“Punk rock was the tsunami that threatened to drown us all in 1977.” – Pete Townshend “Kick Out the Jams” by the MC5 “Kick Out the Jams” is the title track of the MC5‘s 1969 debut LP, recorded over Halloween weekend at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom. The song gained immediate notoriety by its introduction. Singer Rob […]
In 1977, Television released its debut album, Marquee Moon, a record that put the band on the map in the competitive New York music scene. In the decades since, its profile continued to rise to where it is today, one of the most highly regarded of its era. Listening to the dynamic, innovative record today, […]
It’s finally here: Down in a Hole, the debut album from actor Kiefer Sutherland. Sutherland, a celebrated actor known for his role as Jack Bauer in the TV series 24 among many other projects over the years, has been cultivating his skills as a musician for a while now and it all comes together nicely […]
A previously-unheard live recording by Talking Heads has made its way online. Recorded during the band’s two-night run at CBGB in NYC opening for Television in 1976, David Byrne can be heard in the recording saying that the band called the instrumental track ‘Theme – but then we just keep it to ourselves’. Here’s the […]
Over the weekend, influential New York-based rock/indie band Television performed at Rough Trade NYC. A huge part of the 1970s NYC club scene (including CBGB), the band is now comprised of longtime vocalist/guitarist Tom Verlaine, drummer Billy Vicca, bassist Fred Smith and guitarist Jimmy Rip. Below, watch the band play the title track to their […]
Butch Patrick speaks with RCM about his experiences as Eddie Munster and his life as a ‘former child star’.
Rock Cellar Magazine sat down with Martha for a look back on the golden years of MTV.