Just in case you needed some anger in your Thursday, Black Flag has another album out. The first one in two decades. I’ve not gotten it all into my face yet, but I didn’t really feel like starting a soccer riot today, so it might not be for me at the moment? Hit it up on Spotify if you’re interested, and someone call Henry Rollins, I want to hear him review the album. (via FACT)
If you don’t know who Henry Rollins is, I’m going to need to ask for any and all music cred you feel you have back. The frontman for seminal hardcore punk band Black Flag, he went on to campaign for LBGT rights, worker protection, veterans rights and other areas of social justice. And he performs for the troops to boot. So, educate the mind, and check out one of my favorite monologues from him. One of the more entertaining monologues about UK acid house & techno and the origins of electronica. And he bitches out commercial rock at the end too 😀
I can’t say I find myself headbanging very often. My hair is pretty short and that type of behavior doesn’t really mix with a lot of the scenes I run through these days, but, there I was. Honest-to-goodness headbanging, beer in hand, maybe 3 feet from a giant speaker, standing in a bar on Houston Street. I’d not been to anything that resembled a punk, metal or thrash show in years, especially with the slow, agonizing death of CBGBs, but a friend had tipped me off to a new sound that was making its debut this evening, so I made my way over. Was he ever right, JENNCiTY is definitely an act I can’t wait to hear more from. The group has female lead vocals & lead guitar which is a sorely needed presence in this space, now more than ever. But, back to the punk rocking.