JP Ervin


How punk rock taught stand-up comedian Neil Rubenstein to pay it forward

Neil Rubenstein is carving out his own place in the comedy world. The stand-up comic discusses his punk-rock roots and touring with Motion City Soundtrack.

Bloc Party on ‘Alpha Games’: “We wanted to go back to a rawness and an honesty”

Bloc Party have continually evolved as a group from release to release. With their latest album, Alpha Games, featuring Kele Okereke (vocals/guitar), Russell Lissack (guitar), Justin Harris (bass) and Louise Bartle (drums), the band arrive at something unique in their catalog. That’s no surprise. Okereke has never followed a carefully mapped trajectory, rather responding to […]

Taylor Hawkins honored by peers “not only as an incredible drummer but as a beautiful man”

Taylor Hawkins, acclaimed drummer of Foo Fighters, has passed away at the age of 50. Musicians joined his fans and family in celebrating his life and legacy, especially his immense contributions to drumming. Unsurprisingly, many drummers led the conversation. They recognized one of their own and honored someone who advanced the art form with his […]

Matthew Kiichi Heafy’s IBARAKI joined by Gerard Way on “Rōnin”

Matthew Kiichi Heafy’s IBARAKI has enlisted My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way for “Rōnin.” The new track comes from the Trivium frontman’s anticipated upcoming project Rashōmon. Ihsahn of Emperor also appears on the track. IBARAKI’s song fluidly crosses the musical spectrum. We hear delicately arranged instrumentals, driving, sinewy guitar lines and the brutal churning rhythms of […]

How Daisy Grenade's “ill-fated” run in ‘American Idiot‘ led to collabing with Pete Wentz on “Baby Blackout”

Daisy Grenade are releasing their new song “Baby Blackout” March 25. Alternative Press is bringing you the premiere of the track. The band are also announcing their debut EP, Sophomore Slump, produced by Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy and Alex Suarez of Cobra Starship. Ahead of the release, they connected with us to discuss […]

408, Kellin Quinn, Joshua Roberts pay homage to classic blink-182 video with “Mark Hoppus”—watch

408 have released a brand-new video for their single “Mark Hoppus,” and Alternative Press is bringing you the first listen. A tribute to beloved blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus, the track also honors his artistic legacy in a more… intimate way. The band’s visual parodies the classic video for “What’s My Age Again?” as members of 408 […]

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic announce One Nation Under A Groove tour

George Clinton and Parliament-Funkadelic have announced the One Nation Under A Groove tour. The band will be joined by a number of artists along the way, including the Motet, Dopapod, the Pimps of Joytime, along with a number of special guests. Clinton had previously announced his retirement in 2018, regarding his 2019 One Nation Under […]

Shinigami and Billy Martin construct a nü-metal cyber-dystopia with “Rampage”

Shinigami and Billy Martin of Good Charlotte have released the new single “Rampage.” Alternative Press is bringing you the song’s debut. In addition, Shinigami is announcing his forthcoming EP bioMACHiNA. The release is due April 22 in partnership with Version III. Read more: “People like listening to me being horribly in pain”: the oral history […]

Glacier Vein's Malia Endres breaks down the dreamy self-understanding behind ‘Lunar Reflection’

Glacier Veins have released their new album, Lunar Reflection, via Equal Vision Records. Ahead of the release, vocalist Malia Endres offered Alternative Press a deep dive into the inspiration and meaning behind the project. Lunar Reflection uses the rich feelings conjured by their dreamy punk instrumentals to musically capture a process of self-reflection. Endres took […]
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