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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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Best Hardcore Punk Albums of All Time
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
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.
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.
Best Punk Albums and Artists For Kids
Here's a list of albums for your punk friends who have little ones at home.
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.
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.
The Gutter Punk or Crust Punk Movement
A definition of gutter punks, with a look at their history.
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.
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.
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.
What is hardcore music?
A brief description of hardcore punk, and the beginnings of the hardcore punk scene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 2015 Vans Warped Tour Lineup
Who will be on the 2015 Warped Tour? We have the lineup!
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.
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.
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.
Going Uke Punk
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
Flogging Molly Profile - A Brief Biography of...
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
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.
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.
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.
Post-hardcore and screamo - what are they?
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Members of both Black Flags
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
Rise Against Profile
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
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.
The Runaways
A profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Riot Grrrl
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
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.
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.
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.
Pop Music? It's All Formualic
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
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.
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.
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.
Rancid - Let The Dominoes Fall
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
Paramore Profile - A Biography of Paramore
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
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 Harley Flanagan Case
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
Review: Hey Y'All, It's The Beaumonts
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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.
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.
Celtic Punk
A definition of Celtic Punk, and a listing of some Celtic Punk Bands.
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.
An interview with punk rock chef Jamie...
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
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.
Flatfoot 56 Profile - A Brief Biography of...
A brief biography of the Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56.
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.
Review: Max Tannone - Mic Check 1234!
On his 2012 release, Mic Check 1234!, Max Tannone takes his mashups to the punks. Read the review and download it for free.
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.
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
The Clash - The Only Band That Ever Mattered
Formed: London, 1976 Original Lineup: Joe Strummer - guitar, vocals Mick Jones - guitar, vocals Paul
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.
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.
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.
Review: The Grannies - Ballsier
On Ballsier, Bay-Area crossdressing rockers the Grannies step past the schtick and into the rock.
Review: The Tossers - Emerald City
With Emerald City, The Tossers give their hometown of Chicago a Celtic Punk tribute.
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.
An Interview with Rory Clewlow of Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari guitarist Rory Clewlow on the band's influences and sound.
Review: Adolsecents/Svetlanas - Hot War
The Adolescents and Svetalanas face off to fight the Cold War, and everybody wins.
The Best Punk Records of 2014
Here are the records that rocked the punk scene in 2014.
The Stooges
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
Flogging Molly Green 17 Tour Photos
Photos from Flogging Molly's 2010 Set in their Annual Green 17 Tour
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.
The Sultans Of Slander - A NOFX Biography
Blatantly political, blatantly sarcastic, blatantly punk rock... that's NOFX.
Punk 365 - Holly George-Warren
Punk 365 is a hefty little volume that does well to document punk through photos.
Flatfoot 56 Live at the Magic Stick, Detroit,...
Flatfoot 56 Live at the Magic Stick, Detroit, October 2, 2008
Fan Denied Access to a Vaccines Show for Not...
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.
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.
Dates for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
The dates for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
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.
Punks and Caddies...
There is a longtime love affair between punks and classic Caddies. Here are the biggest fans.
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.
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.
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.

Bob Mould - District Line
District Line is an album that sums up all of Bob Mould's sounds thus far, and leaves me eager to hear what will come next.
SXSW 2014 - The Punk Bands To Watch
Take a gander at our list of punk picks from the official lineup for SXSW 2014.
An Interview with Billy Jackfish
Former Stretch Marks guitarist turned kids' musician weighs in on his transition from punk rock to punk rock parenting.
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.
Anti-Flag Profile
Intense, energetic and fiercely political, Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag works to be a radical political voice for American punk rock.
Epitaph Records, Bad Religion Goes Good
A history and profile of Epitaph Records, the home of Bad Religion, Rancid, The Offspring, NOFX, Pennywise and the Bouncing Souls.
Secondhand Serenade - A Twist in my Story
MySpace darling Jon Vesely is back with another album, fully-fleshed and lusher than a bucket of... some other things that are lush.
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.
Punk Band Tour Dates
A listing of links to the tour dates of punk bands currently on tour.
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 Todd Wolenski of Baldy...
Todd Wolenski of Baldy Longhair Records explains why he thinks tapes are making a combeack
Review: GBH - 'Perfume and Piss'
For almost 30 years, Charged GBH has been creating and defining the street punk sound. Perfume and Piss shows that GBH is still going.
Reel Big Fish
Always a favorite on the Warped Stages, Reel Big Fish give it another go.
Psychobilly
A blend of rockabilly, punk rock, sci-fi and horror, psychobilly is one of punk's darker sounds, and more theatrical.
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.
The Vandals, Independent Label Superstars
A profile and discography of The Vandals, a punk rock band that has been largely successful despite never having signed to a major label.
The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia
The dynamic duo responsible for inventing the punk cabaret are back, but they've mixed it up a bit.
Streetlight Manifesto - 99 Songs of A Revolution
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.
The Tossers with The Mighty Stef
Photo Gallery - The Tossers with The Mighty Stef, March 11, 2009, The Crofoot, Pontiac
An Interview with Derek Zanetti (The Homeless...
Derek Zanetti of The Homeless Gospel Choir weighs in on the connections between punk rock and classic protest music.
Interview: Mike Hererra of MxPx
Mike Hererra of MxPx and Tumbledown talks about touring, MxPx and Tumbledown.
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.
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.
Roger Miret and the Disasters - My Riot
Fronted by the legendary singer from Agnostic Front, Roger Miret and the Disasters latest album is a solid departure from hardcore into simple straghtforward street punk.
Review: Nice Hooves - Nice Hooves
It's raw, aggressive and melodious, which is why my daughter loves the self-titled album by Nice Hooves.
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.
Interview: Sean Mackin of Yellowcard
Sean Mackin of Yellowcard talks about Yellowcard's history and what it's like to be a violinist in a punk rock band.
Jemina Pearl - 'Break It Up'
On Jemina Pearl's solo album, the former vocalist for Be Your Pet has reemerged with a new sound. Unfortunately, Jemina Pearl is now a pop singer.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes Sing in Japanese
The band follows a formula, but Me First and the Gimme Gimmes prove on their latest, Sing in Japanese, that the formula still works.
Review - D.O.A. - We Come In Peace
After 35 years, D.O.A. is calling it quits on top with We Come In Peace.
Guttermouth - Shave The Planet
For ten albums that span over a decade, Guttermouth has been creating smug, snotty punk rock. Once you hear their latest, you'll realize some things never change.
It Came From Detroit
Visit Their Website I have two perspectives on this film. One is as a journalist; that side says this
Review - All's Well and Fair
In All's Well and Fair, Luci Westphal looks at the way that the world of punk parents can change in a decade.
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.
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.
The Briefs - Steal Yer Heart
A review of The Briefs' 2005 release.
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.
Descendents
Smart songwriting, emotional lyrics and great hooks helped make the Descendents one of the most influential melodic pop punk bands of all time.
A Review of Me First and The Gimme Gimmes 'Go...
It might be formulaic, but Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Go Down Under follows a good formula.
Sex Pistols Graffiti Discovered
With the discovery of Sex Pistols graffiti, one must wonder if it's culturally significant,
Frenzal Rhomb frontman has tapeworm removed...
Frenzal Rhomb frontman has tapeworm removed from brain.
1-800-Band - Diver Blue EP
You'd never guess by their name, but New York's 1-800-Band make Cars-styled sounds for street-level punks.
Various Artists - A Tribute to Repo Man
American Laundry's take on the soundtrack to the classic film Repo Man isn't as good as the original, but only because the original was so good.
Architects (UK)
A brief bio of Architects (UK), a metalcore band on the 2013 Vans Warped Tour
Warped Tour 2013 Artists - Mighty Mongo
Mighty Mongo is the latest in a proud tradition of Warped Tour party bands.
An Interview With Barb From I Object
Barb, the vocalist from I Object, discusses what it means to be DIY, and what it takes to make a DIY tour.
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.
Bloodhag - Hellbent For Letters
Vendor's Site Literary references by punk and metal bands are nothing new, but Bloodhag take it one step
Mest
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
Flogging Molly
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 13.
Shonen Knife - Osaka Ramones
Shonen Knife celebrates 30 years with a tribute to the Ramones.
The Revolution on Uke
Is the ukulele the voice of the next punk generation?
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.
Goons of Doom - The Story Of Dead Barbie And...
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.
Review: The Dead Milkmen - Pretty Music For...
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.

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