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These 10 performers demonstrate the enduring influence of Sparks
These 10 performers demonstrate the enduring influence of Sparks
Due to English director Edgar Wright’s (Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz) recent cinematic hagiography The Sparks Brothers, 2021 has become the year of Sparks. Variously described as “the best British band to come from Los Angeles,” “your favorite band’s favorite band” and “the greatest band you’ve never heard of,” it’s high time. After all, it’s only been 49 years since the ever-shifting...
1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
1998’s top 15 punk albums simultaneously changed and preserved the form
Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated the news. A quick perusal of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles of the year sees domination by several R&B (Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey) or hip-hop (Puff Daddy, Master P, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott) acts. Neo-country artists Shania..
AltPress Weekly: Bob Dylan, Meet Me @ The Altar, Trixie Mattel and more
AltPress Weekly: Bob Dylan, Meet Me @ The Altar, Trixie Mattel and more
Welcome to the second installment of AltPress Weekly. Each week, we’ll cover new things we want you to check out. We’ll shout out fresh song drops and vintage finds, highlighting longtime favorites and brand-new discoveries. We’ll also feature the stories we can’t stop thinking about, along with all of the goings-on here at Alternative Press. This week, we want ...
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
10 glam-rock artists from the 1970s who heralded the coming age of punk
Rock ‘n’ roll had, for the most part, lost its “roll” by 1970. It became rock music—self-serious, dour, pompous, filled with pretensions to being “art.” It ceased being fabulous teenage noise, filled with Chuck Berry’s playful swagger and Elvis’ hypersexualized pelvic thrust and rebel sneer. Kids wanted something loud and flashy, full of energ...