INTERVIEW: Shybaby Is Ferocious and Romantic on the Debut Album “Is This Intimate”

Brooklyn-based DIY Punk Shybaby doesn’t shy away from screaming her heart out and expressing her unapologetic vulnerability on her debut album Is This Intimate. Released on March 1st, 2024, she admits this project was an attempt to say all the things she’s been longing to convey. Reminiscent of a modern-day Debbie Harry of Blondie, Shybaby infuses DIY punk with Ramones-esque bubblegum flavor to create a body of work that brings a brutal burst of color to the current punk scene.Continue reading

New York City Punk Legend Howie Pyro (D Generation, Danzig) Has Died


According to published reports and posts on social media from friends and past bandmates, Howie Pyro, iconic New York City Punk Rock scene bassist and personality has died. He was 61 years old. Apparently, Pyro died of complications from COVID-19-related pneumonia following a liver transplant and liver disease. Best known for his time as a member of  Punk band D Generation, a super successful supergroup commercial of 1980s punk lifers with hit records and major tours. Pyro was part of the New York City punk scene in the 1970s as a member of the underage band the Blessed, who played. Along with D Generation, Pyro was a prolific collaborator. He worked with artists including Danzig, Johnny Thunders, Rancid, Joey Ramone, the Misfits, Debbie Harry, Alan Vega, Kid Congo Powers, and others. He was also the DJ behind the 45 RPM-focused radio show Intoxica! Radio. His family is requesting in lieu of flowers and other donations, please give to the UCLA Division of Liver and Pancreas Transplantation. He will be laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. RIP. 

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Punk Documentary Series From Iggy Pop and John Varvatos Debuts on Epix

Punk, a new documentary series made its debut on the EPIX channel tonight. Produced by Iggy Pop and designer and music mogul John Varvatos, Punk is a four-part series that explores the birth of Punk Rock. A huge assemblage of stars has come together including Pop, Varvatos, John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Donita Sparks (L7),director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization), Joan Jett, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Wayne County, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Wayne County, Flea and many more. It may become a recurring series since the listing on EPIX refers to it as “Season 1”. You can watch the trailer below and click the link to sign up for a free trial to watch episode 1 on your phone on the EPIX NOW app or mobile device if your cable provider doesn’t feature the channel.   Continue reading