depressed and alcoholic clown who gets framed for murder) Sleeping Dogs Lie (a ... More >>
Luther Campbell (aka Uncle Luke, aka 2 Live Crew front man, aka sister-paper Miami New Times columnist), has placed his hat in the race for mayor of Miami-Dade County. Nope, we're not kidding, but he's hoping to make a real change to the system, and he's taking the whole thing incredibly seri ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: Enjoy this interview with Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, where he recounts playing ambiguously pro-drug songs at a rehab center and getting into a pissing match with his label head.
Reunited and it feels so good.
Krist Novoselic has punk and politics on the brain.
Keeping hype to a dull roar, Eyes Adrift washes ashore with an all-star veteran lineup -- and plenty of scars.
Krist Novoselic has more to talk about than his days in Nirvana.
THE APPLES GET SET TO REAP THE FRUITS OF THEIR LABORS.
DON'T LOOK FOR MEANING IN THE DEATH OF NIRVANA'S KURT COBAIN.