Psych rock icon and 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson sadly passed away at the age of 71 on Friday (5/31), and his fellow artists have taken to social media to pay tribute to the hugely influential musician.
Bourdain was a great lover and champion of music, and tributes from musicians have been pouring in, including Iggy Pop, Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!, Questlove, El-P, Zola Jesus, John Lurie, Jimmy Eat World, and more.
Few bands of the last 40 years have been as influential to indie rock, punk and alternative as The Fall, so it is not surprise to see the outpouring of tributes following the very sad death of main man Mark E. Smith...
This week: a premiere from Jorge Elbrecht, the man behind Lansing-Dreiden and Violens, the return of Total Control, long-awaited Brainiac vinyl reissues, new Melbourne band RVG, and a look back at Carl Newman's pre-New Pornographer's past.
"It was a haven for working NYC musicians who just wanted to hang out in a non-careerist environment. It was previously Brownies, where all of your favorite bands played before anyone had heard of them. It feels like the heart of what was New York for me has been cut out." - Will Sheff
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