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Brooklyn's 2015 Afropunk Festival: NO Ism Schism!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.26.2015 | 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'...

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...

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

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.22.2015 | 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.

The Vanity -- Real Talk with Frontman Alex Dugan

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Meet The Vanity, a band that recently broke into Austin's competitive music scene and is tearing it up with their raw talent.

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.

Conversation With Composer Jozef van Wissem

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.07.2015 | Arts
Michael Nirenberg

Recently I had the chance to talk with composer Jozef van Wissem. I discovered his work after Sacred Bones sent me his score for the film Partir To Live, which is in collaboration with Domingo Garcia-Huidobro of Föllakzoid.

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.