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  1. Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart brought a whimsical, ethereal and often transcendent edge to punk

    Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart brought a whimsical, ethereal and often transcendent edge to punk

    Drummer, vocalist, artist and founding member of Hüsker Dü, Grantzberg "Grant" Vernon Hart died at 56 Sept. 14 from complications of kidney cancer. Though he spent his time in...

  2. Jesse Michaels reflects on Operation Ivy and East Bay Punk 30 years later

    Jesse Michaels reflects on Operation Ivy and East Bay Punk 30 years later

    [Photo by: Operation Ivy] Thirty years ago, the Bay Area wasn’t synonymous with tech, astronomical rents or even pop punk. The summer of ’69 still loomed in cartoonish homage and the...

  3. OPINION: Like the 2016 election, expect the unexpected in Trump-era punk

    OPINION: Like the 2016 election, expect the unexpected in Trump-era punk

    [Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons] As the news reported that Donald Trump would be the president-elect in 2016, I noticed a “consolation prize” narrative appear in my social media feeds....

  4. Dropkick Murphys aim to shed light on silent drug epidemic with new album

    Dropkick Murphys aim to shed light on silent drug epidemic with new album

    [Photo courtesy of Gregory Nolan] On the cusp of releasing their ninth studio album and embarking on another extensive U.S. tour, the Dropkick Murphys are making their biggest statement. 11 Short...

  5. Modern music is too safe for Suicidal Tendencies’ Mike Muir

    Modern music is too safe for Suicidal Tendencies’ Mike Muir

    [Photos by Lightbox Revelation] Formed in Venice, California, in 1980, Suicidal Tendencies instantly became a presence in the American punk scene by simply being themselves. More metallic than the...

  6. D.C. emo forebears Bells Of release their debut—30 years later

    D.C. emo forebears Bells Of release their debut—30 years later

    Writing about bands in the Washington, D.C. hardcore orbit generally requires a scholarly tone or, better yet, a thesis that goes past the actual music. It makes sense as it’s the home of great...

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