Posts Tagged: punk

The Girl Next Door: Pot Docs and Loss on the California Coast

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[A]s with any documentary, every one of our stories eventually becomes a ghost story. On a long enough timeline, that is.

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No Pressure: Bieber, Blackness, the Cult of Perfection

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Bieber is like a prism that reflects back whatever you want to see.

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Sound & Vision: Celia C. Pérez

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Allyson McCabe talks with Celia C. Pérez about her debut middle-grade novel, The First Rule of Punk, her inspirations for writing the book, and her own childhood.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Andrew Savage’s Punk Possibilities

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I kept listening over and over again, and eventually I realized this album was challenging my idea of what punk is.

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The Butt Song

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Last night as my husband got ready to go out [my daughter] grabbed his coat and said, “Call 1-900-Mix-A-Lot and kick those nasty thoughts.”

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Sound & Vision: Nicole Georges

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Allyson McCabe talks with Nicole Georges, illustrator, zinester and educator, about her new book Fetch, how she got into the DIY punk scene, and family secrets.

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Album of the Week: Jay Som’s Everybody Works

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Jay Som is the musical project of San Francisco singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Melina Duterte. The moniker was found via an online baby name generator and means “Victory Moon.” Everybody Works is her sophomore release, out via Polyvinyl Record. Writing, recording, playing on, and producing almost every bit of her new album, Duterte keeps her signature […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #78: Conceived as a Playlist

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Shadowbahn […] is among the most unusual, and most extreme, in a literary career that has often been marked by its unpredictability.

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The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Mohr

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Joshua Mohr discusses his memoir Sirens, writing for his daughter, and why he values art that trusts its audience.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Allison Crutchfield’s Sewing Machine

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When I’m away touring, my clothes are my connection to home, my way of feeling myself.

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Song of the Day: “Let Me See That Ponytail Run”

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The Defibulators are the rootsiest bluegrass outfit to come stomping out of Brooklyn, New York, in a long time—perhaps ever. Named by VICE Music as “Brooklyn’s kings of alt-country, minus the ‘alt,’” The Defibulators’ sound has been described as truckerpunk, Americana, citibillie… the list goes on. While their lightning-fast strings and country shuffle will draw the crowd […]

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Ian Svenonius’s “Principles of Modernism”

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[T]he most essential thing is actually a kind of worldview, a mindset—or maybe it’s an ideology.

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A Memoir of NYC Hardcore

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Harley Flanagan, infamous bassist of the Cro-Mags, has written a memoir set to be released on September 27 via Feral House. Hard-Core: Life of My Own chronicles Flanagan’s life as a punk drummer from pre-pubescence through his seminal contribution to NYC’s 1980s hardcore scene. Of punk and hardcore then and now, Flanagan told VICE: I never felt in awe of anyone. […]

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Fresh Comics #11: Gorgeous

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Where in the world did Cathy G. Johnson come from, and why isn’t Gorgeous a much longer book? That’s what I want to know. This book is so good it makes me hate Johnson a little bit for making it only sixty pages. I mean, she’s created plenty of other mini-comics to indulge in—Dear Amanda, Thank God, […]

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DC Punk for Everyone

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Dischord Records has made its entire discography available on Bandcamp, meaning that anyone can immediately become an expert on what it took many of us at least a full year of high school to collect via mixtape. The archive includes seminal DC punk and hardcore bands like Minor Threat, Fugazi, Rites of Spring, and the Faith. Check out the […]

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Still Punk in Drublic

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For those of you nostalgic for Warped Tour summers, all ages shows at community centers, and taking your skateboard literally everywhere (you’re right, it was totally messed up that they weren’t down with boards in the mall’s Olive Garden), we’ve got some good news: NOFX is coming out with a new album. First Ditch Effort, the band’s first release […]

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Podcatcher #3: Poetry Jawns

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Emma Sanders and Alina Pleskova charm us with their affection for each other, DIY ethos, and belief on Poetry Jawns, what matters is the work.

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Songs of Our Lives: Guns N’ Roses’s “Paradise City”

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When people asked what I was going to do after high school, I said, “Leave town.” I wasn’t kidding. I hadn’t applied to a single college.

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Sound & Vision: Alice Bag

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Allyson McCabe talks with Alice Bag, one of LA punk’s first frontwomen in the mid-70s as the lead singer and co-founder of the Bags, and who has just released her self-titled debut solo album.

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When Clothes Don’t Make The Man: What Suited Leaves Out

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Jason Benjamin’s HBO documentary Suited, produced by HBO’s Girls co-creators Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, is an eye-opening journey into the niche subject of dressing for success when you’re a gender nonconforming individual. Brooklyn bespoke tailoring company Bindle & Keep is a no-frills, two-person operation consisting of straight, cisgender male founder Daniel who fell into his calling […]

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Mourn’s Ha, Ha, He

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Last year, Barcelona’s Mourn received a lot of attention for reminding everyone why teens playing loud and well just plain works. Their second record Ha, Ha, He is generating similar excitement, thanks to the handful of songs that have been released thus far. The full album is now available to stream via Captured Tracks—listen to the single “Irrational Friend” after […]

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A “Then and Now” for UK Punk

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The Guardian compiled a sort of “where are they now?” piece for some of the UK’s iconic punks, including Steve Ignorant of Crass, Terry Chimes of The Clash, and Jordan, the fashion icon and star of Derek Jarman’s film Jubilee. Each has found a place, and a sense of peace—a welcome difference to the narrative that often […]

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Sound & Vision: John Congleton

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Allyson McCabe speaks with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer John Congleton about what it’s like to make music in today’s technological and economic environments, and the benefits of being open to adaptation.

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This Week in Posivibes: Sheer Mag

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Philadelphia’s Sheer Mag has received posivibes for the series of EPs it has released, beginning with Still Single’s praise for Sheer Mag I. The third EP, logically titled III, is still walking the power-pop/pop-metal line that Still Single observed, earning comparisons to Thin Lizzy, Royal Headache, Shannon and the Clams, and Ariel Pink, according to Raven Sings the Blues. Listen and support […]

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Memoir from Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace

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The Against Me! frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has announced that Hatchette Books will be publishing her memoir Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout. The book was written with Noisey’s Dan Ozzi, who has said of the project: The book mixes narrative about Laura’s life—growing up with dysphoria and playing in our generation’s most […]

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Joe Corré and Claiming Punk

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Joe Corré, co-founder of Agent Provocateur lingerie and son of Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, has once again raised the issue of what it means to “claim” punk: in what he has said would be a protest of the Queen of England’s involvement in the plans for the celebration of punk’s 40th anniversary, Corré has […]

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This Week in Posivibes: The Feelies Reissues

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If you don’t know The Feelies, you’ve been given the opportunity to remedy that: Bar/None records has re-released 1988’s Only Life and 1991’s Time for a Witness. Both hit stores March 11th and can be purchased via Bar/None’s website. The Feelies are one of those incredible bands that left a mark on just about everyone you think of as influential in […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #70: Alien Now!

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Maybe, in terms of idiom, The Dabbers are like a thrash rock and roll version of the Cocteau Twins, or what the This Mortal Coil would sound like if the Dead Boys tried to cover one of their albums.

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