By DIY Conspiracy

Punk Not Bombs: Severed Head of State in Serbia

I started booking shows with my friends (or I should say “crew”) back in the beginning of the 2000’s. The name which we used was (and still is) Positive Youth (Pozitivna Omladina) as we were influenced by youth crew bands like Youth of Today, Gorilla Biscuits etc. Also the majority of the group were straight […]

By rmbray

Rancid’s Top 10 Songs

This article originally appeared in 2014. We’re republishing in anticipation of Rancid’s new album, Trouble Maker, out this week. Top Songs is a feature in which we definitively handpick the very best songs in an artist or band’s catalog. Sounds simple, right? Oh, if only. “This is more difficult than I initially thought it would be,” […]

By Phillip Stounn

Zaga Zaga – S/T

Artist: Zaga ZagaTitle: S/TRelease: Vinyl / Tape / Digital Year: 2017 Label: Crust Baby Records, HowToBeCool Records, Rip Roaring Shit Storm Records, Cave Canem Records. I was thrilled to be hearing a band coming from the Middle East, especially from Israel. Something as awesome as Zaga Zaga that comes to mind, thanks to my random […]

By Mittens XVX

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

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 […]

By Mittens XVX

Bluesbreaker Discuss Touring and Hardcore Scene in Ukraine

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 […]

By Collin Brennan

The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

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 […]

By xCalumx

Waste: Straight Edge is a Political Position

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 […]

By Ben Kaye

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

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 […]

By Mittens XVX

Henry Fonda – Front Antinational

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 […]

By Eddie Fu

Dead Kennedys turn down offer to reunite at Riot Fest

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. […]