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How Minneapolis’ punk scene foreshadowed alt-rock, grunge and pop punk
How Minneapolis’ punk scene foreshadowed alt-rock, grunge and pop punk
Minneapolis: The state of Minnesota’s most densely populated city. It sits back to back with the state capital, St. Paul, forming what’s known as the Twin Cities. It also gets really freakin’ cold up there. So it naturally produced a huge crop of punk bands at one time, all seemingly falling out of clapped-out Ford Econolines clad in flannel shirts when “grunge” was something you cleaned out of a
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
These 10 vocalists were punk-rock standard-bearers during the ‘00s
Welcome to Alternative Press’ 10 best punk vocalists of the ‘00s. When we counted down that decade’s finest punk guitarists, we noted that the beginning of the new century was a turning point. The ‘90s began with Nirvana breaking down the door for punk-influenced alternative acts to become the mainstream music of the decade, peaked with Green Day cementing punk’s graduation to a significant commer
The Dirty Nil tried to keep their girlfriends from hearing this song
The Dirty Nil tried to keep their girlfriends from hearing this song
Call it luck, commitment or having their own pew in the high Church Of Rock ’N’ Roll. Toronto rock dudes the Dirty Nil are making things happen in all the best ways. They finished their impending album, Fuck Art, during lockdown, having lived together for five years, thereby creating their own bubble to write and rehearse. Out of tha...
These 10 releases make Record Store Day’s second drop worth the wait
These 10 releases make Record Store Day’s second drop worth the wait
This weekend, Record Store Day begins the second RSD Drops. On Sept. 26, collectors can frequent participating stores for the limited-edition vinyl releases to spruce up both their collections and their hearing. It’s the second of three RSD events in an effort to minimize crowding and social distancing concerns in stores. Not ...
These 15 punk albums of 1987 brought more noise and power than ever
These 15 punk albums of 1987 brought more noise and power than ever
Welcome to the best punk albums of 1987. But first, some context. Feb. 20, 1987: An attack by a domestic terrorist called "the Unabomber" plants a bomb in a Salt Lake City computer store. The owner is injured. March 4: President Ronald Reagan owns up to what was swiftly called the Iran-Contra Affair in a nationally televised address...
This is how Brian Baker ended up in Bad Religion over 25 years ago
This is how Brian Baker ended up in Bad Religion over 25 years ago
If there was a punk-rock hall of fame, Bad Religion would certainly belong in it. The long-running California punk outfit have maintained a positive agenda while creating some classic songs. But if the band drove up to the front door of said punk building, they'd probably look through the glass door, look at each other and then drive away...

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