Tired of seeing the same names in every list of punk bands out there? Here are some overlooked and underrated punk bands from the first wave of American punk rock that deserve more recognition. If you look at lists of classic punk bands from major publications, they just rehash the same 5-10 bands (Ramones, Sex […]
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5 Midwest Punk Bands Who Pushed the Boundaries of Hardcore
While some early 1980’s punk bands stuck to the original hardcore formula, these Midwest punk bands went beyond the boundaries of hardcore to create something unique. Midwestern hardcore was one of the most important, yet underrated subgenres of American punk rock during the 1980s. Many of the best known bands of this era hailed from […]
10 Anti-capitalist Punk Rock Songs Perfect for These Uncertain Economic Times
With workers and employers clashing over stagnant wages and work/life balance, we could all use some good political punk rock songs to help put things into perspective. To say that these are uncertain economic times would be a massive understatement. Are inflation, high gas prices, an increasingly unstable climate, and an out-of-control housing market just […]
A Beginner’s Guide to Punk Rock
The first wave of punk is said to have lasted a mere two years before imploding in 1979. Yet in that short amount of time it left an indelible mark on fashion, music, and popular culture.
Punk rock emerged as a reaction to the corporate music industry, and the bloated “dinosaur rock” of the 1970’s, a sound characterized by long, self-indulgent soloing and slickly produced albums that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and sometimes years to record.