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Some promo copywriter at the Clash’s American label, Epic Records, came up with the questionable slogan “19 songs by the only band that matters” for the sticker that appeared on the face of 1980’s U.S. release of London Calling. While singer/guitarist Joe Strummer, lead guitarist Mick Jones, bassist Paul Simonon and drummer Topper Headon didn’t […]

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Steve Earle, Arcade Fire’s Will Butler and Anjimile will also chat with labor leaders and organizers to raise awareness for the Protecting the Right to Organize Act For more, check out: (Source)

Anti-Flag are a sharp and substantive band who will have a legacy that stands the test of time. But don’t just take our word for it. Watch Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, Rise Against frontman/guitarist Tim McIlrath, Brian Baker of both Minor Threat and Bad Religion and many more musicians […]

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Bully just released their very good new album SUGAREGG last month. And in addition to that, frontwoman Alicia Bognanno has been popping up every so often on livestreams, playing covers and stripped-down solo versions of Bully songs and giving guitar and gear tutorials. A couple months ago, she shared a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade

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Billie Joe Armstrong understands that 2020 has been so weird that we don’t know even really know what time is anymore. So his cover of Billy Bragg‘s “A New England” for No Fun Monday actually happened on a Friday (July 10). “Welcome to No Fun Monday on a Friday because no one knows…

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In the ’80s, many a cloth-eared critic and social dullard thought punk was just a mindless fad. Here in 2020, we know better than our parents ever did. But there’s still time for them to catch up. Because these punk albums of 1983 haven’t lost any of their potency. This APTV video rundown shows exactly […]

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Today’s online fare includes a Father’s Day Special (with Billy Bragg, Joan Osborne, Fantastic Negrito and more), plus MANÁ, Spindrift, Vinyl Williams, Black Pumas and more.

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Our good friends at Strangeways Radio are putting together a week-in-review video series called Alt. Rewind that recaps the news posted at Slicing Up Eyeballs and on the Strangeways site throughout the preceding week, hosted by Velvet Rebel. Check out the latest installment right here.

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1983: Hardcore rules, OK—at least if it comes from America. England was mired in the nü  pop of Culture Club and Duran Duran as its punk scene further slipped into shitty versions of what Motörhead did brilliantly. Not to say a similarly boneheaded ethic wasn’t starting to slip into U.S. hardcore. But the best of […]