queercore

Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk
Kid Congo Powers on his new EP and the LGBTQIA+ roots of punk
Kid Congo Powers, one of avant garage punk’s secret weapons, was interviewed March 9 from his Tucson, Arizona, home that he shares with his husband. On the brink of releasing his amazing new EP with his longtime band the Pink Monkey Birds, Swing From The Sean DeLear, he explained to us in part one what he had been doing during COVID-19 lockdown, how he first played guitar jamming with no-wave hero
9 artists that Alternative Press editors and writers are listening to right now                                               
9 artists that Alternative Press editors and writers are listening to right now                                               
Every month, Alternative Press writers and editors join forces to share their favorite rising artists. From raucous hardcore to mesmeric bedroom pop to anthemic indie rock and more, we know you are sure to find a new band to love. Your playlists are about to get even better with these additions...
25 films that capture the history of punk, riot grrrl and beyond
25 films that capture the history of punk, riot grrrl and beyond
A new wave of punk has taken the world and internet by storm. Recently, there has been a spike in movies about the feminist punk movement, and TikTok users have repopularized bands such as Bikini Kill and X-Ray Spex. In 2021, the history and legacy of riot grrrl appears across all social media platforms as veterans and new members of the movement educate and reeducate...
20 LGBTQIA+ artists giving the world a big middle finger right now
20 LGBTQIA+ artists giving the world a big middle finger right now
It’s an election year, the world is in the middle of a pandemic and the importance of fighting for the rights of underserved and marginalized people is bigger than ever. One thing we can be grateful for is punk rock. Be it in sound or spirit, punk is a driving force we need to keep us informed, energized, inspired and sometimes to just provide the kind of humor that keeps us sane. Here... Read Mor
These 9 queercore artists are moving awareness, art and moshpits forward
These 9 queercore artists are moving awareness, art and moshpits forward
June 1 marks Pride Month 2020, the perfect reason to celebrate all things queercore. Our new APTV video throws some light on artists who have the songs and the swagger to get into your hearts and your playlists. From acoustic whimsy to volume dials that go to 12, these artists are here and queer and you better get used to it...
Top 10 queercore-inspired bands leading the scene into the future
Top 10 queercore-inspired bands leading the scene into the future
What began as an emphatic middle finger to the closed-mindedness of an ’80s world has blossomed into a full-blown movement. Queercore has quickly transcended its DIY punk roots, now spilling into a plethora of genres and media. Films, magazines and countless other art forms fall under the queercore umbrella, but it all comes back to the music that fueled a generation of LGBTQ+ rebels. ... Read Mo