Punk Rock

Martha Stewart Living Is Throwing A Punk Rock Party,… What?

By Alyson Camus | October 26, 2014

How bad it is? Really bad from the beginning, with this sentence in the first paragraph ‘Here’s how to pull together a party that won’t turn into a riot.’ Well, I understand she wants to be funny, but that’s precisely what punk is about, a riot!

Punk Rock Starter Kit, Availabe Via Etsy

By Helen Bach | July 23, 2014

We all want to be punk rockers but where oh where do you start? There is so much to know and what exactly should you wear? Its tricky, you dont want to be mistaken for a biker or a goth, you want to be a legit punk rocker- and I know, youre worried someone will confuse you with bands, Avril? Joan?

CBGBs Movie Trailer Here!

By Iman Lababedi | August 10, 2013

One thing is very clear : Alan Rickman is a great actor and if nothing else, the center of the movie will be very solid

First Picture Off The CBGB's Movie Set

By Iman Lababedi | May 3, 2013

No, wait a moment! An incredible simulation off the equal parts dreaded and loathed “CBGB’s: The Movie”.

Dropkick Murphy's At Terminal 5, Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | March 15, 2013

they were simply brilliant Wednesday night. A 90 minute plus extravaganza of Celtic vibes with two lead singers, all the muscle in the world and, after 17 years, complete control of their environment: they sing about drinking, Boston, revolution, Ireland, drinking and sports in Boston and drinking and girls and being irish and drinking

Strummerville At Bowery Electric, Tuesday, January 29th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | January 30, 2013

At some time I start to wondering, why am I staying up late, getting shoved and pushed, to watch OK versions of Clash songs by talented denizens of the Bowery, but not much more? On television?

Pissed Jeans Rule the Earth

By Mahalia Dark | January 27, 2013

Pissed Jeans have been at it since 2004 and so they have what time gives you: assurance and tightness. And they have something else, a follow up to the awesome King Of Jeans, Honey, coming up and a gig at the 550 SRO Bowery Ballroom on April 13th, 2013.

Must See: Desaparecidos, February 2013

By Mahalia Dark | December 16, 2012

Meet the Outernational of Indie rock, Desaparecidos. You might remember them from Alyson Camus’ rave over the summer, they are Conor’s agit prop, Mexican based post-hardcore hard rocking troop, around for 2001.

What Was A Joe Strummer Logo Decorated Van Doing In My Neighborhood?

By Alyson Camus | November 26, 2012

The van actually looked totally awesome, the design was a little damaged, so it must have been painted a while ago, but it hadn’t lost any of its powerful message

METZ At The Echo, Wednesday November 7th 2012

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2012

Alex Edkins, Hayden Menzies and Chris Slorach were only three on stage but they built a brutally furious sound, as if they were an army, they were a force playing at unison with heavy bass and super loud drumming, building a tremendous sonic furnace

Bringing Sassy Bach: The Buzzcock's "Singles Going Steady" Reviewed

By Helen Bach | November 5, 2012

Clicking the boombox cassette player on the floor (weak on batteries might I add) the first song up? “Somethings Gone Wrong Again”, I freshened the red lipstick lit a cigarette and belted this out- playing the kiddie piano on my thigh.

Green Day's "Uno" Reviewed

By Mahalia Dark | October 3, 2012

It sounds likeGreen Day covering early Green Day covering the Buzzcocks playing the Clash’s Give ‘Em Enough Rope. It is, in its own way, nearly insanely catchy and it acknowledges their age while thumbing their noses at it

Silverstei​n Worcester Palladium Friday, August 24th, 2012, Reviewed

By admin | August 28, 2012

Silverstein was a band that I basically grew up with. I remember having their poster on my wall in seventh grade, and listening to them and Hawthorne Heights in my bedroom, pretending I was at a show. I purposely didn’t listen to any of their more recent stuff because I wanted to hear it live first.

Lola And Jazz Mellor Talk Life After Daddy Joe Strummer

By Iman Lababedi | July 30, 2012

Jazz was 18, Lola 16 when he died and they were both devastated. It took Jazz years for the loss to sink in, and she reacted with panic attacks, Lola went into an immediate depression. “But you get over it…”

Did Punk Sell Out And Die?

By Iman Lababedi | April 16, 2012

“I dreamt I saw Joe Strummer last night alive as you or me, said I but but Joe you’re ten years dead, punk never died, said he, punk never died said he

"Punk Rock And Society" Honors Course at The University of New Haven

By Helen Bach | February 28, 2012

“The idea is to try to put a container on something that at least espouses a desire to throw off any container, and may not be containable,” says Krugman, whose career has included managing the New York punk band the Dictators in the early ’70s

For Science At Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Saturday, February 11th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2012

For half an hour, a set that went by so fast I was surprised it was over, For Science dug into their classic punk rock catalogs. A moshpit soon took hold, but the sound wasn’t hell bent on reforming as a hardcore band. The speed was fast but slowed when needed. The songs were executed with sharp, tacticle hits to our pleasure zone.

Hoax -ed! Angriest Band In The World!!!

By Iman Lababedi | February 12, 2012

The lead singer is a skinny bloke with a naff ‘tache and a naffer attiutude who seems ready to derail at any moment. Spitting out spiteful lyrics while the band sound like a deranged Disturbed, and their anger isn’t just for we commoners who deem to listen up, but, “all corporate leeches”

The Ramones, 1974 (Video Included)

By Iman Lababedi | February 11, 2012

This isn’t proto Ramones, it is pro. Sure the melodies would get better, and sure Jooey would thing better, but otherwise, they didn’t change a bit for the next quarter of a century. The leather coats and jeans, the lounging, roaring, tight as fuck, loud fast lRamones are rolling through your brain cells.

Pussy Riot, a punk Russian all-girl band performing against Putin

By Alyson Camus | February 10, 2012

The Russian girls believe revolution should be done by women because, as they told the Guardian, ‘For now, they don’t beat us or jail us as much. There’s a deep tradition in Russia of gender and revolution – we’ve had amazing women revolutionaries.’

Pissed Jeans At Le Poisson Rouge, Friday, February 4th, 2012, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | February 6, 2012

I like the liquidity, there is something sinuous about the band as they go about the hardcore rituals they are saddled with.Even the name Pissed Jeans suggest things about bodily fluids and discharges. They slip and slide through punk, prog, hardcore. They are lizard kings of jeans

Poly Styrene: She Watched the World Turn Dayglo

By Iman Lababedi | December 28, 2011

. With her braces and her curly hair and her tin lunch box, Poly was the opposite of cooldom. And yet she exuded the punk form of cool: the political edgy dangerland. The neo, dayglo, end of the world , tip of the finger, soundstress songstress germfree adolescent wordsmith.

Exclusive Interview With Joe Steinhardt On Reforming For Science

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2011

The band broke up, when, truly way out of control, Slovan disappeared while tripping and the always unruly band, disbanded. Their last concert was a Don Giovanni Showcase in February 2009. Three years later they’re back.

Tenpole Tudor, Come Back

By Helen Bach | November 30, 2011

Its just upbeat punk rock in its purest form. There is no message its drunken sing along filthy punk with a rockabilly howl.

'We Were Feared', Screening at the Arclight; Wednesday November 9th,2011

By Alyson Camus | November 12, 2011

It was the first time that a movement was challenging the authority and the police, and that they could articulate their believes in society, and it was also life changing, the movie really providing a better understanding of what punks went through: the scary barbarous shows with people at the peak of their physical shape, the fights and the punk image

Meat Puppets At Le Poisson Rouge, Friday, November 4th, 2011 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 6, 2011

From a George Jones cover, to an early SST era work out, to all three songs performed with Nirvana at the legendary MTV Unplugged concert, through erstwhile Grateful Dead jams, skronk, white noise, speed metal and punk.

Thee Oh Sees at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Sunday, October 30th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | November 2, 2011

shades of waves

Total Control at the Ukrainian Cultural Center, Sunday, October 30th, 2011 Reviewed

By Alyson Camus | November 2, 2011

intensely chilly and moody, extremely varied

Green Day At The Studio At Webster Hall On Thursday, October 26th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | October 29, 2011

a hybrid moment indeed

Green Day Playing Today At Studio At Webster Hall

By Iman Lababedi | October 27, 2011

Maybe one day when we become a big powerful website…

Billy Bragg: Bands Should Be More Political

By Alyson Camus | October 22, 2011

a 20 year old Billy Bragg

Punk Rock Heart Transplant Free Download

By Helen Bach | July 31, 2011

All in all for nothing, this thing kicks ass.

Shonen Knife's tribute To the Ramones? Play The Sleeve (At Least)

By Iman Lababedi | July 15, 2011

Happy Anniversay!

Kitten at the Echo on Tuesday June 28th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 3, 2011

smells like teen spirit

BBC4 documentary about the birth of punk, disco and hip-hop in NYC

By Alyson Camus | June 5, 2011

the birth of punk in downtown Manhattan, disco in midtown, and hip hop in uptown.

The Runaways: “Take It Or Leave It: A Tribute To The Original Queens of Noise

By Helen Bach | May 14, 2011

Lets face it: no matter what it’s going to be better than that pathetic movie.

Rock and Roll Walking Tours of NYC

By Helen Bach | May 13, 2011

I shudder to think what some of them are but if anyone finds a handcuff on a bike rack its mine.

Wavves To Record With Fucked Up And Best Coast

By Alyson Camus | April 30, 2011

There is a new EP in the work, which will come out this summer, and featuring a track with Fucked Up and Best Coast.

Legendary Leader Of X-Ray Specs Poly Styrene Dead At 53

By Iman Lababedi | April 26, 2011

nightmare world of aluminum foil and neon lights, nuclear colors of orange and yellow and green, test tubes and esso stops

Titus Andronicus Love Fucked Up

By Alyson Camus | April 23, 2011

both release some tremendous amount of energy

Manhattan Murder Mystery at the Bootleg on Monday April 18th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | April 21, 2011

Matthew Teardrop was definitely all gone

Fucked Up at the Echoplex on Saturday April 17th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | April 19, 2011

they were here for the real sweating-moshing-pushing-screaming-surfing-jumping thing

Off! At Echoplex, Saturday, March 17th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | April 19, 2011

fiercely brutal, straightforward and minimalist

Touche Amore: Multi-Linguist, Major Threat

By Helen Bach | April 18, 2011

The tougher side

Iggy Pop Action Figure!

By Alyson Camus | April 13, 2011

This is weird and awesome at the same time

Bad Religion, Daddy No Please Dont Do It …

By Helen Bach | April 12, 2011

Musically they’re sound, the age is only in the voice and appearance, and that is plenty enough.

Vinyl Gets In Your Eyes "Sublime" reviewed by Kyle Cannon

By Kyle Cannon | April 12, 2011

It’s Sublime mixing and matching reggae, punk, and ska with their own blend of LBC flavor to create a proper tribute to their lead singer and guitarist

Dinosaur Jr At T5, June 23rd? Could Be The Concert of The Year And I'll Be At Beady Eye

By Iman Lababedi | April 12, 2011

rock nyc cover boys Fucked Up are opening

Iggy Pop, Standing Up For the Beasts

By Helen Bach | April 8, 2011

Circus trainers beat, shock, and whip animals … make them perform tricks that are confusing and meaningless to them.”

The Future Was Re-Written: How “Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg” became “Combat Rock”

By Mike Nessing | April 5, 2011

With the working title of “Rat Patrol From Fort Bragg”, the original mix featured longer song versions