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Jello Biafra, Jello Biafra politics

Yes, part one of this conversation with former Dead Kennedys vocalist Jello Biafra ran two months ago. There’s a good reason: We spoke for three hours. It was practically a monologue. The complete transcript is 15,413 words. It’s difficult to determine what highlights are germane to promoting Tea Party Revenge Porn, his recent album with […]

The post Jello Biafra still believes political dialogue can make an impact appeared first on Alternative Press.

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nirvana l7 grunge bands

Despite the grousings of certain members of punk’s first generation, grunge most certainly earned its place on rock’s historical timeline, the perfect antidote to the cliche-ridden joke hardcore became fairly quickly: Everyone attempting to run the 100-yard dash in two seconds? Why not take a nice, leisurely stroll, instead? Most know that meat turns out […]

The post 10 legendary bands who built the foundation of the grunge genre appeared first on Alternative Press.

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1994 punk albums, hole, green day, l7, rancid

To consider Alternative Press’ list of 1994’s top 15 punk albums, one has to bear in mind two factors: Green Day’s Dookie was released Feb. 1. Kurt Cobain died by his own hand April 5. The alternative nation’s voice was suddenly, shockingly stilled. After three years of the most popular music being an agonized scream […]

The post 15 punk albums that set up 1994 to be a year of major change for the genre 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 […]

The post 15 bands who are crucial to the history of noise music appeared first on Alternative Press.

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sub pop records, l7, nirvana, soundgarden, fastbacks

When Evergreen State College student Bruce Pavitt began his Subterranean Pop fanzine in the early ’80s, covering American independent bands and recordings, he had no idea he would virtually invent an entire rock genre. He was just looking to earn a course credit at the freewheeling Olympia, Washington, higher education outlet. But the ‘zine had […]

The post 10 Sub Pop Records releases that set the stage for modern grunge appeared first on Alternative Press.

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A new spoken-word video and a live stream later today by TWO; plus streams from King Buzzo (The Melvins), Aaron Lee Tasjan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mirah, Bully, the Gooms and more.

The post Notes From a Pandemic: Stream TWO, King Buzzo (The Melvins), Aaron Lee Tasjan, Nathaniel Rateliff, Mirah, Bully, the Gooms and more appeared first on buzzbands.la.

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Buzz Osborne has unleashed the final preview of his upcoming second album, Gift of Sacrifice. The pioneering Melvins frontman, recording under the name King Buzzo, released the experimental “Delayed Clarity” on Wednesday. The sinister track, which follows album cuts “I’m Glad I Could Help Out” and “Science In Modern America,” unfolds with strummed acoustic guitars, brooding vocals, and scraping…

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[Photos by: Korn/Joe Banker, Joan Jett/Jessie Terwillige, Black Sabbath/Spotify, Nine Inch Nails] While everyone is self-isolating, we’re all looking for ways to fill our time. Why not spend it digging into some of the classic bands you’ve always been meaning to learn about but haven’t been able to? With the amount of spare time everyone […]