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The Great Lost Kate Bush Interview

Paul Iorio | Posted 03.24.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 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.

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

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.20.2014 | 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.

'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.

Warzone Collective: The Alternative Approach to Breaking Down Boundaries in Belfast

Gabrielle Canon | Posted 11.06.2013 | Religion
Gabrielle Canon

By focusing on political movements young people believe in, Warzone Collective unites young adults and supplies a space where patrons are not defined by a religious label. They also serve the community by providing job skills to unemployed young adults and a place for people to go.

PHOTOS: FYF Fest Is Gorgeously Grunge, Vintage & Laid Back

Art Tavana | Posted 10.26.2013 | Los Angeles
Art Tavana

With 90's-era shoegaze pioneers like the Breeders and My Bloody Valentine laying down speaker-melting sets, FYF Fest 2013 managed to conjure the grunged-out spirit of the '90s, while faithfully holding out against the molly-marketed electronic dance music scene of Coachella and EDC.

Rancid Bring Out The Wolves In 20th Anniversary Celebration

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Twenty years for anything is a long time, 20 years for a band can feel like a lifetime, but for California punk legends, Rancid, it is more than that, it is family, love, and a united brotherhood.

Revisit D.C.'s Amazing Punk Scene

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.16.2013 | DC

What do punk rock, a Washington Post reporter and books have in common? For the most part, nothing -- except for books by Washington Post reporters...

Green Day at Berkeley, With Exclusive Slideshow by Natalie Nesser

Melissa Webster | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

"It's been a long time since I've been able to say this. Berkeley, California!" shouted Billie Joe Armstrong to his screaming hometown crowd at The Greek Theater on April 16, blowing kisses to the audience. 2013-04-27-greendaypull.jpg

Punk: 6 Books to Help You Relive the Movement

Vogue | Posted 06.24.2013 | Books
Vogue

by Megan O'Grady, Vogue From music memoirs to literary cult classics, a host of new books capture the personal side of punk. Vogue: Lady Gaga's ...

Punks and Professors in Slovenia

John Feffer | Posted 04.25.2013 | World
John Feffer

In Yugoslavia, and particularly Slovenia, a particularly close relationship sprang up in the 1970s between punks and professors.

Trainwreck to Narnia - An Album Review of Cops, Crosswalks & C****

Melissa Webster | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

It's time to say Bobby Joe Ebola have truly come into their own, successfully capturing their trademark ability to find the humor, truth and irony in every given situation.

JD McPherson: An Old-Fashioned Success in the New Media Musical World

R. Clifton Spargo | Posted 02.25.2013 | Fifty
R. Clifton Spargo

With a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman earlier this month and a debut record that reached #47 on the Billboard album charts, JD McPherson is enjoying one heck of a pop cultural high.

I'da Called Ya' Woody, Joe!

Salvatore Bono | Posted 02.25.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

The legacy of The Clash needs no explanation and can still be seen and heard today, and it is Joe Strummer who still stands apart as the front man of The Clash. He is more than just one of the founding fathers of punk. He is a man of the people.

What Does Human Sexual Response Mean to You? Boston's Most Theatrical Punk Band Reunites

Bob Moses | Posted 01.20.2013 | Entertainment
Bob Moses

Bitingly funny, literate and theatrical, musically challenging and shout-along rocking -- sometimes all in the same song -- Human Sexual Response was always entertaining. And they brought down the house one more time.