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Adventure and Discovery: An Academic Discussion With Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin

PopMatters talks with Bad Religion's Greg Graffin about his new book The Population Wars, his life as a Doctorate-holding punk singer, enlightenment, society, music, and science.

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23 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Danzig: Skeletons

This long-awaited covers collection from the venerable vocalist features some surprising (and not-so-surprising) choices.

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Wolf Eyes: I Am a Problem: Mind in Pieces

Their minds may be in pieces, yet Wolf Eyes' latest album represents their most cohesive and accessible work to date.

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8 Inch Betsy - “Grotesque” (audio) (premiere)

The Chicago queercore band releases their long-awaited second album as a tribute to their late bandleader Meghan Galbraith.

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Shopping: Why Choose

The East London trio's knack for punk repetition with a funk sensibility isn’t novel, though what makes them stand out is their poised, joyful interplay.

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The Singles - “Sweet Tooth” (audio) (premiere)

Post-punk meets powerpop on the LA band's latest track.

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Mishka Shubaly - ‘Coward’s Path’ (album stream) (premiere)

Through great pain comes great art, as this brutally honest album proves.

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Against Me!: 23 Live Sex Acts

Whenever a good punk band delivers a live album that actually captures that live energy, it's worth noting. This is one of those times.

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‘Salad Days’ Provides Punk Food for Thought

This D.C. punk doc eschews rose colored glasses as it looks back on that most influential American punk scene.

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14 Sep 2015 // 1:15 AM

Defeater: Abandoned

Continuing their narrative of a family caught in the throes of poverty and violence after World War II, Defeater scripts a plot twist with their most pummeling album to date.

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The Rest Is Senseless: A Conversation With Citizen John Lydon

With a new PiL album and an autobiography out, the former Johnny Rotten looks back on his 59 years, calling them "strange" with "a serious learning curve" in his earliest days.

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Supersuckers - “High & Outside”  (audio) (premiere)

The new Supersuckers track, according to the indomitable Eddie Spaghetti, is "the best song I ever wrote.”

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Fist City: Everything Is a Mess

That "thinly mixed and sloppy" equals the "raw" feel the band is going for is questionable, but Everything Is a Mess isn't quite the mess it appears to be at first.

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11 Aug 2015 // 1:05 AM

Rancid: All the Moon Stomper’s

Rancid have had an extremely colourful career, warmly regarded as a Californian foursome who eat, sleep and breathe punk rock.

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The Jam: About the Young Idea: The Very Best of the Jam

You can dock About the Young Idea a point for its lack of marketing vision, but the Jam were as good as three-and-a-half minutes or less gets.

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Country Fried Rock: Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham of Social Distortion

Social Distortion launches a 25th anniversary tour this week, playing their 1990 self-titled album in its entirety -- the album that introduced me to country music.

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Strange Wilds: Subjective Concepts

Though the group manage to display flashes of powerful punk prowess, their debut record cant quite escape the shadows of their considerable Northwest predecessors.

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Fucked Up: Year of the Hare

Can a 23-minute long track with acoustic interludes be the best punk song of the decade?

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NOFX at the O2 Academy Brixton, London

For a band pushing 50 on the final night of a tour, it quickly became evident that there wasn’t much left in the tank.

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T. Hardy Morris - “Drownin’ on a Mountaintop” (video) (premiere)

In which the Dead Confederate frontman mercilessly takes a shot at his critics.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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