By Alex Young

Donald Trump is a terrifying alien in Green Day’s new song/video “Back in the USA”: Watch

Today marks the release of Green Day’s new compilation package, Greatest Hits: God’s Favorite Band. Appearing alongside pop punk classics like “Longview”, “Basket Case”, and “She” are two new songs: “Back In The USA” and a reworked version of “Ordinary World” featuring Miranda Lambert. “Back In The USA” is what you’d expect from a Green Day […]

By Alex Young

R.I.P. Warped Tour, 1995-2018

Warped Tour was once a rite of passage for punk-loving adolescences. In its early years, the traveling music festival featured lineups boasting Green Day, Blink-182, Rancid, Social Distortion, and other musical heavyweights. It was also a festival where then-unknown bands such as My Chemical Romance, Paramore, and Fall Out Boy first got their big breaks. […]

By Ben Kaye

Screaming Females share new single, “Deeply”, reveal new 2018 tour dates: Stream

Photo by Grace Winters Screaming Females are set to release their new full-length album, All At Once, on February 23rd via Don Giovanni Records. The DIY Jersey punks’ seventh overall LP features 15 tracks, including the previously revealed “Glass House” and “Black Moon”. Today, the band has shared a third single, “Deeply”. The plodding and determined […]

By Donovan Farley

R.I.P. Fred Cole, Dead Moon founder has died at 69

Punk legend and Dead Moon founder Fred Cole passed away Thursday, November 9th following a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old. Cole’s wife and bandmate, Toody Cole, announced his passing in a statement posted to Pierced Arrow’s (another of Cole’s influential projects) Facebook page. You can read her statement below. Fred Cole moved to Portland, […]

By Eddie Fu

Superchunk announce first album in four years, What a Time to Be Alive, share title track: Stream

Superchunk has spent 2017 sharing a steady stream of standalone charity releases, including last month’s 7-inch benefiting the Southern Poverty Law Center. Now, the North Carolina indie rockers have announced a new full-length album, their first in four years. It’s called What a Time to Be Alive and arrives February 16th through Merge Records. (Read: […]

By Ben Kaye

QWAM shout down pretension on new single “Doggie Door”: Stream

Photo by Karen Sophia Colon 10 Things… is a recurring new music feature in which an artist goes H.A.M. on a particular topic. Certain parts of Brooklyn are seen by some as the birthplace of hipster pretension. (Here’s looking at you, Williamsburg.) But punk upstarts QWAM are here to shake down the too-cool facade that casts […]

By Randall Colburn

Riot Grrrl pioneers Bikini Kill reunite for first live performance in 20 years: Watch

Riot grrrls around the globe rejoiced last night when Olympia DIY pioneers Bikini Kill played onstage together for the first time in 20 years. The reunion, which took place at New York City venue The Kitchen, came on the final night of a three-night event celebrating the release of Pitchfork editor Jenn Pelly’s new 33 1/3 […]

By Matt Melis

We’re a Happy Family: The Story Behind the Ramones’ Rocket to Russia

A typical 40-minute live set would include almost 20 songs. Not when the band first formed, of course. At the beginning, “they kept starting and stopping — equipment breaking down — and yelling at each other,” recalled Hilly Kristal, the owner of CBGB bar where the band called Ramones premiered their first songs back in […]

By Lizard Hips

The Bronx – V

Band: The BronxAlbum: VLabel: Cooking VinylRelease date: Out nowSounds like: The Bronx, duh.  “FREEZE FRAME, COCAINE- NOTHING’S EVER GONNA KILL THE PAIN!” If one photo summed up The Bronx, it’s in underlay card on this, their fifth album. It shows vocalist and professional “bear impersonating a man” Matt Caughthran, standing in the middle of a […]

By rmbray

How 1977 Broke All the Rules and Changed Music Forever

David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison, and Chris Frantz could have called their debut record anything. But even with a world of potential titles at their disposal, the Talking Heads opted to matter-of-factly name their first record after the year it was conceived. The art rock icons might have been going for an understated title […]