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'We're Not Here to Entertain' Is Not Here to Break the Cycle of Punk's Failures

Even as it irritates me, Kevin Mattson's We're Not Here to Entertain is worth reading because it has so much direct relevance to American punks operating today.

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Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School Of Medicine

Though not necessarily clunkers, the songs on Shock-U-Py! can only ever hope to do one of two things – alienate non-believers or preach to the converted.

John M. Tryneski
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Abandoning the Ear? Punk and Deaf Convergences Part I

The vibrant subcultures of deaf and punk communities have a long, storied, and interwoven under-the-radar past that sheds light on both allies.

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No Future: Punk's 2012 Nostalgia Trip

At the Drive-In and Refused are both reuniting for high-profile (and high-paycheck) shows in 2012. What does this say about their legacy, or punk rock in general?

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Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine: The Audacity of Hype

Was it too much to expect an updated version of the revolutionary rhetoric?

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Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables (Special 25th Anniversary Edition)

So maybe Jello Biafra wants nothing to do with this release -- his presence is still felt, all over this newest version of the classic, brilliant, first Dead Kennedys album. Accept no imitations.

Mike Schiller
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An Interview with Jello Biafra

For years, Saturnine has been entertaining crowds on the indie circuit.

Scott Thill

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