The Clash

Rag & Bone, Area Gentrifier, Commissions Anti-Gentrification Mural with Clash Imagery

Posted December 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

Here’s a mural that’ll no doubt stir the pot. Rag & Bone, a store that replaced Cafe Colonial in 2010 and further contributed to area hyper-gentrification, just commissioned a new anti-gentrification mural for its art wall. Street artist Dan Whedon (aka Omni NYC) borrowed imagery from the seminal Clash album London Calling in which Paul Simonon […]

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Today is (Unofficially) ‘International Clash Day’

Posted February 7, 2017 at 9:39 am

It’s time to embrace an unofficial day for The Clash, the only band that matters. Today is the fifth annual International Clash Day, a designation that began as kind of a joke on Seattle’s left-of-the-dial radio station KEXP. Four years ago, “Morning Show” host John Richards arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” It was […]

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The City Should Recognize ‘International Clash Day,’ the Only Day that Matters

Posted February 2, 2017 at 9:29 am

What began as an impromptu quip on a local Seattle radio station in 2013 is now a full-fledged grassroots campaign. All in the name of The Clash, the only band that matters. Four years ago, a deejay at KEXP, an influential left-of-the-dial radio station, arbitrarily declared February 7 as “International Clash Day.” (The only day that […]

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Revisiting the ‘Rebel Cultures’ Photographed by Janette Beckman [RECAP]

Posted September 23, 2016 at 5:06 am

Our regular readers know that we love to cover the early punk, new wave and hip hop music scenes in New York City. Most people who were around during the early days, were also obsessed with the bands coming out of the UK. This reporter remembers going to East Village record stores (remember when there […]

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‘Breast’ Served Daily at Bond 45 in Times Square

Posted August 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Start stacking those singles. In Times Square, a bit of seedy past has crept up. It would certainly appear as though the Bond 45 restaurant is now serving ample portions of “Breast” on the menu. Classic neon fail. The restaurant itself is nine years old, having taken retail real estate originally occupied by Bond Clothes […]

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Fred Armisen’s Ian Rubbish Interviews The Clash [VIDEO]

Posted October 18, 2013 at 6:10 am

This week, Fred Armisen stepped up Ian Rubbish’s game by landing an exclusive interview with Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of The Clash.

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The Clash Unveils Box-Set, Honored on Delancey

Posted September 23, 2013 at 6:04 am

Where once Moscot posters lived, Clash billboards now reign. Well, at least temporarily. Last Thursday night, Mick Jones and Paul Simonon of “the only band that matters” descended upon 118 Orchard Street to celebrate the release of the new 12-disc Clash box-set, Sound System. The WALLPLAY multimedia event space, which now occupies the old Moscot […]

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Joe Strummer, RIP

Posted December 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Eight years ago today, Clash co-founder Joe Strummer died of an apparent undiagnosed congenital heart defect. May he rest in peace.

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Today in 1979: The Clash Release London Calling

Posted December 14, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Thirty-one years ago today, the only band that ever mattered released London Calling.  This seminal Clash effort ranks pretty damn high on our list of desert island records. The famous photograph gracing the sleeve shows Paul Simonon smashing his Fender P-bass onstage during a show at the Palladium in September 1979.

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Days Numbered for Jimmy Jazz at 86 Delancey

Posted January 4, 2010 at 6:28 am

It appears that the days are numbered for the Jimmy Jazz outpost at the northeast corner of Delancey and Orchard Streets.  Hanging in the window of 86 Delancey is an advertisement indicating that the space is for lease by 2001 Real Estate.  According to their website, the property includes 1,200 square-feet on the ground level, plus basement […]

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