Links: The grunge gold rush, the Lester Bangs play, headphone jacks, Chandra, the first Velvets gig.


  • If you ever read Steve Albini’s 1993 Baffler article The Problem With Music and wondered where specifically it was coming from, NPR has a great article on The Grunge Gold Rush which places it perfectly for the modern generation.
  • Headphone jacks are on their way out, to my considerable annoyance. A eulogy.
  • Lost post-punk classics: Chandra, who did a fantastic post-punk EP at age 12 in 1980. She’s just been getting back into playing live again too.


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