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A new wave of punk has taken the world and internet by storm. Recently, there has been a spike in movies about the feminist punk movement, and TikTok users have repopularized bands such as Bikini Kill and X-Ray Spex. In 2021, the history and legacy of riot grrrl appears across all social media platforms as […]

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Mysterious woman on the cover of Bringing It All Back Home continued her late husband’s projects after his death For more, check out: (Source)

The sometime Grateful Dead pianist recalls his final shows with the group and what made Garcia “a great hang” For more, check out: (Source)

Let’s think about this for a second. Why do we love horror movies? What makes the medium (and its attendant subgenres) so attractive? It’s doubtful anyone reading this would actually enjoy violent disfigurement or death at the hands of a deranged human or mythical monster. Perhaps it’s the idea of psychic release, the search for […]

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“If you take music seriously, you know Jerry Garcia,” Grateful Dead drummer says. “And as long as the songs are played, he’ll be remembered” For more, check out: (Source)

Beginning with their 1979 single “Night Of The Living Dead,” the Misfits have made a career of mining classic, cult and B-grade movies for fodder for their hard-driving, melodic brand of patented horror punk. With results ranging from the sublime fury of the classic Glenn Danzig-fronted lineup’s “Astro Zombies” to the unabashedly ridiculous “The Devil’s […]

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The 2003 documentary Afro-Punk lifted the lid on how many black musicians and fans were part of punk culture. Yet even today, there persists the idea that black participation in rock music is some sort of novelty or anomaly. That disregards, of course, mountains of evidence to the contrary, going back all the way to […]

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[embedded content] Don’t kid yourselves for a fraction of a nanosecond. When it comes to the continued evolution of underground/alternative rock, black lives have always mattered. When FEVER 333 coined the hashtag #rockmusicisblackmusic, it was a burning, sweating truth. And if you don’t believe us, well, we’ve got an APTV video for that. Diehard music […]

It cannot be denied that some of the most enduring and exciting music and culture created in the punk and alternative-rock scenes were made by people of color. From the early days of Rock Against Racism in the U.K. to the game-changing awareness of the Washington, D.C. hardcore scene, these black artists were there all […]