punk (genre)

REVIEW: DONOTS stay consistent with ‘CARAJO!’

Artist: DONOTS Album: CARAJO! Genre: Punk, Pop-Punk Label: OK! Good Records With ten albums under their belt throughout the last two decades, it’s pretty safe to say that DONOTS is one of Germany’s premier punk acts. They have served as support for several bands in the punk sub-genres, including Green Day, Midtown, and Rancid. They […]

REVIEW: White Lung transport us to ‘Paradise’

Artist: White Lung Album: Paradise Genre: Post-Punk Label: Domino 2014’s Deep Fantasy brought about a whole new level of exposure and acclaim for White Lung. For an idea of its impact, Rolling Stone rated it as the 38th greatest punk album of all time. No pressure for the follow-up, right?

REVIEW: Western Settings elevate their game with ‘Old Pain’ EP

Artist: Western Settings Album: Old Pain Genre: Punk, Rock Label: La Escalera Records, Creator-Destructor Records Fresh off the release of last year’s debut full-length, Yes It Is, San Diego’s Western Settings have released a six-track EP, called Old Pain, ahead of their upcoming U.S. tour in May. Much like the debut, Old Pain is full […]

Substances, death, and purpose fueled Culture Abuse for their most imaginative release yet

It’s roughly 9pm on a Thursday night inside Seattle’s Funhouse, and Culture Abuse have finished sound check for one of their last tour dates opening for the enigmatic Self Defense Family, leading into the release of their 6131 Records full-length debut, Peach. Standing front and center is the band’s vocalist, David Kelling, who’s shifting his […]

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Amnesia Rockfest reveals heavyweight 2016 lineup feat. blink-182, Rise Against, more

Amnesia Rockfest, the place where punks and headbangers unite north of the border, will once again be rocking the town of Montebello, QC from June 23 to June 26. The headliners for the 11th edition include Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, A Day To Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Korn and Limp Bizkit. […]

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Bare Bones Keep Aussie Punk Alive With “White Knuckles Black Tar”

One of the cool things about punk music is that it largely sounds the same no matter where in the world you happen to travel. The chords and lyrics will change, but the energy and passion that serve as cornerstones for the genre are always present. There is something embedded in that raw display of […]

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It’s Time You Fell In Love With Young Punk Heroes Choke Up

Pop punk has dominated the alternative scene for the better part of the last half decade. So much so, in fact, that many seem to have forgotten there are variations of punk that don’t involve constant references to friendship, pizza, and getting over that girl who broke your heart in junior high. If that applies […]

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Subtle Words – “Whatsoever”

There must be something in the water in Buffalo, New York because no other city in recent memory has produced as many uniquely thrilling bands in the last five years as this often overlooked city. I don’t know the last time we went more than two days without posting about a band from this region, […]

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Sounds Of The (Down) Underground: Ecca Vandal

Artist: Ecca Vandal Genre: Ecca Vandal Latest release: “White Flag” / “Battle Royal” For fans of: Genre-hopping, futuristic jams with a punk rock spirit. It has been said that music is the last true voice of the human spirit, a transcendent communication tool that can go beyond divisions of race, gender, socioeconomic status or religious […]

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Stream The New Album from Strung Out, ‘Transmission.Alpha.Delta’

The new album from punk rock veterans Strung Out is finally upon us. It has been nearly six years since the release of Agents of the Underground, and now we are able to check out the follow-up, Transmission.Alpha.Delta. Don’t expect any pulled punches from this band – they know what they’re good at, and this […]

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REVIEW: Bobby Meader Music – ‘Breakfast After Noon’ EP

Artist: Bobby Meader Music Title: Breakfast After Noon EP Label: Antique Records Genre: Acoustic, Punk When we are left alone with our thoughts and an acoustic guitar, the most significant bits of our memories come crawling in and we are forced to say “hello.” In the case of Nevada-bred singer-songwriter Bobby Meader, he is greeted […]

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You Can Now Listen To Jeff Rosenstock’s New Album In Full

Jeff Rosenstock, the man behind the genesis of the late Bomb The Music Industry!, is back with more of his solo musical endeavors. Scheduled for a March 3 release via SideOneDummy, the Long Islang singer-songwriter will finally be releasing We Cool?, the followup to his first solo release of I Look Like Shit from 2012. Though […]