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The music community in 2017 won’t stand for bands’ B.S. — and other observations
The music community in 2017 won’t stand for bands’ B.S. — and other observations
As years pass, the alternative music culture and community changes gradually—as one would expect—particularly in the way they consume, embrace and respond to the music and artists of the day. The baby boomers (born sometime between 1946-1964) went through the free love and peace-type protests against traditional values. Generation ...
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was the best thing to happen to female superheroes
Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman was the best thing to happen to female superheroes
By Emily Lazar of September Mourning When you think of female superheroes, what do you think of? Something hot? Maybe,… but let’s face it, that’s not all it is. Yes, for some people it seems “sex sells” has always been the number one rule of entertainment, but lately I have noticed a change in the tides. I’m a huge fan of comic book ...
Is Donald Trump the political Sex Pistol? Let’s take a look
Is Donald Trump the political Sex Pistol? Let’s take a look
Political pundits from Amy Goodman to David Brooks claim they have never before seen the likes of President Trump. Fans of popular music know better. Read more: Tom DeLonge, All Time Low, Every Time I Die, more respond to Trump’s “covfefe” with hilarious tweets The captain-of-industry-and-chaos shtick was the chosen method of Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols and musical provocateur. No
Why MCR’s ‘Danger Days’ is more relevant now than ever
Why MCR’s ‘Danger Days’ is more relevant now than ever
“Art is the weapon.” The slogan that accompanied My Chemical Romance’s final studio album, 2010’s Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys, is a powerful one. It’s a reminder that no matter how upset, disenchanted and pissed off at the world you are, if you channel that feeling in a creative way, a light can shine out at the darkest of times. Danger Days, a record Gerar ...
OPINION: Like the 2016 election, expect the unexpected in Trump-era punk
OPINION: Like the 2016 election, expect the unexpected in Trump-era punk
As the news reported that Donald Trump would be the president-elect in 2016, I noticed a “consolation prize” narrative appear in my social media feeds. The sentiment prevalent in many aging liberals was that Trump and the “alt-right” may have won, but at least we’ll see a return to the urgent Reagan-Era punk that defined the movement. There are many problems wit ...

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