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Creepy, ancient witch marks found in England cave
Creepy, ancient witch marks found in England cave
Hundreds of super creepy witch etchings have been found at Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge, in England. According to the Derbyshire Times, the markings appear to have been meant to ward off evil spirits or omens.  Now referred to as the “Portal To Hell,” the new discovery is now the largest collection of witch markings found in the entire UK. The markings ap...
Riot Fest Oral History: The unlikely story of punk rock’s most beloved festival
Riot Fest Oral History: The unlikely story of punk rock’s most beloved festival
Over the past decade, Riot Fest has become one of the most beloved festivals in the world. They have reunited some of punk’s most iconic bands, and, in many ways, set the bar for how genuinely great a music festival can be. But when founder Mike Petryshyn started out in 2005, literally none of this was part of the plan. By h...
This world map is made of 1,200 songs, including tracks from Green Day, Weezer, Foo Fighters, more
This world map is made of 1,200 songs, including tracks from Green Day, Weezer, Foo Fighters, more
Following in the footsteps of their mind-blowing alternative music map, the designers at Dorothy have created the ultimate musical trip around the world with their new World Song Map, featuring over 1,200 songs. Check it out below! Read more: From the Smiths to Green Day, map explains the detailed history of alternative music Now you may be wondering how this works—well, the design, based on the
7 major moments in the history of moshing
We’ve all done it—thrown ourselves into a heaving pit of thrashing bodies at our favorite show, that is. Moshing is an integral part of the live experience at rock shows, and whether you’re still one of the first to pitch into the chaos at gigs, or you prefer to stand and watch from the safety of the back row, it isn’t going anywhere. We looked into its che ...
From the Smiths to Green Day, map explains the detailed history of alternative music
From the Smiths to Green Day, map explains the detailed history of alternative music
Every music genre can attempt to be traced back to its starting point, and designers at Dorothy released an intricate map that looks at the history of alternative music and its many, many branches. Check out the full chart below. (via Wired) Read more: The 5 great eras of pop-punk, from the ’70s to today According to the map, properly titled “Alternative Love Blueprint—A History of Alternative Mus
Read an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming history of gothic-rock icons Bauhaus
Read an exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming history of gothic-rock icons Bauhaus
Post-punk/gothic rock icons BAUHAUS are the subject of a massively comprehensive book, Bauhaus Undead: The Visual History And Legacy Of Bauhaus. Drummer Kevin Haskins conceived, wrote and compiled the massive tome, filled with his memories of significant incidents in the band’s storied career, a plethora of previously unpublished photos of the band in the studio and on the road, original show flie
The 5 great eras of pop-punk, from the ’70s to today
The 5 great eras of pop-punk, from the ’70s to today
Like many musical genres AP covers with regularity, pop-punk has a major tendency to move in cycles: exploding, cooling off and then reviving. The cyclical nature of the genre has made it easy to divide its lifespan into eras, whether it be its initial explosion with Green Day, its mainstream peak in the late ’90s with Blink 182 or its fusion with emo in the early 2000s. The ...
Hardcore History Lesson: Watch a 1983 set from Minor Threat at Rollerworks
Hardcore History Lesson: Watch a 1983 set from Minor Threat at Rollerworks
While stumbling around the internet today, a full set from Minor Threat came up on YouTube that was uploaded back in January, which you can watch below. The show is from 1983 at Chatsworth, California's Rollerworks, and may be their April 2 concert, which also featured Channel 3, Aggresion, Suicidal Tendencies and America's Hardcore. While the D.C.- ...