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A history of Orange County punk, from Adolescents to No Doubt
A history of Orange County punk, from Adolescents to No Doubt
“Let’s have a war ⁠— blame it on the Middle Class!” The guitar emerges in a blur. The outburst only lasts a second or two before the rest of the band kicks in as abruptly. Someone calls “Out of vogue” repeatedly, as lead singer Jeff Atta responds, “We don't need no magazines/We don’t need no pictures/We don’t need no TV/We don’t wanna know!” It’s over in a minute. The other three songs on the seve
8 songs Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins is listening to
8 songs Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins is listening to
In 1997, Third Eye Blind released their self-titled debut album, one that ultimately catapulted the band to mainstream success. Now, 25 years later, the group are commemorating those early days with their retrospective album Unplugged. In celebration of the momentous anniversary, Third Eye Blind are also gearing up for their Summer Gods: 25 Years In The Blind tour with Taking Back Sunday and Hocke
10 best emo albums of 2011, from Taking Back Sunday to Sleeping With Sirens
10 best emo albums of 2011, from Taking Back Sunday to Sleeping With Sirens
To properly dissect the best emo albums from 2011, one must not be afraid to use the term “emo” broadly, as this style of music can take shape across multiple genres. In 2011, emo was arguably at its lowest point commercially, as the mid-to-late 2000s boom had slowly faded away at the turn of the decade, followed by the genre’s dip into happier and more neon territory. However, due to ... Read Mor
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
Nov. 20, 1980, after-dinner hour: England’s eyes were focused on Top Of The Pops, BBC’s long-running pop program, as they had every Thursday evening since the first day of 1964. In the middle of the rundown of the U.K.’s 30 best-selling singles appeared this apparition, resembling black leather Visigoths from a Hell’s Angels fever dream. The mixed scent of Mar...
From Shonen Knife to Guitar Wolf, these 10 bands define Japan’s punk scene
From Shonen Knife to Guitar Wolf, these 10 bands define Japan’s punk scene
The screen fades in from black to a grainy, high-speed chase through an urban landscape, all jerky camerawork and streaky lights, flickering between night and day. The lens finally settles on a water plant or oil refinery rushing by, cutting to details of a speeding motorcycle carrying a pair of riders who resemble Mad Max extras...
Every Green Day album ranked
Every Green Day album ranked
Lawrence Livermore, the founder of Lookout! Records, Green Day’s first record label, claims that when he first invited the group to make the EP that would become 1989’s 1,000 Hours, Billie Joe Armstrong was so young, he didn’t recognize the opportunity as being of any great significance.  More than th...
Every Fall Out Boy album ranked
Every Fall Out Boy album ranked
Over the course of a 20-plus-year career that started with hardcore-influenced punk and ended with electro-pop-tinged arena rock, Fall Out Boy made sure to never make the same album twice. One of the biggest bands to come out of the mid-2000s pop-punk scene, it’s hard to underestimate the impact that Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz, Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley have had — and it isn’t simply confined to

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