15 artists who draw influence from the Clash’s dynamic punk spirit

Some promo copywriter at the Clash’s American label, Epic Records, came up with the questionable slogan “19 songs by the only band that matters” for the sticker that appeared on the face of 1980’s U.S. release of London Calling. While singer/guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon didn’t […]

10 essential political bands every punk fan needs to hear

When pub-rock singer Joe Strummer of the 101ers first met with former London SS guitarist Mick Jones in 1976 to brainstorm material for a new band eventually named the Clash, Strummer was shown one of his songs, “I’m So Bored With You.” He wasn’t having it: “‘Ere, let’s rewrite this now!” The rather wimpy romantic […]

Anti-Flag condemn President Donald Trump on new album, '20/20 Vision'

Anti-Flag have been an active band for over 20 years, and at the rate that it’s moving right now, we envision at least 20 more. This time around, the group decided to stand in the present with an album called 20/20 Vision written solely about the Trump administration. And it more than delivers, as its […]