20 greatest Rise Records bands

From Polyphia to Spiritbox, see who made the list.

Flashback: See AFI cover the Cure’s euphoric hit “Just Like Heaven” in 2007

Back in 2007, AFI covered the Cure’s “Just Like Heaven” from their 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me at Virgin Festival in Vancouver. Watch the video.

See AFI unleash an incredible performance of 'Sing The Sorrow' at its 20th anniversary concert

AFI celebrated the 20th anniversary of their album ‘Sing The Sorrow’ with a concert in which they played the record in full for the first time. Watch live clips of the show.

AFI reflect on creating their breakthrough hit “Girl’s Not Grey” 20 years later

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Sing The Sorrow, rock band AFI reflect on the history of making their breakthrough, hit single “Girl’s Not Grey” and its music video.

Brody King goes hard on the wrestling mat and on stage with God's Hate

Brody King is expanding his career beyond wrestling. King discusses his mission for God’s Hate, acting on I Think You Should Leave and Sound and Fury Festival.

Catch Louis Tomlinson, Meet Me @ The Altar and more on the road

This is Tour Guide, a weekly recap of the concert news fans don’t want to miss. From Louis Tomlinson to Meet Me @ The Altar, check out who’s coming to a city near you.

13 gloriously spooky artists to soundtrack your Halloween

With Halloween approaching, these artists will get you in the spirit. From Alkaline Trio to the Cramps, soundtrack the season with our 13 picks.

Inside Kitchen Mouse, the chic vegan restaurant frequented by Billie Eilish and Kate Nash

Kitchen Mouse is Highland Park’s acclaimed vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Here’s how former F-Minus member Erica Daking built the eatery from the ground up.

Vocalist Cody Muraro says joining Real Friends exceeded all expectations

Vocalist Cody Muraro has been with Real Friends for a year. The artist opens up on joining the band, his Canadian roots and giving back to fans.

See photos of Thursday, AFI and Lil Peep before their mainstream success

Jonathan Weiner never set out to be a professional photographer. Picking up a camera for the first time as a teenager was, initially, simply a way to hang out with his friends and, crucially, get the best view possible not afforded to those onstage at the gigs he was frequenting as many as five times […]

When We Were Young festival announces second date with same lineup

After destroying the internet with hype and nostalgia, When We Were Young festival has already sold out. Live Nation has added a second date to the touted festival, Oct. 23, due to high demand. Read more: Artists and fans react to When We Were Young festival’s epic announcement The When We Were Young festival will […]

The 15 best punk albums of 2003, from Anti-Flag to Against Me!

After months of President George W. Bush beating the war drums, bearing false evidence that Iraq had a hand in the 9/11 attacks on The Pentagon and World Trade Center, the U.S. and U.K. launched war on the Middle Eastern nation March 19, 2003. Thus began an ill-advised, misguided military action that cost us many […]

From Waterparks to the Regrettes, these 15 artists are influenced by blink-182

You could argue that blink-182 are one of the major reasons why pop punk exploded into the mainstream in the 2000s. Following Green Day’s release of Dookie in ‘94 and Weezer’s nerd-positive brand of rock, blink were the reason a lot of kids wanted to pick up guitars. It was through TRL hits such as […]

A history of horror punk, from the Damned and Misfits to Alkaline Trio

I Put A Spell On You: Horror-punk roots Horror punk? Well, the cheapest, tackiest horror films have always been part of the cultural detritus that’s informed the punk aesthetic. Think of Ramones’ ode to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, “Chain Saw.” Remember the bloody, dripping creature feature font adorning Iggy And The Stooges’ Raw Power […]

These 15 punk albums from 2001 brought the genre back into the spotlight

How the year 2001 unfolded must’ve deeply disappointed Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, director and co-author, respectively, of 1968’s masterly sci-fi film 2001: A Space Odyssey. For one thing, the space race had petered out aeons ago, and NASA had walked back its most ambitious dreams. In the meantime, we discovered there were bigger […]

These punk records from 2000 led the genre into a brand-new century

2000: The year Texas Gov. George W. Bush vanquished Bill Clinton’s Vice President Al Gore under what many contend was less-than-honest circumstances. Bush would assume the following January the seat in the Oval Office that his father George H.W. Bush occupied a decade before. The 43rd U.S. president soon blazed through Clinton’s budget surplus in […]

These 15 albums from 1997 irrefutably proved that punk was far from dead

1997: All media is declaring the alternative–rock explosion—for which Nirvana lit the fuse—over. This means the commercial pop-punk wave Green Day touched off was over in their eyes, too. That selfsame media could not have been more wrong. Green Day had just issued their fifth album, Nimrod. The Offspring, the band who made the catchphrase […]

Photographer Sean Murphy recalls shooting blink-182, Green Day and more

Alternative Press is resurrecting the Alternative Press Gallery, our section dedicated to the world of music photography. With each issue, we’ll take a look into the archives, highlighting some of the most iconic photographers and memorable shoots from the history of the magazine and beyond. Along the way, we will explore the great moments that […]

AFI announce their long-awaited return to the stage with Bodies tour

AFI have announced their long-awaited return to the stage with the Bodies tour in support of their latest full-length. Bodies, which was released June 11, marks the group’s first major release since 2017’s AFI (The Blood Album). The tour is scheduled to kick off Feb. 11, 2022 in San Diego. Read more: Kane Caples knows […]
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