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Rancid

If Bruce Springsteen were a punk rocker, he'd be in Rancid. Just as the Boss once galvanized a generation of working-class young people with his down-to-earth tunefulness and fist-pumping bids for camaraderie, freedom, and the American Dream, so too does…
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Music, Appetite for Resurrection

Appetite for Resurrection

Over the years, certain singers have unleashed screams that could scrape the filth off city sidewalks. In the recent past, Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Gits frontwoman Mia Zapata, and Babes in Toyland's Kat Bjelland all lit their respective bands' fuses with…
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House Of Tudor

You spent countless hours of your youth perfecting Johnny Rotten's belligerent whine and lidless stare; you lost whole days improving Billy Idol's snarl, even after Generation X became mainstream. You considered wearing a yellow Fun-Fur jacket years before ravers caught…
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Common Cause

With short black hair, clean khakis, and a plaid button-down shirt, Jesse Michaels could pass more easily for a Cal biochemistry grad student than a punk rock icon. Far from intimidating, he speaks quietly and laughs easily and often, a…
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Growing Pains

It's not surprising that the band named after a larger-than-life icon representing the overstimulated pop culture of the '80s would aim to mimic the cocaine-fueled power-pop of that era. But what may surprise new listeners and seasoned fans alike is…
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House of Tudor

For over six months, multimedia artist NG Yrizarry and his roommate, potter and jewelry maker William Richard Kuchler, have lived without heat or electricity. They have waded through a bog of bureaucratic paperwork and grappled with city officials, agencies, and…
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The House of Tudor

Fans of X might be pleased to know that Exene Cervenkova (nee Cervenka) has deserted her less-than-inspired solo attempts at "mature" music. X fans might also be pleased to know that her new outfit, Auntie Christ (with X drummer D.J.…
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Utter Madness

Even after nearly a year of touring, the Swingin' Utters apparently still need to blow off some steam. Plunging head-on into the anthemic "Teenage Genocide" at last week's packed show at the Trocadero, newlywed vocalist Johnny Peebucks rallies the Utters'…
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Spirit of '77

Rancid is several weeks into a national tour, just about the time when the first wave of road-weariness sets in and bandmates are basically ready to throttle everyone in the van. Instead, bassist Matt Freeman is talking about the benefits…
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