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Alice Bag Kickstarts Her Return to Recording

Mat Gleason | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Mat Gleason

I caught up with this living legend in the days following the success of the campaign, with a few days left to raise more funds to afford more material to be recorded.

Captain Sensible of Pioneering Punk Band The Damned Talks of Band's History, Wild Times, and Reverence, Set to Play Saint Andrew's Hall in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 09.03.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Busting out of the late 1970s punk rock scene in London, England, The Damned was on the forefront of a cultural movement that still feels its reverberations over 40 years later.

From Nirvana to GG Allin, Flipside's Krk Dominguez Photographed Post-Hardcore in L.A.

Mat Gleason | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Mat Gleason

As it was for the bands in L.A., so too was it for the photographers on the scene. The footsteps of the great Ed Colver were impossible to fill.

I Am Not Marrying a Large Furry Chicken

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.07.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

He had red hair, cut into a short mohawk. He weaved, he drooled, he swore. His thick Scottish accent was made unintelligible by drink, but every third word was a swear, and I heard the phrase "beautiful bride", and "photo with my boy".

Cool Dad Transforms Pop-Punk Classics Into Bedtime Lullabies

Van Winkle's | Posted 08.01.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

Even the loudest songs can be turned into a lullaby. Change the tempo, make a few instrument swaps and Blink 182's "All The Small Things" could beco...

Excene Cervenka at Sloan Projects

Juri Koll | Posted 07.08.2015 | Arts
Juri Koll

When keeping journals there becomes a place where irony and life's absurdities can gather, where momentary glances at something sad, blurred or treasured out of a car window or a shadow of a thought held from the hard light of day can be scrawled down or deliberately caught in the move of a pen - the color sometimes chosen carefully, sometimes done with what's at hand.

Detroit Punk Rock Band The Armed Bring an Unruly Sound with New Album, Release Show At Majestic Cafe

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.25.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Within all the disorder of The Armed's music and their live show, it all feels like a microcosm of how we all try to fit into all the craziness going on in the world.

Featured New Artist: Exes, With Exclusive Video Premiere "Marshall"

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Snarky, cynical and jaded, especially when it comes to ex-girlfriends, their latest three-song EP Massive Nights is fun and masterfully danceable, with lyrics anyone who's been scorched by an ex will easily relate to, and probably turn up to full volume.

Larry Livermore: Spy Rock Road Album Release, Featuring a Teenage Tre Cool

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.17.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

When music industry icon, and founder of the now defunct Lookout Records, Larry Livermore needed a drummer for his punk rock band The Lookouts in the mid-1980s, he was out of options.

Prima Donna Nine Lives and Forty Fives Album Review

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.08.2015 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

With a "... laser focus. Firing on all cylinders" the prettiest men in rock n roll, Glam rockers Prima Donna have done it again with the release of their latest album Nine Lives and Forty Fives.

Viv Albertine Deconstructing Her Own Legend

Lydia Hughes | Posted 04.29.2015 | Books
Lydia Hughes

Continuing to subvert expectation, she is both punk and pioneer, pushing the boundaries in music and as a woman, but in a world where personal insecurities closely lurk.

Blink-182 'Hiatus': Sad, But Not Surprising

Mark Carpowich | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Mark Carpowich

DeLonge's departure, as well as how abruptly it occurred (and how publicly it was announced by his scorned bandmates), may have seemed surprising, but in reality the latest Blink-182 hiatus was not hard to see coming. Here's why.

Channeling Patti Smith

Jill Shomer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Style
Jill Shomer

I feel like I've known Patti Smith my whole life. When I was a child in the 70s, my cool older cousin Lucy idolized her, and though I wasn't ready to embrace her then (frankly, her hairy armpits terrified me), I eventually grew into her.

The Identity of Gang of Four's Andy Gill

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.22.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

"I f*cking love America," iconic Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill told me as we had drinks at SoHo Grand. Gill, who was in New York in November to promote his band's upcoming album, What Happens Next, discussed what still makes him tick and what still drives him to make music after nearly 40 years.

I am Punk Rock

Brad Liberti | Posted 02.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

Now I truly understand, I am 'counterculture' simply because I live my life on my own terms. I am punk rock because I don't let the opinions of others police my interests.

NY Premiere of 'Punk Rock': A Yank Asks, Is Sixth Form Really This Bleak?

Larry Jaffee | Posted 01.17.2015 | New York
Larry Jaffee

Student on student shootings in England are rare if they happen at all, which makes the play Punk Rock, set in a Manchester prep school, a bit disconcerting.

First Nighter: Simon Stephens' Punk Rock Rocks Steady and Unsteady

David Finkle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

All the stay-wide-awake light and sound accompanies action taking place in the not very well-provided senior-class library at a Stockport school in England's north country. There, a group of privileged students hang out when they're not scheduled for a class or when they're scheduled for a class but don't feel like going.

EXCLUSIVE Song Premiere: iamNateAllen Featured Solo Artist

Melissa Webster | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Reminiscent of Violent Femmes and Social Distortion, with a little Johnny Cash thrown in for good measure, Take Out The Trash is an eargasm of blues, folk and punk, with soul-wrenching lyrics that remind us of the days when the meaning behind the music actually mattered.

Still They Rise Against the Machine

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.22.2014 | Chicago
Salvatore Bono

With their relentless touring schedule, Rise Against show no signs of stopping and prove that like a fine wine, they are getting better with age. I spoke with singer Tim McIlrath about their history, work ethic, new album, and the responsibility a socially aware band has to their audience.

Against Me! Singer Digs Deep About Coming Out As Transgender

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Laura Jane Grace, the lead vocalist for the punk-rock band Against Me!, came out as transgender in 2012. Since then, she has been open and honest abou...

Miriam Linna Is Nobody's Baby -- Her First Solo Album Shimmers and Soars

Holly Cara Price | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

After moving to the States at a very young age from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, she became the drummer in the original lineup of the Cramps. Linna was a drummer -- a chick drummer -- and this was pre-Bangles, Go-Gos, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, White Stripes. There were no chick drummers in the 1970s. People took notice. Joey Ramone, for instance.

Far Far Away

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Hacking War Songs, new video for my SXSW 2015 panel Far Far Away from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

Punk Rock Summer Nationals Tour with The Offspring

Lindsey Best | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the best selling independent album of all time: the 1994 album Smash by The Offspring. Saturday night in San Diego, CA, The Offspring headlined the Sleep Train Amphitheater on their Punk Rock Summer Nationals tour.

Who Said It? Blink-182, Sum 41, or Malcolm X?

John K. Herr | Posted 09.18.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

It's time for America's favorite Internet game, Who Said It? Who said it -- Blink-182, Sum 41, or Malcolm X?

The Offspring's Smash 20th Year Anniversary Show

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

This year The Offspring celebrate 30 years as a band, as well as the 20th year anniversary of their hit album Smash, which, singlehandedly launched them into the craze of MTV and radio play in the '90s.