Articles tagged punk rock

21 Apr 2016 // 2:30 AM

Wire: Nocturnal Koreans

Though Wire have radically reinvented themselves in the past, Nocturnal Koreans finds them aiming their formula just slightly to the left.

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15 Apr 2016 // 12:25 PM

The Clash - “London Calling” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

The Clash were punk's proud, leftist poet-intellectuals, equally interested in cultivating their own political identity as they were in capturing rock's unbridled ferocity.

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Various Artists: Punk 45: Chaos in the City of Angels and Devils

Sixth release in punk compilations series from Soul Jazz Records reveals that which made Los Angeles distinct from its American peers.

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3 Mar 2016 // 12:28 PM

No Apologies From Le Butcherettes

Teri Suarez, aka Le Butcherettes’ singer-guitarist-contortionist Teri Gender Bender, does not believe in half measures.

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22 Feb 2016 // 1:06 PM

Protomartyr - “Dope Cloud” (Singles Going Steady)

The fuzzed-out post-punk of Protomartyr is angsty, metallic, and impossible to ignore.

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Protomartyr + Priests + Beach Creeps: Music Hall of Williamsburg

The Agent Intellect has elevated Protomartyr from great band from Detroit to a national treasure from Detroit. Go see them live. Go pick up a record, so you can tell your friends you knew them when.

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Elvis Costello’s ‘Detour: Live At Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Featuring Larkin Poe’

Elvis Costello has a rich body of songs, so it's no surprise that when he turns up on the stage he bests even some of the greats.

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9 Feb 2016 // 11:55 AM

PUP - “DVP” (Singles Going Steady)

PUP primes themselves for a future that would benefit for a revival in hardcore music.

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The Creator and Creation in Elvis Costello’s ‘Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink’

Costello on Costello is a joy for those already in the cult and another arrow in the quiver for those who think he should just shut up already.

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The Story of the Jam, a Band That Had the Sense to Break up on Time

It's a great time to be a fan of The Jam and this 2015 documentary is but one reason why. Now issued with a full live concert from 1980, you can't lose.

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The Kids Are Not Alright in ‘The Decline of Western Civilization Collection’

Whether you have a nostalgic connection to punk rock or just want to glimpse into a couple of under-examined subcultures, this set is well worth adding to your collection.

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27 May 2015 // 7:22 AM

Why “Wr” Still in Love With Joanna Gruesome

Joanna Gruesome had an early hit with "Do You Really Wanna Know Why Yr Still In Love With Me?" After we spent time with them, the reasons why we're still in love are obvious.

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School’s Out Forever in ‘Class of 1984’

Aiming for an incisive social commentary on the increasing violence of youth gangs, Class of 1984 falls short.

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6 Nov 2014 // 3:04 AM

Lagwagon: Hang

Nine years after the band's last full-length, Lagwagon returns with Hang, another impressively complex and yet tuneful turn from a band that has long been one of the most surprising punk acts working.

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Pissed Jeans: Shallow (Reissue)

The 2005 debut by this Philadelphia noise-punk band sounds right at home in the fall of 2014.

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Screaming Females Drop “Wishing Well”, Hint at New Album

Copies of the band's latest 7" reference new album called Rose Mountain.

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Iceage: Plowing Into the Field of Love

Iceage are on to something, even if that “something” feels intangible and hard to put into descriptive feeling.

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Trolling the Player: Punk Aesthetics and the “Anti-Fun” of Suda 51’s Games

Suda 51's games are smart, and, of course, annoying as hell, due to the frequency of repetitive tasks and the banal nature of such activities. Often enough, Suda's goal in game design seems not to be in facilitating a fun experience for the player but to troll his own audience. And I kind of love him for it.

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Night Birds: Born to Die in Suburbia

Night Birds prove that they’re among the best punk bands mining the circuit at the moment, and this record should open the group up to a new audience.

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Iggy and the Stooges: Ready to Die

A theme of death permeates the record, of having seen and done it all and being bored with this mortal coil. Rather than merely shuffling off it, though, Iggy and the Stooges are raging on their way down.

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