6 takeaways from Chris No. 2 and Justin Sane of Anti-Flag's Artist Friendly interview

Chris No. 2 and Justin Sane of Anti-Flag joined Joel Madden on the most recent episode of the ‘Artist Friendly’ podcast, presented by Alternative Press. Here’s what we learned.

Anti-Flag’s Chris No. 2 and Justin Sane to join Joel Madden on Ep. 14 of Artist Friendly

On this week’s Artist Friendly podcast, presented by Alternative Press, Joel Madden interviews Anti-Flag. Here’s what to know about the episode.

The oral history of Anti-Flag: "We were machete-ing our way through failure"

Punk is a genre full of people who are always yelling, but over the past 30 years, Anti-Flag might have been yelling the most. It’s frequently between songs onstage, about the sorry state of the world — wars for oil, police brutality, a system rigged against its people. Truth is, Anti-Flag have had plenty of […]

Catch Turnover, Turnstile and more on tour

This is Tour Guide, a weekly recap of the concert news fans don’t want to miss. From Turnover to Turnstile, check out who’s coming to a city near you.

The best punk albums of 2006, from My Chemical Romance to +44

From My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade to +44’s When Your Heart Stops Beating, these are the best punk albums of 2006.

Anti-Flag announce 2022 North American tour

Anti-Flag have announced their fall 2022 North American tour. Their trip across the U.S. will feature a rotating cast of supporting acts, including Brendan Kelly, Mint Green, Heart Attack Man and more. The tour kicks off Sept. 16 in Burlington, Vermont. Read more: Steve Aoki and Taking Back Sunday link on “Just Us Two”—watch Additionally, Anti-Flag […]

20 music documentaries you need to watch this weekend, from 'Summer of Soul' to 'Get Back'

It’s often difficult to figure out an artist’s true identity at face value. Press interviews and social media offer a more transparent lens into the worlds of our favorite artists. Even so, the bigger — and more complicated — picture can often remain out of view. Because these intimate yet truthful depictions of our favorite […]

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 […]

blackbear on the path that led from his emo roots to a new sonic lane

Born and raised in Florida, Matthew Tyler Musto—these days better known as blackbear—has been making music, and making music his life, since at least 2006.  With five studio albums and seven EPs under his belt (or should that be pelt?), releasing his latest extended play, misery lake, Aug. 13, this year finds blackbear riding high […]

Oxymorrons release second EP 'Mohawks & Durags' via 333 WRECKORDS CREW

Oxymorrons have shared their latest release, Mohawks & Durags, which is the band’s second EP. Fusing hip-hop with alternative rock, Oxymorrons have worked with several notable producers, including John Feldmann (MOD SUN, the Used, blink-182), Zach Jones (Chelsea Grin, Dance Gavin Dance, As It Is) and Marc Orrell (Dropkick Murphys) to achieve their trademark tumultuous […]

Here's how to get free tickets to Anti-Flag's 2021 North American tour

Anti-Flag have announced tour dates for fall 2021. The group will perform in over a dozen North American cities during the run, and tickets are available for purchase here. Ahead of the tour, Alternative Press and Live Nation are partnering to offer an exclusive ticket giveaway. Pairs of tickets will be available in select cities. […]

AltPress Weekly: Chase Atlantic, Pom Pom Squad, Real Friends and more

We’re back with the latest AltPress Weekly. Every week, we highlight new things we want you to check out. We call attention to new songs and old hits, classic listens and fresh finds. We’ll also keep you up to date with the latest happenings at Alternative Press, along with the stories we keep coming back […]

These 15 classic albums made 1996 a crucial year in punk history

1996: President Bill Clinton was squaring off against Kansas Sen. Bob Dole in a successful bid for a second term in the White House. On April 3, former math professor Ted Kaczynski was arrested in his remote Montana cabin, suspected (correctly, it turns out) to be American domestic terrorist the Unabomber. Conservative public policy bulwark […]

15 music producers who made major career moves with their early work

In the music world, everybody has to start somewhere. While a producer’s early albums are their proving ground for a bright future in the field, they also need luck on their side to find a successful band and a scene-changing album to springboard the rest of their career into the stratosphere. From legendary production masters […]

Nine Inch Nails, Run The Jewels and more set to headline Riot Fest 2021

The organizers of Riot Fest have announced that the festival is returning to Douglass Park in Chicago this fall. In typical Riot fashion, the lineup for Sept. 17, 18 and 19 is stacked. “We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see you this year,” the festival organizers shared.  Headliners include alternative veterans Nine Inch […]

15 punk albums that set up 1994 to be a year of major change for the genre

To consider Alternative Press’ list of 1994’s top 15 punk albums, one has to bear in mind two factors: Green Day’s Dookie was released Feb. 1. Kurt Cobain died by his own hand April 5. The alternative nation’s voice was suddenly, shockingly stilled. After three years of the most popular music being an agonized scream […]

10 pop-punk bands from the '90s who are still influencing the genre

There’s no denying that the ’90s set the foundation for pop punk as we know it. For over 20 years, many of the genre’s early pioneers have served as a source of inspiration for emerging outfits. A select handful, however, have assumed the responsibility to actively progress the scene themselves. The mainstream alternative surge may have fizzled […]

Musicians react to President Joe Biden and VP Kamala Harris being sworn in

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. took the oath of office as President Of The United States in the nation’s Capitol today, January 20, alongside Kamala Harris who will serve as Vice President. According to NBC News, the Inauguration ceremony is socially distanced with masks required. Read more: Trump supporters got compared to Juggalos, and the internet […]

Donald Trump is now the first president to be impeached twice

Following the events that transpired at the U.S. Capitol last week, Donald Trump has officially been impeached by the House Of Representatives again. Now, the case is being handed over to the Senate who will determine whether or not Trump will be convicted and removed from office. Read more: See why fans think ‘Umbrella Academy’ […]

Rock musicians react to pro-Trump supporters taking over Capitol Hill

What was supposed to be a peaceful transition of power this morning in Washington D.C. was anything but. Ahead of the Electoral College certification process, lame-duck President Donald Trump held a “Stop The Steal” rally where he fanned the flames of allegations of a fraudulent election. These Trump supporters, white supremacist groups and militia groups, […]
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