music-business

Shoegaze Memes Celebrate a Sound That Never Changes

My Bloody Valentine’s ‘Loveless’ has spawned a small universe of shitposts

The Anarchic History of OPEC SID, New York’s Legendary Punk Hotline

Three decades ago, the punk rockers, hardcore kids and metalheads of New York City relied on the operators of one answering machine to find out where bands were playing. This is the story of 212-OPEC-SID

The Lone Webmaster Keeping the Dream of Woodstock ’99 Alive

Fires, an orgy of mud and filth, even sexual assaults: Woodstock ’99 was a well-publicized disaster. But on the still functional Woodstock1999.com, festival fans still celebrate the greatest weekend ever

Nu Metal Tried to Warn Us About Male Rage, But Instead We Laughed at Their Masks

A reappraisal of the genre is no joke; it’s actually a worthwhile study of male anxiety, fear and other difficult-to-express emotions from the early aughts