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It stands to reason LGBTQIA+ culture informed, inspired and enmeshed with punk, down to the crossover with the ’70s glam scene that helped spawn it. After all, both worlds were essentially the Island of Misfit Toys, from the Rankin/Bass 1964 holiday special Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: a rebel culture for those whose ideas don’t fit […]

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  Johnny Thunders is a true punk rock legend. He shot to stardom as a founding member of the iconic NEW YORK DOLLS, but after a stint with the Dolls he went on to form his own […] For more, go to: TheRockpit.net (Source)

canadian punk bands pointed sticks D.O.A. doa

Though all but forgotten by this point—save for documentary films like excellent Vancouver overview Bloodied But Unbowed and recent Teenage Head retrospective Picture My Face—Canada once boasted one of the world’s best punk scenes. The quality/quantity of Great White North pogo-rock acts, plus their music’s sheer ferocity, belied our neighbors’ more mild-mannered and civilized reputation. […]

The post 10 bands who put the Canadian punk scene on the map appeared first on Alternative Press.

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1995 albums, the muffs, ramones, lunachicks, supergrass

In 1996, Your Punk Professor interviewed the Clash’s distinguished lead guitarist Mick Jones for a proposed Alternative Press piece on punk’s original guitar heroes. Though it remains unpublished, I asked in the course of it what he thought of Rancid. Jones waxed effusive, noting he’d met the Berkeley punk traditionalists in the course of a […]

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David Bowie TikTok-min

Nothing’s been right since David Bowie died, Jan. 10, 2016. The rise of Trumpism? COVID-19? The Big Bang Theory going off the air? Would any of these things have happened if Bowie was still striding the Earth? Well, probably. But his new records would’ve acted as a buffer, even if these shitty elements remained intolerable. […]

The post 10 alternative artists who were inspired by David Bowie’s legacy appeared first on Alternative Press.

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guitarists, OFF!, the strypes, radkey, The Sandinistas 

When the ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square at the stroke of midnight Dec. 31, 2009, punk rock had been around 35 years. (Or 33, depending on if you date the subculture from when the Ramones began playing gigs or from the mythic Punk Year Zero of 1977.) It was well into its […]

The post 10 punk guitarists who took a unique approach to the genre in the ’00s appeared first on Alternative Press.

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australian punk scientists celibate rifles the saints hoodoo gurus

“Detroit is the capital of Australia.” That phrase got thrown around a lot in ’80s American fanzines as our underground discovered Australian punk’s loud-and-aggressive charms. The basic sound: U.S. protopunk, especially of the Stooges/MC5 variety, mixed with ’60s garage, played with thermonuclear energy through modern heavy metal amplification. There was also an especial appreciation for […]

The post 10 influential Australian punk bands who defined the nation’s current sounds appeared first on Alternative Press.

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2000s punk rock guitarists, dregen, allison robertson, the donnas, jack white the white stripes, Omar Rodríguez-López, at the drive in

As we exited the ’90s and entered the new millennium, pop divas, prefabricated boy bands and rappers bragging about conspicuous consumption and how poorly they treated women ruled the airwaves. Meanwhile, what passed for “rock” was the white guys who beat you up in high school P.E. class who’d discovered hip-hop and figured it’d sound […]

The post 10 guitarists who brought punk rock firmly into the 2000s appeared first on Alternative Press.

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  Johnny Thunders is a true punk rock legend. He shot to stardom as a founding member of the iconic NEW YORK DOLLS. After a stint with the Dolls he then went on to for his own band Johnny […] For more, go to: TheRockpit.net (Source)

best punk albums 1993, bad religion, bikini kill, nirvana, the muffs

Alternative rock still dominated popular music in 1993. This obviously begged the question of just how “alternative” something was if it was now on a major label and on the radio. Not necessarily a bad thing. After all, we’d never have to hear Whitesnake again. Bottom end and distortion returned to rock record-making in a […]

The post 15 punk albums from 1993 that embraced contrarianism over prefab rebellion appeared first on Alternative Press.

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