Audio l Video
Why We Still Need Johnny Cash by Nicholas Patterson
Johnny Cash's crackling baritone has graced American ears through time of war, revolution, social uprising, and prison overcrowding. With his non-jugemental stories of fallen men acknowledging thier wrong, Cash still reigns as the teller of the American condition, decades after his first album.
Horrah for Coachella, the Fest that Should Never End! by Gabe Ryan
Poor lineups, corporate spaces, violence, and cost have kept many of us wary of music festivals. But with the tragedy and lessons of Woodstock, a quality festival atmosphere may surface yet. FrictionMagazine found one such powerful and promising atmosphere at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival.
The Great Music Hoax by Craig A. Platt
MTV has infected us with a disease. One that Napster has nurtured and forced to spread like a cancer through the human spirit. We need the hit single, and we need to play it on the radio until it sounds like the headache you never wanted. The pop single is a hoax, and I'm not buying it.
Catching up With The Applicators Interview by Mark Whittaker
Girl power is alive and well and slamming Lone Stars, wearing leather skirts, full of punk energy, and kicking your butt. Stay tuned for a chat with the women who make up the punk band The Applicators ... and a beer.
Secret Agent Man by Mark Whittaker
Not that you should run for cover. In fact, it is your duty as a fan of power/fun punk and good old rock 'n' roll to submit and make yourself vulnerable. Agent 51 have a classic sound that will drive your spy rig straight into enemy territory with the confidence of true invincibility.
Never Mind the Death of Joey Ramone, Punk Anarchy Lives On by Brian F. Hartz
The death of Ramone, a true punk rock pioneer and prophet, is yet another blow to the culture and music popularized by the likes of Sid Vicious and his band the Sex Pistols in the late '70s and early '80s -- before glam-metal began dominating the airwaves. His death prompts us to reflect on punk rock music -- what it is, where it's been, what it means and, most of all, where it's going.
New Music Reviews
Music Review Archive