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How the Boulet Brothers, Venus Envy and more are breaking the boundaries of drag
How the Boulet Brothers, Venus Envy and more are breaking the boundaries of drag
Smeared lipstick, vivaciously spiked hair, large pleather boots — drag and alternative culture are not so dissimilar, the two having danced hand in hand over the decades, basking in one another’s great glory. Drag and punk share the same ethos, after all: stamping out hate, doing it yourself and pushing the boundaries of what society demands. ’80s hair-...
Gino Vento: “Everybody has a story to tell, and so many should be shared”
Gino Vento: “Everybody has a story to tell, and so many should be shared”
For Gino Vento, the intersection of music and acting has more similarities than you might expect. Vento discovered music at a young age, and by the time he entered high school, he began to play in several local bands in the Miami area. However, it wasn’t until he formed his most notable project Thick As Blood that he began making a name for himself worldwide. Afte...
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
A history of punk and metal fusion, from Motörhead to Metallica
Nov. 20, 1980, after-dinner hour: England’s eyes were focused on Top Of The Pops, BBC’s long-running pop program, as they had every Thursday evening since the first day of 1964. In the middle of the rundown of the U.K.’s 30 best-selling singles appeared this apparition, resembling black leather Visigoths from a Hell’s Angels fever dream. The mixed scent of Mar...
THE BLSSM manipulated genre and emotion to create their ‘PURE ENERGY’ EP
THE BLSSM manipulated genre and emotion to create their ‘PURE ENERGY’ EP
If there’s one thing Lily Lizotte loves more than making fantastic pop music, it’s a good double meaning.  Planted in nearly every song by THE BLSSM — the 24-year-old’s self-described blissful pop project — is a feeling of both happiness and sadness, competing with each other through lyrics that mean one thing and a chorus that sounds like it means something else entirely. It’s hard to tell what y
Meet the My Chemical Romance superfans camping through thunderstorms
Meet the My Chemical Romance superfans camping through thunderstorms
This weekend My Chemical Romance kicked off their huge worldwide tour in the U.K., starting at Cornwall, England’s Eden Project. Ahead of the band’s first performance at Milton Keynes Stadium, where they’ll be residing for four nights in a row starting Thursday May 18, Alternative Press caught up with fans camping out from the crack of dawn, despite weather warnings and the brisk British spring br
NOAHFINNCE on ‘My Brain After Therapy’: “It’s important to really look inside yourself”
NOAHFINNCE on ‘My Brain After Therapy’: “It’s important to really look inside yourself”
Until recently, Noah Finn Adams (aka NOAHFINNCE) had never been to therapy before. When the time finally came to sit down in front of a therapist and spill his guts, he found himself able to join the dots between his present and his past. Traumatic events from a decade ago were still rippling into his 22-year-old self’s behaviors without him being conscious of them. Whil...
Uffie on ‘Sunshine Factory’: “I wanted it to feel magical because we all needed an escape”
Uffie on ‘Sunshine Factory’: “I wanted it to feel magical because we all needed an escape”
In 2006, when Anna-Catherine Hartley was a mere 18 years old, she released her debut single “Pop The Glock.” Performing under the stage name Uffie, the song was released on a whim with no expectations other than to have fun within her artistic community. Instead, s...
Playing guitar with knives: breaking down My Chemical Romance’s “The Foundations of Decay”
Playing guitar with knives: breaking down My Chemical Romance’s “The Foundations of Decay”
Thursday evening, My Chemical Romance had the absolute audacity to drop “The Foundations Of Decay,” their first new song since 2014’s “Fake Your Death” without warning. The band fully disrupted reality as we had known it, waking slumbering souls, tearing us out of the comfort of resignation we’d been living in that new music would simply never come.  OK, that’s a little dramatic, ...
Dance Gavin Dance: “Every time I hear Tim in my head, it’s always him laughing”
Dance Gavin Dance: “Every time I hear Tim in my head, it’s always him laughing”
April 13 marked an unfathomable day for Dance Gavin Dance. With the passing of their friend and longtime bassist Tim Feerick, the band found themselves in the midst of a crisis. In their AP cover story, Dance Gavin Dance do much more than break down the creation of their forthcoming 10th studio album, Jackpot Juicer...
From Shonen Knife to Guitar Wolf, these 10 bands define Japan’s punk scene
From Shonen Knife to Guitar Wolf, these 10 bands define Japan’s punk scene
The screen fades in from black to a grainy, high-speed chase through an urban landscape, all jerky camerawork and streaky lights, flickering between night and day. The lens finally settles on a water plant or oil refinery rushing by, cutting to details of a speeding motorcycle carrying a pair of riders who resemble Mad Max extras...
PinkPantheress learned she could make music her career by watching Paramore onstage
PinkPantheress learned she could make music her career by watching Paramore onstage
Like much of the world, PinkPantheress drew inspiration from watching Paramore perform. Once you dig into her music, or look at her Instagram, it becomes easier to spot her alternative influences. In fact, she wears them proudly. In the cover story, the artist recalls witnessing her hard work bear fruit during 2021’s Reading Festival. Standing ...
Post Animal return to their roots in more ways than one on ‘Love Gibberish’—interview
Post Animal return to their roots in more ways than one on ‘Love Gibberish’—interview
LIKE A VINTAGE POLAROID, there exists a portrait of Post Animal’s latest record that rings clear in guitarist Jake Hirshland’s mind. “My image of this record is walking from the house that we were all staying in at the farm to the barn that we were playing in, in the middle of the night, and hearing reverberating through the open space of the natural world,” he says from the group’s touring van,

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