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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.
A brief description of hardcore punk, and the beginnings of the hardcore punk scene.
If you really want to know about punk, you need to know the fundamentals. This list of 20 is a good place to start.
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.
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.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound.
Here's a list of albums for your punk friends who have little ones at home.
The full lineup of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup as its revealed, along with rumors and speculation.
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
Who will be on the 2015 Warped Tour? We have the lineup!
Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been bringing punk rock and extreme sports to a parking lot near you.
Punk rock and politics have never been strangers. Here are the names in political punk rock that you should know.
In the late '80s, punk rock would really begin to be shaping itself into the scene we know today. Page 2.
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 gutter punks, with a look at their history.
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
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.
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.
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.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound. Page 2.
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.
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.
A profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
On N.E.W., Detroit's Death brings out some new material that sounds like a record from the punk history we never knew.
Motown's music is much more than just Motown Music. Check out this sample of the punk bands in Detroit.
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
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.
On Puta Indiferencia, Panamanian punks La Melancolía de Don Quixote prove that hardcore isn't restricted by the boundaries of language.
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.
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.
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
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.
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.
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
If you're getting ready to celebrate the holidays, here are 10 punk Christmas and Chanukah songs to make the season bright.
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.
Nobody goes to a concert expecting tragedy, but over the years, deaths have happened at concerts. Here are some of the worst.
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.
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.
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.
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
While still firmly attached to the hippie movement, the MC5 launched an assault on music that paved the way for punk rock.
Enter Shikari guitarist Rory Clewlow on the band's influences and sound.
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
You probably won't ever hear Danzig with the Misfits again, so 'Manmade Monsters' by Plan 9 might be the next best thing.
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.
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.
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
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.
In Disney's Frozen, the studio has created yet another first - Elsa, their first punk princess, in spirit if not sound.
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
All the cities and dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
Queercore gave a voice to gender- and sexuality-based punk politics before there was a riot grrrl movement.
With My Mother Wears Combat Boots, Citizen Fish's Jessica Mills has truly created a parenting guide for the rest of us.
Take a gander at our list of punk picks from the official lineup for SXSW 2014.
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.
Supersucker frontman Eddie Spaghetti on the challenges of remaining the greatest rock and roll band in the world, as well as the new album, Get The Hell.
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.
In Baghdad, punks face further persecution as they are singled out for murder.
Now in its second year, Detroit's Berserker Fest is once again shaping up to be one of the Motor City's heaviest exports.
There is a certain sound that could have only have been born in the American south. OK, well I guess
The latest T-shirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs may not prove the designer is guilty of racism, but theft may be another story...
On Knife Man, Andrew Jackson Jihad presents the problems with no solutions. And that's OK.
While the Sex Pistols and the Clash were defining British punk, the Ramones were creating the American punk sound in two-minutes bursts.
A compilations of punk covers from the '70s, We Do 'Em Are Way is anything but significant.
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
A definition of circle pit. Punk Music.
A massive undertaking, Lucero: Live From Atlanta clocks in at over two hours, and owns every minute of it.
A metalcore band from Michigan, the Black Dahlia Murder will be supplying some dark, heavy sounds on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour.
In Punk Rock Dad, Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg discusses what it means to be in a band and responsible for raising three little girls.
Derek Zanetti of The Homeless Gospel Choir weighs in on the connections between punk rock and classic protest music.
On The Story So Far, UK hardcore outfit TRC mashes thrash, hardcore and hip hop into a mass that bleeds credibility and aggression.
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
MySpace darling Jon Vesely is back with another album, fully-fleshed and lusher than a bucket of... some other things that are lush.
Anti-Flag's latest release is both their most aggressive and they're most musically diverse album to date.
A biography and profile of MxPx. From Bremerton, Washington, MxPx is a solid pop punk band with Christian ideals.
As a generation of punks grew up with Sesame Street, many of them are making their way back.
Amaerican Slang may not be as catchy as the '59 Sound, but it's strong and good.
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.
The dates for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
Arguably the first all-girl punk band, The Slits started simply because they thought they should, and music was probably never the same.
For almost 30 years, Charged GBH has been creating and defining the street punk sound. Perfume and Piss shows that GBH is still going.
A history and profile of Epitaph Records, the home of Bad Religion, Rancid, The Offspring, NOFX, Pennywise and the Bouncing Souls.
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
In the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh, 60 young punks have been arrested and sent to rehabilitation camps.
Gregg Ginn has filed suit against his former Black Flag bandmates, and the real victims will be the fans.
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.
This is an interview with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. In it, he talks about touring, and the influence behind the Gypsy Punk Revolution.
An Interview With Gabi Hun of Sledgeback
On his 2012 release, Mic Check 1234!, Max Tannone takes his mashups to the punks. Read the review and download it for free.
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
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.
Crass spawned Amebix, Amebix spawned crust. This is when they did it.
Barb, the vocalist from I Object, discusses what it means to be DIY, and what it takes to make a DIY tour.
On An Evening With Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman, a talented couple bring out the magic of their live performances.
On it's 20th anniversary, Jawbreakers re-release of Bivouac shows how great emo was at one time.
Frenzal Rhomb frontman has tapeworm removed from brain.
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.
Get The Hell is unapologetically rocking - the perfect proof that Supersuckers are the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
A profile and biography of Blood or Whiskey, the Celtic Irish punk band from Leixlip, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
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.
A gritty combination of punk energy and dirty blues, Austin's Sideshow Tragedy paint a bleak but powerful picture on their latest release, Capital.
A phrase coined by Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz, Gypsy punk has been expanded to include a blend of punk and world music.
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.
For over 20 years Maximumrocknroll has been dedicated to exposing its readers to underground punk rock, and serving as a way to connect people with unknown bands.
The latest from Chicago hardcore rockers is a dark, vaguely political look at what's going on in the world around us.
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.
Punk parent, musician and writer Jessica Mills expands on the ideas from My Mother Wears Combat Boots
Grim Frontman Bob Oedy has The Punk Rock Las Vegas Survival Guide, a guide for navigating the Punk Rock Bowling Festival as well as Vegas in general.
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
The Adolescents and Svetalanas face off to fight the Cold War, and everybody wins.
Also known as streetpunk, Oi! is the punk music of the working class
On the Toxic Waste split, Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust demonstrate why they're the ones to keep thrash alive.
Lin Young of Bands Stay Free explains how her organization helps keep live music alive by getting you to sleep with the band.
A rundown of NOFX frontman Fat Mike's alter ego Cokie the Clown, and a timeline of the events surrounding his now legendary performance at SXSW 2010.
Misfits frontman Jerry Only talks about where the band is at currently, and what's in store for the Misfits legacy.
The Vacancies' frontman Billy Crooked discusses the band, working with Joan Jett, and where he got his nickname. Page 2.
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.
Crunkcore is the merging of screamo and hip hop. It's also the worst music ever.
Alex Kane gives his side of the dissolution of the Marky Ramone's Blitkrieg lineup and his plans for AntiProduct. Page 3.
With Gravel & Wine, New Zealand's Gin Wigmore opens us up to a surprisingly big sound with roots in the American South.
These guys have always been some of the best songwriters around (especially when you're in the mood for bitter, drunken breakup songs, or bitterness in general), and their buzzsaw guitars are distinctive and memorable. Their latest release just confirms it.
Bloodnstuff's sound can only be described as big, but when you find out they're a duo, it just gets bigger...
Is the ukulele the voice of the next punk generation?
Meat Grinder - A Definition. Punk Music.
Lisa Fancher of Frontier Records talks about 30 years of Frontier Records, and how she became a punk pioneer.
While Supergroup may be a loaded term, Dead Men Walking qualify for the name, and Easy Piracy is proof of that.
A side project from a foursome from a bunch of other bands, Young Skin plays serious girl-powered punk.
Less Than Jake is another Warped Tour band of veterans. I've seen them here more times than I can remember,
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.
A review of Gogol Bordello's Detroit Show.
In just 15 minutes, Less Than Jake delivers all their sounds.
Cheetah Chrome was a kid from the projects in Cleveland who made his way to becoming a member of one of the most influential punk bands in the U.S. – the Dead Boys. In Cheetah Chrome: A Dead Boy's Tale From the Front Lines of Punk Rock he documents his career in lurid, sometimes painful detail, and creates a time capsule that captures the heyday of American punk.
The dynamic duo responsible for inventing the punk cabaret are back, but they've mixed it up a bit.
Call it crunkcore if you want, just don't call Brokencyde's I'm Not A Fan But The Kids Like It! good.
Gelnn Danzig is suing Jerry Only over his share of merchandising, Only says its sour grapes.
Four Japanese musicians express their love affair with Devo with a really catchy release.
This is page 2 of an interview with Eugene Hutz of Gogol Bordello. In it, he talks about touring, and the influence behind the Gypsy Punk Revolution.
For the past four years, producer Sarah Babila and director James R. Petix have been creating a documentary on Detroit's garage rock scene on a budget that hovered somewhere between nil and nonexistent. The feature-length doc begins at an exciting time for Detroit's scene, when some names and bands that had long been local staples were suddenly gaining worldwide attention.
In the world of pop punk and hardcore, it’s rare to find a band that just cuts through the clutter of all the mediocre music to become something that’s fun, interesting and worthy of repeated listenings. On Fight With Your Fists, Dallas outfit Kid Liberty do exactly that, but not by doing anything new.