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Music, All Shook Down Marky Ramone On His New Book, the Tension Between Johnny and Joey, and the Tolls of Touring For 15 Years

Marky Ramone On His New Book, the Tension Between Johnny and Joey, and the Tolls of Touring For 15 Years

For more than two decades, New York rockers The Ramones were at the forefront of a musical revolution, leading the charge with the attitude and sound of the punk movement, and inspiring and empowering multiple generations of fans. Rightly…
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Music, All Shook Down Rancid's Love Letters to the Bay: The Band's 5 Most Profound Punk Songs About Home

Rancid's Love Letters to the Bay: The Band's 5 Most Profound Punk Songs About Home

If there's one thing Tim Armstrong and Lars Frederiksen really dig writing about putting drugs, poverty, depression, and rebellion aside — it's places. Comb through Rancid's discography and you'll hit at least a couple dozen references to locales, especially…
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Music, All Shook Down The Jazz Age Is Bullshit (A Response to "Punk Rock Is Bullshit")

The Jazz Age Is Bullshit (A Response to "Punk Rock Is Bullshit")

By MANJULA MARTIN Last week, musician John Roderick wrote in Seattle Weekly about how upset he was with his chosen youth subculture, punk. Like John, I have been around the block a bit in a particular youth subculture. For those…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Enter the Studio of Winston Smith, Artist Who Worked With Dead Kennedys, Green Day

Enter the Studio of Winston Smith, Artist Who Worked With Dead Kennedys, Green Day

Winston Smith is among those responsible for giving Bay Area punk rock a visual representation -- and when we say "Winston Smith," we're not talking about the infamous 1984 literary character, but rather the notable Bay Area artist whose work…
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Music, All Shook Down NOFX's Fat Mike on Taking Drugs, Being a Father, and Joining the Mile High Club

NOFX's Fat Mike on Taking Drugs, Being a Father, and Joining the Mile High Club

You may not have been alive in 1983, when punk rock icon NOFX was started in Berkeley. That was nearly 30 years ago, after all, and the world was a very different place: Ronald Reagan was president, "big" East…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Punk Rock Swap: Mix Tapes, Clothes, and Crafts -- Plus Beer!

Punk Rock Swap: Mix Tapes, Clothes, and Crafts -- Plus Beer!

The Punk Rock Swap is set to go live this weekend at Speakeasy Ales and Lagers in the Bayview. What's the Punk Rock Swap? Assistant brewer and helpful organizer Joe Smith says, "You can expect people selling records, clothing, tapes,…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Mix CD Discovered at Used Book Store is Kind of Awesome, Kind of Sad

Mix CD Discovered at Used Book Store is Kind of Awesome, Kind of Sad

Think of the last time you made a mix for someone. Think of the hard choices, the happy accidents, and the serious labor that goes into the achievement of that elusive ideal: flow. And now think of how that…
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Music, All Shook Down Karaoke Opportunities: Punk Rock Singalong at Minna Gallery 12/6

Karaoke Opportunities: Punk Rock Singalong at Minna Gallery 12/6

Why is it most karaoke bars feature every Journey song known to man, but never seem to come through with Black Flag's "TV Party?" Rise above the standard songbook at the Punk Rock Karaoke, where you can belt out…
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