Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 4 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
Harold Bloom and Hardcore
3 Dec 2006 // 3:00 PM
Hardcore punk has sought to reject inevitable impact of influence, regarding it as sellout conformity. But anxiety over influence conforms with a longstanding poetic tradition of rejecting artistic heritage.
The Fascination with Fundamentalism in Hardcore Punk
19 Jun 2014 // 9:30 PM
Some bands echoed the Dead Kennedys' anti-Moral Majority messages; others embodied right-wing religion.
Bad Brains: Into the Future
5 Dec 2012 // 5:05 PM
The latest from the pioneering D.C. punk band delivers some fiery riffs but stands as a middling effort.
Bad Brains + GZA: 19 April 2012 - Philadelphia
7 May 2012 // 6:00 PM
When I was a wannabe skate punk I feared kids wearing Bad Brains t-shirts. It was a band you heard about, but never actually heard in the days before music sharing.
Afropunk Fest: 23-24 August 2014 - Brooklyn, NY (Photos)
27 Aug 2014 // 6:00 AM
Afropunk Fest felt more politically charged this year. People had their hands in the air as a tribute to Michael Brown nearly as often as they did for the performers.
Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10
18 Aug 2010 // 10:24 PM
When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...