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Mickey Leigh has a record out called Mutated Music, and it's worth checking out. Leigh says his goal is “to rescue rock ‘n’ roll one song at a time.” Sounds like he's making good on that. Here's my review and another one's below.
This music review is for a split EP from the bands Sarinvomit and Eggs Of Gomorrh called Economium Of Depraved Instincts. It's pretty obnoxious/awesome. Read up on it if those band names sound interesting.
When I went to the National Book Festival I took a few pics of rockers that attended to show their love for books. The pics are up on my blog's Tumblr page. This is informally part of a series of such photosets.
I'm a fan of Billy Bragg, for his writing as well as his music, and recently he was on Democracy Now! to talk about his new book and play some songs. It was an informative interview and it's always nice to hear the guy play.
Punk the Capital is “a documentary film and archival project,” and features “a new perspective on DC punk history and rare, unseen footage of bands,” as the film’s website describes. I'm looking forward to the DC screening.
Nuclear war might be a topic you're thinking about covering for your metal band's lyrics (c'mon, it's within the realm of possibility), so here's some content about the climate effects of a nuclear war that you can consider.
The above bullets are from a poll I'm running on the blog (I like to think they're fun) about how bands meet their end. The underground musician Chris Connelly says it's always power dynamics and drugs/alcohol. You?
Extinction Rebellion is a group agitating for action on climate change, and the open letter it published has some cool musicians that I respect as signatories, among others. (This isn't the first time I've blogged about open letters either.)
Finally, I gave the blog somewhat of a facelift. I hope it's now easier to find things you might want to read.
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