Chris Payne


Braid’s Frame & Canvas at 25: the oral history of an emo landmark

With Braid’s 25th anniversary tour of their 1998 album Frame & Canvas, we’re diving into the oral history of the emo landmark.

Sad Summer Festival is growing beyond emo nostalgia

Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazzara, the Maine’s John O’Callaghan, and PVRIS share how Sad Summer Festival is becoming bigger and better. Read the cover story interview.

How Sad Summer Festival is becoming a better kind of touring emo festival

Sad Summer Festival is on the cover of Alternative Press’ summer 2023 issue. Read an excerpt now, where the Maine explore becoming a better kind of touring emo fest.

10 most criminally underrated Bring Me The Horizon songs

From a Slipknot cover to a rescored part of the Drive soundtrack, we rounded up Bring Me The Horizon’s deep cuts and rarities.

The oral history of Anti-Flag: "We were machete-ing our way through failure"

Punk is a genre full of people who are always yelling, but over the past 30 years, Anti-Flag might have been yelling the most. It’s frequently between songs onstage, about the sorry state of the world — wars for oil, police brutality, a system rigged against its people. Truth is, Anti-Flag have had plenty of […]

Catching up with the Beths, New Zealand indie poppers who beat out BLACKPINK for No. 1 on the charts

The Beths are reaching a larger audience within New Zealand and beyond. In their interview, the band discusses beating out BLACKPINK on the charts and more.