The '80s were a wild and crazy time also filled with troubles, heartbreak and disappointment for Go-Go's bass player-guitarist Kathy Valentine, who covers many of those moments in her intriguing dual project that she discusses in this freewheeling interview.
Algerian rock legend Rachid Taha's legacy of innovation lives on in the posthumous release Je Suis Africain.
Punk rockers Spanish Love Songs know that even on the darkest, desolate morning there's hope in waiting for the sun to come up. Brave Faces Everyone feels like a defining moment for the band.
A collection of ragged rehearsal recordings, out-takes, and alternate versions that is actually worth the price of admission? The Revillos have pulled it off.
Jah Wobble and Mark Stewart (The Pop Group) team for the new song "A Very British Coup", which never mentions "the bloody Brexit".
Revered experimental Japanese noise/punk/jazz band, OOIOO are back with a typically intense and brilliant new album, nijimusi.
Like most of the world right now, the members of Comet Gain seem to have a knot in their stomach that they're trying to break loose. As such, they've created their most punk effort yet with Fireraisers Forever!
Pop-punk's Get Married recently released Songs For the Sleepless, and the video for "Adam West" puts the band's sturdy blue-collar punk sound on full display.
Wave's status as Patti Smith's most unapologetically pop album reveals the most authentically "punk" gesture of her career: rejecting the idea that her genre capabilities begin and end with that four-letter word.
As Incubus' Make Yourself album progresses on stage, the seamless flow that's always made it a great listen shines through as the band takes the audience on a genuine sonic journey.
This week we have hyperactive indie pop from Novacub, Infectious alt-rock from Johnny Kills, apocalyptic disco-punk from See Thru Hands, the superbly articulate lyricism of Brooke Bentham, and the stunning debut from Søren Lorensen.
Experimental art-punk outfit, Cinema Cinema team with Matt Darriau (The Klezmatics) for a record that combines punk, avant-garde, and a touch of the old world. Cinema Cinema's Ev Gold says, "Matt is like a human gauze over the animal that is Cinema Cinema."
After more than three years together, Brooklyn duo ESSi finally released their first full-length album. PopMatters caught up with them before a show to discuss their effects-laden punk sound, New York's vibrant DIY music scene, and how Craigslist saved them more than once.
Irish/Scottish punk rockers, V98 announce themselves in gloriously abrasive fashion with "Conversation Killer", the first taste of their debut EP.
Love songs don't have to be sad or overly sentimental. Sometimes they can make their case and be clear-eyed about it as pop-punk's Donaher prove on "Before Anyone Else".
Hello Exile is the Menzingers' most thematically heavy and emotionally weightiest album, as well as their boldest and most self-assured.
Punk rock's the Menzingers are back with a new album, Hello Exile, that takes the group in a more straightforward rock direction. Co-vocalist and guitarist, Greg Barnett talks about the record, the pressures of success, and the desire to be better.
Hull, UK punk rockers, LIFE offer stripped down sound and creative arrangements that make A Picture of Good Health a compelling second album.
Lo-fi, black metal-cum-goth-ish outfit, Timelost share a cover of Marilyn Manson's "Cryptorchid". They talk with us about the importance of making the old new.
New York rocker Jesse Malin's first record in four years blends old and new songs for a strong collection produced by Lucinda Williams.
Los Angeles punksters Jail Weddings end their five-year hiatus with the smoldering new rocker, "Do Anything You Want to Me".
IDLES released an animated video for "Never Fight a Man With a Perm" and will tour the US again this fall, as will Fontaines D.C.
Mystic Valley Band man Taylor Hollingsworth steps out for the first album under his own name since 2011. "Tap Dancin' Daddy" tells of the struggles of parenthood and the struggles of staying true to one's self.
Punk and pop energy collide in the new infectious single "Leeches" from New Jersey duo 18th & Addison.
Bleached's Don't You Think You've Had Enough? is a summer record with big sing-along power pop songs that deliver.
On their sixth studio album, New Jersey punk rockers Titus Andronicus, normally associated with big, ambitious gestures, get back to basics.
Two recent videos from Rammstein and Hatari offer a study in contrasts and speak loudly to the challenges involved in authentically confronting colonialism through popular music.
Otoboke Beaver's songs run the punk gamut from raging hardcore to bouncy pop-punk and hit most of the points in between on Itekoma Hits.