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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 09.12.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | Arts
Jasmina Tesanovic

Hacking War Songs, new video for my SXSW 2015 panel http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/38176 Far Far Away from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

Punk Rock Summer Nationals Tour with The Offspring

Lindsey Best | Posted 09.02.2014 | 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 07.21.2014 | 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.

The Loud Zone - The Gay Roots of CBGB

Binky Philips | Posted 08.30.2014 | Entertainment
Binky Philips

When all is said and done, is anyone surprised that it was gay men and women who were the actual forefront of the CBGB/Max's Musical Revolution of the mid-to-late 70s?

11 Signs You Went To Warped Tour Back In The Day

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 06.13.2014 | Entertainment

The 2014 Vans Warped Tour kicks off this week, and what once started as a punk rock and skateboarding festival in 1995 has grown extensively in the la...

On June 2, 2014 at Black Cat, Something Special Happened

Ben E. Kessler | Posted 08.04.2014 | DC
Ben E. Kessler

With the organized chaos of a controlled experiment, Priests precisely executed a set for the ages. Borrowing from moments from each part of their short career, the band ignited the crowd in joy and frenzy.

Nirvana Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Video)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum | Posted 07.30.2014 | Entertainment
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Nirvana was the volatile powder keg that proved the catalyst to among the greatest music revolutions in rock history.

Against Me! Bring 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues' to NYC

Salvatore Bono | Posted 07.04.2014 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Since their inception, Against Me! have had a revolving door of musicians come in and out of the band, yet, none made headlines the way singer Tom ...

12 Films That Pay Homage To Punk Rock Girls

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts

From garage rock to grunge, queercore to riot grrrls, anarchists to No Wave enthusiasts, the punk word has always been a place rife with rebellion, gr...

I Want You, Gentle Reader, to Lighten Up!

Alexa Diaz | Posted 06.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Alexa Diaz

I am still a fan of those in our community who are so punk rock that they have adopted certain loaded words to self-identify. Rock on, darlings! Just remember that there are indeed still prejudices and still impressionable minds who hear and see everything going on.

The Great Lost Kate Bush Interview

Paul Iorio | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Paul Iorio

Interviews with singer and songwriter Kate Bush are relatively rare, almost as rare as her concerts, which have been nearly non-existent since 1979. I interviewed Bush in-person and one-on-one in December 1985 in a Manhattan hotel room.

Honah Lee: 'The Inevitable'

Melissa Webster | Posted 05.12.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

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Did A Seattle Punk Rocker Stage His Own Disappearance?

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime

Punk rock musician Brian Barton was well on his way to success in 2005. The 25-year-old was in love, was a member of As Fate Would Have It -- a band q...

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.

Jimmy Fallon Should Book Russian Protest Punk Rock Group Pussy Riot on the Tonight Show

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Nothing would be better for American television, which too often ignores the important in favor of the trivial, than Jimmy Fallon making a big fat statement for a show that would attract big ratings by inviting the Pussy Riot band to be guests on his show to perform their art and advance their cause.

Punk Rock?! Hardly: Erroneous Attributions and Cultural Hubris Behind 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Pye Ian | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
Pye Ian

If WOWS qualifies as a "punk rock film," then we have reached a cultural moment at which punk is devoid of meaning, reduced to crass commercial form in which the very possibility of rebellion signifies absolutely nothing.

Vet LA Theater Critic To Launch Community-Funded Digital Pub

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

In the aftermath of severe cutbacks in local theater coverage by LA Weekly and other Southland publications, veteran theater critic Steven Leigh Morri...

WATCH: These Mini Punk Rockers Are AMAZING!

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

We thought Misty Copeland's collaboration with Coach was the cutest thing we've seen all week -- but an extra dose of adorable just hit our screens. ...

YU-Rock!

John Feffer | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
John Feffer

In the late 17th and early 18th centuries, a "republic of letters" created a common intellectual language across countries and, indeed, across the Atlantic between Europe and the United States. Beginning in the 1960s, a similar non-territorial republic emerged in Yugoslavia.

Talking With Annabella Lwin: Pop Icon of the Original Bow Wow Wow

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 02.02.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

"At the end of the day, no matter what 'he said, she said', it's all about the fans. I hope they understand when they attend my shows, it's with an open mind. It takes a little time to dust yourself off and start all over again!"

Dancing With Lou: "A Perfect Day" at Lou Reed's Lincoln Center Public Remembrance

Sandi Bachom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sandi Bachom

Yesterday, as I turned the corner onto the reflecting pool and stand of trees in the shadow of the Julliard School of Music, I came upon a remarkable site.

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.