The My Spilt Milk Podcast Navigates Hurray for the Riff Raff

Recently, Hurray for the Riff Raff released the band’s new album, The Navigator, and as usual, it presents an act in transition. The only constant in the group is singer and songwriter Alynda Lee Segarra, and although she’s a New Orleans resident, it’s very much an album focused on the New York City that she grew up in.

Alejandro Escovedo Goes Back to New York

In the ‘60s and ‘70s, New York City was the promised land, even in California. “When I was young and living in Huntington Beach and the Velvet Underground album came out, it was everything to us,” Alejandro Escovedo says. He had no interest in Europe; he wanted to go the home of the Brill Building, The Young Rascals, and The New York Dolls.

"Punk" Does Justice to Punk

Right from the start, Punk had the sort of branding most magazines would kill for. Its 1975 debut issue featured a lengthy interview with Lou Reed that started during a Ramones show at CBGB and continued into the night. The conversation was one of the definitive depictions in print of Reed as he was often sarcastic, defensive and condescending, but when interviewer John Holmstrom was going for burgers after the show, he wanted to come along.