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If you've made it here, you're obviously interested in the history of punk music. Who wouldn't be? Due to its major players, punk is an interesting cultural movement that peaked once in the late '70s and early '80s, and appears to be peaking again. Now is an exciting time for punk music, and it's easiest to figure out what's going on when you know what's already happened.
As the 2013 Vans Warped Tour draws closer, we'll keep an eye on the lineup, including all the rumors, speculations and official announcements.
Whether or not you're Irish, you're bound to get into the infectious sounds of Celtic Punk. Old favorites like the the Pogues as well as more recent bands like Flogging Molly are going strong, bringing Irish-influenced punk rock to the entire world.
It's being reported that Gwar founder and frontman David Brockie, better known as Oderus Urungus, has died. He was 50. Jack Flanagan, manager of the
If you're getting ready to celebrate the holidays, here are 10 punk Christmas and Chanukah songs to make the season bright.
If you really want to know about punk, you need to know the fundamentals. This list of 20 is a good place to start.
For Valentine's Day, or any other day of the year, here are 10 punk rock love songs to put together a play list for the one you love.
The full lineup of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup as its revealed, along with rumors and speculation.
Here's a list of great punk rock gift ideas for anyone on your list who's into punk, and also a great list of ideas of things to ask for.
Here's a brief timeline outlining some of the most important events in punk music history - the kind that shaped the face of music. Page 1 of 2.
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound.
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
In the late '80s, punk rock would really begin to be shaping itself into the scene we know today. Page 2.
Punk rock and politics have never been strangers. Here are the names in political punk rock that you should know.
A brief description of hardcore punk, and the beginnings of the hardcore punk scene.
Here's a list of albums for your punk friends who have little ones at home.
A movement spawned within the hardcore scene in the '80s, followers of the straight edge movement have made a commitment to abstain from using drugs, alcohol and tobacco products.
Whether you're putting together a soundtrack for a Halloween party or simply listening to music on your way to a horror flick, here are some great recommendations for those of us who like our punk rock with a dash of the horrific.
If you've never been to the Warped Tour before, you may not have realized it won't be like any other concert you've been to. So know what to take before you go.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound. Page 2.
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
Tim McIlrath of Rise Against discusses the band's new album, and his feelings on political activism and the face of politics in punk rock today.
Hailing from London, the Pogues are truly the founders of the Celtic punk movement. Blending traditional Irish Folk with politics and punk rock energy, they paved the way for many bands to come.
Following in the footsteps of the Pogues, the Dropkick Murphys take traditional Irish music and mix it up with punk, Oi! and hardcore.
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been bringing punk rock and extreme sports to a parking lot near you.
A listing of links to the tour dates of punk bands currently on tour.
Although they were around for a relatively short time, no other punk band generated more press, or created a bigger uproar, then the Sex Pistols. In their brief existence, they created the trademark punk rock sound and image.
Nobody goes to a concert expecting tragedy, but over the years, deaths have happened at concerts. Here are some of the worst.
Although Hollywood has often made a caricature of punk, the truth is that many great punk rock films have been made over the years. Here are out favorites.
Should you send your favorite musician a severed ear like someone did for Jared Leto? No. Should you get their name tattooed on your body? Probably not.
All the cities and dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
Raw, powerful and dark, Black Flag is considered by many to be both the first hardcore punk rock band and one of the most influential punk bands in the states.
A profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
The dates for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
A definition of gutter punks, with a look at their history.
With the arrest of Elgin Nathan James, the leader of FSU, for extortion, FSU is making news again. You might be wondering who FSU is, what FSU stands for, or where FSU came from. Here is a brief profile of Friends Stand United.
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
One of the bands credited with the resurgence in popularity of punk rock in the states, Green Day is one of the most popular and commercially successful punk bands in U.S. Over the course of their career, Green Day has captured three Grammys, and Green Day has sold over 65 million records.
Following tragic events when a pedestrian was struck by the Dropkick Murphys tour bus, the band donates $25,000 to victim's fund.
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
One of the founders of political American hardcore, the Dead Kennedys went after Reagan-era economics and commercialism with a vengeance.
Depending on what your gauge is, punk's age changes. But if you're gauging it off of the Pistols, Clash and Ramones, it's 30 this month, and here's DK's birthday present.
Because punk music managed to develop a rich history in a relatively short period of time, there are many books devoted to the topic. Here are a few recommendations.
New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki discusses the new album, touring and... Lionel Richie?
YouTube is one of the best places for perusing video records of punk's history. Here are some of our favorite and least favorite video clips.
One of the first punk bands out of L.A., the Germs helped forge the West Coast sound, and members went on to the Go-Go's, Nirvana and Foo Fighters.
Motown's music is much more than just Motown Music. Check out this sample of the punk bands in Detroit.
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
On the Zombie EP, The Devil Wears Prada have figured out how to make their sound work.
Formed: London, 1976 Original Lineup: Joe Strummer - guitar, vocals Mick Jones - guitar, vocals Paul
With My Mother Wears Combat Boots, Citizen Fish's Jessica Mills has truly created a parenting guide for the rest of us.
While the Sex Pistols and the Clash were defining British punk, the Ramones were creating the American punk sound in two-minutes bursts.
Todd Wolenski of Baldy Longhair Records explains why he thinks tapes are making a combeack
The 6th studio album from the Dropkick Murphys, Going Out In Style finds the band exactly where they should be, on top of their game but unwilling to stagnate.
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
As a generation of punks grew up with Sesame Street, many of them are making their way back.
On Pretty Music For Pretty People, the Dead Milkmen make a much more complete return to their early classic sound, while at the same time expanding musically to lush soundscape.
Although it got less attention than the scene in New York, the California punk scene of the late '70s and early '80s, specifically in L.A., was creating punk music that would be as influential and good as its East Coast cohorts. Here are 10 early songs you should know by heart.
With the increasing quality of cell phone cameras, a lot of people are getting great photos on their phones at live punk shows. This is your chance to share your photos with the world.
The Vacancies first album on Joan Jett's Blackheart Records, A Beat Missing Or A Silence Added, is a heady dose of rock and punk, with a solid message as well.
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
Psychostick, the band that has systematically returned humor to thrash, continues their reign of humor with their fourth album Revenge of the Vengeance.
The man behind the Warped Tour takes a few minutes out of his never ending business to chat. Page 2.
On the tail end of the Stooges and the MC5 in Detroit, New York punk was beginning. The advent of clubs like CBGB were giving bands a place to play, and New York was ripe for punk to explode. Here are 10 songs from New York's punk pioneers that create a historical document and a great mix tape.
The band members of '90s ska group Save Ferris sue former singer over the definition of a reunion show.
One of the biggest secrets in France, Birds In Row are going to be your new favorite hardcore band.
On Knife Man, Andrew Jackson Jihad presents the problems with no solutions. And that's OK.
Blatantly political, blatantly sarcastic, blatantly punk rock... that's NOFX.
Is the ukulele the voice of the next punk generation?
Not to be confused with the death metal band, Detroit proto punks Death were an African American band composed of three brothers who were doing it alongside the Stooges and MC5.
On the Great Escape Artist, Jane's Addiction is unable toreach the levels they've reached on past albums.
Headed to Las Vegas for the Punk Bowling Fest, or any other time for that matter? Grim frontman Bob Oedy has compiled a useful guide. Read the full review.
You probably won't ever hear Danzig with the Misfits again, so 'Manmade Monsters' by Plan 9 might be the next best thing.
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
While still firmly attached to the hippie movement, the MC5 launched an assault on music that paved the way for punk rock.
Intense, energetic and fiercely political, Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag works to be a radical political voice for American punk rock.
By Chrome Cranks frontman Peter Aaron, If You Like the Ramones is a a solid resource for music fans as well as Ramones fans.
A definition of Celtic Punk, and a listing of some Celtic Punk Bands.
With Gravel & Wine, New Zealand's Gin Wigmore opens us up to a surprisingly big sound with roots in the American South.
A profile and biography of Blood or Whiskey, the Celtic Irish punk band from Leixlip, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
One of the hip-hop acts that made it to Warped Tour this year, Colorado's 3OH!3, a duo consisting of Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte, is an act that is catching on, even in the punk scene. Not afraid to make fun of themselves, 3OH!3 is also not afraid to make the punks dance. Page 2.
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
Even though the lineup for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour is all fleshed out, there will still be plenty of late additions and changes as it draws closer to its June
Part of the first wave of British Punk, Siouxsie and the Banshees, also went on to pave the way for the new wave and goth bands that would come later.
Gregg Ginn has filed suit against his former Black Flag bandmates, and the real victims will be the fans.
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
Call them proto-punk, call them glam punk or call them punk - the fact remains that the New York Dolls have left an indelible mark on American punk culture.
Green Day would never have existed without the Buzzcocks. The invented the pop punk sound that many of today's popular punk bands utilize.
Enter Shikari, one of the most exciting bands running right now, merges hardcore, elcetronica and dubstep on A Flash Flood Of Colour.
The Homeless Gospel Choir (Derek Zanetti) is a band/music project that doesn’t shy away from the sound of protest folk, breathing fresh life into it.
What can you do to help out touring bands? How about hosting them? Letting a band stay with you can help keep tours on the road.
A biography and profile of MxPx. From Bremerton, Washington, MxPx is a solid pop punk band with Christian ideals.
Although he's currently with Ministry, Raven's been everywhere. This interview is more a collection of recollections than anything.
If you missed August Burns Red, blessthefall or Defeater on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, this fall you'll have a chance to catch them again. August Burns Red
A definition of circle pit. Punk Music.
For almost 30 years, Charged GBH has been creating and defining the street punk sound. Perfume and Piss shows that GBH is still going.
The Rock-It Portable Vibration Speaker System is a fun little gadget, provided you don't expect too much from it.
Misfits frontman Jerry Only talks about where the band is at currently, and what's in store for the Misfits legacy.
They never intended to be band, but Goons of Doom had so much fun pretending to be a band that they kept with it. It was a good call.
Queercore gave a voice to gender- and sexuality-based punk politics before there was a riot grrrl movement.
Brody Dahle of the Distillers and Spinnerette talks about the end of the Distillers and the beginning of her new band Spinnerette. Brody Dalle also talks about being a mother.
The dynamic duo responsible for inventing the punk cabaret are back, but they've mixed it up a bit.
The latest T-shirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs may not prove the designer is guilty of racism, but theft may be another story...
Green Day may be the most famous punk band to do a concept album with American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown, but Green Day was neither the first or the best.
If you use Twitter to follow your favorite punk bands, here's a resource to help you find even more punk bands on Twitter. And if you're not using Twitter to follow bands, this is a great list of punk bands on Twitter to get you started.
The band follows a formula, but Me First and the Gimme Gimmes prove on their latest, Sing in Japanese, that the formula still works.
Kirk Hammett of Metallica discusses the making of Guitar Hero Metallica.
A blend of rockabilly, punk rock, sci-fi and horror, psychobilly is one of punk's darker sounds, and more theatrical.
Closely affiliated with punk pioneers the MC5, the White Panther Party was a radical group spawned in the '60s.
A review of Patent Pending's 2006 release.
An Interview with Danny Duncan of We The Kings
With the recent news that Lookout! Records is folding, an historic label is dying. This is its legacy.
It's one of punk's more memorable emblems, covering everything from shirts to bikinis to lunch boxes. It's the Misfits Skull. And Glenn Danzig wants a
A compilations of punk covers from the '70s, We Do 'Em Are Way is anything but significant.
With two separate Black Flag reunions this summer, we look for the real Black Flag.
Getting ready for your first Warped Tour and wondering what to take? Check out our guide of Warped Tour essentials!
On Our Way and the Highway, Detroit's Koffin Kats sing psychobilly road songs.
A brief biography of the Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56.
Girl in a Coma Punk Music. Page 6.
On Guilty Pleasures, crunkcore band brokeNCYDE proves that the worst band in the world can actually get worse.
On The Story So Far, UK hardcore outfit TRC mashes thrash, hardcore and hip hop into a mass that bleeds credibility and aggression.
On the 10th Anniversary of I Get Wet, Andrew WK returns with a deluxe edition loaded with unreleased material. It's worth buying, unless you got it the first time around.
A profile of the nonprofit. all-ages punk venue at 924 Gilman Street.
Children's Author Brad Snyder on why we need kid's books about punk rock.
This is an interview with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. In it, he talks about touring, and the influence behind the Gypsy Punk Revolution.
Tips and insights for punk rock parents.
This is an example of a band that's busts it out, pays their dues, and finally sees it pay off. Louisville, KY's Uh Huh Baby Yeah! has been named as the
On The Way We Live Now, The Dead Betties emerge from a several year hiatus with renewed energy and hefty blasts of noisy art punk, as well as a Madonna cover.
Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, July 2013 presents a live Muse concert for anyone whose never been lucky to see it - and those who have.
Take a gander at our list of punk picks from the official lineup for SXSW 2014.
In Punk Rock Dad, Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg discusses what it means to be in a band and responsible for raising three little girls.
99 Songs of a Revolution is Streetlight Manifesto's first foray into a cover album, and it shows why some songs should (and shouldn't) be covered by ska bands.
With the ukulele becoming the newest sound of punk, we talk to Clara of the pUKEs, a punk uke outfit that's paving the way.
Hardcore veterans (hed)p.e. return with their seventh, and most political album yet — the driving 'New World Orphans'.
A definition and description of the Farfisa organ
On Everybody Loves Sausages, Melvins step out with a compilation of cover tunes. Page 4.
On Heartbreaks & Shadows, Deal's Gone Bad continues with the classic mix of ska, rocksteady, skinhead reggae and soul of their last record. So why don't I love it?
Frenzal Rhomb frontman has tapeworm removed from brain.
For those of you who felt that the lineup for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour wasn't loaded up bands screaming their little hearts out, the dates and headliner for
For a limited time, Against Me!'s True Trans acoustic EP is available for free download through the band's official site. You can download it here.
The Vacancies' frontman Billy Crooked discusses the band, working with Joan Jett, and where he got his nickname.
Fishbone's unique blending of ska, punk, reggae, funk and metal has long made them one of America's most innovative and exciting punk bands. The band's first recording of new material in six years is easily one of the best albums you'll hear this year.
Essential old schoolers D.I. are back, and they still have something to say
A name created by Amanda Palmer to describe the Dresden Dolls, punk cabaret has gone on to encompass a sound that's as much about performance as music.