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2 hrs ago | US News & World Report
At times, the debate over Scotland's upcoming independence vote has sounded a bit like a tragicomic, if twisted, geopolitical rendition of "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" by The Clash This Thursday, the people of the bonnie wee country, one a tone-deaf member of the House of Lords dismissed earlier this month as "a minor entity in north Britain," head to the polls to decide whether to sever their 307-year-old political union with England. If the congenitally contrarian Scots opt to exit the United Kingdom, I won't be the least bit surprised.
3 hrs ago | Slam X Hype
Raymond Pettibon is a respected artist from the late '70s-mid '80s NYC punk scene, responsible for creating several iconic Black Flag and Sonic Youth album covers . Addressing topics that spanned from art, literature and baseball, to vixens and homicidal teenage punks - Pettibon delved into a side of the socio-political realm which was very taboo at the time.
7 hrs ago | The Local Tourist
Thousands of Riot Fest attendees are tossing out their muddy shoes today with big smiles on their faces. Sacrificing a pair of shoes for an amazing weekend of music was well worth it.
11 hrs ago | Phoenix New Times
In the four-plus decades of punk's angsty rule, it has become easy to get lost in a sea of band T-shirts, jeans, and flannel, not to mention the safety pins and hair glue maintained as the uniform of choice for so many #trupunx and fans of the Casualties . So, when a band arrives to totally subvert that orthodoxy, it has come as a breath of fresh air to the moshing masses, excited by a band of costumed warriors taking the stage by storm.
11 hrs ago | WXPN-FM Philadelphia
"Proficiency" was the common thread throughout this particularly brisk Friday evening at the Mann Center's Skyline Stage. A thoroughly stacked lineup, it's tough to refer to the bands who played before The Gaslight Anthem as "openers."
13 hrs ago | Chicago Reader
Screeching Weasel I've spent the past few months working on a Screeching Weasel cover band for Halloween. Being required to learn one or two new Weasel tunes every week means I'm listening to these 90s pop-punk masters more than I have since I was in junior high.
The Good Charlotte rocker, who already has daughter, Harlow , six, and son, Sparrow , five, with his wife, is eager for them to expand their family, but she isn't convinced it's a good time. A source told National Enquirer magazine: ''Nicole isn't so sure she wants any more kids right now, but she's playing along.
Riot Fest Chicago kicked off this past Friday in Humboldt Park and continued the following day with Samhain , The National, The Flaming Lips, Descendents , The Get Up Kids , The Afghan Whigs, Television, Buzzcocks, Samiam, Wavves and many more. Pictures of the second day, and Milos and Zach's reviews, are in this post.
I had the unique privilege of a 10-year correspondence with Chuck Young that was an irreplaceable source of inspiration and creative ideas. Over the years, we exchanged more than 100 emails and IM's with dizzying regularity.
This debut album from The Cheek of Her is a curious mixture of pop, indie, a little punk - though more in attitude than music - and MOR. All that blended with her intriguing lyrics, and we have an interesting and, with patience, a catchy album.
Several faithful Reader staffers, deterred to varying degrees by chilly wind, persistent rain, and unavoidable mud, send fragmentary dispatches from day one of Riot Fest . Molly Raskin: I've been excited for this year's Riot Fest since last year's ended.
Little, if any effort, has been made to cover the vast mud fields with straw or drying agents. Lollapalooza had had it's share of muck, but nothing to this extent.
Acton: Razors Edge Barbers owner Sam Mitson is looking for more business after a slow start to after setting up business in Acton. ANL-140909-171006009 A new barber shop in Acton is hoping to see trade increase after a quiet start to life on the village's busy industrial park.
Mariachi El Bronx have announced details of a new album, 'Mariachi El Bronx '. The first track from the record, 'New Beat', can be heard below.
ABC's "Last Resort" follows the crew of the fictional USS Colorado," a United States Navy Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine. Under Cpt.
NEW Found Glory will be rocking into Cardiff this November which will feature songs from their upcoming new album 'Resurrection'. The pop-punk icons have set their new album for release on October 6 and will be heading out on the Pop Punk's Not Dead Tour with a number of other bands.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 03:27 pm
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