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Dead Kennedys walking

"Every artist is a business." If you're a fan of the legendary and incendiary punk band Dead Kennedys, you'd probably be dismayed to hear those words exit the lips of guitarist and band co-founder Ray Pepperell, a/k/a East Bay Ray.
Easy Bay Ray defends a punk-rock legacy
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 08, 2010

We've got a bigger problem now

I got my first Dead Kennedys T-shirt in 1985 and have been a Michael Savage listener for years.
Letters to the Boston Editor: June 13, 2008

Loud, proud

You’ve gotta hand it to the Middle East Upstairs for understanding a little thing called volume . 
Superpower, Milo's Syndicate, Middle East Upstairs, July 16, 2007
By JON MEYER  |  July 17, 2007

No reason to complain

There are at least two ways to approach the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
Escaping corporate rock — and the panel discussions — at SxSW
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 20, 2007

Going on sale: May 26, 2006

Carlos Mencia, Jello Biafra, The Wrens, The Bronx, and Phil Lesh sharing a bill with Trey Anastasio
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  May 23, 2006

Hearing it out

Here are some releases that I’ve been meaning to get to. There’s no time like now.
The Goners, Anomalous, and more
By BOB GULLA  |  May 10, 2006


Ninja grooves

Since debuting as Coldcut in 1987 with the sampledelic Say Kids, What Time Is It? white-label EP, Britain’s self-proclaimed “original dance-floor hooligans” have been all about culture jamming and just plain jamming.
Coldcut return to form
By TONY WARE  |  May 08, 2006

Porn to lose

Instead of, say, “Hello,” or something, the first words out of Blowfly’s mouth are, “You just made a big mistake calling this number, white boy – you hear?”
Twenty minutes in Blowfly’s weird world
By MIKE MILIARD  |  April 03, 2006

Big business

Now that the music biz has licked its wounds from a nasty 2005, things are finally starting to heat up, and an indie-heavy winter is giving way to a more major spring.
The majors gear up for a promising spring
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 10, 2006