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Cher Strauberry Chering Is Caring

Growing up in California, Cher Strauberry was practically raised in her local punk scene. Surrounded by mosh pits since the age of 10, the 28-year-old is dropping her debut full-length, Chering Is Caring, in June. A lot of time went into the LP—three years, to be precise—and the singer believes it finally deserves to see […]

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Chicago’s Horsegirl, the noisy rock trio of 17-18 year olds Penelope Lowenstein (she/her), Nora Cheng (she/her), and Gigi Reece (they/them), have announced they’ve signed to Matador Records. In conjunction with the signing, the band will perform a free livestream concert on April 12th at 6pm CST via Vans Channel 66. This broadcast is the first time many outside of Chicago will have the chance to see Horsegirl play live. Raised in Chicago, Lowenstein, Reece and Cheng each started playing music at a young age. Lowenstein and Cheng met through a local music program, where they initially bonded over their similar taste in records. After frequenting local shows together, and Reece […]

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Punk rock trans women Transgender punk artists

The punk community has notably provided refuge for society’s outcasts since its early foundations in the 1970s. Unfortunately, representation has been historically lacking across the scene, especially when it comes to LGBTQIA+ participation. While queer musicians as a whole seem to exist as a minority in punk rock, transgender artists are a glaring rarity. But don’t think that […]

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vinyl record store shop

Vans and Record Store Day 2021 are teaming up to support Black-owned record shops across the country. Together, the two companies are putting out the dual vinyl Songs for You, Vols. 1 & 2 that will specifically benefit Black-owned independent record shops in the United States. Read more: Hayley Williams revealed why Paramore haven’t put out […]

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Tony Hawk playable characters Female skateboarders

It’s been nearly six months since the highly anticipated release of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. Yeah, we’re not ready to wrap our head around that fact, either. Though, it does mean that we’ve had time to explore the plentiful nuances of the fastest-selling game in the digital skateboarding franchise. In addition to tapping into some […]

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Songs for You, Vols. 1 & 2 includes songs by Curtis Mayfield, Otis Redding, Summer Walker, Roberta Flack, and more For more, check out: (Source)

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Those who are entrenched in the alternative scene know that it’s way more than just music—it’s a lifestyle.  While it may have started with alternative music, it’s turned into a complete aesthetic and persona, creating lifelong scene kids everywhere.  Read more: 10 extreme fashion trends musicians have actually pulled off Aesthetics is a significant part. […]

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Foo Fighters Vans

On Feb. 5, Foo Fighters are releasing their new album Medicine At Midnight. The forthcoming LP is not only the band’s 10th studio album, but it also marks their 25th anniversary. In celebration of their anniversary, Foo Fighters have teamed up with Vans for a limited edition pair of Sk8-His every fan will want to […]

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vans shoes

It looks like Vans is setting fans up for the ultimate game of Where’s Waldo? this year. The shoe company has launched its new collection in collaboration with Where’s Waldo? that is paying tribute to the book character we can never seem to find. Read more: Watch MGK play all the instruments in this ‘Tickets […]

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Emo opinion quiz popular emo trends emo hot takes

There are certain opinions that all former emo kids hold. Like how listening to sad, confessional songs is the best way to feel alive or… OK, maybe that’s it. Truth be told, there’s no one commonality between every emo phase. Don’t believe us? Just look at the small fraction of dislikes on Matt Cutshall‘s YouTube videos. Seriously, if […]

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