Posted by kira on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 7:00 PM (EDT)
No one knows where Mischief Brew will head next. Though they recently released the hardcore-meets-folk of The Stone Operation. and followed it up with two radically different EPs to boot, the musical landscape is now their oyster.
Mischief Brew started out as a solo project of Erik Petersen where he planed to write medieval acoustic poetry. But since then the band has morphed into one of the earliest folk punk bands, one of the earliest gypsy punk bands, and more recently, a straight up, kickass punk band with some real old-world style (as well as the unnerving, occasional toast to Death himself).
In order to see where the band is headed next, Punknews' John Gentile met up with Petersen where they talked about Mischief Brew's next record, argued about history, and complimented each other for being Italian.
Posted by andrew on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
The oft-overlooked proto-punk band Death are the subject of a forthcoming documentary from Drafthouse Films, directed by Jeff Howlett and Mark Covino.
The film tells the story of the Detroit band's initial active period from 1971 to 1976, their struggle to be accepted as an uncompromising, African American, rock outfit during that time, and their eventual reemergence and reformation in 2009.
The film is available on VOD/iTunes from May 24th, and in theaters from June 28th. You can click Read More for the trailer.
Posted by aubin on Friday, May 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM (EDT)
Peter Hook - the innovating basist and founder of both Joy Division and New Order - has announced a special run of dates with his touring band, The Light. Hook is planning to perform New Order's 1981 album, Movement and 1983's Power, Corruption & Lies in their entirety. The two albums show how New Order evolved from Joy Division's dark post-punk into the more well-known dance/punk New Order that remains best known today. Notably though, the albums did not contain their biggest singles from that time - "Everything's Gone Green", "Temptation" and "Blue Monday."