70s punk

5.8.15

There's a Kickstarter for the World's First Documentary About The Slits

'Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits' will finally tell the story of a band that was not willing to be contained within a gender, musical style, time period, or art form.

4.16.15

In Romanticizing Riot Grrrl, We’ve Forgotten the Women of UK Punk That Paved the Way

Bands like Bikini Kill have been credited for inspiring a new generation of creative women, but X-Ray Spex and The Slits provided an outlet for frustration.

11.15.14

Check Out the Inaugural Episode of 'TV Party'

Artist Robert Delford Brown stops by on the first episode of the legendary NYC public access show—which was filmed back in 1978.

11.14.14

The Story of Glenn O'Brien's 'TV Party'

We traced the rise and fall of the public access show that featured monoliths of New York's art scene in the late 70s—from Debbie Harry and David Byrne to Iggy Pop and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

11.13.14

The Time and Makeup

On this episode of 'TV Party,' the show's fashion crew gives a woman a makeover.

7.10.14

Getting Stoned with Patti Smith

In 1977, Patti had fallen off a stage in Tampa and broken her collarbone. Most nights Patti needed someone to keep her company until Allen came home from his gig, and I was enlisted to help out her out, in exchange for a six-pack of beer.

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3.24.14

Scott Asheton, Iggy Pop's Brother in Noise

Scott Asheton was the greatest thug-rocker who ever lived. He was the ultimate hoodlum, standing outside of Discount Records in Ann Arbor, Michigan, spitting on cars. He passed away just over a week ago, so I dug up this old conversation, one of the...