The godfather of punk has written his life story. It’s not pretty.
Richard Hell is punk rock’s patient zero.
Richard Meyers in Lexington, Ky., in 1949, he ran away to New York at
age 17, where he traded poetry for a bass guitar, spiked his hair and
Drunk Kid Waiting for the Late-Night Bus He started his set by staggering into the street, where he came nail-bitingly close to getting hit by a car. Narrowly surviving the trip to the other side
Beth Ditto, singer for dance-punk band the Gossip and Portland resident, was arrested Friday night and charged with disorderly conduct, according to the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office. She was booked at 1:42 am and released on her own re...
[Singer's account of Wednesday and Thursday at SXSW can be found here.] Friday, March 154:29 pm, Burnet/Penny Bus Stop A chatty local named Todd and his girlfriend offer to slide over and give me a spot next to them on the bench, provided I don't mi...
The Hugs’ Danny Delegato is ready for a comeback—at age 24.
In 2007, 18-year-old Danny Delegato sat
across from the head of the U.K. branch of Columbia Records and listened
to him explain how he was going to make Delegato and his band, the
Hugs, into sta
Indie rock’s punk past, thawed out in the present.
[INDIE RAUCOUS] Charles Waring doesn’t appreciate the
suggestion that his band, Milk Music, is living in the past. He’ll admit
the group is big on honoring its heroes—which, from the sound o
"There is a definite appeal to his campy, smart-aleck personality."
Music(Go here for this week's interview with a beta-version of Moz.)As far as I can tell, the Smiths never played Portland, despite the fact that its second most important member has called our city home for the last few years. Morrissey, on the other hand (he'd be the first most important), has...