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Which happened first, the death of Elvis or the Ramones’ first show at CBGB?

Two extremely significant events happened on this day in history – August 16… Elvis Presley was found dead in his Graceland bathroom, clutching the book A Scientific Search For The Face of Jesus, and the Ramones took the stage for the very first time at CBGBs, ushering in a new era in American music. While […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Scott Huffines and Sarah Boonstoppel of Atomic Books

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, tiny sliver of it that worked its way through the protective layer of gristle surrounding my heart 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of reaching out to all of the zine folks that I knew during the golden […]

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Iggy Pop on the happiest days of his life, spent discovering music and working at Discount Records

Iggy Pop, as some of you may know, is the honorary ambassador of Record Store Day this year. And, as such, he’s been pontificating these past few days on the importance of recorded music, visionary artists and independent retailers, in the run-up to the April 21 event. In a recent videotaped address to the nation, […]

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R.I.P. Tura Satana

Somewhere around this drafty old house of ours, I have an audio recording of director Russ Meyer talking with Linette and me about his career. It was probably recorded in 1994. We’d met him in Atlanta, as I recall, at a screening of his cult classic Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! If memory serves, he was […]

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Summer 2010 Shadow Art Fair live blog

9:37 PM There are still some tickets for the 10:00 PM show of Dreamland Tonight, so come on out to Dreamland. 9:20 PM Paper Mice from Chicago will be on stage, along with Suicide by Cop and the Blood Mambas, at the Dreamland for just $5. The show starts at midnight. 8:50 PM A discussion […]

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