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Nashville-Based Quartet Bully Set to Play Majestic Theatre in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.17.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

When listening to the music of Nashville-based indie rock band Bully, there's a little grunge, a little punk, and a little stoner rock, but it really never dives deep into any style in particular.

The Online Art Show Every True Punk Rock Fan Has To See

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts

Washington Project for the Arts, "Punk Art" catalogue, front and back covers, 1978. "To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to ...

Conversation With Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge of Psychic TV and Throbbing Gristle has been an influence on me for decades. I first heard "Lady Maybe" emanating out of a painting studio in the mid 1990's. I've been following his ideas ever since.

Minnesota Music!

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 05.02.2015 | Entertainment
Minnesota Historical Society

Minnesota has a long and storied history of music making. From the Hutchinson Family Singers during the Civil War to the Andrews Sisters in World War ...

Interview with Toronto DIY Label Buzz Records

Michael Podell | Posted 06.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Podell

With the record industry as we used to know it continuing to fall apart, small upstarts like Buzz Records are primed to become the main source of new music that doesn't sound factory-made.

j and the 9s: They've Got It. You Want It.

Holley Perry | Posted 06.14.2015 | Entertainment
Holley Perry

Photo credit: Shayne Hanley Photo Credit: Maria Vullo First of all, where has this band been all of our lives? The answer is . . . Brooklyn. By...

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.

Discussion with Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 03.01.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

Eleven years before the release of Nirvana's juggernaut Nevermind during the apex of glam metal, Sub Pop Records was a fledgling Xerox-and-X-Acto-knife-produced fanzine that championed local music scenes across the country.

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.

LOCOS REDUX: The Lost LA Years

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.24.2015 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

Jack Kerouac said in On the Road that "Somebody tipped the American continent like a pinball machine and all the goofballs came rolling to LA in the southwest corner." And that seems pretty accurate. But what about those who were raised here? Are they the children of Kerouac's tilt, or something else entirely?

Punk Meets Piety For Young Muslim Rebels

HuffPost Maghreb | Rebecca Chaouch | Posted 11.27.2014 | Religion

First there was a rock-singer imam, then electro-dabkeh (Levantine folk dance) and Mipsters (Muslim hipsters). Now, it's time to take a look at Islami...

Book Review -- NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 01.08.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

After reading a good oral history such as NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 by Tony Rettman, it should feel like you have just hung out with a bunch of people you just met and learned a whole lot from.

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.

Buzzcocks NYC Punk Extravaganza

Salvatore Bono | Posted 11.07.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

On a Saturday night in New York City anything is possible, Hell, that is also any night in the Big Apple! But if you are a punk fan, it didn't get any better than English legends Buzzcocks returning to Manhattan.

WATCH: Brooklyn Band Gives Britney And Madonna Get A Punk-Rock Makeover

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices

Smash hits originally performed by two of the world's most beloved pop divas are getting a surprise makeover courtesy of a Brooklyn-based punk band. ...

The First Hasidic Rock Band

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 10.13.2014 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Dressed as their religion dictates, they set up their own equipment, they had no roadies, and from what I understand they couldn't play from sundown Friday to Saturdays because of the Sabbath.

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.

'There Are Very Few Films That Are Happy And Serious'

Kathleen Massara | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Kathleen Massara

Lukas Moodysson is known for his moving cinematic debut, Fucking Amal (1998), which was retitled Show Me Love in English, and Together (2000). The wri...

We Are the Best! Lukas Moodysson's Love Song to Youth

Tony Bartolone | Posted 07.30.2014 | Arts
Tony Bartolone

There has never been a movie that has so impeccably captured the feeling of being 13 years old. Frame by frame, Lukas Moodyson immerses his audience in the ocean of naïve rage that pulsates in the hearts of three pubescent punks.

Generation X: What's in the Label?

Christine Henseler | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Christine Henseler

When punk rocker Billy Idol found "Generation X" on one of his mother's book shelves, the title seemed more than appropriate for an emerging band searching for a new identity and a rebellious voice.

Amatus' Broken Compass

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.19.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

Although her lyrics sometimes fall short of insight, her sultry delivery makes up for the missing poetry, especially heard in the last two tracks "Punk" and "Cherish."

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

Good Grrrl: Alexis Krauss Plays Nice as Sleigh Bells Spring Into Action

Michael Bialas | Posted 06.29.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Who knows where Krauss and Sleigh Bells will fit into the overall scheme of rock idolatry. Hopefully, this endurance test won't run out of steam.

Listen to Music Like a Teen: A Guide for Grown-Ups

Shira Dicker | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Shira Dicker

Remember that uniquely teenage feeling of hearing a song for the first time and knowing it had just changed your life forever? If you are of my vinta...

How I Came Out of the Closet and in to the Streets

Kid Congo | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Kid Congo

The glam rock space aliens turned into monsters. We were the Blank Generation that wanted to scare the hell out of you and shake up the status quo. For the gay kids, that included the homosexual status quo.