Young John Waste was a 14-year-old kid when he became a New York City punk rocker. He got into the life after going to a Plasmatics concert and seeing a chick named Wendy O. Williams "blow up a car, shake her pussy, and wear whipped cream on her nipples on stage." In his opinion, kids today spend ... More >>
Hardcore is a truly North American phenomenon. Sure, Scandinavia, Japan, and Latin America have all left serious imprints on the genre. But guess where the punk rock subgenre was invented? California. And straight edge? Washington D.C. And then there's Boston, arguably the United States' capital ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back. As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
The Cramps are scary awesome.Death is scary. It's actually the scariest thing ever. It's even more frightening than roaches or abject poverty. And what better way to to honor those who've already crossed over to the other side than enjoying their songs about the most horrifying holiday, Halloween ... More >>
Courtesy of Hardly ArtLet your horndog loose with Hunx and His Punx.Seth Bogart is unapologetically horny, and he'll be at The Stage this weekend. As the flamboyantly fabulous frontman of Hunx and His Punx, the onstage banter between Bogart and the crowd often consists of boner references, pee ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezGirl Talk (AKA Gregg Gillis) getting wild at the Fillmore.View photos from Girl Talk at the Fillmore Miami Beach here.Girl Talk With Max Tundra Fillmore Miami Beach Thursday, May 19, 2011 Better Than: An impromptu cock-rocking rave in a confetti supply store. Just pa ... More >>
We want BLOOD!Load Lumberjack Death Luge(Ballad of Son of Crusher) Seven-Inch (House O'Pain Records) I have purposely left Load out of the rotation for a bit now since I started these Blasts From the Past slightly over a year ago. Call it professional payback for Bobby Load never remember ... 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 >>
Random Boston fan Glen Maganzini.Everyone knows that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And when some random dude 1,500 miles away makes a YouTube cover of your song (in this case, Jacuzzi Boys' "Smells Dead"), the flattery factor is cranked up to 10,000. Boston's Glen Maganzini is a 1 ... More >>
Most people will remember Frankie Pointless from his old days in Miami rock with the outfit Splat, a pop-punk band that touted the best in excess that dear old Coconut Grove had to offer. They gave the hippies and Bahamians a run for their money when they held down at their old Macdonald St ... More >>
Pin Kai Greasy Kid Stuff (Smooth Lips Records)pinkai.com Truants? Cute Catholic High School kids in leather jackets? Social deviants? Future business leaders of America? All of the above? Yes and no. But mostly yes. Pin Kai's small reign of terror was one marked by incredible creativity and ... More >>
Big, beautiful white guysSloppy Seconds, Nobunny, and the Spits at Churchill's Pub, MiamiThe Axe and the Oak at Sweat Records, Miami Saturday, June 5, 2010 Better Than: Sitting at home on a Saturday night with a $10 dollar jug of wine and having my ass handed back to me on a casual game of Scrab ... More >>
Backdoor Bamby's Fourth of July PartyFeaturing DJ Shannon and Shameless BurlesqueJuly 4, 2009The Vagabond, MiamiBetter Than: Sitting at home and watching the fireworks on TV The Review: After watching the fireworks in Miami Beach, the perfect place to do some Fourth of July dancing was t ... More >>
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¡Ño, Qué Punk!
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