JOBSON’S CHOICE – The Skids’ Frontman Discusses His Life, Music And Upcoming Warts ‘n’ All ‘Evening With…’ Acoustic Tour

If ever there’s a walking embodiment of punk’s have-a-go attitude, it’s Richard Jobson. Exploding out of gang-ridden working class Fife in the late 1970s,…

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KRAMER VS KRAMER – MC5 Mainman Is His Own Worst Critic In Brutally Honest 50th Anniversary Memoir

Few could claim to have lived a life less ordinary than the MC5’s Wayne Kramer.

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UP ON THE STAND – MC50 Kick Out The Jams At The Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Anniversary tours are always tricky, especially for a band with the cachet of the MC5.
Reputations can be destroyed, legacies tarnished and there’s always the risk of being accused of “selling out”. Wayne Kramer has faced such a backlash before having previously reformed the band for a one-off show in 2003 with two surviving members as part of a Levi’s ad campaign.

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RAMA LAMA – Wayne Kramer’s Proto-Punk Legends MC5 Head To Europe For 50th Anniversary Shows

MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer is heading to the UK in November on the latest leg of his Kick Out The Jams 50th Anniversary Tour. The…

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UNFINISHED EX-JUNKIE BUSINESS – Waldos’ Walter Lure On Heroin, The Heartbreakers And Comeback Album ‘Wacka Lacka Boom Bop A Loom Bam Boo’

Walter Lure has a mouth like a machine gun and he’s not afraid to shoot it off. Back with his first album in 24…

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DOCTOR BEAT – Punk Icon Rat Scabies on The Damned, Drumming And His ‘Indulgent’ Debut Solo Album ‘PHD’

More than 40 years after The Damned lit the blue touch paper for the punk rock revolution, original drummer Rat Scabies is busier than…

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Room Full of Strangers – ‘Modern Media’

Room Full Of Strangers have found themselves compared to the likes of Mac Demarco and Modern Lovers’ Jonathan Richman, to The Dictators, and other proto and early punk bands. They’ve even been called a tougher DEVO – high praise indeed. Regardless of all this, Room Full Of Strangers are rock and roll all the way through to their bones – taking their approach to life as well as their music.

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