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These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers
These 15 punk records from 1980 were complete game-changers
By 1980, U.S. major labels abandoned punk with Sid Vicious' corpse. The American underground reacted, hard: “Don't want us? Fuck you, we'll do it ourselves!” The independent record distribution and touring network kicked off in earnest, as the harder/faster/louder hardcore punk sound started revving up, initially in Los Angeles before spreading across America through the year. Meanwhi...
The Driver Era drop atmospheric “Forever Always” video
The Driver Era drop atmospheric “Forever Always” video
The Driver Era just dropped a psychedelic new video for their song "Forever Always". The duo consists of brother Rocky and Ross Lynch. You may know Ross best as the heartthrob Harvey Kinkle on The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. The indie duo released an LP this year titled X in addition to two singles titled "A Kiss" and Forever Always". Check ou...
How X Became Punk Icons
How X Became Punk Icons
The Los Angeles band X, recipients of the Icon Award at the 2015 APMAs, were a staple of the late-'70s Los Angeles punk scene. The quartet––vocalist Exene Cervenka, vocalist/bassist John Doe, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer DJ Bonebrake––played all of the cool clubs (the Masque, the Whisky a Go Go, Madame Wong's) with L.A. staples the Go-Go's, the All ...
Exclusive: Weezer, Social Distortion, Descendents headline 2011 Riot Fest in Chicago
Exclusive: Weezer, Social Distortion, Descendents headline 2011 Riot Fest in Chicago
Weezer, the Descendents and Social Distortion are among the headliners of the 2011 Red Bull Riot Fest, which takes place at various venues in Chicago, Illinois, from October 5-9, 2011. Other notable bands playing this year’s fest include X (performing their Los Angeles album in its entirety), Youth of Today, Suicide Machines, ALL (featuring Scott Reynolds, Chad Price and Dave Smalley) and Helmet