How Philadelphia Became an Epicenter for Rock Music in the U.S.
Bands like Soul Glo, Modern Baseball and Sweet Pill have made Philadelphia a hotbed for underground and DIY music.
100 gecs hack the planet
100 gecs, the duo of Laura Les and Dylan Brady, detail the long road to their new album, 10,000 gecs, being influenced by Skrillex and their die-hard fanbase.
You’re already living in Meet Me @ The Altar’s pop-punk future
Ahead of Meet Me @ The Altar's debut album, Past // Present // Future, the pop-punk trio detail its creation and working with producer John Fields.
How Skrillex became a huge influence of 100 gecs
100 gecs are on the cover of Alternative Press' spring 2023 issue. Read an excerpt of the interview, where Laura Les and Dylan Brady detail their new album 10,000 gecs.
Architects know the end is near—might as well have a laugh
Architects continue to experiment with their sound. Sam Carter breaks down the band's industrial new album, the classic symptoms of a broken spirit.
How the Interrupters are championing the new wave of ska
Ska has a rich history, and the Interrupters are leading the charge for the new gen. The band open up about their most personal album yet, In The Wild.
Avril Lavigne: “Music takes over your whole life; I had to dedicate my entire life to my music”
In an undisclosed location, at a warehouse in Los Angeles, Avril Lavigne and Rico Nasty meet for the first time. One is a giant of her genre, the godmother of modern pop punk; the other, a pioneer of misfit rap, whose idiosyncratic flows and personas (the trap Tacobella and nü-metal/rap Trap Lavigne) have inspired a microgeneration of copycats. It’...
Zeal & Ardor: “We revel in the fact that we’re weirdos — it’s our job security”
This isn’t your garage band’s origin story. The musical moniker of Swiss-American Manuel Gagneux, Zeal & Ardor, was founded as an experiment. While living in New York, as an exercise to stay creative, he asked 4chan (the wholly anonymous forums, where anything goes — including conspiracy theorists and unchecked bigotry, a “cesspool,” as Gagneux offers over Zoom from his home in Basel, Switzerl
twenty one pilots discuss their roots, their fans and ‘Scaled And Icy’
twenty one pilots appeared on the cover of Alternative Press issue #400. During the conversation, the band discussed their Ohio roots and why they have such a deep connection with their fans. Our twenty one pilots interview also saw them explore their newest album Scaled And Icy and their deeper artistic goals...
On ‘Karaoke Alone,’ the Aubreys stepped out & escaped their comfort zones
Breaking news: Playing music is supposed to be joyful. In any creative endeavor—especially one where a certain level of success is obtained—it’s easy to lose sight of that fact. When Canadian actor Finn Wolfhard, known the world over as Mike Wheeler on Netflix’s Stranger Things, started his band Calpurnia with guitarist Ayla Tesler-Mabe, drummer Malcolm Craig and bassist Jack Anderson in 2017 at a
LILHUDDY started on social media and arrived at the main stage
LILHUDDY took an elbow to the jaw. Not in a mosh pit—there haven’t been many of those during the COVID-19 pandemic—but playing basketball with some friends in the courtyard of his multi-million-dollar home in Los Angeles. It’s the kind of common injury that could happen to anyone. Except, of course, LIL...
Japanese Breakfast hopes ‘Jubilee’ will help you preserve your joy
Michelle Zauner knows a thing or two about grief. After a few years in Philly indie-emo band Little Big League, the Seoul, South Korea-born Zauner moved back to her hometown of Eugene, Oregon, to care for her mother, then diagnosed with stage 4 gastrointestinal cancer...
Orville Peck proves that country and punk are more alike than you think
Even if you’re unfamiliar with country-western music star and LGBTQIA+ icon Orville Peck, you’ve seen him: bright blue eyes striking through a leather-fringed mask, enticing an audience with a costume that he describes as “the boldest version” of himself. Since 2019, Peck has t...
QUIZ: What rock heroine are you most like?
Let’s address the elephant in the room: Rock music of all genres and all sub-genres has a gender problem. Far too often we look at the greats in the scene and canonize pop-punk and emo records created by men almost exclusively. There’s a real danger of erasure there. Women have ...
Here’s the pop-punk song that best fits your zodiac sign
Ahhh, pop punk, the genre gift that keeps on giving. It’s so much more than palm-muted power chords and the desire to eat pizza. Pop punk speaks directly to our souls. It sustains our scene; it gives us a reason to wake up in the morning. Pop ...
QUIZ: Which Brand New album are you?
Beloved Long Island emo vets Brand New recently released their fifth full-length album, Science Fiction. It’s their first album in eight years and might very well be their last (there’s tons of talk of an impending breakup in 2018). For now, w... Read More ...
Here’s the My Chemical Romance song that best fits your Zodiac Sign
Just like you and snowflakes (see what we did there?), no My Chemical Romance song is like the other. Because of Gerard Way and team’s ability to craft really beautiful (and heartbreaking and maddening and every other emotion) songs, we started scheming: “Hey, bet there’s a MCR single for everyone based on their zodiac sign!” You know, norma...
13 lyrics that totally work as pickup lines
Lyrics don’t only work as tweets and Instagram captions, you can use them in real life, too, in your own love endeavors—as long as you pick the right ones. Lucky for you, we compiled some of the best and brightest lyrical lines from your faves in the scene—that are ripe for romance. Buckle up, memor ...
19 goth memes that will darken your already pitch-black soul
Just because you’re goth doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy a joke every now and then, right? What’s life if you’re unable to poke fun at yourself and others? Because we love you (I know, love is misery, blah, blah, blah; but we’ll take the suffering) and your uncanny ability to conjure death and the great beyond, we’ve compiled some of our favorite goth memes to darken your already pitch-black soul. So
Here’s the Panic! At The Disco song that best fits your zodiac sign
Ever listen to a song and think, “Wow, this is speaking to me. Not just my individual situation, but me, my person, my soul”? We have, too, like, all the time—but some big bangers sing a bit truer than others. Panic! At The Disco have the power to resonate with everyone, from all walks of life and of all ages, so we thought we’d find the perfect Panic! tune for you—based on ...