Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham of Gang of Four discuss the band’s new Gang of Four 77-81 box set, their origins in Leeds in 1976, their unique musical interplay, reggae’s influence and seeing Bob Marley, Ramones, and the Clash live, the 2020 death of Andy Gill and possibility of new Gang of Four music, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
Michael Azerrad talks about his new book for Harper Collins, Rock Critic Law: 101 Unbreakable Rules for Writing Badly About Music, laziness and boredom within rock music criticism, what critics could learn from his satiric book, upcoming plans for his previous books, Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana and Our Band Could be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981–1991, plus more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts.
Esteemed American music writer Robert Hilburn discusses time spent with Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, and his new, authorized biography, Paul Simon – The Life, which was published by Simon & Schuster in May 2018. Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, Humber College’s online Music Composition course, Hello Fresh, and Planet of Sound.