punk

In a slight departure of our typical oevre, we're going to be going pretty heavy this evening. Punk, post-punk, and even some stoner and doom metal to channel some cathartic aggression in the run-up to Halloween. If you don't like loud music, maybe skip this one.

It's pledge drive here at HPR, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase some of my favorite selections from NPR's many music outlets. Tracks plucked from the Tiny Desk Series, All Songs Considered, Viking's Choice and other NPR music blogs will be on full display tonight.

Elena Childers
Elena Childers

For this show, we're paying tribute to Pete Shelly, the singer of the Buzzcocks who passed away this morning.  I'm also using to opportunity to showcase early Punk music, and a few other more modern acts that drew immediate inspiration from them.