Jason Heller

Remembering Things

How 1978 Kicked Off the Explosion of Pop-Punk

Forty years ago, a burst of bands like the Buzzcocks, the Ramones, and the Undertones led a burgeoning subgenre that rebelled against punk itself.
Jason Heller
2.26.18
in memorium

Mark E. Smith Was a Complicated Bastard

The Fall frontman was ornery and confrontational, but we loved him for it.
Jason Heller
1.25.18
TV Week

How Doctor Who's Use of Pop Music Echoes Through the Decades

The long-running sci-fi show's changing relationship with its songs over the years showcases its greater evolution.
Jason Heller
10.17.17
Noisey

A Purplish Haze: The Science Fiction Vision of Jimi Hendrix

Fifty years ago, Hendrix combined his longtime love of sci-fi with his guitar-shredding abilities on "Purple Haze," blasting him into the stratosphere of superstardom.
Jason Heller
3.14.17
Remembering Things

A Purplish Haze: The Science Fiction Vision of Jimi Hendrix

Fifty years ago, Hendrix combined his longtime love of sci-fi with his guitar-shredding abilities on "Purple Haze," blasting him into the stratosphere of superstardom.
Jason Heller
3.14.17
Op-Ed

A Good Noise: Playing Punk in the Age of Trump

Anyone can—and should—make music.
Jason Heller
11.15.16
Op-Eds

Loud Love: Soundgarden and the Heyday of Alternative Metal

Grunge often gets called the nail in the coffin of 80s hair metal, but if that’s the case, alternative metal built the coffin.
Jason Heller
8.26.16
Premieres

Milemarker Returns After 11 Years with 'Overseas'

Listen to the pioneering band's first album since 2005.
Jason Heller
8.26.16
Remembering Things

At the Turn of the Millennium, Milemarker Embraced a Synthetic Future

While the world freaked out about Y2K, Milemarker boldly dragged synthesizers into post-hardcore.
Jason Heller
6.24.16
Remembering Things

Ambient Apocalypse: How City of Caterpillar Encompassed an Era

A look back at how the shortlived band brought enormous, sprawling sound into the screamo scene.
Jason Heller
5.20.16