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Mike Watt

circle jerks, minor threat, bad brains, germs

1979: As far as the American record business was concerned, punk rock was finished. They’d spent a packet on the Sex Pistols, Ramones and Dead Boys, and those albums seemingly shipped straight to the cut-out bins. The Pistols self-destructed at the end of their U.S. tour the previous year, and now that Sid Vicious kid […]

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The venerable Battle Ground, Washington indie record label Kill Rock Stars is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new compilation this year. Titled Stars Rock Kill (Rock Stars) — a callback to the comps that launched the label three decades ago — it features an impressive assembly of artists covering tracks from the KRS catalog. The project carries over the momentum from Kill Rock Stars’ comp celebrating the 25th anniversary of Elliott Smith’s self-titled album last year, which yielded tracks by Califone, Palehound, and Bonny Light Horseman among others.

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Mike Watt, erstwhile bassist for the Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges, shared a live version with the Black Gang of the Bikini Kill song “Rebel Girl” to celebrate the label Kill Rock Stars’ 30th anniversary. The tune was recorded live on Oct. 16, 1998 at The Knitting Factory in New York with  Mike Watt…

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When Lollapalooza moved its festival from Grant Park in Chicago to everyone’s computer screens due to the pandemic, the longtime music fest also promised the return of Porno For Pyros. And last night (July 31), the original members — Perry Farrell, Stephen Perkins and Peter DiStefano with Mike Watt (a member of PFP…

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