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

Shira Dicker | Posted 03.06.2014 | 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 03.03.2014 | 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.

Destroy Nate Allen: A Love Story

Melissa Webster | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

At some point in your life you'll meet a couple who just so completely gets it right, it permeates throughout all they do. Nate and Tessa Allen of the band Destroy Nate Allen are this couple, and their love story unfolds in the music of their latest album Glow In The Dark.

Does Umbrella Bed Refill or Rehash 2 Tone Ska?

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

It wasn't until the '90s that the third wave of Ska achieved commercial success. This begs the question: Does Umbrella Bed, a 2 tone band from Minneapolis, move Ska into a new wave, perhaps the fourth, or has the sound remained the same?

Peter Tosh Remembered: A Conversation With Niambe McIntosh, a Chat With The Bongos' Richard Barone, Rafael Vigilantics and FSC Exclusives and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"To me, that sort of bravery, and harmony with oneself and with the World, is the true legacy of Peter Tosh."

All Mod Cons!

Dusty Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Dusty Wright

Author Tony Fletcher's excellent new memoir draws from that well in this charming page-turner about his experience in London from 1972 through 1980. So charming is his narrative that I forgot I was reading about his life during his most formative teenage years.

Philip Chevron 1957-2013: Red Roses for Him

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Twenty years ago, Spider Stacy wrote a lyrical, lovely, sort-of-a-love-song, on which he sings lead for The Pogues, called "Tuesday Morning." When I saw the sad news on the morning of October 8 of Philip Chevron's untimely death, I thought of Spider's song.

Punk Feminist Exhibition Is As Great As You Hoped It Would Be

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts

The Riot Grrrl movement exploded in the 1990s, bringing feminist perspectives to the forefront of punk culture. Using zines, music and a general flair...

Hackamore Brick: The Return of One of Rock's Great 'Missing Links'

Steven Rosen | Posted 11.20.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

Look at the website All Music's artist-biography page for Hackamore Brick, which released one album in 1970, and it's pretty impressive for a band too obscure to even be called "cult."

Life to the Pixies!

Scott Thill | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

Keep calm and rock on, to mangle the cliche. That's what you're going to do. After 20 years of the Pixies' impressive cultural capital, Black Francis has done just that. And honorably, I would argue.

'Punk You Let Me Down' -- Would Joey Ramone Really Tell Them to Shut Up?

Melissa Webster | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Would Joey Ramone be appalled at today's punk scene or would he embrace it all with nary a negative word? How would he compare the punk of his heyday to the punk scene we have now?

Punk Rock and Saint Laurent: A Conversation With The Garden

J.L. Sirisuk | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
J.L. Sirisuk

They are brothers, they are twins, they are sometimes goth, they are sometimes glam, and more often than not, they are unabashedly honest. They are Wyatt and Fletcher Shears of Orange County based neo-punk band The Garden.

Runway Reality Check: Punk Never Looked So Pretty!

Mary Alice Stephenson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Style
Mary Alice Stephenson

As I navigated the shows at New York Fashion Week, I was stunned by the lack of excitement that seems to plague so many in the fashion industry. Not so at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art's Costume Institute this summer, where 125 incredible teenagers showed me just how inspiring, exciting, and empowering fashion can be!

Jessica Elgot

Pussy Riot Member Sounds Off On Russian Olympic Boycott

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.26.2013 | World

Freedom is only the first battle for Pussy Riot’s Yekaterina Samutsevich. The Russian punk pioneer, radical artist and gay rights campaigner is t...

Leather, Kilts and Corsets: Indianapolis Welcomes GenCon & MotoGP

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.16.2014 | Style
Kimann Schultz

It's a well-known fact that when the Indianapolis convention center was built and later greatly expanded, the eye on the main prize was, not surprisingly, the Republican National Convention.

Punk Music's Origins Traced To A Surprising Place

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts

Earlier this year we learned that American punk music was not exactly the brainchild of those mop-headed Ramone kids. Instead, the genre has earlier r...

Nan Goldin's Intimate Side

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.03.2013 | Arts

Nan Goldin's upcoming exhibition, entitled "wish you were here," is the coolest memory album you never had. The show, dubbed "a visual diary of summer...

Punk Fashion on View at the Met... But You Can Collect It Right Here

Rock Paper Photo | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
Rock Paper Photo

We cordially invite you to behold some of the best punk photography -- and punk fashion -- assembled anywhere.

Kathleen Hanna Talks Music, Feminism, Interior Design, Softball & More on 'The Interview Show'

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre) appeared on "The Interview Show," hosted by Mark Bazer, to talk music, her career, feminism and the upcoming Ju...

Cultural & Charitable Catch-Up: July 9, 2013

Jill Lynne | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

Cultural & Charitable CATCH-UP: July 9, 2013 The Met, Mad, FMIT, Punk Fashion, Wood Sculpture, John Malkovich... Text & Photographs © Jill Lynne 20...

We Love Malcolm...

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 08.28.2013 | Entertainment
Nancy Cohen-koan

When Andy Lee and I decided to do a film about London's first mayoral race and particularly front runner Malcolm McLaren, I was under no illusions. Ma...

The Faithful Shopper: Sounds of Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's the memories of summers gone by, with barbecues and our trusty stereos at our side - or the fact I know a lot of people sorting their album...

Should Richard Hell Be in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame?

Steven Rosen | Posted 08.27.2013 | Fifty
Steven Rosen

So far, this has been a hell of a year for Punk.By that, I mean it's been a great year for recognizing the formative influence that Richard Hell, now 63, has had on Punk -- and, by extension, all Rock & Roll and pop culture that has followed in its aggressive, assertive, rebellious wake.

Judy's Last Stand: bully.punk.riot

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 08.26.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

Atalee Judy has been thrilling audiences for a dozen years with her high-impact projections of female power and her high-concept deconstructions of male brutality.

'When Punk Rock Was Rearing Its Ugly Head'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.26.2013 | Arts

MOCAtv's YouTube homage to all things punk music continues with a third episode devoted entirely to the San Francisco hardcore band, Dead Kennedys. ...