Recalling label's photographer Naomi Petersen, rock critic looks back at his roots in the L.A. punk explosion of the 1980s
If it’s dead, where’d all this come from?
What it means to love records
Tyranny, mutation and Blue Öyster Cult
A Tortoise in the marketplace
How Darby Crash lost control. Of the Germs. Of Circle One. Everything.
Richard Meltzer, Nick Tosches and the late Lester Bangs
An interview with Richard Meltzer
Remembering Claude Bessy, a.k.a. Kickboy Face
Kid Loco's love song
A dream week of jazz in L.A.