13 gloriously spooky artists to soundtrack your Halloween

With Halloween approaching, these artists will get you in the spirit. From Alkaline Trio to the Cramps, soundtrack the season with our 13 picks.

NOFX's Fat Mike will open the most comprehensive Punk Rock Museum in 2023

The Punk Rock Museum will open in January 2023 in Las Vegas. It will feature several exhibits and punk artifacts, as well as interactive experiences.

15 bands that defined LA punk in the ’80s, from Black Flag to the Go-Go's

As the 1980s began, most of the world was under the impression that punk rock failed when the Sex Pistols imploded at the end of their 1978 U.S. tour. Bassist Sid Vicious then drove the final nails into its mainstream coffin via self-administering his own fatal dose after allegedly murdering girlfriend Nancy Spungen in New […]

A history of horror punk, from the Damned and Misfits to Alkaline Trio

I Put A Spell On You: Horror-punk roots Horror punk? Well, the cheapest, tackiest horror films have always been part of the cultural detritus that’s informed the punk aesthetic. Think of Ramones’ ode to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, “Chain Saw.” Remember the bloody, dripping creature feature font adorning Iggy And The Stooges’ Raw Power […]

10 bands who led the very grisly idea of goth-punk across history

“Goth-punk,” eh? Not as far-fetched as you might believe. Goth was essentially an offshoot of punk, especially its darker early bands—the Damned or Siouxsie And The Banshees, anyone? But basically, anyone playing chainsaw punk rooted in the artsier end of glam a la Bowie and Roxy Music, a fondness for Hammer horror films, macabre literature […]

Bad Religion prepare to play songs they haven't touched since the '80s

Like most bands (at least the ones who didn’t try to kill their fans), SoCal punk institution Bad Religion didn’t play any shows this year. Until last month, when they performed four shows in front of cameras, not people. Over two days in November, the band performed four sets at esteemed L.A. venue the Roxy […]

These 15 punk guitarists of the '80s set the standards for the future

Welcome to Alternative Press’ list of the 15 greatest punk guitarists of the ’80s. As the timeline shifted from the ’70s into the new decade, the music changed. Punk had morphed from stripped-down, high-speed rock ’n’ roll with a nasty attitude. It was now faster and louder than the already fast and loud sound, with […]

These 15 punk records from 1981 have some of the year’s best music

1981 was the year hardcore engulfed everything punk. Skanking pit warriors swarmed a stage at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. England had its own equivalent—the Exploited, GBH, Discharge. But none of the mile-high Mohican British bands could touch what was coming out of America. And we have the punk-rock records to prove it. Yet, […]

Punk lifers TSOL ponder “Is This Our Wonderful World?”—watch

The new TSOL single and its unconventional release are either the least punk thing the band have done in their 41-year history—or maybe the most. The song itself is almost as old as their singer, Jack Grisham, whose gentle croon is in fine form, even though he’s feeling every minute of his 57 years, many of […]

Pixies, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, more added to Riot Fest Chicago

Riot Fest have announced the addition of Pixies, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Suicidal Tendencies, Andrew W.K., Hatebreed, T.S.O.L.  Off With Their Heads, The Flatliners, Nativ, Hostage Calm, The Interrupters, New Beat Fund and Pet Symmetry to their 2013 Chicago festival.  Unfortunately, with the additions comes news of cancelations: Motörhead, Bad Brains and Attack Attack! will not be […]