Articles tagged: punk


Frankie and the Witch Fingers ignite D.C. at the Black Cat

Frankie and the Witch Fingers provided an unexpected genre blend, and the crowd was with it.


This Is Why is the raging return of rock royalty

This Is Why is the explosive yet polished result of six years’ worth of pent-up emotion.


Måneskin’s latest album gives the glam-rockers a Rush! to the top

With their first studio album since their Eurovision victory, Måneskin is making a bid for global recognition.


State Champs’ Kings of the New Age artfully improves on what makes pop punk captivating

State Champs’ Kings of the New Age (2022) is an anthemic punk album ready-made for summer—all while being a life-affirming, thoughtful dive into issues of love, loss, paranoia, and moving... Read more


The Political Punk: A Riot of their Own

The year 2020 marks the 100th year anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. It is worth quickly reflecting on the change since the landmark amendment had passed (partially thanks to... Read more


Ian MacKaye’s New, Unnamed Group Makes Debut

“Punk show?” said the man standing in the opening to the nave of St. Stephen’s church. “Around back,” he continued. Still confused by the sanctified venue of the hard rock... Read more

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What is Punk: A Case for the Authenticity of Music

Every fan of music finds themselves wondering, at some point or another, what it truly means to be authentic. The word is thrown around a lot in American music culture,... Read more

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Halftime Reviews: Too by FIDLAR

LA-based punk band FIDLAR takes their name from the skate mantra “f*ck it dog, life’s a risk,” and true to those words the band takes many risks on their sophomore... Read more

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Critical Voices: Billy Idol, Kings and Queens of the Underground

Famous for his signature lip snarl, sexual innuendo-ridden songs, and a seemingly endless leather wardrobe, Billy Idol is at it again with his latest album, Kings & Queens of the... Read more