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. Cyberbullied at @vncnt_csmr.
Dinosaur Jr. Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
Our ranking of Dinosaur Jr.'s catalog shows that their reunion efforts have been as potent as their seminal records.
Prince Suggests Trying a ‘New Position': 365 Prince Songs in a Year
'Parade' is unfortunately overlooked because of the 'Under the Cherry Moon' movie, but "New Position" suggests the album deserves better.
20 Years Ago: Townes Van Zandt Dies at His Tennessee Home
Legendary singer/songwriter Townes Van Zandt passed away on Jan. 1, 1997.
40 Years Ago: The Clash Open 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.
Dead Kennedys Albums Ranked in Order of Awesomeness
We rank every record by San Francisco's kings of hardcore punk.
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.
30 Years Ago: Bad Brains Deliver Their Magnum Opus, ‘I Against I’
Released in November 1986, 'I Against I' saw Bad Brains move beyond hardcore and incorporate funk and metal into their sound.