Boy bands like One Direction may be popular, but many argue they're nothing compared to the boy bands of the '90s. Really, it seems every boy band is is supposed to make the ones that came before it look wholly unimpressive.
Thirty years ago today, legendary rock critic Lester Bangs was found dead in his apartment. He was 33. Two weeks earlier, as a senior in high school, I had spent a long afternoon with Bangs that forever changed my life.
On today's Global Notes Jerome and Catalina Maria Johnson take a look at modern bands that have imbibed punk influences from the 1960s and 1970s.Chicago's self-proclaimed "circus marching-band" Mucca Pazza is a 30-piece collective that got its start in 2004.
Dutch composer Jacob Ter Veldhuis, aka JacobTV, looks beyond traditional instruments and vocal elements when composing songs. He’s long brought in sonic and visual elements of popular culture into his work.