Playlist: Happy 50th Birthday, Ian MacKaye!

Ian MacKaye turned 50 today, marking 31 years since he was a Guilty of Being White 19-year-old. MacKaye grew up in Washington, D.C., where bands like Bad Brains and Black Flag were based. D.C. was an oasis of hardcore punk in the late ’70s/early ’80s, considering many of the influential bands, like the Minutemen, formed on the West Coast. He was childhood friends with Henry Rollins, who eventually joined Black Flag and turned 51 years old in February. Although MacKaye coined the term “straight edge” in the Minor Threat song its named for, don’t blame him for the XXX tattoos or Google filling … Continue reading Playlist: Happy 50th Birthday, Ian MacKaye!

Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Argentine punk emerged a few years after The Clash in England and The Ramones in Queens, New York, during the millitary dictatorship. The early years make bitching about Reagan seem like whiny complaints. Modern Argentine punk is packed with elements of hardcore, ska and politics, and it’s easy to hear how many bands emulate The Ramones. Argentina is still churning out awesome bands, and the punk scene continues to thrive. The Wiki chronicles the early bands that Spotify does not have and details a few bands on the playlist, which are: Cadena Perpetua 2 minutos Attaque 77 Expulsados The Broken Toys … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Argentine punk emerged a few years after The Clash in England and The Ramones in Queens, New York, during the millitary dictatorship. The early years make bitching about Reagan seem like whiny complaints. Modern Argentine punk is packed with elements of hardcore, ska and politics, and it’s easy to hear how many bands emulate The Ramones. Argentina is still churning out awesome bands, and the punk scene continues to thrive. The Wiki chronicles the early bands that Spotify does not have and details a few bands on the playlist, which are: Cadena Perpetua 2 minutos Attaque 77 Expulsados The Broken Toys … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Argentine punk emerged a few years after The Clash in England and The Ramones in Queens, New York, during the millitary dictatorship. The early years make bitching about Reagan seem like whiny complaints. Modern Argentine punk is packed with elements of hardcore, ska and politics, and it’s easy to hear how many bands emulate The Ramones. Argentina is still churning out awesome bands, and the punk scene continues to thrive. The Wiki chronicles the early bands that Spotify does not have and details a few bands on the playlist, which are: Cadena Perpetua 2 minutos Attaque 77 Expulsados The Broken Toys … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Argentine Punk

Friday Night Sounds: Songs under one minute

How can I fit so many songs on my oldschool 4GB iPod nano? Songs under one minute! The band 7 Seconds’ name is only a slight exaggeration as nine of 24 songs on its 1983 album, The Crew, clock in under 60 seconds. Just because these songs are short doesn’t mean there is less said. Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat is credited with coining Straight Edge in the 45-second song. Milo of the Descendents sings at the speed of an auction host in the 36-second Coffee Mug. Most songs are faster to make up for time, like What’s Your Problem by Circle Jerks. Others, like Anarchy Is Dead by Government … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Songs under one minute

Friday Night Sounds: Songs under one minute

How can I fit so many songs on my oldschool 4GB iPod nano? Songs under one minute! The band 7 Seconds‘ name is only a slight exaggeration as nine of 24 songs on its 1983 album, The Crew, clock in under 60 seconds. Just because these songs are short doesn’t mean there is less said. Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat is credited with coining Straight Edge in the 45-second song. Milo of the Descendents sings at the speed of an auction host in the 36-second Coffee Mug. Most songs are faster to make up for time, like What’s Your Problem by Circle Jerks. Others, like Anarchy Is Dead by Government … Continue reading Friday Night Sounds: Songs under one minute