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15 Korean rock and metal artists you need to know, from DAY6 to Madmans Esprit
15 Korean rock and metal artists you need to know, from DAY6 to Madmans Esprit
In recent years, the eyes of the world have gradually turned toward South Korea thanks to its pop culture exports, Netflix K-drama Squid Game, K-pop idols BTS and Oscar-winning movie Parasite, to name a few. Meanwhile, the K-rock and metal scene has rock and rolled along, waiting for its time to shine on the global stage...
20 greatest Fearless Records bands, from Underoath to iDKHOW
20 greatest Fearless Records bands, from Underoath to iDKHOW
Established in 1994, Fearless Records has progressed into a label renowned for its influence, innovation and Punk Goes… cover compilations. Kick-starting the careers of Mayday Parade, Motionless In White and As It Is, the label soon became synonymous with launching successful scene-setters and bolstering the progression of established bands, including the reunion of Underoath and the reinvention o
These are the 20 best English punk songs
These are the 20 best English punk songs
To the outside world, punk rock was initially believed to be an English invention. Blame this on the Sex Pistols’ precocious ability to garner national and international headlines mere months after forming. The truth was, punk began in the early ‘70s with the off-center, jagged rock ‘n’ roll efforts of bands such as the New York Dolls and Detroit’s Iggy And The Stooges. Then some axis-jarring ‘70s
12 great standalone punk-rock singles, from the Clash to the Libertines
12 great standalone punk-rock singles, from the Clash to the Libertines
The seven-inch 45 RPM single was the perfect punk-rock medium, insofar as anything about a musical genre and culture as fly-by-the-seat-of-your-bondage-pants as punk can be designed. This is because it was originally rock ‘n’ roll’s perfect medium, and punk’s initial goal was reducing rock to its fundamentals. And if you restrict yo...
A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
A history of riot grrrl, from “Rebel Girl” to “Racist, Sexist Boy”
In 1991, Anita Hill testified before a Senate Judiciary Committee about being the target of sexual harassment from African-American judge Clarence Thomas at his Supreme Court confirmation hearing. The hearings were televised, and Hill’s lurid testimony sent bolts of shock and disgust across an America yet to become completely tabloidized. When...
20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
20 concert films that capture the best of live music, from NIN to Paramore
The dawning of our new normal — a world of postponement, rescheduling and uncertainty — showed us just how sacred live shows can be. Whether they’re experienced in person or at home in front of a screen, the collective energy fostered between an artist and their audience is the driving essence of live music. While we may hav...
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...

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