Shredding hard and stalking America's highways since 1978, SoCal punk crew Social Distortion has survived several lifetimes of hard living.
Lesser punks than SxDx frontman and founder Mike Ness would've fallen down, folded, and rolled over into the gutter by now. But 33 years later, the man's s ... More >>
You wonder: What's that thrashing?
The sky is dark. The fields have gone silent. But there's a bonfire off in the distance, surrounded by vaguely human shapes and a furious funnel of sound -- acoustic axe, banjo, cello, upright bass, mouth organ.
This is the middle of nowhere and you've just s ... More >>
Danish rockers Volbeat try to squeeze every single kind of rock music -- from American roots to the universal snarl of aggro rock -- into each of its bewildering three- to four-minute compositions.
Metal and punk have been bedfellows for a while now. And punk has definitely found another mo ... More >>
photos by Jose FloresThe Guest Of Honor, DoggioNobodys Hero, To Be Hated, Enough!, and M66
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Better Than: Ben Weasel's punk rock mess at SXSW the night before.
According to Nobodys Hero's Joe Koontz, "Someone stole one of the urinals from the men's bathroom." ... More >>
Hardcore historian Steven Blush.It's hard to believe that three decades have slipped past since the birth of hardcore punk. And it's even harder to believe that legends like Black Flag and Minor Threat haven't let loose a loud fast riff in 25 years.
But that's the truth ... Hardcore is history. ... More >>
Photo by Kelli Hayden via myspace.com/theadolescentsMore than a decade before Weezer's "Blue Album" toasted undone sweaters, surf boards, and Happy Days, the Adolescents' highly influential debut was well known for its cerulean cover.
Springing up from the ashes of Agent Orange and Social Disto ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenFolk-punk Frank Turner.One of the perks of being a concert photographer is sometimes you'll luck into a behind-the-scenes pass. You'll get to mingle (very briefly) with rock stars. Partake in a few ounces of free booze. And high-five beautiful groupies.
Anyway, Saturday was on ... More >>
Photo by Edvill, via Wikimedia CommonsWith Frank Turner and LuceroThe Fillmore Miami BeachSaturday, November 13, 2010Better than: An '80s punk show in a burned-out dive bar in East L.A.
Some genres are built for longevity, but you wouldn't think punk rock would be one of 'em. The hard-charging e ... More >>
Photo by Christine BorgesJavelinWith EntresolThe Awarehouse, MiamiSaturday, November 13, 2010Better than: Playing Skip-It while having 1980s cartoon flashbacks.OK, so there were a lot of shows to see last night. Between Vivian Girls, Social Distortion, Paul Oakenfold, Miami Film Festival, the Art ... More >>
Like any 31-year-old punk crew that's spent a good chunk of its life in the gutter, rocking recklessly, shooting heroin, looking for love, and breaking the law, Social Distortion has a pretty messed-up face.
Obviously, we don't mean that literally; Social D's middle-aged frontman Mike Ness is s ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/andreac84/ / CC BY 2.0Old man wearing Descendents "Everything Sucks" t shirt."It's been a few years now, we're going strong, we been through a lot of good and bad." - WarzoneThis list of the Top 20 classic hardcore punk songs is fuckin awesome cause it's full of good ... More >>