Jeff Smith 2:30 p.m., June 26
Hip-hop collective sings the praises of another side of the notorious neighborhood
Google search "Southeast San Diego" and the first three links will be Wikipedia, SanDiego.gov, and UrbanDictionary.com. But then the tone changes — "Just HOW Dangerous is Southeast San Diego?"…"It's A War Zone Down Here"…"Detectives Probe ...
Violent Femmes frontman talks religion and rock with the Reader
If you don’t know of the Violent Femmes, you surely know “Blister in the Sun,” so popular I once heard a frat-boy chug-a-lug singalong with it at my college — which doesn’t have frat boys. ...
“Anytime a genre of music is basically outlawed and pushed out like that, it makes my blood boil.”
“The big struggle to emerge in the film is print journalism versus the Video Age.”
“The King is a powerful aphrodisiac. I sang to my wife and that got her!”
"I never dress as Elvis in my ‘real’ life,” says James “King” Kruk, a former English teacher who’s carved out a living by reenacting the King’s comeback era, 1968 to 1974, complete with meticulously re-created ...
Will teens want Judas Priest forever?
“There was more of a connection going on between the artist and the public with vinyl.”
The problem with confetti
“The frightening afterbirth of grunge lives on with bouncers enforcing photo policies with the death penalty.”
“When we talk about ‘disco’ we have different ideas. I think of Arthur Russell and underground dance music.”
After the big-label era...Banana Dang!
“When they wanted someone to talk to the TV cameras, no one was dressed for it.”
Look out for the Loons, London
“Bands from the 1960s evolved based on the technology. We ignored technological advances ... the evolutions are personal.”