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10 alternative songs that explore the highs and lows of mental health
10 alternative songs that explore the highs and lows of mental health
If there's anything that holds true throughout the alternative music scene, it's an inclination toward vulnerable self-expression. For decades, artists have worn their hearts on their sleeves while navigating conflict, both external and inward-facing, to remind their audiences that, no matter how isolating the circumstance, you're never truly alone. Such ...
18 emerging pop-punk artists backed by Pinkshift’s Ashrita Kumar
18 emerging pop-punk artists backed by Pinkshift’s Ashrita Kumar
Back in February, Alternative Press hailed Pinkshift as one of 100 Artists You Need To Know. Now, vocalist Ashrita Kumar is expanding that list with 18 of her favorite emerging pop-punk-adjacent bands. It might not surprise you to learn that the Baltimore-based outfit’s influences are just as eclectic as their sound. In fact, Kumar is q...
10 next-gen pop-punk bands who will transport you back to the 2000s
10 next-gen pop-punk bands who will transport you back to the 2000s
We knew we meant it when we said it wasn't a phase. What we didn't know, however, was just how attached we were going to be to 2000s pop punk forever. Fortunately, despite the mainstream decline, the genre is alive and well. While many early favorites such as All Time Low and Mayday Parade continue to thrive, we're also seeing new bands step into the spotlight. Quite a few o...
10 highly anticipated debut albums we wish we could hear right now
10 highly anticipated debut albums we wish we could hear right now
The genre of alternative music is constantly shifting, with new artists hitting the scene and experimenting with genre-bending in ways never heard before.  It’s an exciting time to be a fan in the scene. Women and LGBTQIA+ folks are redefining what a rock star looks like and what kinds of stories are told through music.  Read more: 1... Read More ...
41 women empowerment anthems that should be played as loud as possible
41 women empowerment anthems that should be played as loud as possible
With Women’s History Month coming to a close today, it’s vital to carry these messages of intersectional feminism and empowerment throughout every day to come. These musicians aren’t only wonderful leaders in the music industry spanning over decades—they’re using their platform to spread messages of self-love and growth as well as sharing stories of hardship and navigating mistakes, which every yo
10 women drummers who are inspiring the next generation of musicians
10 women drummers who are inspiring the next generation of musicians
At this point, many of us are aware that the music industry is male-dominated when it comes to band leaders. However, when you look at musicians drumming at the back of the stage, there are even fewer women in that position. By showcasing some of our favorite women in the drumming world today, we're proving that ladies can beat the skins with ease and are so cool, they’ll make young people everywh
10 new alternative artists already backed by your favorite musicians
10 new alternative artists already backed by your favorite musicians
Sometimes, it’s the musicians we are already obsessed with who introduce us to some of our favorite new bands in unexpected ways.  Whether it's through collaborations or social media shoutouts, musicians are often the people who recommend music to us the most, which makes sense because it's their job to be in tune with emerging talent.  Read mo...
10 women and non-binary pop-punk bands who are taking over the genre
10 women and non-binary pop-punk bands who are taking over the genre
Despite being heralded as a widely inclusive space, the pop-punk scene has been historically male-dominated. It's an uncomfortable reality for many, but as iconic artists such as Hayley Williams drag it, kicking and screaming, into the forefront of discussion, we maintain hope that marginalized artists might one day not be regarded as anomalies...
10 Black artists who deserve more recognition in the alternative genre
10 Black artists who deserve more recognition in the alternative genre
February marks Black History Month, and while every day is the perfect day to celebrate artists of all genres, backgrounds and upbringings, we want to spotlight Black artists who you may not know well, but certainly will soon. Throughout 2020, some of our favorite rising acts, including Nova Twins, Meet Me @ The Altar, THEHXLIDAY and more, have been spinning on repeat, and we're excited to expand
QUIZ: Can you remember which band sings these 2010s pop-punk lyrics?
QUIZ: Can you remember which band sings these 2010s pop-punk lyrics?
Pop punk's not dead! Do we have to scream it or should we just let the bands of the last decade speak for themselves? Despite the genre losing the mainstream popularity it had in the 2000s, the 2010s gave us some serious hits. Between the persistence of favorites such as All Time Low and new additions like State Champs, the scene was stacked...
QUIZ: Which color should you dye your hair based on your music taste?
QUIZ: Which color should you dye your hair based on your music taste?
For everyone in the scene, changing your hair color and style is a fact of life. It’s as commonplace as wanting to express yourself through tattoos, piercings, makeup and nails. There are so many options for achieving the perfect emo look, whether you like spray-on dye or semi-permanent color from Hayley Williams’ Good Dye Young brand.  Read mor...

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