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Local Music Notebook: The Revenge Of The Mekons, The Pogues & Veruca Salt

1. The Revenge of The Revenge of the Mekons.

From the Beachwood vault, September 2013: The Revenge of the Mekons.


2. "This wasn't supposed to be a eulogy."

From Jessica Hopper's piece for Spin about DJ Rashad and his creative partner, DJ Spinn.

Rashad: [Laughs] Yeah, yeah. Our age group - we were the guys. From that skatin' rink, we started going to all the skatin' rinks. We ended up going to the other rinks, meeting other DJs. And back then, Chicago, with us being young, I started really DJ'ing when I was in sixth grade. I auditioned for KKC, the college radio station; they had a Friday and Saturday night program for kids to play, so I auditioned for Sound Waves and Friday Night Audio and DJ Gant-Man was there, DJ Nehpets, Janet Rush, LaTelle, couple other guys. We were all maybe 11 or 12 at this time; I met Gant from there. I got introduced to Paul Johnson and all these other people that I didn't know they made records, but I knew their records. I got hip to who was who, like DJ Deeon, Milton - my idols. And it took off from there, networking with everyone at KKC.

Spinn: I was listening to them guys DJ'ing and I didn't know it was actually them, and then I was like, "They my age! DJ'ing on KKC!" Y'all the dudes I was listening to.

KKC stands for Kennedy-King College.


See also: Remembering DJ Rashad.

3. Veruca Salt Is Back And Has A New Video.

4. Steve Albini Calls Online Music Sharing The Best Thing Since Punk Rock.

5. The Pogues In Paperback.


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Posted on May 1, 2014

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