me first and the gimme gimmes

The 20 most underrated pop-punk albums from the last two decades

At this point, you could practically write a textbook on the art of creating a pop-punk song. Ever since people discovered Green Day’s Dookie and the masses fell in love with “All The Small Things” on MTV, the genre has blossomed. Pop punk’s big break didn’t mean the genre got locked into a formula, either. […]

Booking agencies help artists and crew through the pandemic with NITO

The moratorium on live music events affects more than just artists. From sound technicians to catering people, the universe behind your favorite bands’ tours is significant. That’s why a group of independent booking agencies created the National Independent Talent Organization (NITO). The nonprofit group seeks to promote the welfare of its members, advocating for a […]

15 classic scene compilations from Drive-Thru Records to ‘Punk Goes’

Let’s all collectively and safely push rewind back to the days of yore when the word “rewind” was actually non-ironically popular and current to discuss the power and viability of the multiple artist compact disc compilation. CD comps were often safe and inexpensive gateways/investments to many (formerly) unknown bands, songs, labels and genres for a […]

10 holiday concerts you can attend to ring in the new decade

This season is all about giving, and the bands we obsess over all year long often host holiday concerts during this time of year to give something back to their communities. While some such as Every Time I Die have made it a tradition for well over a decade, others such as August Burns Red […]

14 amazing alternative covers of pop songs you probably haven't heard yet

Covers are great, aren’t they? They give you a chance to hear what is most likely a massive tune, but slightly different; or in the case of this list: with a bit of a rough, rock edge. Granted, there are several—seven, to be precise—Punk Goes Pop volumes that have a nice spattering of classic covers, […]

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes show off classics with a punk twist

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Rake It In: The Greatest Hits FILE UNDER: The greatest of greatest hits ROCKS LIKE: NOFX, Lagwagon, Swingin’ Utters WHAT'S DIFFERENT: Being a culling of selections from the vast library of covers the Gimmes have under their (garter) belts, nothing’s really different. Though, if you’ve never heard the good […]

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes release ultra rare track digitally for the first time—listen

The star-studded punk band Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are giving us a hidden, decade-old gem of theirs for the first time on a digital format. Initially only pressed on a 7″ series, “City Of New Orleans” will now be available on their upcoming album Rake It In: The Greatest Hits. Since it's inception […]

NOFX’s Fat Mike streams first song from 'Home Street Home' musical

Last month, NOFX‘s Fat Mike announce that a new punk-rock musical concept album, titled Home Street Home, will be released on February 10, 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords, in advance of a theatrical production. The first track from the impending effort has been made available for streaming online, which you can do so below. Fat Mike kicked the crap out of […]

Riot Fest Chicago Day 2: Saosin, Taking Back Sunday, Anti Flag, Descendents, Metric, Restorations

Photographer: Rebecca Reed AP photographer Rebecca Reed brings you exclusive Riot Fest Chicago live shots and portraits from Saosin, Taking Back Sunday, Anti Flag, Descendents, Restorations, Metric, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, the Pizza Underground (ft. Macaulay Culkin), Tokyo Police Club and Streetlight Manifesto. Also check out our other Riot Chicago galleries:  City And Colour, Dashboard Confessional, […]

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Are We Not Men? We Are Diva!

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Are We Not Men? We Are Diva! The latest by punk-cover supergroup Me First And The Gimme Gimmes gives decades’ worth of hits by the ladies (and, um, Boy George) the full Me First treatment, and for once, singing along to said tunes isn’t a source of shame and […]

The 11 of 2011: The Year's Most-played Songs

Over the next week, we'll be taking a look back at 2011 by unveiling our most popular features of the year—today, we share the 11 most-played songs on of 2011 (and give you a nifty little player below to listen). This is THE 11 OF 2011. 1. The Devil Wears Prada – Born […]

Under The Covers: Andrew W.K. vs. Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on […]

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Sing In Japanese EP

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes Sing In Japanese EP Maintaining their recent penchant for themed EPs based around tours as opposed to overwrought full-lengths, ultimate punk-rock cover band Me First And The Gimme Gimmes stretch out a little with this latest six-song stint, tackling some truly foreign material. As its title spells out, Sing […]

Exclusve Stream: Me First And The Gimme Gimmes' "Hero"

(Photo: Lisa Johnson) Check out this exclusive stream of “Hero” from Me First And The Gimme Gimmes' new EP, Sing In Japanese, out Sept. 13 on Fat Wreck Chords.

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes release a Japanese covers EP

(Photo by Lisa Johnson) Several months after they released Go Down Under, a covers EP focusing on Australian artists, punk supergroup Me First And The Gimme Gimmes are gearing up to release an EP of Japanese-language covers. Recorded at the Foo Fighters’ 606 Studio, the still-untitled EP—“[There isn’t a title] to my knowledge, but I’m […]