Several outlets are reporting punk and garage-rock musician Jay Reatard was found dead in his home in Memphis. He was 29. Details are scarce, but reports indicate he died in his sleep.
Not Dead Yet: A Preview of Dead Sara at Beat Kitchen Dead Sara is one of the best rock bands you’re not listening to. Its raging music is infectious, filled with searing guitar riffs and tongue-in-cheek lyrics. Emily Armstrong is an unforgettable frontwoman, whose gritty vocals have earned praise from Grace Slick and Courtney Love.
Resurrected: The Dead Boys Revisit Their Debut A commercial flop in its day, “Young Loud and Snotty” has won an increasing share of devotees, regularly showing up on critics’ and fans’ lists of essential punk records. This past year, to mark the record’s fortieth anniversary, founding band member Cheetah Chrome decided to rerecord it.