Articles tagged punk

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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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 // 7:59 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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26 Aug 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Death Set: Worldwide

Songs fed through the early 1980s UK punk scene and spat out at velocity accompanied by a biscuit tin lid, a cheap Bontempi organ and a Speak and Spell. It's a noise, but a welcome noise.

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15 Jul 2008 // 10:00 PM

Slayer’s Reign in Blood

Metal fans are a cynical bunch when it comes to outsiders offering critiques of their favorite pieces of work, and can pick apart a treatise with the thoroughness of fussy jazz enthusiasts.

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7 Jul 2008 // 9:58 PM

Bum Kon: Drunken Sex Sucks

Smooch Records unearths an album's worth of songs from a little-remembered early '80s punk band.

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28 Oct 2007 // 9:58 PM

A.R.E. Weapons: Modern Mayhem

A.R.E. Weapons' fourth full-length just sounds like something that would come from New York.

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The World/Inferno Friendship Society: Addicted to Bad Ideas: Peter Lorre’s Twentieth Century

A punk/cabaret operetta about one of the most underrated of actors of the previous century? World/Inferno makes this seemingly kitschy concept work.

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3 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Kleveland: Kleveland

Portland riff-rockin' trio turn in a solid sophomore album.

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23 Aug 2007 // 10:03 PM

Dollar Store: Money Music

This is one country-punk band who won't be selling out to "the man" anytime soon.

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20 Aug 2007 // 10:03 PM

The Gaslight Anthem: Sink or Swim

The Gaslight Anthem aren't the first band to hold up New Jersey's ultra-suburbanism with pop-punk pride.

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The Damned: Damned Damned Damned

This lavishly packaged three-disc edition makes a strong case for this excellent punk album's entry into the "must have" canon alongside the classic debuts from the Sex Pistols and the Clash.

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Branching Out: An Interview With Ted Leo

America's last remaining old-style punk rocker revisits his hardcore, pop, mod, soul, celtic and reggae roots in his fifth and latest full-length. "I knew going into it that I didn't want this record to be as concise as the last one," he says.

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5 Apr 2007 // 3:01 AM

Vivien Goldman is quite a restless soul.  In addition to being an author (including the recent Book of Exodus about Bob Marley’s classic

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22 Mar 2007 // 12:00 AM

In Memoriam: Joe Strummer

Mere months before he left us to rock that grand casbah in the clouds, Joe Strummer remained a vital rock 'n' roll warrior.

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Is Black Widow Still a Hero? Dissecting the Misogynistic Outrage Against the Avengers

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"Black Widow may very well be the pinnacle of the modern action heroine, so why is there so much backlash about her role in the new Avengers film?

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