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A history of Orange County punk, from Adolescents to No Doubt
A history of Orange County punk, from Adolescents to No Doubt
“Let’s have a war ⁠— blame it on the Middle Class!” The guitar emerges in a blur. The outburst only lasts a second or two before the rest of the band kicks in as abruptly. Someone calls “Out of vogue” repeatedly, as lead singer Jeff Atta responds, “We don't need no magazines/We don’t need no pictures/We don’t need no TV/We don’t wanna know!” It’s over in a minute. The other three songs on the seve
Maneka on tapping into Bad Brains’ jazzier side with new album ‘Dark Matters’—interview
Maneka on tapping into Bad Brains’ jazzier side with new album ‘Dark Matters’—interview
When Bad Brains embarked on their reunion tour in 2008, Devin McKnight fondly remembers the band’s swerve between headlong hardcore and reggae when he saw them at Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. “It showed the breadth of their influence and style, even though it was such a stark change,” he explains over Zoom. “So I’ve always wanted...
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...
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
The best punk drummers of the 2000s, from Travis Barker to Meg White
As the new century’s first decade unwound, things evolved or deteriorated rapidly, depending on your perspective. The entire world was changing in every aspect. So of course, punk rock was gonna change with it. The fundamentalists would scream and moan about how these changes weren’t punk at all, that we needed to go back to basics, how everything was better in “the old days.” Which was downr... R
Steve Caballero on intersection of punk and skateboarding with new band Urethane
Steve Caballero on intersection of punk and skateboarding with new band Urethane
For Steve Caballero, the intersection of punk and skateboarding has always been at the forefront of what he does and creates for the world. Caballero burst onto the skateboarding scene in the groundbreaking years of the early ’80s and ’90s, skating alongside the sport’s most iconic figures while living in Southern California during its renaissance period, where punk rock was at its most prolific
Emma Ruth Rundle on reconnecting with her past with ‘Engine Of Hell’
Emma Ruth Rundle on reconnecting with her past with ‘Engine Of Hell’
Emma Ruth Rundle’s fifth solo album sees her confront and pick at the bones of her darkest memories, searching for closure. Fragile, vulnerable and raw, it’s her most emotional and conceptually heavy album yet. Read more: twenty one pilots discuss their roots, their fans and 'Scaled And Icy' Stripped back Rundle has established herself as a master of texture and tone, creating sounds that build an

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