by Cate

Things that start with the letter P…

Presley, as in Elvis.

Porgy and Bess, George Gershwin’s 1935 opera.

Pavement, Stephen Malkmus’s seminal indie band from Stockton, California and the source of this blog’s name.

Polly Jean Harvey, an amazing artist.

Pixies, the originators of the loud-QUIET-loud sound.

Peel Sessions, the most famous feature of legendary broadcaster John Peel’s BBC Radio 1 program.

Paul Weller, lead singer of the Jam and prolific British songwriter.

Puccini, the Italian composer who wrote ten operas, including Madame Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca, and La Bohème.

Paris, the capital city of France and muse for countless musicians.

Patti Smith, New York’s greatest living punk poetess.

Portland, Oregon, home of independent label Kill Rock Stars.

Percussion, the backbone to any musical composition.

Palaces of Montezuma, the standout single from Grinderman’s second album, Grinderman 2.

Pale Blue Eyes, the softer side of the Velvet Underground.

Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson’s remarkable masterpiece.

Punk, my favorite music genre.