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10 women and non-binary pop-punk bands who are taking over the genre
10 women and non-binary pop-punk bands who are taking over the genre
Despite being heralded as a widely inclusive space, the pop-punk scene has been historically male-dominated. It's an uncomfortable reality for many, but as iconic artists such as Hayley Williams drag it, kicking and screaming, into the forefront of discussion, we maintain hope that marginalized artists might one day not be regarded as anomalies...
Here are the 20 bands keeping punk alive in 2020 and beyond
Here are the 20 bands keeping punk alive in 2020 and beyond
In 1981, British punk commandos the Exploited famously wrote  "Punk's Not Dead." It was a response to people persisting that the genre was bundled up tightly in Sid Vicious' coffin and buried. That was almost four decades ago. And every year, we're still waiting for naysayers to drink their last pints of icy cold STFU and move out of the way. Bec...
NOFX announce lineup for their first-ever livestream in Fat Mike’s backyard
NOFX announce lineup for their first-ever livestream in Fat Mike’s backyard
NOFX have announced the stacked lineup for their upcoming Weekend At Fatty's livestream. The event kicks off virtually on Sept. 19 at 2 P.M. PST. Read more: Trevor Project supports LGBTQ+ community with ‘Animal Crossing’ clothes Obviously, due to coronavirus, live gigs have been postponed and canceled indefinitely. Due to thi...
Here are 20 of the easiest pop-punk songs to learn on guitar
Here are 20 of the easiest pop-punk songs to learn on guitar
Are you dreaming about leaving your hometown? Sure you are. Because pop-punk kids have felt self-isolated long before the pandemic. All the shows are canceled, and there’s nothing else to do, so there’s no better time to order in an unhealthy amount of pizza, reminisce about Warped Tour and dust off that Fender or Gibson you’ve been neglecting to learn some genre classics.  These tracks... Read Mo
Linh Le (Bad Cop / Bad Cop) stresses election importance to Derek Zanetti
Linh Le (Bad Cop / Bad Cop) stresses election importance to Derek Zanetti
Derek Zanetti is the self-described “Mr. Rogers of Punk Rock”—a moniker that’s especially fitting considering his status as an ever-smiling ambassador for positive vibes, staunch socio-political activism and his primary position as the frontman of the raucous and thoughtful DIY punk outfit the Homeless Gospel Choir. Zanetti is an impassio...
Bad Cop / Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee hospitalized—here’s how you can help
Bad Cop / Bad Cop’s Stacey Dee hospitalized—here’s how you can help
Our thoughts are with Bad Cop / Bad Cop's Stacey Dee. The guitarist and co-frontwoman for the punk band has been hospitalized following an abscess that led to sepsis, an infection caused when chemicals released into the bloodstream to fight the infection trigger inflammatory responses throughout the body. Read m... Read More ...
NOFX’s Fat Mike streams first song from ‘Home Street Home’ musical
NOFX’s Fat Mike streams first song from ‘Home Street Home’ musical
Last month, NOFX's Fat Mike announce that a new punk-rock musical concept album, titled Home Street Home, will be released on February 10, 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords, in advance of a theatrical production. The first track from the impending effort has been made available for streaming online, which you can do so below. Fat Mike kicked the crap ... Read More ...