Beat This, Hardcore Fans: OFF! Is Playing With Scream In DC. Let's Party Like It's 1981!
If ever a band could be accused of "Still Screaming," it would be OFF! Appropriate that Keith Morris and co. will be joining fellow hardcore vets Scream at the Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on May 27. DC punks The Shirks open. Scream originally formed in 1981 and went on to help define that era's hard core sound along side fellow hometown luminaries such as Minor Threat and Void. They continued on into the early '90s, eventually introducing elements of reggae, metal, and post-punk into their sound. They released five studio albums during their initial run and are often remembered for helping propel their second drummer, a young Dave Grohl, to the national stage in his pre-Nirvana salad days. Various members went on to play in Foo Fighters (backing up Grohl), Goatsnake, and Wool. The band's original line up (Peter and Frank Stahl, Skeeter Thompson, and Kent Stax) have played a series of reunion shows over the past couple years and have been writing and recording new material as of late.
Vince Staples's Summertime in the City
We hang out with Vince in NYC on the release day of 'Summertime '06' and attend his performance at the XXL Freshman show.
The Story of "Fuck Tha Police" - A Noisey Film
We talk to Ice Cube and Yella, gather opinions from police officers from Compton's gang unit, and lifelong Compton citizens to explore the impact of NWA's "Fuck Tha Police."
Miguel Heads to Connor Olthuis's Art Gallery and Contemplates Existence - Forced Exposure
We bring Miguel together with artist Connor Olthuis to examine how globalization has changed the way we think about resources, and how music has been affected by similar issues.