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Punk Music: Most Popular Articles

These articles are the most popular over the last month.
A Beginner's Guide to the History of Punk
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.
Here Are the 6 Celtic Punk Bands You Should Know
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.
Punk's 20 Most Influential Albums
If you really want to know about punk, you need to know the fundamentals. This list of 20 is a good place to start.
The Bands on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour
As the 2013 Vans Warped Tour draws closer, we'll keep an eye on the lineup, including all the rumors, speculations and official announcements.
The 10 Best Love Songs for That Special Punk in...
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.
Beginning at the Beginning: A Timeline of Punk...
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.
10 Best Hardcore Punk Albums of All Time
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
The Subgenres of Punk Rock
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound.
10 Political Punk Rock Bands You Should Know
Punk rock and politics have never been strangers. Here are the names in political punk rock that you should know.
A Timeline of Punk History (Continued)
In the late '80s, punk rock would really begin to be shaping itself into the scene we know today. Page 2.
Best Punk Albums and Artists For Kids
Here's a list of albums for your punk friends who have little ones at home.
Top 10 Punk Rock Albums With A Touch of Horror
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.
More Punk Subgenres
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound. Page 2.
What is hardcore music?
A brief description of hardcore punk, and the beginnings of the hardcore punk scene.
A Definition of the Straight Edge Movement
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.
Punk Rock Holiday Songs
If you're getting ready to celebrate the holidays, here are 10 punk Christmas and Chanukah songs to make the season bright.
Top 10 Punk Rock Gift Ideas 2013
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.
A Profile Of The Vans Warped Tour
Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been bringing punk rock and extreme sports to a parking lot near you.
10 Songs From Detroit's Punk Scene
Motown's music is much more than just Motown Music. Check out this sample of the punk bands in Detroit.
Dropkick Murphys Profile - A Brief Bio of the...
Following in the footsteps of the Pogues, the Dropkick Murphys take traditional Irish music and mix it up with punk, Oi! and hardcore.
Post-hardcore and screamo - what are they?
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
Riot Grrrl
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
30 Bands Joining Van's Warped Tour Lineup in 2014
The full lineup of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup as its revealed, along with rumors and speculation.
The Gutter Punk or Crust Punk Movement
A definition of gutter punks, with a look at their history.
Going Uke Punk
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
An Interview With Tim McIlrath of Rise Against...
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. Page 2.
Should you get band tattoo? Probably not.
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.
Mix Tape Tuesday, Volume 4: L.A.'s Punk Pioneers
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.
Friends Stand United - What is FSU?
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.
Siouxsie and the Banshees, Goth Punk Pioneers
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.
Rise Against Profile
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
Pop Music? It's All Formualic
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
Pogues Profile - A Brief Biography of the Pogues
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.
The 2015 Vans Warped Tour Lineup
Who will be on the 2015 Warped Tour? We have the lineup!
Everything Went Black - A Profile of Black Flag
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.
The Worst Tragedies at Live Concerts and...
Nobody goes to a concert expecting tragedy, but over the years, deaths have happened at concerts. Here are some of the worst.
Top 5 Essential Books on Punk History
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.
Punk Rock Concept Albums
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.
10 Essential Items You Should Take to Warped Tour
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.
Flogging Molly Profile - A Brief Biography of...
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
The Sex Pistols, Creators of the Punk Rock Image
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.
Review: My Mother Wears Combat Boots - Jessica...
With My Mother Wears Combat Boots, Citizen Fish's Jessica Mills has truly created a parenting guide for the rest of us.
A Green Day Bio
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.
Best Punk Rock Movies
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.
Review - La Melancolia de Don Quixote - Puta...
On Puta Indiferencia, Panamanian punks La Melancolía de Don Quixote prove that hardcore isn't restricted by the boundaries of language.
An Interview With Sean Foreman of 3OH!3 (Cont.)
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.
Why Elsa is Disney's First Punk Princess
In Disney's Frozen, the studio has created yet another first - Elsa, their first punk princess, in spirit if not sound.
An Interview with Rory Clewlow of Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari guitarist Rory Clewlow on the band's influences and sound.
Blood or Whiskey Profile - A Biography of Blood...
A profile and biography of Blood or Whiskey, the Celtic Irish punk band from Leixlip, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
Dead Kennedys Profile - A Biography of the Dead...
One of the founders of political American hardcore, the Dead Kennedys went after Reagan-era economics and commercialism with a vengeance.
The Runaways
A profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
Review - Jim Lindberg - Punk Rock Dad
In Punk Rock Dad, Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg discusses what it means to be in a band and responsible for raising three little girls.
Kalliope Jones - The Schoolgirls with Class
Meet Kalliope Jones, the band that responded to sexist remarks from a battle of the bands judge with style and grace, despite their being kids.
Review: Plan 9 - 'Manmade Monster'
You probably won't ever hear Danzig with the Misfits again, so 'Manmade Monsters' by Plan 9 might be the next best thing.
Kick Out The Jams - A biography of the Motor...
While still firmly attached to the hippie movement, the MC5 launched an assault on music that paved the way for punk rock.
Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man
On Knife Man, Andrew Jackson Jihad presents the problems with no solutions. And that's OK.
Bloodnstuff - Bloodnstuff
Bloodnstuff's sound can only be described as big, but when you find out they're a duo, it just gets bigger...
The Clash - The Only Band That Ever Mattered
Formed: London, 1976 Original Lineup: Joe Strummer - guitar, vocals Mick Jones - guitar, vocals Paul
Review: The Dropkick Murphys - Going Out In Style
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.
The Ramones
While the Sex Pistols and the Clash were defining British punk, the Ramones were creating the American punk sound in two-minutes bursts.
Rancid - Let The Dominoes Fall
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
The Harley Flanagan Case
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
Classic Punk Rock Video Clips on YouTube
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.
Death - Spiritual Mental Physical
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.
Review: Psychostick - Revenge of the Vengeance
Psychostick, the band that has systematically returned humor to thrash, continues their reign of humor with their fourth album Revenge of the Vengeance.
Review: Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life As A Ramone
In Punk Rock Blitzkrieg: My Life as a Ramone, Marky Ramone takes us on a trip through the rise and demise of the influential band.
The Stooges
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
Reel Big Fish
Always a favorite on the Warped Stages, Reel Big Fish give it another go.
Dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour
All the cities and dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
Cro-Mags Founder Harley Flanagan Charged with...
Founding Cro-Mags member Harley Flanagan faces charges after a violent incident at a show where current members of the band suffered knife wounds.
An interview with punk rock chef Jamie...
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
Review: Trc - the Story so Far
On The Story So Far, UK hardcore outfit TRC mashes thrash, hardcore and hip hop into a mass that bleeds credibility and aggression.
Mix Tape Tuesday, Volume 5: Essential Sounds...
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.
Flatfoot 56 Profile - A Brief Biography of...
A brief biography of the Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56.
The Members of both Black Flags
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
Two Weeks of Celtic Punk Rock
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
Anti-Flag Profile
Intense, energetic and fiercely political, Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag works to be a radical political voice for American punk rock.
Review - Dropkick Murphys - Signed And Sealed...
On Signed And Sealed In Blood, the Dropkick Murphys step away from the ambition of their previous concept album to create a Celtic punk record that's all about good songs.
Queercore gave a voice to gender- and sexuality-based punk politics before there was a riot grrrl movement.
The Best Punk Records of 2014
Here are the records that rocked the punk scene in 2014.
Review - Sideshow Tragedy - Capital
A gritty combination of punk energy and dirty blues, Austin's Sideshow Tragedy paint a bleak but powerful picture on their latest release, Capital.
The Buzzcocks, Founders of Pop Punk
Green Day would never have existed without the Buzzcocks. The invented the pop punk sound that many of today's popular punk bands utilize.
Review: The Grannies - Ballsier
On Ballsier, Bay-Area crossdressing rockers the Grannies step past the schtick and into the rock.
Review: Death - N.E.W.
On N.E.W., Detroit's Death brings out some new material that sounds like a record from the punk history we never knew.
If You Like The Ramones...
By Chrome Cranks frontman Peter Aaron, If You Like the Ramones is a a solid resource for music fans as well as Ramones fans.
An Interview With JD Wilkes of Th' Legendary...
JD Wilkes of Th' Legendary Shack*Shakers discusses touring Europe, his musical roots, and despite what you may hear, how his music is not evil. Page 2.
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts - Sinner

Whether you consider her the godmother of punk, the first riot grrl, or simply a great rock and roll musician, the simple fact is that Joan Jett's latest album is solid, fun rock and roll.

The Tossers with The Mighty Stef
Photo Gallery - The Tossers with The Mighty Stef, March 11, 2009, The Crofoot, Pontiac
Gift Ideas For Punk Rock Parents
Got a new baby entering your scene? Here's a list of gift ideas for the punk rock parents.
Review: Dead Men Walking - Easy Piracy
While Supergroup may be a loaded term, Dead Men Walking qualify for the name, and Easy Piracy is proof of that.
Berserker 2015 - Lineup and free sampler download
Now in its second year, Detroit's Berserker Fest is once again shaping up to be one of the Motor City's heaviest exports.
Punk Rock Parenting
Tips and insights for punk rock parents.
An Interview With Lin Young of Bands Stay Free
Lin Young of Bands Stay Free explains how her organization helps keep live music alive by getting you to sleep with the band.
The Misfits Jerry Only on the new Misfits legacy
Misfits frontman Jerry Only talks about where the band is at currently, and what's in store for the Misfits legacy.
Reel Big Fish - Our Live Album Is Better Than...
Reel Big Fish's latest is a three-disc set that works as both a greatest hits compilation and an excellent live album.
Marc Jacobs may not be guilty of racism, but...
The latest T-shirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs may not prove the designer is guilty of racism, but theft may be another story...
SXSW 2014 - The Punk Bands To Watch
Take a gander at our list of punk picks from the official lineup for SXSW 2014.
Sleeping with the Band
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.
Punk CD, Record and DVD Release Dates
A list of release dates for upcoming punk rock new releases.
An interview with Brad Snyder of Need To Know...
Children's Author Brad Snyder on why we need kid's books about punk rock.
The Vacancies - A Beat Missing Or A Silence Added
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.
Nobody Likes You: Inside the Turbulent Life,...
Mark Spitz has created a book on the band that is in-depth and interesting, with minimal amounts of the fluff that would appeal to Green Day's teenage fans. In doing so, he has created a book that will appeal to many fans of punk in general, even those who don't like what the band has become today.
An Interview with Kevin Lyman of the Warped Tour
The man behind the Warped Tour takes a few minutes out of his never ending business to chat.
Interview: Paul Raven Of Ministry
Although he's currently with Ministry, Raven's been everywhere. This interview is more a collection of recollections than anything.
Vaselines - Enter the Vaselines
A lesser-known, yet influential punk band, Glasgow's the Vaselines have a new release of old material on Enter the Vaselines.
Dropkick Murphys donate \$25,000 to fund for...
Following tragic events when a pedestrian was struck by the Dropkick Murphys tour bus, the band donates $25,000 to victim's fund.
The Misfits - Devils Rain
The current lineup of the Misfits has actually been around longer than the original, but their latest release Devil's Rain holds true to the form of both versions of the band.
Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
This Addiction by Alkaline Trio heralds the group's return to their punk roots, and their new home at Epitaph Records.
Review: Adolsecents/Svetlanas - Hot War
The Adolescents and Svetalanas face off to fight the Cold War, and everybody wins.
An Interview with Mike Vallely
Professional skateboarder Mike Vallely discusses touring, his new band and the way skateboarding and punk rock go together.
Flogging Molly Green 17 Tour Photos
Photos from Flogging Molly's 2010 Set in their Annual Green 17 Tour
The Rebirth of the Mix Tape
With the demise of the audio cassette came the demise of the mix tape. Here's how to take it back.
Punks and Caddies...
There is a longtime love affair between punks and classic Caddies. Here are the biggest fans.
Against Me! (Opening for Dropkick Murphys)
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
The Sultans Of Slander - A NOFX Biography
Blatantly political, blatantly sarcastic, blatantly punk rock... that's NOFX.
Various Artists - We Do 'Em Our Way
A compilations of punk covers from the '70s, We Do 'Em Are Way is anything but significant.
An Interview With Cyrus Bolooki of New Found...
New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki discusses the new album, touring and... Lionel Richie?
An Interview With Sean Foreman of 3OH!3
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.
The Punk Highlights of SXSW 2014
There is a certain sound that could have only have been born in the American south. OK, well I guess
Paramore Profile - A Biography of Paramore
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
Celtic Punk
A definition of Celtic Punk, and a listing of some Celtic Punk Bands.
The Tossers Profile - A Brief Biography of the...
A Celtic punk band, the Tossers are known for scathing political rants wrapped in punk rock, as well as for more traditional Irish drinking tunes, accompanied by mandolin, fiddle, tin whistle and banjo
Indonesian Punks Arrested and Sent to...
In the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh, 60 young punks have been arrested and sent to rehabilitation camps.
The New Enemy - Darkness, She Was The Universe
With Darkness, She Was The Universe, Toronto's The New Enemy continues to produce incredible old school hardcore.
Review - Andrew WK - I Get Wet 10th Anniversary...
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.
Dropkick Murphys - 'Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA'
The second live album from the Dropkick Murphys, Live on Lansdowne, Boston MA captures the energy of the Dropkick Murphys' legendary St. Patrick's Day performances in Boston.
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
Review - Lucero: Live From Atlanta
A massive undertaking, Lucero: Live From Atlanta clocks in at over two hours, and owns every minute of it.
Review: The Vaselines - Sex With An X
The first album from The Vaselines in 20 years was well worth the wait.
Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium, July 2013
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.
The Revolution on Uke
Is the ukulele the voice of the next punk generation?
A Review of Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the...
A Review of Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans by Iggy and the Stooges
Less Than Jake Live
Less Than Jake is another Warped Tour band of veterans. I've seen them here more times than I can remember,
Ciaran Dwyer
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock. Page 21.
The Short Sad Story of Pragaash
An all-girl band that just wants to make music finds themselves targeted by religious leaders.
Anti-Flag Live
I knew Anti-Flag's set was going to be politically-charged. What I didn't expect was how much energy they would display in the heat, or how much they could get the crowd going.They are one of the closest things that the punk scene has to the great protest singers of the Vietnam era, and if anyone can get the kids politically active, it will be these guys, high kicks and all. . Page 10.
Awesome Color - Awesome Color
Hiling from the land of Iggy Pop and The MC5, Awesome Color are definitely influenced by them. Their album is a dirty, decadent tribute the big rock sounds of the bands that helpred create American punk.
Review: Various Artists - Whatever Nevermind
On Whatever Nevermind, Robotic Empire Records serves up a range of covers that ultimately serve as an essential tribute to a seminal record.
Social Distortion - Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes
On Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, Social Distortion comes to Epitaph Records with a mature, yet still genre defying sound.
An Interview with Brody Dalle of the Distillers...
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.
Meat Grinder - A Definition
Meat Grinder - A Definition. Punk Music.
The Fix - At The Speed Of Twisted Thought
For 22 months in the early '80s, The Fix was doling out hardcore aggression on the Midwest scene. They're long gone now, but this is their legacy.
Review: Rise Against - 'Appeal To Reason'
Following 2006’s widely successful release, 'The Sufferer & The Witness', Rise Against has released 'Appeal To Reason', a record that proves the band is not content to rest on the laurels of the sound and following they’ve developed.
Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood Of Colour
Enter Shikari, one of the most exciting bands running right now, merges hardcore, elcetronica and dubstep on A Flash Flood Of Colour.
The Eat - "It's Not The Eat, It's The Humidity"
Little-known outside of Florida, The Eat were dangerously close to disappearing, until Alternative Tentacles brought them back from the archives.
Shonen Knife - Osaka Ramones
Shonen Knife celebrates 30 years with a tribute to the Ramones.
Review: Crazy & The Brains - Let Me Go
On Let Me Go, Crazy & The Brains create a strange world of xylophone-fueled punk.
One Frome the Vaults: Schlong - Punk Side Story
Before American Idiot, Schlong took on Broadway with Punk Side Story.
Punk: The Whole Story
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.
Tony Sly - '12 Song Program'
On 12 Song Program, No Use For A Name vocalist Tony Sly channels the Beatles and Bob Dylan to give a glimpse we rarely see when he sings for NUFAN.

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