• Vomit Rehearsal

    This is Norwegian black-metal band Vomit in their practice space. Vomit was formed around '82 by a few 13-year-old scumbags. They were also early members of Mayhem (who shared this very space with them).

  • Practice Space

    Jessy Bulbo

    Hyperkinetic crescendos and epicene yowls from a Mexico City siren.

  • Practice Space

    Los Dynamite

    Mexican dance-punk in Colonia Roma.

  • Practice Space


    Acrassicauda is Iraq’s first and greatest metal band.

  • Practice Space

    Hot Chip

    Hot Chip are suspiciously guarded with their geek pride.

  • Emos VS. Punks

    Legend has it that the whole thing started after the MTV Mexico program Telehit aired an episode with the topic “What is an emo?”

  • On With The Sonidero!

    Sonideros are commonly described as the club DJs of Mexico. Towards the end of the 1950s, they began to liven up neighbourhood dances, block parties, and popular salons in Mexico City.

  • Records

    The good, the bad, and the puke-worthy music of the month.

  • UK Records

    As it’s the Mexico Issue we popped over to our buddy Ivan Mendiola’s flat in London and played him a stack of this month’s records so that we could get a real-life Mexican’s view on recorded sound in June 2008.

  • Marion Barry: Guardian Angel Of Punk Rock

    Marion Barry, the much maligned former mayor of Washington, DC, is mostly known as a punch line. As a synonym for "smoking crack," he embodied white America's media-based fantasy of 80s urban blacks-entitled, lazy, corrupt, drug addled, and taking advantage of poor white people.

  • Sweet Honey In The Blues

    A few years ago, when that big Scorsese-produced PBS special of films about "The Blues" was about to premiere, I was exceptionally psyched to hear that Wim Wenders (Paris, Texas, Wings Of Desire) made one about this gospel blues singer named Blind Willie Johnson.

  • London - We Heart J.Spaceman

  • Practice Space

    The Coathangers

    The spirit of Raooul lives on in four young gals from Atlanta.

  • Music World

    Shanghai's Super Girl - Part 1

    Shanghai’s Super Girl