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Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Photographer Bob Gruen talks new book and capturing punk’s early days
Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create some of the most powerful moments in music...
Reach NYC team up with Stitched Up Heart for “Last Surrender (Remix)”—watch
Reach NYC team up with Stitched Up Heart for “Last Surrender (Remix)”—watch
Reach NYC have released a new video for their latest single, “Last Surrender (Remix).” The new track also features Alecia "Mixi" Demner of Stitched Up Heart.  Additionally, the band made their triumphant return to the stage this past weekend, appearing at the Welcome To Rockville festival alongside artists such as Spiritbox, A Day To Remember, Korn and more.  Read more: Ch...
These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music
These 10 bands showcase the Ramones’ undying influence on music
Boston, Massachusetts, Sept. 25, 2021: The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar played by Johnny Ramone on every Ramones album from 1977 onward and at 1,985 of their live shows sold at auction for $937,500. Not bad, considering the punk guitar architect paid $200 for it, after his original one he bought for $50 in the early ‘70s was stolen.  ...
11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever
11 LGBTQIA+ punk musicians who changed the genre forever
It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn it. After all, both worlds were essentially the Island of Misfit Toys, from the Rankin/Bass 1964 holiday special Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: a rebel culture for those whose ideas don’t fit in the mainstream, where your fellow outsiders accept you for
8 punk bands who rocked the ’70s scene alongside the Ramones
8 punk bands who rocked the ’70s scene alongside the Ramones
“HEY! HO! LET'S GO!” You know the chant well. It's been shouted at every sporting event since at least the mid-'90s. It is one of the foundational texts of punk, the Ramones' “Blitzkrieg Bop.” Of course, Australian punk drumming YouTube sensation Kye Smith has cut a skate-punk arrangement with members of Teenage Bottlerocket. It's where every punk ...
Target apologizes for CBGB-themed East Village storefront
Target apologizes for CBGB-themed East Village storefront
Retail giant Target has issued an apology after somewhat imprudently adorning its new East Village location in a promotional facade reminiscent of legendary New York City punk rock club CBGB, as reported by The New York Times. Read more: Coke to raise soda prices due to Trump's tariffs Many apparently felt the sting of corporate cultural appropriation...
“Always charge hard”—grunge punk band Barb Wire Dolls on Lemmy’s advice for carrying the punk torch
“Always charge hard”—grunge punk band Barb Wire Dolls on Lemmy’s advice for carrying the punk torch
Photo: Hannah Verbeuren If provided only a photo of Barb Wire Dolls frontwoman Isis Queen and locked in a room with their music at speaker-shattering levels, you might just think you'd traveled back to the late '70s and landed straight in one of those classic, CBGB gigs we young punks can only fantasize (and salivate) about in modern times.  Barb Wire ...

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