Sunday, December 3 2006
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.
Thursday, June 19 2014
Some bands echoed the Dead Kennedys' anti-Moral Majority messages; others embodied right-wing religion.
Wednesday, December 5 2012
The latest from the pioneering D.C. punk band delivers some fiery riffs but stands as a middling effort.
Monday, May 7 2012
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.
Wednesday, August 8 2007
Punk godfathers produce another slice of intense thrash mixed with reggae.
Tuesday, September 9 2003
Wednesday, August 27 2014
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.
Wednesday, August 18 2010
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...