One of punk rock’s original goals was “the destruction of rock ‘n’ roll.” While that didn’t happen, most early punk musicians were rock fans, in spite of their espoused rhetoric. Hence why most early pogo soundtracks were basically Chuck Berry with a Marshall amp. Not that there's anything wrong wi...
Although hardcore is often considered a more simplistic style of aggressive music, bands have broken that mold by breeding offshoot subgenres with unique approaches. As the ’90s metallic hardcore movement developed, many took a more technical approach and began experimenting with every piece of their sound, leading to the entire mathcore movement. Like...
When pub-rock singer Joe Strummer of the 101ers first met with former London SS guitarist Mick Jones in 1976 to brainstorm material for a new band eventually named the Clash, Strummer was shown one of his songs, “I’m So Bored With You.” He wasn’t
Welcome to Alternative Press’ 15 best punk albums of 1989. It’s easy to look at the final year of the decade and see it as transitional. But there are portents of the future all over this list. Yet, truth be told, haven’t we seen that with all these lists?
As we’ve work...
The synthesizer is an amazingly expressive keyboard with unlimited options for creating sounds both imitative and startlingly original. It was not the kind of instrument you’d see in punk circles. Beyond the realm of music schools, synths were big-ticket items that were owned by millionaire rock stars. You ...
Justin Pearson makes us all look like slackers. The 40-something bassist/frontman/conceptualist has done more to mutate strains out of the hardcore movement than anybody in recent history. From his days fronting Swing Kids, fomenting electronic grind calculus maniacs the Locust (who have ended their hiatus with an appearance at the Desert Daze Festival this month), shearing his throat lining in Re
Dead Cross, the thrashy hardcore/metal supergroup from Faith No More's Mike Patton and ex-Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies drummer Dave Lombardo, just surprise-released a new, self-titled EP—check it out below.
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The new EP contains two new tracks and a couple of remixes off the (also self-titled) 2017 debut album from the band that includes the Locus
After 10 years and a mere handful of gigs, the bright lights are once again shining in Head Wound City. The ambi-directional vehicle of former Blood Brothers members Jordan Blilie (vocals) and Cody Votolato (guitar), Justin Pearson and Gabe Serbian (the original rhythm section of the Locust and Retox) and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner have reconvened for maximum noise and visceral carnage.
Over the course of 10 years, five albums and unfathomable odometer abuse, the Blood Brothers brought a much-needed vibrancy to America’s punk, hardcore and indie-rock scenes. Vocalists Jordan Blilie and Johnny Whitney were shrieking jet turbines in human form, ably powered by guitarist Cody Votolato, bassist/synth op Morgan Henderson and drummer Mark Gajadhar. The
Today we're bringing you an exclusive premiere of the music video for The Locust's "Spitting In The Faces Of Fools As A Source Of Nutrition." The track comes from the bands upcoming album, Molecular Genetics From the Gold Standard Labs, out July 31 via Anti-. The record
Retox (members of the Locust) have announced a handful of west coast shows for February. The band released Ugly Animals earlier this year via Ipecac Recordings.
02/16 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
02/17 Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
02/18 Los Angeles, CA – The Smell
02/19 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
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