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The Go Set - United States Tour Fall 2016

Kelly Hager | Posted 09.09.2016 | Entertainment
Kelly Hager

The Go Set, an Australian Irish punk rock/folk band, makes their way to the United States for their highly anticipated 2016 Tour.

The Super Ironic Way This Iconic '90s Band Catapulted To Fame

The Huffington Post | Hayley Miller | Posted 09.06.2016 | Entertainment

Reel Big Fish’s “Turn the Radio Off,” the unofficial soundtrack to every SoCal party in the 1990s, turns 20 this year. Lead singer and guitarist...

22 Afropunk Festival-Goers Exemplify The Beautiful Diversity Within Blackness

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 08.29.2016 | Black Voices

Hundreds of attendees gathered to celebrate art, activism and individuality at the 2016 Afropunk Festival at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New Yor...

Sløtface Talks Feminism, Internet Censorship and "Take Me Dancing"

Kyle Stevens | Posted 08.05.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Brace yourselves, America. Norway's Haley Shea, Lasse Lokøy, Halvard Skeie Wiencke and Tor-Arne Vikingstad are coming. The foursome go by the name ...

Get To Know The Manx: LA's Awesome 'Goo-Core' Band And Their Recently Released Album, 'Voyage In Bad Taste'

Samantha Matcovsky | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Samantha Matcovsky

On Halloween, two years ago, 5 peculiar, charming men in paper mache masks rendering the members of the band GWAR, carried their instruments -- a banj...

The Amazing Grace of Punk Pioneer Bobbi Brat

Jorge Newbery | Posted 07.14.2016 | Entertainment
Jorge Newbery

Red Scare performs at the Orphanage, Los Angeles, April 1983 (Photo by Alison Braun) "Amazing Grace, How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me...

The Other San Francisco: Void California and Tales from Topographic Oceans

Natasha Boas | Posted 04.25.2016 | Arts
Natasha Boas

San Francisco, both in myth and reality, has always been a nexus of productive subcultures defined by a sense of urgency and radicality. Now the art world spotlight shifts to San Francisco with the grand re-opening of SFMOMA's new Snøhetta-designed museum on April 29th.

Steve Diggle from Buzzcocks on Punk, Manchester, & Urban Planning

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 03.17.2016 | Entertainment
Sarah Illingworth

Key flint to the punk fire that razed the world in the 70s, Buzzcocks were responsible for bringing the Sex Pistols to their homeground of Manchester ...

I Think It Is: The Return of Say Anything

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 02.09.2016 | Arts
Zachariah Ezer

I listened to emo in 2004. This may be something that, outside of ironic Fall Out Boy singalongs at pregames, millennials try to forget, now that they...

Victor Wilde: Paint it Black

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

As the founder, art director, and chief designer of The Bohemian Society, Victor Wilde is known for infusing the methods and attitude of visual art into his singular garments.

40 Years After 'Horses', What Patti Smith Says About One of Her Most Controversial Lyrics Ever

Tavis Smiley | Posted 01.22.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

It's been four decades since the release of Patti Smith's landmark debut Horses, which has been hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the top 100 albums of all time. Since then, she has unleashed ten other studio projects.

Rest in Peace, David Bowie

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 01.11.2016 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

One day, I arrived early and made my way to a booth upstairs where one fellow was sitting. Neither of us said a word for five or ten minutes. Then, to break the silence, I asked him if it was the first time he was there. He laughed and said, "no!"

Gogol Bordello Close 2015 at Terminal 5

Salvatore Bono | Posted 12.31.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

As the 10(ish) members of the band hit the stage at 9 p.m. and the giant banner of Underdog World Strike's cover began to rise behind them, celebrating the end of 2015 and kicking off 2016 came early for those in the packed house.

15 for '15: Favorite Music of the Year

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 12.28.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

This was a strong year for music and one that felt more tumultuous than ever for planet Earth and its inhabitants. No coincidence, I'm sure. Here are some favorites from 2015.

Together Pangea Talks Recording, High School, and Scene Hair

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.23.2015 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

Together Pangea is formed by the type of boys that you always had a little bit of a crush on in high school: a little bit out there, but bad boy good looking all at once. After a killer record release last year, I had high expectations for the band's newest LP, and was not disappointed.

How Skateboarding Became More Than A White Dude's Sport

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 12.06.2015 | Black Voices

The sound of the gritty plastic wheels of skateboards rolling on smooth cement echoes throughout Coleman Skate Park just below Chinatown in New York C...

Not Another White Guy Indie Band: an Interview With Andrew Jackson Jihad

Reilly Wieland | Posted 12.01.2015 | Arts
Reilly Wieland

Sean Bonnette and Mark Glick are breaking every rule of the rude, dismissive musician. Both Arizona natives are obviously so passionate about the music they're making, and it shows.

Disco's Out... Murder's In!

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 11.29.2015 | Books
Michael Nirenberg

It's easy to forget these days that punk used to be scary. It's true. Punk's original nihilism freaked out everyone from the squares to the hippies. Over time, some of that nihilism has been whitewashed with revisionist histories, rendering something more PC for TV.

Has Popular Music Entered a New Era of Social Politics?

James Stoddah | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
James Stoddah

The rallying cry of youth in the sixties and seventies was about us, about we, about our generation. A political statement of unity, and a desire to belong and be heard -- together.

Alice Bag Kickstarts Her Return to Recording

Mat Gleason | Posted 09.15.2016 | 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.

Brooklyn's 2015 Afropunk Festival: NO Ism Schism!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.25.2016 | Entertainment
Marlon Regis

No Sexism. No Racism. No Ableism. No Ageism. No Homophobia. No Fatphobia. No Transphobia. No Hatefulness. Basically, no divide among people caused by ANY prejudice beliefs!

AFROPUNK Is More Than A Festival, It's A Part Of Black Culture

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 08.21.2015 | Black Voices

AFROPUNK, the revolutionary black counterculture music festival, will celebrate its 10th year in New York City this weekend with -- if last year's num...

I Am Not Marrying a Large Furry Chicken

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.06.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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 become...

Highly Suspect's Johnny Stevens Bares All (and Gives Zero F*cks)

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Don't be mistaken -- Highly Suspect is definitely not your average "boy band." So exactly what is it about this trio that makes them so special? Well, aside from their striking good looks... just about everything.