Punk Music: Most Popular Articles
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.
If you really want to know about punk, you need to know the fundamentals. This list of 20 is a good place to start.
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.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound.
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.
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'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.
If you're getting ready to celebrate the holidays, here are 10 punk Christmas and Chanukah songs to make the season bright.
Here are 10 albums no self-respecting hardcore fan should be without.
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.
Here's a list of albums for your punk friends who have little ones at home.
Riot Grrrl was about politics as much as it was about music.
By Chrome Cranks frontman Peter Aaron, If You Like the Ramones is a a solid resource for music fans as well as Ramones fans.
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.
Following its beginnings, punk rock quickly split into a multitude of subgenres. Each would have a strong following and distinctive sound. Page 2.
Children's Author Brad Snyder on why we need kid's books about punk rock.
Who will be on the 2015 Warped Tour? We have the lineup!
Following in the footsteps of the Pogues, the Dropkick Murphys take traditional Irish music and mix it up with punk, Oi! and hardcore.
The full lineup of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour lineup as its revealed, along with rumors and speculation.
A definition of post-hardcore that does little to define it all.
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 gutter punks, with a look at their history.
If recent reports are to believed, pop music is about formulas, not art.
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.
Chicago hardcore band Rise Against is dark and intense, both musically and politically.
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.
Since 1995, The Vans Warped Tour has been bringing punk rock and extreme sports to a parking lot near you.
Motown's music is much more than just Motown Music. Check out this sample of the punk bands in Detroit.
One of the founders of political American hardcore, the Dead Kennedys went after Reagan-era economics and commercialism with a vengeance.
So, you've decided to join the uke revolution. What's next?
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.
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 profile and brief bio of the all-girl rock band the Runaways, often called the first Riot Grrrl band.
With Let the Dominoes Fall, Rancid has released what Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong calls his favorite Rancid album yet.
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.
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.
In Disney's Frozen, the studio has created yet another first - Elsa, their first punk princess, in spirit if not sound.
With My Mother Wears Combat Boots, Citizen Fish's Jessica Mills has truly created a parenting guide for the rest of us.
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 biography of Blood or Whiskey, the Celtic Irish punk band from Leixlip, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
A profile and biography of Flogging Molly, a Celtic punk band from Los Angeles, California.
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.
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.
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.
With two Black Flag reunions happening at the same time, we take a look at everyone involved.
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.
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.
Nobody goes to a concert expecting tragedy, but over the years, deaths have happened at concerts. Here are some of the worst.
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.
Enter Shikari guitarist Rory Clewlow on the band's influences and sound.
On Puta Indiferencia, Panamanian punks La Melancolía de Don Quixote prove that hardcore isn't restricted by the boundaries of language.
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.
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.
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.
While the Sex Pistols and the Clash were defining British punk, the Ramones were creating the American punk sound in two-minutes bursts.
On his 2012 release, Mic Check 1234!, Max Tannone takes his mashups to the punks. Read the review and download it for free.
Misfits frontman Jerry Only talks about where the band is at currently, and what's in store for the Misfits legacy.
Intense, energetic and fiercely political, Pittsburgh's Anti-Flag works to be a radical political voice for American punk rock.
While still firmly attached to the hippie movement, the MC5 launched an assault on music that paved the way for punk rock.
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
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.
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.
Take a gander at our list of punk picks from the official lineup for SXSW 2014.
A breakdown of the Harley Flanagan case, with a timeline as events transpire.
On The Story So Far, UK hardcore outfit TRC mashes thrash, hardcore and hip hop into a mass that bleeds credibility and aggression.
You probably won't ever hear Danzig with the Misfits again, so 'Manmade Monsters' by Plan 9 might be the next best thing.
On Knife Man, Andrew Jackson Jihad presents the problems with no solutions. And that's OK.
Formed: London, 1976 Original Lineup: Joe Strummer - guitar, vocals Mick Jones - guitar, vocals Paul
On N.E.W., Detroit's Death brings out some new material that sounds like a record from the punk history we never knew.
Despite poor album sales when they were released, The Stooges are now recognized as one of America's most influential punk bands.
Enter Shikari, one of the most exciting bands running right now, merges hardcore, elcetronica and dubstep on A Flash Flood Of Colour.
Newcomers to the punk world, Paramore is pop punk's version of a teenage popstar.
Although it's only five songs long, the debut EP from The Feelings Mutual shows a wide range.
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 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.
The latest T-shirt from Marc by Marc Jacobs may not prove the designer is guilty of racism, but theft may be another story...
There is a longtime love affair between punks and classic Caddies. Here are the biggest fans.
Knowing that Lion Of Judah makes DC Hardcore and draws heavily from their predecessors does nothing to prepare you for this record; it's anything but predictable.
TRC has once again made my best of list with Nation, a gritty combo of hardcore and hip hop.
Queercore gave a voice to gender- and sexuality-based punk politics before there was a riot grrrl movement.
Punk rock chef Jamie Bissonnette dishes up his background in hardcore.
Green Day would never have existed without the Buzzcocks. The invented the pop punk sound that many of today's popular punk bands utilize.
As we wind our way toward St. Patrick's Day, we have the photos from two weeks worth of Celtic and Irish punk rock.
Mighty Mongo is the latest in a proud tradition of Warped Tour party bands.
On Ballsier, Bay-Area crossdressing rockers the Grannies step past the schtick and into the rock.
A compilations of punk covers from the '70s, We Do 'Em Are Way is anything but significant.
By compiling all of their anthems on one album, these UK punks have created an album that's a definite winner in my book.
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.
Here are the records that rocked the punk scene in 2014.
Is the ukulele the voice of the next punk generation?
The dates for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour
A brief biography of the Chicago Celtic punk band Flatfoot 56.
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.
The Meanest of Times finds the Dropkick Murphys on top of their musical game. So why don't I like it?
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.
All the cities and dates for the 2013 Vans Warped Tour, which kicks off in Seattle.
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.
It's raw, aggressive and melodious, which is why my daughter loves the self-titled album by Nice Hooves.
A definition of Celtic Punk, and a listing of some Celtic Punk Bands.
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.
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's latest release is both their most aggressive and they're most musically diverse album to date.
Now in its second year, Detroit's Berserker Fest is once again shaping up to be one of the Motor City's heaviest exports.
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.
A definition and description of the Farfisa organ
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.
New Found Glory drummer Cyrus Bolooki discusses the new album, touring and... Lionel Richie?
On Covers Volume 1, Bayside brings forth a collection of unlikely influences.
MySpace darling Jon Vesely is back with another album, fully-fleshed and lusher than a bucket of... some other things that are lush.
Photos from Flogging Molly's 2010 Set in their Annual Green 17 Tour
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 definition of circle pit. Punk Music.
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.
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.
A massive undertaking, Lucero: Live From Atlanta clocks in at over two hours, and owns every minute of it.
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.
For almost 30 years, Charged GBH has been creating and defining the street punk sound. Perfume and Piss shows that GBH is still going.
The Adolescents and Svetalanas face off to fight the Cold War, and everybody wins.
On Born of the Motor, Detroit's psychobilly greats Koffin Kats celebrate their love of their hometown.
Lin Young of Bands Stay Free explains how her organization helps keep live music alive by getting you to sleep with the band.
With a new album on Virgin Records and a slot on this summer's Warped Tour, The Starting Line are picking up speed fast. The Starting Line' frontman, Kenny Vasoli, lets us know just how things are going.
Psychostick, the band that has systematically returned humor to thrash, continues their reign of humor with their fourth album Revenge of the Vengeance.
On the EP LP, Best Practices deliver one of the best records of the year, in just 12 minutes.
Punk 365 is a hefty little volume that does well to document punk through photos.
Blatantly political, blatantly sarcastic, blatantly punk rock... that's NOFX.
A profile of Mest and its frontman Tony Lovato, the band identified as the victims of the alleged FSU extortion case.
Founding Cro-Mags member Harley Flanagan faces charges after a violent incident at a show where current members of the band suffered knife wounds.
Although he's currently with Ministry, Raven's been everywhere. This interview is more a collection of recollections than anything.
Professional skateboarder Mike Vallely discusses touring, his new band and the way skateboarding and punk rock go together.
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.
No matter where you're at, nothing evokes a hot southern night like a swinging set from NC's Squirrel Nut Zippers.
On Covering Ground, former Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan continues to reinvent himself as a folk-punk troubadour.
A collection of our favorite Warped Tour memories from recent years.
In Baghdad, punks face further persecution as they are singled out for murder.
In the conservative Indonesian state of Aceh, 60 young punks have been arrested and sent to rehabilitation camps.
While Supergroup may be a loaded term, Dead Men Walking qualify for the name, and Easy Piracy is proof of that.
Asian Man Records founder/musician Mike Parkon fatherhood and his new children's album Smile.
While Vice Squad's current incarnation may only have one original member, it doesn't preven them from playing great punk rock.
On Guilty Pleasures, crunkcore band brokeNCYDE proves that the worst band in the world can actually get worse.
A listing of links to the tour dates of punk bands currently on tour.
One of the biggest secrets in France, Birds In Row are going to be your new favorite hardcore band.
The notorious punk and rockabilly band from Ausralia, The Living End has been going strong for well over a decade, and they just continue to get tighter as a band. Check out these exclusive photos by Nicole Lucas from the 2006 Van's Warped Tour.
In this interview with Gene Louis, the frontman for Bullets And Octane, he talks about touring and the meaning behind the new album.
Smart songwriting, emotional lyrics and great hooks helped make the Descendents one of the most influential melodic pop punk bands of all time.
A profile and discography of The Vandals, a punk rock band that has been largely successful despite never having signed to a major label.
Arguably the first all-girl punk band, The Slits started simply because they thought they should, and music was probably never the same.
A solidly influential death rock band from California, Burning Image has been out of the loop for over 20 years. Fantasma changes this. With Fantasma, Burning Image brings their dark sound back to the light.