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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.
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.
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.
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 really want to know about punk, you need to know the fundamentals. This list of 20 is a good place to start.
Who will be on the 2015 Warped Tour? We have the lineup!
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.
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
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.
Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been bringing punk rock and extreme sports to a parking lot near you.
The full lineup of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup as its revealed, along with rumors and speculation.
Punk rock and politics have never been strangers. Here are the names in political punk rock that you should know.
In Disney's Frozen, the studio has created yet another first - Elsa, their first punk princess, in spirit if not sound.
In the late '80s, punk rock would really begin to be shaping itself into the scene we know today. Page 2.
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.
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 brief description of hardcore punk, and the beginnings of the hardcore punk scene.
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.
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.
Motown's music is much more than just Motown Music. Check out this sample of the punk bands in Detroit.
Nobody goes to a concert expecting tragedy, but over the years, deaths have happened at concerts. Here are some of the worst.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound. Page 2.
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
A profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
A definition of gutter punks, with a look at their history.
Arguably the first all-girl punk band, The Slits started simply because they thought they should, and music was probably never the same.
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.
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.
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 in the footsteps of the Pogues, the Dropkick Murphys take traditional Irish music and mix it up with punk, Oi! and hardcore.
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.
With My Mother Wears Combat Boots, Citizen Fish's Jessica Mills has truly created a parenting guide for the rest of us.
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.
All the cities and dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
A profile and biography of Blood or Whiskey, the Celtic Irish punk band from Leixlip, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
On Whatever Nevermind, Robotic Empire Records serves up a range of covers that ultimately serve as an essential tribute to a seminal record.
Children's Author Brad Snyder on why we need kid's books about punk rock.
The dates for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki discusses the new album, touring and... Lionel Richie?
While Supergroup may be a loaded term, Dead Men Walking qualify for the name, and Easy Piracy is proof of that.
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.
While the Sex Pistols and the Clash were defining British punk, the Ramones were creating the American punk sound in two-minutes bursts.
There is a longtime love affair between punks and classic Caddies. Here are the biggest fans.
Enter Shikari guitarist Rory Clewlow on the band's influences and sound.
By Chrome Cranks frontman Peter Aaron, If You Like the Ramones is a a solid resource for music fans as well as Ramones fans.
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.
Reel Big Fish's latest is a three-disc set that works as both a greatest hits compilation and an excellent live album.
You probably won't ever hear Danzig with the Misfits again, so 'Manmade Monsters' by Plan 9 might be the next best thing.
The man behind the Warped Tour takes a few minutes out of his never ending business to chat.
A history and profile of Epitaph Records, the home of Bad Religion, Rancid, The Offspring, NOFX, Pennywise and the Bouncing Souls.
Following tragic events when a pedestrian was struck by the Dropkick Murphys tour bus, the band donates $25,000 to victim's fund.
Green Day would never have existed without the Buzzcocks. The invented the pop punk sound that many of today's popular punk bands utilize.
There is a certain sound that could have only have been born in the American south. OK, well I guess
One of the founders of political American hardcore, the Dead Kennedys went after Reagan-era economics and commercialism with a vengeance.
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 listing of links to the tour dates of punk bands currently on tour.
A brief biography of the Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56.
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.
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
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.
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
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.
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
Frenzal Rhomb frontman has tapeworm removed from brain.
On Knife Man, Andrew Jackson Jihad presents the problems with no solutions. And that's OK.
Got a new baby entering your scene? Here's a list of gift ideas for the punk rock parents.
Former Skankin' Pickle frontman and Asian Man Records founder Mike Park has an album of children's music that you won't hate.
With Gravel & Wine, New Zealand's Gin Wigmore opens us up to a surprisingly big sound with roots in the American South.
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.
On the Zombie EP, The Devil Wears Prada have figured out how to make their sound work.
Get The Hell is unapologetically rocking - the perfect proof that Supersuckers are the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
A definition of Celtic Punk, and a listing of some Celtic Punk Bands.
From the same scene that brought you the Ducky Boys and Dropkick Murphys, Witches With Dicks serve up a hefty helping of Boston blue-collar street punk.
Formed: London, 1976 Original Lineup: Joe Strummer - guitar, vocals Mick Jones - guitar, vocals Paul
With the discovery of Sex Pistols graffiti, one must wonder if it's culturally significant,
With Darkness, She Was The Universe, Toronto's The New Enemy continues to produce incredible old school hardcore.
On Ballsier, Bay-Area crossdressing rockers the Grannies step past the schtick and into the rock.
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
The Vacancies' frontman Billy Crooked discusses the band, working with Joan Jett, and where he got his nickname.
Now in its second year, Detroit's Berserker Fest is once again shaping up to be one of the Motor City's heaviest exports.
A phrase coined by Gogol Bordello frontman Eugene Hutz, Gypsy punk has been expanded to include a blend of punk and world music.
Here are the records that rocked the punk scene in 2014.
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.
TRC mesh hardcore aggression with gritty hip hop on their full-length release Nation. It's an eye-opening game changer.
TRC has once again made my best of list with Nation, a gritty combo of hardcore and hip hop.
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.
The band members of '90s ska group Save Ferris sue former singer over the definition of a reunion show.
Former L7 frontwoman Donita Sparks is back with her solo debut, proving she's the '90s bad girl that won't - and shouldn't - call it quits.
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.
Less Than Jake is another Warped Tour band of veterans. I've seen them here more times than I can remember,
Todd Wolenski of Baldy Longhair Records explains why he thinks tapes are making a combeack
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
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.
On Theatre is Evil, Amanda Palmer transcends her role as a punk cabaret singer, becoming a rock and roll frontwoman.
A definition of circle pit. Punk Music.
Although he's currently with Ministry, Raven's been everywhere. This interview is more a collection of recollections than anything.
While they are made up of half of Be Your Own Pet, Turbo Fruits is nothing like them, other than the fact that they also rock.
A profile and discography of The Vandals, a punk rock band that has been largely successful despite never having signed to a major label.
Lisa Fancher of Frontier Records talks about 30 years of Frontier Records, and how she became a punk pioneer.
In Punk Rock Dad, Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg discusses what it means to be in a band and responsible for raising three little girls.
Donald Spence of Versus the World talks about the new album and why it's taken seven years to produce.
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
A definition and description of the Farfisa organ
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.
Photos from Flogging Molly's 2010 Set in their Annual Green 17 Tour
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.
Gogol Bordello's latest release is a swirling Eastern European dance party, complete with fiddle, accordion, and the nice addition of electric guitars.
On N.E.W., Detroit's Death brings out some new material that sounds like a record from the punk history we never knew.
On The Story So Far, UK hardcore outfit TRC mashes thrash, hardcore and hip hop into a mass that bleeds credibility and aggression.
Brats On The Beat is a collection of kid-friendly versions of Ramones songs. Performed by real punk musicians, this should be an essential album in any parent's collection.
The Meanest of Times finds the Dropkick Murphys on top of their musical game. So why don't I like it?
The Applicators play a brand of punk rock that is straight out of the mid-80s. This is definitely an album you could file under guilty pleasures, but you don't need to feel guilty for simply loving it either.
On their self-titled LP, Orlando's Caffiends hammer out a fast-paced selection of '90s pop punk that sounds easily like it's from the records roster of the era.
A gallery of never before released photos of Ari Up from the Slits, taken in Detroit during their 2006 tour. Page 5.
An Interview with Danny Duncan of We The Kings
On Rotterdam Spunk, we're looking at an old compilation to scene I never knew about.
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.
Photo Gallery - The Tossers with The Mighty Stef, March 11, 2009, The Crofoot, Pontiac. Page 9.
Vendor's Site Literary references by punk and metal bands are nothing new, but Bloodhag take it one step
Banner Pilot is the latest addition to the Fat Wreck Chords roster with the release of their album Collapser, and they’re a band that conjures up elements of Jawbreaker, Alkaline Trio, blink182 and The Lawrence Arms at times. Unfortunately, none of it’s very memorable.
The Longest EP from NOFX compiles classic EPs from NOFX, many on CD for the first time.
After a long hiatus, I Am The Avalanche emerges stronger than ever before.
The full-length debut from Set Your Goals, Mutiny! is a solid collection of songs combining old school pop punk and hardcore.
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Fishbone bassist Norwood Fisher talks about the bands current lineup, Annette Funicello, and where he hopes to be in 30 years.
Kirk Hammett of Metallica discusses the making of Guitar Hero Metallica.
Bouncing Souls frontman teams up with Shanti Wintergate to create I Went for a Walk, a kids book about a journey that was a journey in itself.
As a generation of punks grew up with Sesame Street, many of them are making their way back.
Shaun of tenzenmen discusses his label and his latest comp to help the punks in Indonesia.
Lin Young of Bands Stay Free explains how her organization helps keep live music alive by getting you to sleep with the band.
The Buzzcocks are taking their legendary sound on the road, and proving that they sound as good as they always have.
Against Me! live at the 2008 Vans Warped Tour. Page 6.