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Pleasure Venom’s Audrey Campbell stars in comedy short-film ‘I AM TX’—watch
Pleasure Venom’s Audrey Campbell stars in comedy short-film ‘I AM TX’—watch
Oftentimes, comedy is the best way to get an important message across. Film director, comedy improviser and Austin, Texas native Ryan Darbonne knows this to be absolutely true, especially when crafting his short film, I AM TX. Starring Audrey Campbell (Pleasure Venom), Jonathan Horstmann (BLXPLTN, Urban Heat) and Greg Williams (Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice), the plot examines the life of a Black pu
12 artists who got their names from other alternative songs
12 artists who got their names from other alternative songs
For as long as music has existed, artists have been inspiring other artists. Right here within our own beloved scene, we’ve witnessed many examples of newer-era bands drawing inspiration from the OGs. What’s especially endearing is that not only have bands influenced each other in terms of musical style; they’ve also taken from the lyrics of their predecessors the most crucial aspect of their iden
How Long Beach Dub Allstars’ Tippa Lee and H.R. collab came to be
How Long Beach Dub Allstars’ Tippa Lee and H.R. collab came to be
In the ’90s, just after the tragic passing of Sublime’s Bradley Nowell, and years before the band reformed with Rome Ramirez as their frontman, it seemed that Long Beach Dub Allstars were everywhere. In fact, it was quite difficult to attend a rock festival date or a third-wave ska show without seeing at least three Long Beach Dub Allstars T-shirts in the audience. Maybe thin...
These 20 songs from the ’80s left a lasting mark in the underground
These 20 songs from the ’80s left a lasting mark in the underground
The ’80s are usually looked upon in two different mindsets. The first is usually through the prism of mass-culture nostalgia from those who were there. The other school of thought was that the ’80s were a hotbed for creativity. Forget the songs that you were playing when your mom met your dad. How about ...
QUIZ: Do you know when these classic ’70s punk albums were released?
QUIZ: Do you know when these classic ’70s punk albums were released?
Record collectors of any sort can be a persnickety bunch. But few can be worse than punk-rock record collectors with titles spanning from the ’70s, ’80s, ’90s and beyond. They can make Simpsons character Jeffrey “Jeff” Albertson (aka “Comic Book Guy”) look positively well-adjusted. Come on: In a world in chaos, much like ...
17 rising Black alternative bands who are leading the next generation
17 rising Black alternative bands who are leading the next generation
Black musicians are at the heart of alternative music’s history. Whether it’s punk, emo, metal or pop punk, Black people have played an integral role in creating what the music scene is today. However, they’re consistently looked over in favor of white musicians, who have a long history of commodifying off the creativity of Black people. With the alterna...
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Here are the 10 most influential bands of hardcore
Hardcore has gone through countless stylistic changes since its inception and has inspired a variety of movements within music. Whether it’s the early veterans of the genre such as Black Flag or later acts who spawned metalcore and heavier subgenres by branching off hardcore such as Converge, these pioneers have been repeatedly used as an influence for the structure of certain movements—and their

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