The Clash

Report: Clash Superfan Determined to Prove Correct Concert Date of ‘London Calling’ Cover Shot

Posted June 6, 2018 at 5:02 am

It’s one of the most iconic photographs in rock history. The image of bassist Paul Simonon smashing his guitar on stage at the Palladium in the fall of 1979, which later appeared as the album art for The Clash’s seminal effort, London Calling. However, one rabid fan now calls into question the date of said […]

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International Clash Day Goes Big for its Sixth Year

Last modified February 7, 2018 at 11:11 am

During the February 7, 2013 radio broadast, KEXP “Morning Show” host John Richards arbitrarily declared that day as “International Clash Day.” The designation was rather organic – created “for no other reason than the fact that he could” – yet it nevertheless gradually gained traction in the interim. Each year since, the voices championing the cause […]

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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

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:57 pm

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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