A Place to Bury Strangers’ Dion Lunadon premieres shredding new solo song “Howl” — listen

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Photo by Ebru Yildiz For the last five or so years, Dion Lunadon has held a full-time job as the bassist for noise-rockers A Place to Bury Strangers. Recently, however, Lunadon has been hit by something of a “creative spasm — a neurotic impulse” to explore music by himself, under his own terms. The result? His very first solo album, due out …

Punk legends X announce 40th Anniversary tour

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LA’s own punk legends X will embark on a 32 date US tour in celebration of their 40th anniversary—commencing May 1st Albuquerque New Mexico, and ending in Philadelphia on September 22nd The tour will see original members Exene Cervenka, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Billy Zoom rocking coast to coast, with the addition of musician Craig Packham contributing to drums and rhythm guitar. …

How The Clash Can Lead to a Great Record Collection

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Photo by Adrian Boot Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long we’ll be lost in a supermarket of exclusive features that remind us why The Clash continue to rock our Casbah and remain the only band that matters. Today, Kenneth Partridge …

Incendiario Fanzine: A scream for liberation from Mexico

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READ FANZINES HATE FASCISM When did punk become really punk and not just a fashion statement? What are you rebelling against? How can a punk scene truly be one if it is depoliticized? What’s the impact of the lyrics on you? These are some of the questions that Incendiario Fanzine tries to answer on their first four issues; with album reviews, …

Cayetana search for resilience on new song “Certain for Miles” — listen

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Photo by​ Emily Dubin Cayetana’s ability to compassionately discuss mental health through pop punk songwriting has been part of their DNA from the beginning. It’s what earned their 2014 debut, Nervous Like Me, the type of accolades that make them one of the all-time greatest in the genre. On their forthcoming follow-up, New Kind of Normal, the Philadelphia trio continue their quest to find peace and wellness in instability with …

Protomartyr protest Trump with new song “Sweeney Ashtray” — listen

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During the last week of March, anti-Trump compilation Our First 100 Days gave us selections from The Mountain Goats, Jens Lekman, and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. The new month promises to be full of similarly solid offerings, as evidenced by today’s contribution from Protomartyr. (Read: The Altered States of Protomartyr) Titled “Sweeney Ashtray”, the rugged and cutting post-punk number marks the Michigan …

The Genius of The Velvet Underground & Nico: Artists Reveal Their Favorite Aspects of the Classic Album

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Dusting ‘Em Off is a rotating, free-form feature that revisits a classic album, film, or moment in pop-culture history. This week, Collin Brennan asks contemporary artists about the timeless appeal of The Velvet Underground’s debut. If The Velvet Underground & Nico taught us anything, it’s that perfection in rock and roll is actually the inverse of perfection. There are no …

Green Day perform “Still Breathing” on Colbert — watch

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Back in December, Green Day made their first-ever daytime TV appearance on Ellen. On Tuesday, they checked off another first by making their debut on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. In support of last year’s Revolution Radio, Billie Joe Armstrong and the rest of the crew rallied behind single “Still Breathing”, their impassioned performance a reminder just why they had …

Blink-182 share new song “Parking Lot” from California deluxe edition — listen

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Photo by​ Philip Cosores Blink-182 has announced a deluxe edition of its 2016 album, California. Coming May 19th via BMG, the reissue includes 12 new bonus tracks in addition to the 16 original songs. Amongst the additional tracks is the rarity “Hey I’m Sorry”, originally available only on the Japanese version of California. There’s also an acoustic version of the record’s lead single, “Bored to Death”. As for the …