I was lucky enough to catch the Alterna-Punk band Future Of The Left on tour in St. Louis this winter while I was home for the holidays. I have been a fan of Andy ‘Falco’ Falkous for years, going back to his previous band Mclusky. He is a force of nature. This show featured a [...]
Despite my love of heavy metal and punk, I never really got down with hardcore, basically because I’m allergic to overt machismo. If all hardcore was made by 8 year-old girls, I might have a different opinion about the genre.
Di Nigunim is an anarcho-klezmer punk collective from San Diego. Politically and musically radical, Di Nigunim plays an intense brand of punk rock inspired by traditional Jewish music and employing an expansive rotating roster of musicians who rip shit up on accordion, piano, sax, trumpet, and drums.
Paris-based Shaka Ponk’s sound blends electro, rock, punk, and dance with a stunning live show that combines advanced digital animation and an unsurpassed display of energy from the band members.
This morning, Stereogum premiered the first slab of lo-fi gutter gospel from Vice Records super group The Almighty Defenders, a meeting of might between Atlanta garage goblins The Black Lips, Berlin-based soul punker King Khan, and Mr. BBQ himself, Mark Sultan. Conceived during the Lips’ Berlin exile (after their VBS documented ejection from India), the [...]
Echo and the Bunnymen were spawned in the creative and fertile hub of Liverpool’s late-70s punk scene, borne from oft-discussed ambitions eventually called out. The three original members, who ‘didn’t really know what they were doing’, chose to perform — sink or swim — in support of Teardrop Explodes, and became cult icons; post-punk pioneers.
Stretchheads were a great, spazzy punk band from Erskine just outside of Glasgow. They were a group of merry pranksters for the nuclear age, crunching out frantic, sproingy squall with a demented sense of humor, predating the Boredoms and transcending the spikes-and-leather punk scene that had begun to wear out its welcome in the UK [...]