• Joe Strummer

    Games in the Forbidden City

    The Olympics got under way today. I haven’t been too in tune with who to watch out for this year, but I will undoubtedly get in the spirit over the next couple of weeks. All I’ve really seen is Michael…

  • Nudges

    A Nudge in the Right Direction

    It’s been a while since a nudge toward some sites and posts that have piqued my interest. Here’s a good batch… Captains Dead is a fine blog. You should really check out a full Faces concert from 1970, part one…

  • Local,  Punk

    A Local Joe Strummer Tribute with Glass Heroes

    I had December 27th marked on my calendar since early November. A Joe Strummer Tribute & Benefit in my own hometown? Yes please! I headed down to my favorite small club in Phoenix, the Rhythm Room, and caught the last…

  • Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer: 5 Years Gone

    Hard to believe it’s already been five years since Joe Strummer passed away at age 50. Until it’s time for me to check out, his music will remain a huge part of my life. We miss you Joe. Videos: The…

  • Punk,  Rock

    Ickmusic Live: The Clash – Buy or Die!

    If you’ve been checking in with Ickmusic for a while, you know by now that I can’t go very long without a Clash or Joe Strummer post. So without much setup, here’s a great audience recording of a late 1978…

  • Punk,  Rock

    The Sandinista! Project

    If London Calling was the Clash’s masterpiece, Sandinista! – a three-LP, multi-genre assault on the senses (and the follow-up to London Calling) – was its stoned out red-headed stepchild. Thirty-six songs strong, Sandinista! was their chance to completely let loose…

  • Rock

    Ickmusic Live: Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros, 1999

    I. Am. A. Slow. Reader. I’ve always enjoyed reading books. But damned if it doesn’t take me an eternity to read one. Especially over the last decade, as the internet has consumed any free time I previously devoted to books.…