Unrest & Johnny Cohen – Live in New York 1993

September 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Unrest & Johnny Cohen – Live in New York 1993

Unrest’s set begins around the 19:50 mark and kicks off with the classic “Yes, She Is My Skinhead Girl.”

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eMusic interview with Teenbeat’s Mark Robinson

July 15th, 2010 · Comments Off on eMusic interview with Teenbeat’s Mark Robinson

Former Idolator honcho Maura Johnston interviews one of my heroes, Mark Robinson (of Teenbeat, Unrest, and Cotton Candy fame), in a cool, informative, and laid back Q&A session over at eMusic. In it Robinson discusses the nostalgic personal touch of home-dubbing cassettes, Unrest’s reunion tour, his proclivity for patterns in numbering, and his favorite designers. […]

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REVIEW: Cotton Candy, Top Notch & First Rate, Teenbeat

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off on REVIEW: Cotton Candy, Top Notch & First Rate, Teenbeat

When Unrest disbanded at what I considered to be the height of its powers in 1994, my college radio-infused world was devastated. Unrest was my favorite band at the time, simply because its wildly erratic yet highly collectible records mimicked what I thought made college radio so interesting and intriguing and vital. The abrupt mood […]

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Imperial f.f.r.r. out on 180g Vinyl

September 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Word on the wire is that Unrest’s classic, Imperial f.f.r.r. is once again available on vinyl. 180g at that. I do believe that you are blushing…

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Try some Cotton Candy

June 12th, 2009 · 2 Comments

So, I was just browsing for records recently at Lunchbox Records in Charlotte, NC (an awesome record store, by the way) when I happened across a 7″ by a band called Cotton Candy. The clerk had written “Mark Robinson” on a sticker above the price tag, which is why I picked it up. Well, because […]

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Bridget Cross: indie rock Renaissance woman

September 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments

Since her relatively low-maintenance days as bassist and lead singer of Velocity Girl, Bridget Cross has mapped out an impressive life trajectory, as this Juneau Empire article details. If you’re old enough, you may know her best as bassist and some-time singer for Unrest, the pioneers of the D.C. indie rock scene from the early […]

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