The 10 best punk drummers of the 1970s displayed great skill and power

“You’re only as good as your drummer,” Clash singer/rhythm guitarist Joe Strummer lamented in their documentary Westway To The World, as he recounted Nicky “Topper” Headon’s firing...
14 modern indie artists

14 modern artists who are continuing to build the legacy of indie

Short for “independent music,” indie music is a term that was coined in the '80s to describe music outside of the mainstream and artists not signed to...
A beginner's guide to Green Day

A beginner’s guide to Green Day: from the big hitters to the deep cuts

It’s nearly impossible to overstate the influence Green Day have on the rock scene these days. Ever since breaking into the mainstream in the mid-‘90s, everyone from...

AP&R: nightlife, Crucial Features and other rising artists to check out

Alternative Press writers and editors are sharing some of their favorite new music from bands that are currently on the rise. From screamo and hardcore punk to indie...
Best punk albums of 1999

1999’s 15 best punk albums heralded a new age of mainstream rock

Welcome to Alternative Press’ pick of 1999’s best punk albums. It can be argued that the tone for the entire year was set in its first two...

Riot Fest highlights: KennyHoopla, Meet Me @ The Altar, Slipknot and more

Gratitude is the answer to everything these days. Riot Fest knows that inherently. Across all four days of the festival, that feeling permeated the grounds of Douglas...
San Francisco punk bands

From 1973-1980, San Francisco was one of the great American punk cities

Welcome to Alternative Press’ look at San Francisco’s original punk scene, from 1973-1980. The Golden City has long been a bohemian enclave. It was the soil upon...

15 artists who completely reinvented their sound from album to album

Artists can easily find themselves forced into a box, shaped by fan expectations or public assumptions about how they should sound. No matter how much some people...
Best punk singers of the 2010s

The 10 best punk vocalists of the 2010s upheld tradition in a new era

Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘10s. As we noted when counting down punk’s greatest guitarists of this period, the genre was 35...

AP&R: SaintAhmad, VIAL and other rising artists to check out this month

Everyone loves to jam out to their favorite artists and classic hits, but let’s not forget about all the fresh talent constantly popping up around the world....