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Are the 2000s back? How Avril Lavigne, Chris Carrabba are uniting Gen Z and millennials
Are the 2000s back? How Avril Lavigne, Chris Carrabba are uniting Gen Z and millennials
While it feels like the meteoric renewal of pop punk happened all at once, the subgenre had slowly been edging its way back into mainstream appeal since the days of mid-2010s emo rap. Rather than a general revamp of punk music, the years since Lil Peep’s passing instead saw the resurgence of a specific era in culture: the early 2000s. W...
RATSTAR believes shopping vintage is the best way to avoid fast fashion
RATSTAR believes shopping vintage is the best way to avoid fast fashion
When Layla Shapiro and Emma Harris decided to embark on the journey of opening their first store, RATSTAR, it wasn’t without years of hard work and experience. The pair would spend every day driving around Los Angeles looking to score the best vintage clothing and accessories that weren’t only quality products but extensions of their unique personalities. After sell...
Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create some of the most powerful moments in music...
Maggie Lindemann captures the pain of unrequited love in “She Knows It”
Maggie Lindemann captures the pain of unrequited love in “She Knows It”
Maggie Lindemann is exploring her emotions in her new single, “She Knows It.” This track is the latest music since the Alternative Press cover star’s debut EP, PARANOIA, was released at the start of 2021. Read more: Painted Flowers jewelry and apparel hosts rising stars for launch party “I wrote this song about liking a girl with a boyfriend when I first started writing my new album,” Lindemann ex
This is why alternative fashion is transforming the mainstream
This is why alternative fashion is transforming the mainstream
For a while now, what used to once fall under the term "alternative" has been pushing its way into the mainstream. Once fringe areas of creativity and artistry now sit comfortably alongside their more traditionally popular forms.  And this holds particularly true when it comes to music and fashion, each feeding off the other in a feedback loop that gets louder and louder, more and more c
11 AFI ‘DECEMBERUNDERGROUND’ lyrics that emblematize the emo era
11 AFI ‘DECEMBERUNDERGROUND’ lyrics that emblematize the emo era
In case you don’t have a reminder programmed, last week marked a significant, albeit painful, emo milestone. That is, we’re now 15 years out from the June 6, 2006 release of AFI’s DECEMBERUNDERGROUND. That’s a decade-and-a-half of practicing the “Miss Murder” scream as we flat iron our hair and permanently adorning overpriced shoes in haphazardly scrawled “Love Like Winter” song lyrics. Because we
KennyHoopla and Travis Barker shine on ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’
KennyHoopla and Travis Barker shine on ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’
Throughout his career, KennyHoopla has teamed up with many other artists in the alternative music scene, including nothing,nowhere., JUDGE and the Neighbourhood’s Jesse Rutherford. Not to mention he collabed with blink-182’s Travis Barker on his songs “estella//” and “hollywood sucks//.” But with the release of his...
American Teeth creates nostalgic love story in new “Fix You” music video
American Teeth creates nostalgic love story in new “Fix You” music video
American Teeth, the pop-rock, synth-tinged solo project of Elijah Noll, debuted his raw music video for the single "Fix You" via Fearless Records. The track was originally released in April 2021 as a double single with "E-Girl." Inspired by his previous romance, the video depicts the highs and lows of modern millennial love as it unfolds in the city...

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