With the temporary takeover of the Devils by the NHL due to financial concerns, my first worry was that they'd face the same fate as the Montreal Expos, letting big money players leave (hey, wait a minute..) and eventually leaving town for what would be a third time. Remember the KC Scouts and the Colorado Rockies? No, the old Colorado Rockies. The Devils began in Kansas City and spent a few years in Denver before settling in New Jersey.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City has had on display since May 9th an exhibit entitled "Punk: Chaos To Couture" in conjunction with Moda Operandi and Condé Nast. And I was a lucky duck who got to go see it. Sadly, the museum was CRAZY strict about photo taking, so all you're left is with my thoughts on punk, the exhibit, and what it means today.
The ringing in my ears hasn't subdued and yet here I am, sitting down to my nice air conditioned house to write about a show that was in a city trying to kill me with heat! Tonight I had the opportunity to rock the press pass a the Red Bull Sound Select show at the Iriving Plaza featuring The Gaslight Anthem, Dave Hause, and two artists selected by Brian Fallon of Gaslight.
What do you do when your favorite 90s pop punk band reissues two of their albums, but your two favorite songs are not included? If you're me, you pout and listen to the two songs on repeat before admitting you cannot add tracks to an album no matter how hard you try and then play the new album all the way through, four times, before your mother tell you to stop singing about Chupacabras.
Following up their commercial hit, White Crosses, Against Me! has released an EP, True Trans, a lead up to their full length album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. And if the EP is any indication of the full length, Against Me! fans are going to be in for a change. All that anger, rage, and disappointment, seems to have dispersed into melodic heartbreak.