Let's Go, the sophomore album from the Berkeley punk band Rancid, is not my favorite album ever. Most days, it's not even my favorite Rancid album; that distinction bounces back and forth between…   Read Story »
Veteran Berkeley punkers Rancid are, quite simply, my favorite band of all time. If the ninth-grade me hadn't stumbled across them, I would be a very different and possibly dead person. Rancid's last…   Read Story »
If you were a high school punk at any point in the 1990s, Rancid's "Ruby Soho" is a song that's running through your veins at all times. Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong recently produced Sacred Fire, a…   Read Story »
Name: Jimmy Cliff
Progress Report: Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Jimmy Cliff gets to work on a new record with Rancid's Tim Armstrong.
There are few things that are absolute…   Read Story »
When dishing up our two cents on Vampire Weekend's Billboard-topping Contra we noted:
It would have been interesting if Ezra had worked some of his knowledge/love of punk and hardcore (a la his…   Read Story »
Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to look like.
Oh man, remember the…   Read Story »