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11 Black artists to support this Bandcamp Friday

To kick off Black History Month and because another Bandcamp Friday is on the way, we’re rounding up a handful of Black artists and bands from every genre to support on the platform.

Catch NOFX, MUNA and more on the road

We’re rounding up the best new tour dates. From NOFX to MUNA, plus festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Boston Calling, these are the events you won’t want to miss.

20 great albums you may have missed in 2022

From hyperpop bangers to incredible punk releases, you’re going to want to check out these 2022 releases you may have missed.

Black feminist punks Big Joanie are finding their way back home

With their sophomore album, Back Home, Big Joanie are honoring the deep roots of their ancestors. In this interview, the punk trio detail its creation.

Waterparks, Architects and Andrew McMahon are our tracks of the week

Welcome to Sound Station, where we’re highlighting the best new tracks that came out this week. Head into the weekend with songs from Waterparks and more.

Poppy, WILLOW and Softcult are our tracks of the week

Welcome to Sound Station, where we’re highlighting the best new tracks that came out this week. Head into the weekend with songs from Poppy, WILLOW and more.

10 modern punk bands who are channeling acts from the first wave

Despite what some TikTok troll in his aunt’s basement is incoherently ranting about in 2021, punk rock isn’t dead by any means. It never has been, and a sea of incredible bands in its aggressive world get overlooked all too often. We’re here to remedy this. Whether you’re a punk-rock purist who thinks that Sex […]

20 bands keeping the riot grrrl spirit alive in their own unique way

The riot grrrl underground feminist punk movement began in the early ’90s in the Pacific Northwest before expanding to the rest of the world. Credited by some for kick-starting third-wave feminism, riot grrrl was a scene where women could express themselves through music.  Many bands were influenced and started because of riot grrrl, with the […]

New Black Lives In Music initiative launches to amplify Black artists

On Monday, a new organization called Black Lives In Music (BLIM) officially launched in the U.K. This latest initiative aims to bring meaningful change to the music industry while supporting Black artists and professionals. Along with advocating for equality in the industry, BLIM also provides opportunities for musicians at a grassroots level. Orphy Robinson, Shabaka […]

Nova Twins focus on alternative POC artists for a new charity compilation

Nova Twins are shining the spotlight on alternative POC artists for their new charity compilation Voices For The Unheard. Curated exclusively by Nova Twins’ Amy Love and Georgia South, this new charity album features artists such as Big Joanie, UnityTX, Loathe and Connie Constance among others. Read more: Original P!ATD bassist Brent Wilson was arrested […]

10 alternative covers that might be better than the original songs

Is there anything better than hearing one of your favorite bands cover an old-school hit? Or put an alternative spin on that “guilty pleasure” song you’ve secretly been jamming to for weeks? New renditions often improve on originals by expanding and elevating their sound. And while debating which version is best is often a subjective […]

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 […]