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“Here we are dealing with abortion again, and women having control of their own bodies. It’s kind of crazy,” she very presciently said in 2019 For more, check out: (Source)

Sonic Youth played its last shows just over a decade ago. But the band’s legacy lives on thanks to an ever-expanding archive available on Bandcamp. Curated by drummer Steve Shelley and longtime sound engineer Aaron Mullan, the archive swells with live tapes stretching back to the mid-1980s, crucial rarities collections, and stray tracks rescued from out-of-print singles, internet mixes, and random comps. Aquarium Drunkard spoke with Steve Shelley to get his thoughts on a few gems that await listeners.

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Henry Rollins

“When Damaged came out, it perfectly represented the depths and darkness of my particular teen angst,” Adam Grossman, guitarist for Angkor Wat, Skrew and Ministry, tells Alternative Press. “It was the soundtrack of my life at that point in time.” Any musician involved in the most extreme forms of musical expression owes their existence and […]

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Ian Mackaye

“People were commenting about this one photo I took of Marginal Man that was in the inner sleeve of their record [Identity, Dischord Records, 1984],” mused veteran Washington, D.C. punk/alt-rock photographer Jim Saah via telephone. He was reflecting on an exhibit at D.C.’s Lost Origins Gallery celebrating his new book In My Eyes: Photographs 1982-1997 […]

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Almost exactly a decade ago, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore announced that they were separating. This essentially marked the end of Sonic Youth, the band that the two of them had led for a very long time. Since then, all the members of Sonic Youth have gone on to other projects, and they haven’t exactly had a ton of warm things to say about one another. Still, it appears that the former members of Sonic Youth still share some of the same goals and values. Today, for Bandcamp Friday, they’ve released a pair of live albums to benefit a cause close to their hearts.

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Band opens its vaults to raise money for grassroots abortion funds, releasing concerts from 1995 and 2006 and new T-shirts For more, check out: (Source)

artistic collaborations, music, literature

September 1963: A young R&B combo called the Rolling Stones are rehearsing, preparing for a recording session. Their manager, former Beatles publicist Andrew Loog Oldham, was tearing his hair out. They were about to record their second single, a follow-up to their modestly successful remake of Chuck Berry’s “Come On.” But they had one problem: […]

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Due to English director Edgar Wright’s (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) recent cinematic hagiography The Sparks Brothers, 2021 has become the year of Sparks. Variously described as “the best British band to come from Los Angeles,” “your favorite band’s favorite band” and “the greatest band you’ve never heard of,” it’s high time. After all, […]

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Eyedress has released his new album, Mulholland Drive. Alongside the new record, we bring you our cover story from issue 396. I met Eyedress (aka Idris Vicuña) in the middle of the pandemic when he cold DMed me to collaborate on a track for his new album. It was a refreshing encounter. His ask pulled […]

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When Toronto hardcore artist DoFlame, also known as Mateo Naranjo has a vision, he “moves everything else to the side” until it manifests.  His new song, “All Out,” which comes alongside a new visual, perfectly encapsulates the artist’s ambition. Read more: Hear from Senses Fail’s Buddy Nielsen ahead of Joshua Tree livestream “If you love […]

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