By Ben Kaye

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong form supergroup called Armstrongs

Photos by Philip Cosores If you grew up listening to punk in the ’90s, there were two musicians with one surname you undoubtedly idolized. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong weren’t related, but they were icons of the East Bay scene. Now, in the most logical move in pop-punk supergroup history, they’ve joined […]

By Eddie Fu

Hot Water Music share new single/video “Vultures”: Watch

In September, Hot Water Music will return with Light It Up, their first album in five years. After teasing the release with the anthemic “Never Going Back”, the Gainesville, Florida natives have followed up with another teaser in “Vultures”. Directed and edited by Andrew Seward, the accompanying video consists entirely of fan-submitted footage from throughout the punk […]

By Michelle Geslani

Downtown Boys wield “Lips That Bite” on thrashing new song: Stream

Photo by Miguel Rosario Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys are using their punk rock protest music to repudiate oppressors worldwide while simultaneously give a voice to the marginalized. We heard that on the white supremacy takedown piece “Somos Chulas (No Somo Pendejas)” earlier this year, as well as on May’s politically “The Wall”. Now, the band has returned […]

By Michael Roffman

Chicago rockers Melkbelly announce debut album, Nothing Valley, share “Kid Kreative”: Stream

There’s something in the water around Chicago. Something good. It’s why we get bands like The Orwells. Or Twin Peaks. Or The Kickback, whose sophomore album is among this year’s best. Keeping that trend alive is fuzzy punk quartet Melkbelly, an act that has lived and breathed the city’s DIY art and music scene for […]

By Ben Kaye

Deer Tick are there for you on new song “Jumpstarting”: Stream

Deer Tick have taken four years to follow up 2013’s Negativity, but they’re making up for that lost time by releasing two new albums. Entitled simply Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2, each album focuses on a different side of the Rhode Island rockers. Vol. 1 is an acoustic folk record, while Vol. 2 highlights the band’s garage and punk […]

By Ben Kaye

Gogol Bordello share new single “Walking on the Burning Coal”: Stream

Photo by Dan Efram Gogol Bordello have long blazed their own path through the world, musically and otherwise. Led by uniquely charismatic frontman Eugene Hütz, the ever-evolving collective has defied the boundaries of continents and genres in their quest for spiritual illumination through gypsy punk. That path isn’t always something society has clearly defined, obviously, […]

By Jules kenNERDdy

Is Rayner’s, “Disasters”, a Disaster In Itself?

My first attempt at clickbait – what do you think I’m gonna say? Does Rayner’s new EP suck??? Spoiler alert – IT DOESN’T! Shockingly I have yet to see Rayner perform live – but I’ve known of the band for quite a while. This is the first time, to be honest, I sat down and […]

By Randall Colburn

Jack Black lip syncs Fugazi’s “Waiting Room” like only Jack Black can: Watch

Jack Black will soon light up the silver screen alongside The Rock and Kevin Hart in the Jumanji reboot, but dirty rock remains the actor’s true raison d’etre. He’s recently starred in a music video from Ty Segall and a horror movie by Die Antwoord, and over on Instagram he’s been lip-synching along to songs […]

By Michelle Geslani

Sheer Mag unveil debut album Need to Feel Your Love: Stream

Photo by Marie Lin Next week, July 14th, Sheer Mag will release their debut album, Need to Feel Your Love. In anticipation, the record is streaming in full over on NPR. Need to Feel Your Love collects together 12 tracks, including early singles “Suffer Me”, “Just Can’t Get Enough”, and the title track. Though the LP […]