follow us in feedly

Richard Metzger

Occupation: Jack-off All Trades
Interests: Rastafari, Marxism, BBC comedy, teeth whiteners, Cary Grant, my TARDIS
Biography: I was born in a cross-fire hurricane. I howled at my ma in the drivin' rain. But it's all right now, in fact, it's a gas.

Recent Entries

  • 08.26.16 / The Yardbirds: The legendary supergroup that boasted of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page & Jeff Beck
  • 08.24.16 / ‘Baba Yaga’: The best ultra-stylish, sexy mid 70s lesbian witch cult film you’ve never seen
  • 08.23.16 / Attention rock snobs: New Holy Sons single will burrow its way into your brain like an earworm
  • 08.18.16 / NUDE Donald Trump statue glued to the ground in several cities
  • 08.17.16 / The true story of the unauthorized, daredevil documentation of the Horizons ride at Disney World
  • Tara McGinley

    Occupation: Elegant Nay Sayer
    Interests: Stuff, Widgets, Objects, Things, Gadgets
    Biography: I'm ashamed of the things I've done for a Klondike Bar.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.25.16 / Life-size bronze Lemmy statue unveiled at Rainbow Bar & Grill
  • 08.24.16 / You can take this test to see if you’re a ‘super recognizer’ of faces
  • 08.23.16 / Truly incredible, extremely life-like animal masks and animal costumes
  • 08.22.16 / There is a jock strap planter for men
  • 08.22.16 / Turn your favorite concert ticket stub into a floor mat
  • Marc Campbell

    Occupation: Musician, writer
    Interests: All of it
    Biography: Marc Campbell was the lead singer and lyricist for THE NAILS who recorded two critically acclaimed albums for RCA records. He's best known for the cult hit "88 Lines About 44 Women". Later this year, Campbell will be releasing his first solo album, "Tantric Machine". He is also working on a book, 44 WOMEN, an erotic memoir spanning the 60s and 70s, from the hippies to the punks. "Having been passionately involved with the social and artistic revolutions of those decades, I see many connections between the two and how one grew out of the other. 44 WOMEN pays tribute to the power and glory of sex, drugs, rock and roll...and LOVE. It is dedicated to the women in my life who did their best to keep me human". Marc currently lives in Austin, Texas with his beautiful Turkish girlfriend and his chihuahua Freddy. He likes good wine, rock and roll and hardboiled detective novels. He agrees with Timothy Leary that "intelligence is the ultimate aphrodisiac".

    Recent Entries

  • 08.15.16 / Altamont, The Rolling Stones, the Hells Angels, and the Inside Story of Rock’s Darkest Day
  • 08.11.16 / They Drive By Night: The bizarre, profane and fantastically WEIRD art of QSL cards (NSFW)
  • 08.08.16 / ‘Stranger Things’ on VHS is exactly where it belongs
  • 08.08.16 / Peyote Pomade: When your hair wants to get high
  • 08.01.16 / Tiny Tim plays a creepy clown in the godawful ‘Blood Harvest’
  • Paul Gallagher

    Occupation: Writer, blogger, friendly, neighborhood word-slinger.
    Interests: Books, art, film, theater, friends in low places, tea and symphonies.
    Biography: Born in East Kilbride. Raised in Edinburgh. Lives in Glasgow. Dog-walker, former TV producer and director.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.26.16 / ‘Freedom for the Wolf’: The rise of Illiberal Democracy
  • 08.25.16 / Irritate the shit out of know-it-alls with these cleverly stupid t-shirts
  • 08.24.16 / Restaurant launches Pokémon burger (but not to go)
  • 08.23.16 / Photographs of homeless people and their childhood dreams
  • 08.22.16 / Simpleton Sabotage: Watch out, that asshole at the office might be a double agent!
  • Heather Drain

    Occupation: Freelance Writer a Go-Go
    Interests: fringe art, cult cinema, road trips, rock & roll,
    Biography: Freelance Writer from the South with a born love of left-of-center cinema, bastard art and aesthetic jeet-kune-do.

    Recent Entries

  • 04.05.16 / Muzak to get Mutated to: E-Z Listening with DEVO
  • 02.12.16 / Moor, Moor, Moor: Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’ goes 70s rock musical in cult classic ‘Catch My Soul’
  • 01.04.16 / Suburban Lawns: Lost Pioneers of Post-Punk
  • 12.15.15 / ‘Punk Rock’: Porno and New York City punk collide in this gritty 1977 X-rated crime drama
  • 11.17.15 / Remembering Detroit’s legendary cult-zine, The Orbit
  • Martin Schneider

    Occupation: Writer, editor, gadabout
    Interests: Parcheesi, pipe, robe, slippers, cognac snifter
    Biography: When I was a baby Duke Ellington told my mom that she should listen to whatever I say, because "he knows where it's at." It's been downhill ever since.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.26.16 / Bob Dylan raps on a Kurtis Blow album, 1986
  • 08.25.16 / Remember when David Lynch used to do weather reports on the Internet?
  • 08.24.16 / ‘Musica 80’: Impressive Italian rock magazine from the ‘new wave’ era
  • 08.23.16 / Dolled Up: Bizarre fashion photos of Marianne Faithfull as a toy doll
  • 08.22.16 / Pulp’s witty program for the ‘His ‘n’ Hers’ tour
  • Ron Kretsch

    Occupation: Pictures, words, sounds
    Interests: See "Occupation"
    Biography: Formerly: art director and music writer, back when "newspapers" were a thing. Currently: guitarist/slacker layabout.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.25.16 / ONO covers the Velvet Underground on an art museum loading dock
  • 08.25.16 / Never mind the Shatner, the ‘Star Trek’ cast member with the golden voice was Nichelle Nichols
  • 08.23.16 / Three words: Drum. Crotch. Pants.
  • 08.18.16 / New video from outstanding Mexicali goth post-punks Silent: A Dangerous Minds premiere
  • 08.17.16 / BASS IN YOUR FACE: Excellent footage of the Sex Pistols’ notorious San Antonio gig
  • Howie Pyro

    Occupation: DJ, musician, writer, out of control collector...
    Interests: Rare crazy records, Spook show memorabilia, cheap 60's merchandise aimed at teenagers, fashion, freaks, monster movies &
    Biography: Happy to be one of The Usual Gang Of Idiots. If you want a real bio there is one here: http://www.awmok.com/author/howiepyro/.

    Recent Entries

  • 07.08.16 / ‘Pass The Dust, I Think I’m Bowie!’: True tales of Black Randy, first wave Los Angeles punk icon
  • 06.26.16 / Incredible NEWLY UNCOVERED 1977 footage of UK punk bands: Damned! Generation X! Adverts! Rich Kids!
  • 04.26.16 / ‘Anarchy!’ Malcolm McLaren, punk rock’s Molotov cocktail
  • 03.18.16 / A strange tale of Frank Sinatra Jr., monster beach parties, Jan & Dean and a bungled kidnapping!
  • 03.03.16 / Lobotomy: LA’s greatest unknown punk rock fanzine, 1978
  • Oliver Hall

    Occupation: Writer, editor, musician
    Interests: Cranks, crackpots, revolutionaries, mystics
    Biography: "Looks like Elvis after 20 years in the fucking coffin." —Captain Sensible

    Someday, I hope to publish an anthology of bad advice for young people.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.26.16 / Al Jourgensen and Gibby Haynes were Timothy Leary’s psychedelic guinea pigs
  • 08.25.16 / Laibach? There’s an app for that
  • 08.19.16 / Nico stars in gloomy, depressing 1976 French art flick ‘Le berceau de cristal’
  • 08.19.16 / The Avengers opening for the Sex Pistols at Winterland
  • 08.18.16 / Punk poet John Cooper Clarke sings ‘MacArthur Park’ with the Stranglers’ Hugh Cornwell
  • Cherrybomb

    Occupation: Heavy Metal Mover and Shaker | Blogger | Freelance Word Writer
    Interests: Lemmy Kilmister, Cursing, Running
    Biography: I dream of a world where all I do is sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whisky, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested . . . Res ipsa loquitur. Let the good times roll.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.26.16 / Vintage driver’s licenses once issued to Alfred Hitchcock, Johnny Cash, James Brown & more!
  • 08.25.16 / This ‘Street Trash’ diorama of the infamous toilet ‘meltdown’ scene can now be yours!
  • 08.24.16 / Climb aboard ‘Hare-Force One,’ Hugh Hefner’s $5 million DC-9 jet with its own discothèque
  • 08.24.16 / ‘Twin Peaks’ soundtrack reissue pressed onto ‘damn fine coffee’ color vinyl
  • 08.23.16 / ‘Raw Power’: The vintage ‘zine run by teens who took on rock & punk (and won) back in the mid-70s
  • Christopher Bickel

    Occupation: Musician, Curator, NGH Certified Consulting Hypnotist
    Interests: Smashism, Aktionism, Lowbrow and Highbrow Cinema, Historical Countercultures, Bad Music For Bad People
    Biography: Served time in "musical" groups In/Humanity, Guyana Punch Line, and currently Anakrid. Former columnist for Maximumrockandroll Magazine. Days are divided between high-end record dealing, event promotion, hypnotherapy, film series curation, and study of topics ranging from control and influence to the occult to obscure yuletide traditions to Z-list celebrities to junk science to transgressive art. Capricorn. Enjoys an occasional gin and tonic. Paces a lot. Can take a joke.

    Recent Entries

  • 08.26.16 / The rise and fall of Tower Records and how the music industry screwed the pooch in the late ‘90s
  • 08.22.16 / The best worst metal song you’re gonna hear today
  • 08.19.16 / Study finds scary ‘da dun da dun’ music causes people to view sharks negatively
  • 08.15.16 / One-of-a-kind Bowie-fied DEVO ‘Booji Boy’ mask being auctioned for charity
  • 08.15.16 / Winter’s new immersive tech 3-D dream-pop video: A Dangerous Minds premiere