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 Jean Encoule

An Oral History Of Crime

I thought, since we were called CRIME, we should feature famous criminals on our posters! First, a series of war criminals, then gangsters, then serial killers, and so on. So, I thought we should start off with Hitler…

 Everett True

Song of the day – 280: Pris

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely stupid.

 Everett True

eight ‘classic’ bands… a rejoinder

Julian says: “Everybody’s always like, ‘Oh yeah the music used to be better in the 80s’. No it fucking didn’t.” So what current bands are as good as The Fall, Joy Division, Buzzcocks, The Birthday Party or Dexy’s [sic] in their prime? Not to mention Blondie, Ramones, Jonathan Richman… (This comment originated on another post. I think it’s […]

 Everett True

Song of the day – 166: The Concretes

There’s a new Concretes album coming out. It’s been awhile. They’ve been off having kids, and meeting penguins. I still miss Victoria. I still like The Concretes, though. This new album sounds muted. There’s a nice thumping bass that runs through most of the songs that reminds me of Blondie circa the instrumental section of […]

 Everett True

Spotlight – 17: The Monster Women

I love Facebook sometimes. You casually scroll through the comments and links and status updates of the myriad people who claim, mostly somewhat spuriously, to have an affiliation with you and discover this. You know that when a band lists their influences as B-52’s,Young Marble Giants, Shangri-Las, Detroit Cobras, Joan Jett & the Runaways, Exotica!, 60’s […]