1. San Francisco's Crime was the first West Coast punk band.
Or at least the first to put out a record. (The Nuns and the Avengers were early, too.) Established in the summer of 1976 by Johnny Strike and Frankie Fix, Crime put out its first single, "Hot Wire My Heart" b/w "Baby, You're ... More >>
Go all the way back to the beginning of punk, before it was even called "punk," before Sid Vicious was a Sex Pistol, back in the original time of those punk godfathers the New York Dolls, and you will discover a band called CRIME that formed in San Francisco. Most credit this band with recording the ... More >>
Aran TharpeGunslingersThis weekend, we offer you the sounds of beachy disco DJs, a BS cover band, krautrock in a cathedral, and plenty of other cheap distractions from your 9 to 5 life. This week's 10 Things to Do For Under $10 brings all the best the cheap thrills into focus, starting now...feel ... More >>
If you're a fan of Crime, the Dwarves, and other punk rockers with as much going on in their literary imaginations as they have coming out through their amps, check out LitPunk on Saturday, Feb. 28 at the Make-Out Room. The event features Johnny Strike from Crime, John Shirley from Sado-Nation, Char ... More >>