Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Cro-Mags- Street Justice


Hilly Kristal died yesterday. By the time I got around to visiting Kristal's CBGB, bands like Television and Blondie had been replaced by the likes of The Cro-Mags. The hardcore punk group's out-of-print CD reissue of The Age of Quarrel and Best Wishes is an influential collector's item today. Would the group have had an outlet for their rage without the contribution of Kristal? Probably, but it wouldn't have been the same. Here's a tinny-sounding video of the Cro-Mag's 2001 reunion at CBGB.

I find plenty of nice things to say in my review of last night's Dave Matthews Band and Umphrey's McGee show.

While trapped in post-concert traffic, I heard a few tracks from the new Jacky Terrasson release. Gorgeous!

Kansas City Click: Johnny "Whiskey River" Bush is at Knuckleheads tonight.

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