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Sunday, December 3 2006

Harold Bloom and Hardcore

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.


Columns

Thursday, June 19 2014

The Fascination with Fundamentalism in Hardcore Punk

Some bands echoed the Dead Kennedys' anti-Moral Majority messages; others embodied right-wing religion.


Reviews

Wednesday, December 5 2012

Bad Brains: Into the Future

The latest from the pioneering D.C. punk band delivers some fiery riffs but stands as a middling effort.


Monday, May 7 2012

Bad Brains + GZA: 19 April 2012 - Philadelphia

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

Bad Brains: Build a Nation

Punk godfathers produce another slice of intense thrash mixed with reggae.


Blogs

Wednesday, August 27 2014

Afropunk Fest: 23-24 August 2014 - Brooklyn, NY (Photos)

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

Hey Gibson, Let’s Talk Guitar Albums: An Alternative Top 10

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...


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