Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

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Bluesbreaker is a great hardcore band from Kiev, incorporating these groovy guitars into their sound. Honestly, I didn’t have the chance to check the band prior to their show in Sofia that our friends from For The Kids Booking set up last night. Their great show struck a chord with me and since the band was sleeping at my place, I …

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

Mittens XVX 2017, bluesbreaker, grunge, hardcore, hardcore punk, interview, Interviews, kiev, Punk News, ukraine 0 Comments

Bluesbreaker is a great hardcore band from Kiev, incorporating these groovy guitars into their sound. Honestly, I didn’t have the chance to check the band prior to their show in Sofia that our friends from For The Kids Booking set up last night. Their great show struck a chord with me and since the band was sleeping at my place, I …

The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

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Where does the story of punk rock begin? Wash away the blood and spit and piss and vinegar of half a century, and you’ll end up … well, nowhere in particular. You might land inside a cramped Midwestern garage with The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” crackling through the radio, in a gutted London loft reverberating with the clash of drum and …

Waste: Straight Edge is a Political Position

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Hailing from Gothenburg and featuring members of The Hammer, Waste bring a distinctly visceral take on straight edge. With a new 7” coming soon, along with a bunch of tour dates around Europe in June, vocalist Andrea, bassist Jonas and guitarist Filip chatted to us about the band’s journey so far. So, where did it all begin for Waste? What …

Fucked Up share epic new 12-inch EP, Year of the Snake: Stream

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Photo by​ ​Philip Cosores Fucked Up have never been ones to shy away from epically lengthy tracks, and their latest is no exception. While some punk bands can make an entire album last 24 minutes, the Canadian hardcore powerhouses clock that in one song. “Year of the Snake” is the eighth single in the band’s Zodiac Series, following 2015’s “Year of the Hare” and …

Henry Fonda – Front Antinational

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Artist: Henry Fonda Title: Front Antinational Release: LP, Digital Year: 2017 Label: Nerdcore Records, Apocaplexy Records Berlin wrecking crew Henry Fonda is back with their second full-length called “Front Antinational”, which means antifascist militancy to the bone. The record takes off with the title track featuring the coolest guy Hugues of Puzzle Records singing his Oi! part in French before it all turns into a full-bore hardcore …

Dead Kennedys turn down offer to reunite at Riot Fest

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Photo via Facebook Over the years, Riot Fest has managed to secure several long sought-after punk rock reunions, including The Replacements, Naked Raygun, Screeching Weasel, and, most recently, the Misfits’ original lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein. However, one band — or, rather, one person — has resisted the festival’s overtures. According to Dead Kennedys co-founder …

Beau Navire: Stay Punk. Stay Beautiful!

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This is an old interview with Beau Navire I did for my old zine during their European tour in 2011. It’s one my favorite interviews, so I hope to reach even more people by publishing it online. Photos by Austin Kamps and Norbert Farkas, answers by Trei, Kris, and Jon. Let’s start with an introduction to your band. Why play music, …

Donald Trump’s favorite band, Pissed Jeans, dish out pummeling new song “Ignorecam” — listen

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Photo by Ebru Yildiz Why Love Now is the fifth studio album from Pissed Jeans, expected to hit stores on next month through Sub Pop. The follow-up to Honeys, one of the best records of 2013, is being teased this week with a crushing bone-rattler of a cut titled “Ignorecam”. Here, the punk group turns fetish cam shows on their heads, reimagining them as programs …

Statement: Tracing the Roots of Vegan Straight Edge

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Known by some as the “Godfather of Vegan Straight Edge”, Rat is an old punk from the UK who has been involved in the punk scene since the age of 14. As both a vegan straight edge kid and a huge admirer of early 80’s anarcho-punk scene, my purpose of conducting this interview is to trace back the history of vegan straight …