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These 10 bands prove that Cleveland was one of punk’s earliest capitals

Alternative Press’ native home of Cleveland, Ohio, stands alongside New York City and London as one of punk’s birthplaces. Yet, few outside of U.K....

10 rockers from the ‘50s who influenced rock ‘n’ roll, punk and more

Elvis Presley portrayed by actor Michael St. Gerard performing “Baby Let’s Play House” in 1955 in the 1990 ABC TV series “Elvis”: Rockabilly is the...
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Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk

Kid Congo Powers, one of avant garage punk’s secret weapons, was interviewed March 9 from his Tucson, Arizona, home that he shares with his...
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11 artists from the ’70s who formed the frontlines of NYC’s punk scene

Since the world first became aware that there is such a thing as punk, there’s been a nonstop argument about its birthplace. The clueless...
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10 influential Australian punk bands who defined the nation’s current sounds

“Detroit is the capital of Australia.” That phrase got thrown around a lot in ’80s American fanzines as our underground discovered Australian punk’s loud-and-aggressive...
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10 guitarists who brought punk rock firmly into the 2000s

As we exited the ’90s and entered the new millennium, pop divas, prefabricated boy bands and rappers bragging about conspicuous consumption and how poorly...
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10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history

“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie...
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15 punk albums from 1993 that embraced contrarianism over prefab rebellion

Alternative rock still dominated popular music in 1993. This obviously begged the question of just how “alternative” something was if it was now on...
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15 punk guitarists of the ’90s who paved the way for the genre’s future

Welcome to Alternative Press’ pick of the 15 best punk guitarists of the ’90s. One notable difference between this list and the other two...
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These 15 punk albums of 1990 set the tone for the decade

Welcome to the best punk albums of 1990. True, the Sunset Strip glam metallers’ omnipresence seemingly denied punk ever happened. Oddly, the bands all...