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As the 2013 Vans Warped Tour draws closer, we'll keep an eye on the lineup, including all the rumors, speculations and official announcements.
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.
A listing of the lineup of bands appearing on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour as it's announced.
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.
All the cities and dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
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.
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. There's a definite list of essentials you'll want to take with you in order to have the most fun.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound.
If you really want to know about punk, you need to know the fundamentals. This list of 20 is a good place to start.
In the annals of punk history, there have been events, and then there have been EVENTS. Here's a brief timeline outlining some of the most important events - the kind that would shape the face of music.
Punk rock and politics have never been strangers. Here are the names in political punk rock that you should know.
A listing of the complete lineup for the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, updated throughout the year.
Nobody goes to a concert expecting tragedy, but over the years, deaths have happened at concerts. Here are some of the worst.
A listing of the 20 best punk albums of the past decade, spanning 2000-2009
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.
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.
A profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
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.
A brief description of hardcore punk, and the beginnings of the hardcore punk scene.
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
A listing of the lineup for the 2009 Vans Warped Tour as its released, with the dates the bands will be playing.
With two separate Black Flag reunions this summer, we look for the real Black Flag.
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.
A cease and desist action against Greensboro's Future Ghosts could be devastating for the band - and for independent music.
Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been bringing punk rock and extreme sports to a parking lot near you.
Here's a list of albums for your punk friends who have little ones at home.
The Rock-It Portable Vibration Speaker System is a fun little gadget, provided you don't expect too much from it.
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.
A definition of gutter punks, with a look at their history.
Chicago Riot Fest 2011 Lineup
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
Here's a list of great gift ideas for anyone on your list who's into punk rock, and also a great list of ideas of things to ask for.
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
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.
On Covers Volume 1, Bayside brings forth a collection of unlikely influences.
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 listing of the lineup for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour as its released.
You probably won't ever hear Danzig with the Misfits again, so 'Manmade Monsters' by Plan 9 might be the next best thing.
On Guilty Pleasures, crunkcore band brokeNCYDE proves that the worst band in the world can actually get worse.
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
While the Sex Pistols and the Clash were defining British punk, the Ramones were creating the American punk sound in two-minutes bursts.
A listing of the punk albums that were ahead of the rest for 2010.
With My Mother Wears Combat Boots, Citizen Fish's Jessica Mills has truly created a parenting guide for the rest of us.
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.
A metalcore band from Michigan, the Black Dahlia Murder will be supplying some dark, heavy sounds on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
The man behind the Warped Tour takes a few minutes out of his never ending business to chat.
Riot Fest was founded in 2005, when festival creator Mike Riot simply thought it would be a good idea to create a Chicago punk festival that brought some of his favorite bands to town for a weekend-long show. In subsequent years, it has become one of the nation's biggest punk weekends.
From ska to street to hardcore, 2012 saw some great punk albums. Here are our favorites.
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
Bloodnstuff's sound can only be described as big, but when you find out they're a duo, it just gets bigger...
All the dates for the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, with lineups as they're announced.
2009 was a good year for hardcore, street and punk in general. Here's a list of the best punk albums of 2009.
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.
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.
If you're getting ready to celebrate the holidays, here are 10 songs to make the season bright.
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.
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.
Girl in a Coma
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.
On Let Me Go, Crazy & The Brains create a strange world of xylophone-fueled punk.
Queercore gave a voice to gender- and sexuality-based punk politics before there was a riot grrrl movement.
This is an interview with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. In it, he talks about touring, and the influence behind the Gypsy Punk Revolution.
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.
A Listing the bands that will be at every date of the 2010 Vans Warped Tour.
Formed: London, 1976 Original Lineup: Joe Strummer - guitar, vocals Mick Jones - guitar, vocals Paul
Travis Barker and Yelawolf are Psycho White, one of the more exciting acts on Warped this year.
Motown's music is much more than just Motown Music. Check out this sample of the punk bands in Detroit.
All the dates for the 2011 Vans Warped Tour, with links to lineups.
Intense, energetic and fiercely political, Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag works to be a radical political voice for American punk rock.
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.
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
For almost 30 years, Charged GBH has been creating and defining the street punk sound. Perfume and Piss shows that GBH is still going.
As it gets bigger and bigger, Riot Fest gets better and better.
What happens when Dante's Inferno gets moonshine spilled all over it, and is then set on fire? Hee Haw Hell, the latest from Dash Rip Rock.
One of the founders of political American hardcore, the Dead Kennedys went after Reagan-era economics and commercialism with a vengeance.
Following in the footsteps of the Pogues, the Dropkick Murphys take traditional Irish music and mix it up with punk, Oi! and hardcore.
A profile of the nonprofit. all-ages punk venue at 924 Gilman Street.
While still firmly attached to the hippie movement, the MC5 launched an assault on music that paved the way for punk rock.
Green Day would never have existed without the Buzzcocks. The invented the pop punk sound that many of today's popular punk bands utilize.
A listing of the complete lineup for the 2008 Vans Warped Tour, with the dates the bands will be playing.
A listing of links to the tour dates of punk bands currently on tour.
Playing a mix of dubstep and hip hop, the Texas DJ calls his music crunkstep.
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.
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
A brief bio of Architects (UK), a metalcore band on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour
2008 was a good year for hardcore, street and punk in general. Here's a list of the best punk albums of 2008.
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
With Gravel & Wine, New Zealand's Gin Wigmore opens us up to a surprisingly big sound with roots in the American South.
Crunkcore is the merging of screamo and hip hop. It's also the worst music ever.
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.
Enter Shikari guitarist Rory Clewlow on the band's influences and sound.
On Knife Man, Andrew Jackson Jihad presents the problems with no solutions. And that's OK.
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.
An offshoot of Taste of Chaos, which was in itself an offshoot of the Vans Warped Tour, the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival leans more toward the hard rocking side of things.
Always a favorite on the Warped Stages, Reel Big Fish give it another go.
Professional skateboarder Mike Vallely discusses touring, his new band and the way skateboarding and punk rock go together.
2007 was a great year for punk rock. It may have turned 30, but it doesn't seem to be slowing down.
A profile and biography of Blood or Whiskey, the Celtic Irish punk band from Leixlip, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
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 list of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees may be the punkest year for the hall yet, and here's why.
The schedule for the 2009 Vans Warped Tour
Their seventh album, Candy Coated Fury offers up the same things Reel Big Fish started out doing. Which means it's good.
On Punk Goes Pop 4, the band choices are all pop, no punk.
The latest from Chicago hardcore rockers is a dark, vaguely political look at what's going on in the world around us.
A definition of Celtic Punk, and a listing of some Celtic Punk Bands.
Enter Shikari, one of the most exciting bands running right now, merges hardcore, elcetronica and dubstep on A Flash Flood Of Colour.
No only was X, an influential band in U.S. punk, X is also considered to be an all-around influential band for music in general.
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.
Punk rock made headlines worldwide in 2012. Here are the top stories.
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
Here is the lineup for the 2011 Vans Warped Tour date in Dallas.
2011 was a good year for punk rock. Here are my favorites.
Mighty Mongo is the latest in a proud tradition of Warped Tour party bands.
A gallery of never before released photos of Ari Up from the Slits, taken in Detroit during their 2006 tour.
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
Before American Idiot, Schlong took on Broadway with Punk Side Story.
The lineup for the first-ever Riot Fest East 2011 in Philadelphia
Reel Big Fish's latest is a three-disc set that works as both a greatest hits compilation and an excellent live album.
With Buried Behind The Barn, Slim Cessna's Auto Club have collected unreleased version of classic Cessna songs.
A list of the lineup for Warped Tour 2009 in Portland, Oregon, on August 17, 2009.
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.
Smart songwriting, emotional lyrics and great hooks helped make the Descendents one of the most influential melodic pop punk bands of all time.
On No Room For Rockstars, filmmakers traveled with the 2010 Vans Warped Tour, focusing on four bands to tell the story of the long-running festival.
A compilations of punk covers from the '70s, We Do 'Em Are Way is anything but significant.
The Kings of Nuthin' add saxophones and piano to street punk to create a bizarre but fun blend of punk and swing.
The band follows a formula, but Me First and the Gimme Gimmes prove on their latest, Sing in Japanese, that the formula still works.
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.
Kirk Hammett of Metallica discusses the making of Guitar Hero Metallica.
In its biggest year ever, the 2012 Riot Fest includes Iggy and the Stooges, Elvis Costello and more.
If it's anything you care about at all, here are the few punk rock nominees worth mentioning on the list of nominees for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.
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.
With gas prices rising again, here are some ideas to make sure punk bands are still able to tour. Keep your scene DIY by letting a band crash at your house.
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.
2010 is already shaping up to be a good year fro punk rock. Here are the albums we're looking forward to hearing.
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.
Hardcore veterans (hed)p.e. return with their seventh, and most political album yet — the driving 'New World Orphans'.
Evidently, you should do your homework before going to a show in Wales, as one showgoer found when he was denied entrance because the couldn't repeat Vaccines trivia.
Misfits frontman Jerry Only talks about where the band is at currently, and what's in store for the Misfits legacy.
On Skeleton Crew Records (owned by Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance), New Tomorrow is bringing back old school hardcore. On 'We're Counting On The Youth,' New Tomorrows hardcore sound is a blast from the past that smells like fresh air.
Tomas Moniz on Rad Dad, and bridging the gap between parenting and politics.
Girl In A Coma wsg Toxic Shock Syndrome
Got a new baby entering your scene? Here's a list of gift ideas for the punk rock parents.
The dynamic duo responsible for inventing the punk cabaret are back, but they've mixed it up a bit.
On Stay Together Volume 5, an Indonesian hardcore punk compilation, tenzenmen records presents a scene that gets little exposure.