I've written some words on two shows I attended on Saturday. You can read my thoughts here. After reading, I want to discuss this question of longevity: When did punk rock become safe? Is it still safe? Do you think less chances are taken to expand what the idea of punk could or should be, or do you think there continues to be an expansion of the undefinable term? What bands do you feel will be remembered for their music and not their actions and/or vice versa ten years from now? 20? Who will your kids look back and see as influential?
Deftones will be touring this fall with Mastodon and Alice In Chains under the "BLACKDIAMONDSKYE" banner. The bands are running a photo/video uploading contest, in which they're handing out Zoom Q3 cameras and a pass to film any show on the tour. Enter at Buzznet - there are some hilarious/disturbing/spectacular entries so far.