Given what we know about Kanye West, a comparison between his newest (best, maybe) record and the long-dead punk rock movement seems like a tough case to make -- the dude telling God that he's stacking his millions seems like an odd choice for a continuation of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Se ... More >>
Phoenix has a long tradition of punk bars that serve up cheap beer and fast, aggressive (sometimes sloppy) punk rock. Some great venues have closed over the last few years, and while we dearly miss Jugheads and Rogue West, punk bars continue to thrive in the Valley of the Sun. Most are situated in u ... More >>
In this week's issue, we chat with with the members of Phoenix art punk band The Father Figures, discussing the band's phenomenal sophomore album, All About Everything. We ended up with quite a bit of information left over from our hour and a half interview, so in this installment of Outtakes, we'll ... More >>
I can't believe there's actually a Twitter war going on (when isn't there a war on Twitter?) over the legitimacy of #Seapunk. What's that "hashtag seapunk," you ask? Imagine if you took Lisa Frank's fetish for porpoises, ran it through crappy late-'90s Geocities GIFs, and added some terrible, too- ... More >>
I won't beat around the bush: I don't really like the music of Reel Big Fish. I don't like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones either, and found No Doubt a giggly waste of my time. In fact, while as a music critic I respect these bands for what they are trying to accomplish and the fact that they all have a ... More >>
They say "old punks never die," and while the statement lacks some factual validity, it bears repeating in regards to The Glass Heroes, who celebrate 20 years of punk and roll this Saturday at the George and Dragon Pub. "We have this joke that the last punk standing wins," laughs guitarist and sin ... More >>
Lydo LeWhite Fence The Rhythm Room Wednesday, August 3 Sometimes a band blows you away out of nowhere. White Fence is one of those bands.The group fucking ruled. But let's backtrack a bit. The night kicked off with local veteran, Matthew Reveles' new outfit, Cowboy The Indian hitting the stag ... More >>
The peppermint duo known as the White Stripes will be forever in our hearts.Why is it that bands -- and people in general -- seem to be appreciated so much more once they're gone?After they're out of reach, suddenly a person somehow becomes even more important than before. You've seen it when som ... More >>
The former Johnny Rotten.It seems these days lots of folks want a chance to record or perform Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. The Flaming Lips have been known to take on the project on occasion. Now, John Lydon (formerly known as Johnny Rotten) is talking about an unsp ... More >>
Before the beret passes by
Born in the U.K.
The Impossible Ones will let you watch
A little sun shines through the melancholia
Trekkies make a splash at Federation Pool Party
Confessions of a doom doll
Twenty Years ago, D.R.I. took punk over the metal edge. Now, Dillinger Escape Plan's finding the same secret to success.
Punk vets Glass Heroes got tired of waiting for a break. They've turned to the Net.
A spirited dialogue between the author, a former New Bomb Turk, and Old Man Lydon
Legendary L.A. punks are still shoving it in your face, but gracefully so
Original Soundtrack Recording:
24 Hour Party People(ffrr/Warner Strategic Marketing)
Demons Dance Alone
The Residents' Petting Zoo (Cryptic/East Side Digital)
In dreary Manchester, a revolution spawned heroes, martyrs and, most of all, myths
21 Singles (Rhino), Heathen Chemistry (Epic)
Former Hüsker Dü drummer/songwriter is content to be quiet, independent and alone
A one-stop guide to the latest round of pop-star foolishness and bad behavior
Paul Westerberg gives up on the charts, and rediscovers his muse
Rhythm Room turns Tuesday night into celebration of seminal music
Famous parting shots from artists formerly "under exclusive arrangement" with their labels
In this issue: Safehouse, Duh Nobuddies, Budget Girls, Hepcat and a lethal mix of speed freaks and Tuna Helper
Will Silverchair's platinum success yield a golden opportunity for a slew of Aussie imports?