Steve Ignorant by Paul Matts

  One of the most important aspects of the punk rock revolution was the liberation it provided. Liberation in music. Liberation in fashion. Liberation in art. It truly kicked open doors in the culture of the 1970s and ushered in a new dawn of excitement and opportunity for those willing and wanting to embrace it….

3 Poems by Jon Bennett

Where It Goes I moved into a spare room in a lady’s house in El Segundo She had one of those music zines I don’t remember the name and she had stacks of CDs that people sent her, fat manila envelopes mostly unopened heaped in a broom closet. She had a cat named ‘Vodka’ which…

3 Poems by Jason Baldinger

Teenage Sweat   there are two outlets in the entire room they’re both jammed with power strips and string of lights no fans in sight it already smells like teenage sweat   blue jeans and black plastic bags full of once cold beer   these two guys are dancing their asses off, I can’t tell…

Coming soon! Dark Cloud by Rise

  Dark Cloud submerges us in the overhang of a suffocating experience which is brilliantly portrayed by film maker Alex T’s unnerving music video starring actress Anna Wraith. The electronic dream folk track features Peter Yates (Fields of the Nephilim) whose signature guitars hang ominously under RISE’s haunting vocals. The song is the first hint…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER S.W. Lauden

  TELEVISION  I watched a lot of TV throughout my childhood and early teen years. As I got older, I started turning my back on TV for long periods to make time for other things (music, books, concerts, writing, etc.), so I’ve missed out on a lot of big cultural moments in the last couple…

David J featuring Rose McGowan The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)

  David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) presents ‘The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet’s Cut)’, a digital-only single featuring actress, activist and writer Rose McGowan. This release serves as a taster for his forthcoming double album ‘Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’, which is set for release on Glass Modern Records in…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: ELIZABETH EVERTS

TELEVISION I haven’t been able to watch television for the past 4 years or so, which is exactly when I started writing pop songs…no coincidence.   It seems that TV stimulation somehow interferes with my ability to compose music.   But I used to watch TV – documentaries about the second world war, cooking shows…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: SHAUN CARLYLE ROGAN

  TELEVISION I love television but recently I seem to watch less and less of it. When I was a kid, I obsessed over The Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan. I thought it was the greatest tv series ever made. And I was right. I love old black and white tv – The Twilight Zone, Outer…

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A CONSUMER: RICHARD CABUT

TELEVISION The Survivors (1975) Bewitched (‘Humans: they all look the same to me, noses to the grindstone shoulders to the wheel, feet planted firmly on the ground, no wonder they can’t fly! It’s fine for them but not for us. We are quicksilver, a fleeting shadow, a distant sound that has no boundaries through which…