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See where and when you can catch them live. Continue reading…

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pretty sick

Indie troupe Pretty Sick do more than live up to their name with the new single “Bet My Blood.” The New York act have been developing their sound for almost a decade with hopelessly yearning lyrics and aggressive rhythms. Their videos land somewhere between 1990s Sonic Youth and 2015 Title Fight. Paired with haunting vocals […]

The post Pretty Sick wreak hospital havoc in new single “Bet My Blood”–watch appeared first on Alternative Press.

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riot fest concert crowd

The organizers of Riot Fest have announced that the festival is returning to Douglass Park in Chicago this fall. In typical Riot fashion, the lineup for Sept. 17, 18 and 19 is stacked. “We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see you this year,” the festival organizers shared.  Headliners include alternative veterans Nine Inch […]

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Which ones have you been saying wrong your whole life? Continue reading…

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punk rock inspired by first punk movement, hands off gretel the bombpops big joanie angry youth elite

Despite what some TikTok troll in his aunt’s basement is incoherently ranting about in 2021, punk rock isn’t dead by any means. It never has been, and a sea of incredible bands in its aggressive world get overlooked all too often. We’re here to remedy this. Whether you’re a punk-rock purist who thinks that Sex […]

The post 10 modern punk bands who are channeling acts from the first wave appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Noise bands, girls in synthesis, jesus and mary chain, boris, lydia lunch

When it initially blasted into the world from New York’s Lower East Side almost concurrently with punk in 1977, it was dubbed no wave. Village Voice critic Robert Christgau referred to it as “skronk,” an onomatopoeia based around the general guitar sound. He uncharitably dubbed its ’80s practitioners “pigfucker” bands. This writer’s personal name for […]

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Last week, 4AD announced a new compilation to celebrate their 40th anniversary in which 18 artists currently on their roster cover songs from the 4AD catalog. The comp, which is called Bills & Aches & Blues, is being rolled out a handful of songs at a time. Last week, we heard from the Breeders, U.S. Girls, Aldous Harding, Tkay Maidza, and Maria Somerville, and this week’s crop of artists include Tune-Yards, Helado Negro, Bing And Ruth, and more.

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90s women bands, hole, skunk anansie, bikini kill, the cranberries

The ’90s were chock-full of absolute icons, and no, we’re not referring to the Princess Diana Beanie Baby or JNCO jeans when we say that. From Nirvana to *NSYNC, pop and grunge ruled the airwaves. However, it seems like some women-fronted acts don’t get nearly enough credit for all of their contributions to the music […]

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4AD turned 40 last year and, in a bit of a delayed celebration, the label has just announced that next month they’re releasing a covers compilation called Bills & Aches & Blues. It features 18 artists that are currently on their roster covering songs from 4AD’s storied history. Contributors include the Breeders, Bradford Cox, Big Thief, Jenny Hval, Bing And Ruth, Future Islands, and more. The whole compilation will be available 4/2 but every week until then 4AD will share a segment of the songs that are on it.

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It was a year of change in the rock world. Continue reading…

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