Masculinity, Punk, and Survivalism

James Burnette and Ben Lawson discuss the punk philosophy and ethics and their relevance to survivalism.

My “Career” as a Rock Star

Aaron W. Voyles reflects on how commitment created opportunities for what he loves.

Punks in Recovery with Craig Lewis

Craig Lewis is a Certified Peer Specialist who struggled immensely with mental health issues. He has successfully transformed into a life of wellness.

I Want Respect: On Punk Music and Learning Disabilities

Graham Phoenix attends the first night of a Punk Music Tour and discovers what inclusion for those with learning disabilities really means.

Devo’s Bob Casale Passes Away, Fans Pay Tribute

Legendary band’s guitarist dies of heart failure at 61.

The Skinny on Skinny Pants

Sameer Rao went from hiding his figure out of insecurity and fear to embracing himself and the pants he loves.

Seven and Seven

Even his mother knew he was hiding who he was behind that hair, but Paul Schneider was running, too.

“I attended a homophobic, hyper-masculine all-male high school, and I listened to a lot of punk and hardcore as an outlet for my feelings there.”

This is a comment by Evin Carty on the post “Is Music the Last Sanctioned Outlet for Men to Express Their Emotions?”

33 Albums You Should Listen to Before You Die

Music you don’t have on your iPod … yet. Steve Jaeger’s got bold taste in movies, and albums, too.

Cisco Araya, Real Father

Cisco Araya is a a little bit opera, a little bit heavy metal, and an entirely devoted husband and father.

We Are All Pussy Riot, We Are All Waiting To Happen

Pussy Riot’s battle in Russia has revitalized the political backbone of the punk community, but it has also transcended punk.

Music: Fishbone Documentary Hits Theaters [@darrylzero]

The new Fishbone documentary is in theaters!

The Brian Powell Story

Editor’s note:  What follows is as close a reconstruction of the “lost” Brian Powell Story as we could manage under these difficult circumstances.  Reader discretion is advised. [THE NEIGHBOR, played by David Leisure (aka “Joe Isuzu” from that memorable series of commercials), is IN THE DOORWAY TALKING.] THE NEIGHBOR – It’s just the music and […]

Music: The Perfect Chord from @darrylzero: Ten Grand

The melding of styles was as widespread as it was seamless and, perhaps, inevitable; as a genre, punk was always as defiantly resistant to clear definition as it was to authority, with bands like Fishbone, The Clash, Fugazi, Bow Wow Wow, and the aforementioned Bad Brains merging rock with dub, calypso, funk, jazz, and any imaginable musical form. Still, the starkness of The Vidablue’s approach—the instrumental arrangements so delicate and tender, with vocals so scrapingly abrasive—suggested a sort of identity crisis, an inability to move too far in one direction.

Ten things I’ve learned from getting a mohawk in high school

When a seemingly conventional person makes an unconventional statement, everybody around them notices. Maintaining a mohawk is harder than you might initially think. You need “Ice” spray, or egg whites, the right comb, and a lot of time. There was a time when punk music was relevant, exciting, and anti-authoritarian. It may not sound the […]