Vermicide Violence is one of several bands that essentially function as musical sub-genre standup routines for comedian Jarrod Alonge. Their newest "single" (for lack of a better word) is simultaneously a parody and love letter to deathcore that offers helpful advice for coronavirus and COVID-19.
Honestly, the lyrics are more intelligible than anything the President has said about the virus so far. Read the rest
Dischord is to punk and indie rock what Def Jam and Death Row Records are to rap. Read the rest
"This post is an attempt to save some of the history of the harder kinds of chipmusic," writes Anders Carlsson, "before all of us forget what happened." Don't miss the follow-up on authenticity in chipmusic: "the demoscene is not as purist as people think, and never was." Read the rest
Marc Weidenbaum at Disquiet writes about a new project of interests to all fans of Fugazi, DC hardcore, and cultural mashups:
Photographer Glen E. Friedman, widely known for his work chronicling the intersection between punk rock and hiphop in the 1980s, has posted some beautiful shots of MCA, Ad-Rock, and Mike D from that era: "why A you see H".
Remembering Adam Yauch: Polly Wog Stew
1993 interview with Adam Yauch from bOING bOING #13
Adam "MCA" Yauch, RIP Read the rest
Earlier this morning, Pesco posted the awful news that Adam "MCA" Yauch died this morning at age 47. Words here can't express how sad I am, reading that news. Hits home in part because I'm fighting the same disease, and in part because the Beasties were such a formative part of my subcultural education as I grew into my teen years.
The first time I heard them, and Adam Yauch, was when a friend from middle school handed me a home-copied dupe of this cassette tape EP [YouTube, and you can still buy copies on Amazon]. I played it over and over until that little black ribbon wore right out. Some of you may not know that the Beasties were a hardcore band before they became a hiphop band. Now you do.
I've embedded some Beastie videos from that era below. Fuck you, cancer. Read the rest