Vincent Caruso is a freelance writer and editor based in Chicago, IL. Musings on the topics of music, culture and politics have appeared in the likes of Prefix Magazine, the Daily Beast, Reason Magazine, Brooklyn Vegan, Design Bureau and others. Author of several regrets and producer of many aborted ideas. I believe in a higher power chord. Frequently cyberbullied at @vncnt_csmr.
When the Clash Opened the Roxy on New Year’s Day
Looking to become London's answer to CBGB, the Roxy opened on Jan. 1, 1977 with two sets by the Clash.
30 Years Ago: Afrika Bambaataa Creates a Club Classic With ‘Planet Rock: The Album’
'Planet Rock: The Album" put Afrika Bambaataa's groundbreaking 1982 single on a record, but there was so much more within.
5 Reasons Bad Brains Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bad Brains should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they didn’t obey punk rock so much as punk rock obeyed Bad Brains.