“I wanted to convey the ecstatic experience of performing really destructive music, and to articulate the kind of raw need that drives young people to do so.”...more
Posts Tagged: Punk Rock
Dean Wareham is a great writer, and possessed of a strikingly astringent and dry-eyed view of things without pity or self-pity or undue kindness, and what follows, I trust, will give abundant evidence of this....more
When Michael Muhammad Knight wrote his novel The Taqwacores, about Muslims playing punk music, he didn’t know his fictional story would end up throwing down roots in the real world.
But young Muslims read the book and saw themselves:
“I had a lot of guilt growing up about not doing the right thing or not being a good Muslim or a good Pakistani kid,” Khan says.
Corin Tucker, formerly of Sleater-Kinney and Heavens to Betsy and now the leader of the Corin Tucker Band, has been called “a punk-rock heroine” by Rolling Stone. Judging by her band’s newest record, Kill My Blues, there is no reason to disagree....more
Seth Fischer, our intrepid Sunday editor, recently relayed unto us his current house-sitting/writing endeavors down in L.A. His author interview on Neon Tommy covers the differences of being a writer in the two distant urban poles of California, his foray into online literature, thoughts on punk rock and the editorial life....more
Janice Shapiro’s characters see that the game of womanhood has no winners—and some are frantic for an escape that they do not find....more
Peter Bognanni’s first novel mixes punk rock and the wild creativity of Buckminster Fuller into a tender and believable chronicle of teen sorrow....more
Mike Edison has been promoting the paperback edition of his book I Have Fun Everywhere I Go: Savage Tales of Pot, Porn, Punk Rock, Pro Wrestling, Talking Apes, Evil Bosses, Dirty Blues, American Heroes, and the Most Notorious Magazines in the World in true Edison form: backed by a rock band....more