It takes a tough man to wear a little black dress. It takes an even stronger one to wear it with fishnets and boots, before tens of thousands of people, in the middle of a summer’s day. But Perfume Genius, who performed several large outdoor music festivals in 2015, and […]
Forty years ago the world, or at least its record label execs, weren’t ready for Smokey’s unapologetic, openly gay lyrics. This month, a re-issue of their notorious tracks finally gets its due.
In an excerpt from a feature in DINOSAUR No. 4, Edward Desautels talks to company founder Mike Robinson, whose guitar archaeology brings sweet music to aficionados of the wild, vintage, and rare.
In this feature from DINOSAUR No. 4, chef Ted Cizma takes the kitchens at Elon Musk’s SpaceX from farm to table and beyond. Photo by Blair Heagerty.
In an excerpt from an interview in DINOSAUR No. 4, Detroit electronic duo ADULT. finds collaboration is the key to their unique residency for musicians.
In Part 2 of Don Waller’s interview, veteran writer and counterculture expert Richard Goldstein talks about surviving the ’60s, how music and political movements are tied together, and what feminism did for all of us.
In the first of two parts, Don Waller talks to veteran writer, editor, and counterculture expert Richard Goldstein about his new memoir, hanging out with rock stars, and why Patti Smith’s “Just Kids” is one of the best books about the ’60s.
Fifty years ago, the “5” Royales disbanded. This weekend, they’re getting inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an “Early Influence.” Don Waller explains why that’s an understatement.
Thirty-five years ago today, the Cramps released their first album, “Songs the Lord Taught Us.” Yes, it was April 1, but it was no joke. The album was, and still is, a classic slab of “psychobilly,” a term the Cramps themselves coined to describe their wild style. Before the record’s release, the Cramps visited a friend in Los Angeles and brought along the album’s producer, Alex Chilton. Don Waller was there, and this is what he remembers … . (Photo of Lux Interior by Donna Santisi.)
On the opening night of their European tour, Sleater-Kinney proved that their music and message keep getting better, and stronger, with age. Steven Gdula reports from Berlin.