Articles tagged punk

31 Mar 2011 // 9:58 PM

Mayday Parade: Valdosta EP

Pop-punk band Mayday Parade revisits the past while providing a peek at its upcoming full-length.

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BOOM! Studios’ CBGB Anthology: The Magic and Banality of Place

Whether CBGB had a special poetry to it or was nothing more than a decent rock club is less interesting than the debate itself.

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Cobra Skulls: Bringing The War Home

I'd like to believe punk's not dead, but unfortunately bands like Cobra Skulls are killing it.

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Exene Cervenka: The Excitement of Maybe

I must not think about X...

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8 Mar 2011 // 10:00 PM

Monotonix: Not Yet

Monotonix’s new album is a great, non-sticky substitute for their live shtick.

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Nightmares for a Week: Don’t Die

I hear everything from Against Me! to Braid to the Pogues, and goshdarnit, it works damn well!

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Various Artists: Kris Needs Presents… Dirty Water: The Birth of Punk Attitude

Kris Needs's compilation of proto-punk and the music that influenced the late '70s punk music movement often feels like his own personal mixtape, and not a cohesive collection.

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4 Jan 2011 // 9:56 PM

(hed) PE: Truth Rising

(hed) PE couldn't seem to decide on a style for four albums, so there's a little of everything on this album. The results are much less successful than the band probably hoped.

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Atlantic/Pacific: Meet Your New Love

Old punks don't die out, they just change their game.

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And Start West, Again and Again and Again…

Can we, finally, begin pondering how cultures outside of the West—outside of London and New York—conceive of terms like indie and punk?

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11 Nov 2010 // 7:00 AM

Is Indie Really the New Punk?

Indie couldn’t exist as it is without punk and, while it may lack the anarchical, rebellious fervor of punk culture, indie is still the voice of the current generation.

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1 Jun 2010 // 10:00 PM

Against Me!: White Crosses

White Crosses is a huge, mainstream rock album that draws as much from Bruce Springsteen and U2 as it does from Against Me!'s own folk-punk roots. Sorry, bitter old-school fans, but it's really, really good.

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Cancer Bats: Bears, Mayors, Scraps & Bones

This Canadian quartet plays punk with plenty of influence from Southern rock and hardcore. Their third album offers further proof that variety is the spice of life in heavy music.

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4 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

The Slits: Trapped Animal

The expected socially conscious themes are supported by more polished punk-reggae styles and vocals, as well as newer dubiously successful electronic experiments, but are plagued by clumsily wrought lyrics.

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Return to Piano Island: The Blood Brothers, Revisited

Emerging from the West Coast punk scene in the late '90s, the Blood Brothers helped redefine hardcore before abandoning the genre in favor of a damaged brand of art pop all their own.

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Nouvelle Vague: 29.January.2010 - Chicago

Words and Pictures by Rory O'Connor

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1 Feb 2010 // 10:00 PM

The Soft Pack: The Soft Pack

Formerly known as the Muslims, this four-piece grow into their new name on their second LP with their unique brand of beach-y, garage-punk undercut by a heavy dose of dry and dark sarcasm.

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P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14.Nov.09 - Washington DC

P.K. 14 + Xiao He: 14 November 2009 - Govinda Gallery, Washington DC / Chinese punks storm the American Capitol / Words and Pictures by Mehan Jayasuriya

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3 Feb 2009 // 8:59 PM

Subhumans: Death Was Too Kind

Without a doubt, these ten songs place the Subhumans along side D.O.A. and NoMeansNo as pillars of Canadian punk history.

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Human depravity, sexualized violence, macabre desires come to life in two dimensions; this is the world artist Raymond Pettibon renders in pen and ink. 

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"Sugar Hill was made in a world before ordinary shuffling, Romero-type zombies took over the cinema world.

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