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Converse’s Free Rubber Tracks Live Residency Brings The Replacements, Slayer, Chance The Rapper, Passion Pit To Boston This Month

There are lots of reasons to be suspicious of corporate-sponsored music events, but if a shoe company was bringing the Replacements and Dinosaur Jr. to your hometown for a free show, you’d still try to go, right? Later this month, Converse will spend a week at the Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts for a Converse Rubber… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 16, 2015 - 9:30 am

How Brian Wilson Helped Spawn Punk

It was the winter of 1978/’79 in Los Angeles — that is to say, not much of a winter at all. The Last were holed up in a studio with John Harrison, Hawkwind’s founding bassist. The band had just made the jump from self-financing to Bomp! Records, and under Harrison’s direction, they were hashing out… More »

By: Brad Shoup / April 14, 2015 - 9:32 am

Ugly Christmas Sweaters From Queens Of The Stone Age, Metallica, Motörhead, And More

Last year we were all amused by the Slayer Christmas sweater, the heaviest and coziest way for your torso to ring in the holidays. This year Motörhead, Metallica, Descendents, Death From Above 1979, Dying Fetus, and a bunch of Victory Records bands got in on the trend, leading Metal Injection to declare ugly metal Christma… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 26, 2013 - 5:33 pm

Coachella 2013 Weekend 2: Saturday’s 5 Best Things

Sitting here in the afterglow of day two — resting sore muscles and reflecting on an impossible collection of hard-earned memories — I feel like I’m starting to come to terms with Coachella. More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / April 21, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Fidlar – “Suburban Home” (Feat. Brian Rodriguez) (Descendents Cover)

To celebrate its 50th issue, as well as the 50th birthday of Descendents frontman Milo Aukerman, the music magazine Filter is releasing a free-download Descendents tribute comp called, logically enough, Filter Presents: Songs Of The Descendents. The comp has people like YACHT, Mike Watt, TEEN, the Babies, and Band Of Horses frontman Ben Bridwell taking… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 27, 2012 - 6:28 pm

80 Other Bands With Official Sneakers

Last week the Animal Collective bros released an official mixtape for their new … sneakers. That is a thing now. Gotta keep fans on their toes (ouch, sorry). The shoes which you can see here benefit the Socorro island Conservation Fund, and they are cruelty free, except to your eyes.

I did some… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 6, 2011 - 12:31 pm

Fucked Up Cover Blitz, Descendents With Ezra Koenig

I never thought I’d be writing a headline even close to that, but in less than a year, Fucked Up’s gone from the light bulb factory to playing all their indie-rock cards just right. That said, it’s hard to get even slightly cynical about this: During the Toronto crew’s 12-hour marathon last month, Vampire Weekend… More »

By: brandon / November 25, 2008 - 9:12 am

R.I.P. Frank Navetta

Sadly, Frank Navetta, who co-founded the Descendents with Tony Lombardo and Bill Stevenson in 1979, died on Halloween “after becoming ill over the course of a few days.” Read the surviving Descendents’ statement. Blast Milo Goes To College. Explain to Wikipedia why his entry should not be deleted. More »

By: brandon / November 3, 2008 - 10:28 am