Humorists have served as the conscience of cultures ever since (and before) court jesters ridiculed omnipotent royalty for its hypocrisy, pomposity, and corruption. Punk continues to fulfill that essential social role in relation to the powers-that-be of the modern world.
Brooklyn punk band Bodega's debut album, Endless Scroll, has high aspirations of presenting screeds on the awful aspects of our content-driven society.
In this edition we feature the stunning experimental electronic sounds of EMSEATEE, the full-blooded indie-punk of BlackWaters, the smooth drum 'n' bass of Djrum, the 1980s synth-inspired pop of Natalie Shay, and the reflective indie of Night Flight.
The DIY strategies and indie allegiances of recent alternative comedians reveal the spirit of punk to be alive and kicking beyond the music world.
PopMatters has scoured the musical spectrum for the best examples of the protest song form, including anthems of great popularity and obscurity alike. Stay tuned all week as we unveil the top 100.
Classic Punk Band the Split Seconds Document Their Time Growing Up in DC on New Album (album stream)
The Split Seconds channel their experiences into a tough, street savvy mix of the crisp, melodic punk power of the Buzzcocks, the working class spirit of Stiff Little Fingers and the activism of the Clash.
Caught in the thick of things with punk rock's the Longshot, I had more fun than at any show in recent memory.
For their sophomore record, crust band Split Cranium inject a layer of experimentalism into their punk attitude to further elevate their sound.
Personal, political, and variations thereof emerge on this fascinating new collection of Mike Spine's best music.