In honor of Henry Rollins’ Calvin Klein ad, a look back at punks in commercials

Henry Rollins was recently named one of the faces of Calvin Klein’s fall 2016 global ad campaign, alongside artists like Kate Moss (obviously), Colombian soccer star James Rodriguez, Margot Robbie, Frank Ocean, and Young Thug. Now, that Frank Ocean thing could potentially be seen as annoying, because come on, Frank,…

New Wave Theatre provides a glimpse into the Los Angeles punk scene in 1982

With the advent of “music television” in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, there was a sea change in how consumers discovered new music. Bands like Zion, Illinois’ Shoes, while never really gaining big time national success, had their videos in heavy rotation on MTV simply because they had shot a few early video clips.…