By Randall Colburn

Paramore’s Hayley Williams performs sparse acoustic cover of Jawbreaker’s “Accident Prone”: Watch

As Paramore wrapped up their evening set at Chicago’s Riot Fest on Sunday night, Jawbreaker was gearing up for its first headlining gig in 21 years across the park. And one can imagine Hayley Williams sprinted over to catch the legendary punk group, as she appears to be a fan. (Read: Riot Fest 2017 Festival Review: […]

By Donovan Farley

Ian MacKaye attended the Juggalo March on Washington, D.C

2017 has been weird as fuck. As the reality TV star in the White House continues to change the shape of America and a large portion of the citizenry bands together to resist these changes, some unlikely alliances have been forged, and perhaps chief among them is the Insane Clown Posse’s emergence as heroes of […]

By Randall Colburn

Riot Fest 2017 Festival Review: From Worst to Best

“No one here released an essential album this year,” said one of my colleagues as we baked in the scorching sunbeams skating across this year’s Riot Fest, waiting for the third, fifth, or eighth act of the day to take the stage. He wasn’t criticizing the year’s booking, really, just making a point. And it’s […]

By Ben Kaye

Canadian punks Tough Age share the Origins of their new single “Me in Glue”: Stream

Photo by Colin Medley Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. There comes a point where moving through life is no longer as simple as lather, rinse, repeat. Terribly powerful as it is, your mind can trap you in place, its thoughts weighing […]

By Michelle Geslani

Joyce Manor and Wavves announce North American co-headlining tour

Joyce Manor photo by Carlo Cavaluzzi / Wavves photo by Heather Kaplan Lace up those Vans ’cause two of pop punk’s premier acts are hitting the road together this fall. Today, Joyce Manor and Wavves have announced a North American co-headlining tour that’s set to run from October 20th to November 22nd. Cities such as San […]

By Michelle Geslani

Peter Dinklage was in a “sardonic” New York punk band called Whizzy

Photo via Steve Eichner/Getty Images Long before he became everyone’s favorite drunk, funniest Lannister, and trusted advisor to the Queen Daenerys Targaryen, actor Peter Dinklage was entertaining audiences as the frontman of Whizzy, a ’90s-era punk/rap/funk band from New York. Yup, Game of Thrones’ ties to the music world are actually way, way cooler than […]

By Ben Kaye

Refused side project INVSN share the Origins of their Lana Del Rey cover, “Love”: Stream

Origins is a recurring new music feature in which an artist charts the influence of their latest hit single. Early this year, Refused frontman Dennis Lyxzen and his Swedish supergroup side project INVSN released their sophomore record, The Beautiful Stories. The album’s punk electronica hit hard at the existential strife of modern society, from the darkened political atmosphere […]

By Ben Kaye

Bully are “Running” from their emotions on new single: Stream

Photo by Alysse Gafkjen Bully are back with the second single off their forthcoming sophomore album, Losing. The follow-up to 2015’s Feels Like, due out October 20th (via Sub Pop), was first previewed with the manic “Feel the Same”. Today, the CoSigned Nashville act is back with another candid pop-punk examination of mental wellness called “Running”. “Overall, ‘Running’ is […]

By Michael Roffman

The 25 Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2017

As we eyeball the final stretch, it’s never easy to tell whether the year in music is speeding up or slowing down. In Tinsel Town, we all know the Oscar hopefuls will be coming soon to a theater near us as summer fades and fall settles in. Music’s different, though. Forget a barrage of holiday […]

By Lizard Hips

Ampwrecked 14: New Music For Your Ears

Death From Above – Never Swim Alone (Last Gang) The comments below Death From Above‘s latest single are certainly interesting. Content to continue dividing opinion, Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler push the boundaries of their minimal set up, especially on Never Swim Alone; which, sounds like a wrestler’s entrance music. Seriously. Don’t read this […]