• Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History

    Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore Punk History

    Stories and anecdotes survey punk’s “Straight Edge” movement as the youth of America swear off drugs and booze to achieve Nirvana in the mosh pit.

  • Spoke: Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk Sce

    Spoke: Images and Stories from the 1980s Washington, DC Punk Sce

    Companion photo book to the documentary Salad Days, an exploration of Washington DC’s trailblazing hardcore punk scene.

  • THERE WILL BE QUIET: THE STORY OF JUDGE

    THERE WILL BE QUIET: THE STORY OF JUDGE

    Mike Judge created the straight edge band Judge as a darker, more militant answer to the movement’s detractors. A loner who was able to conquer his stage fright to lead a band, Judge revisits the band in this new documentary.

  • Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers

    Riverboat Gamblers can always be counted on to give fans a live music aurogasm, and Jen Cray can always be counted on to cheer them on whenever they play her hometown.

  • American Hardcore

    American Hardcore

    The net result of plowing through a weighty tome like this is a sense of awe at how a bunch of kids created their own culture whole cloth, like the music industry on a Utopian, communal, microcosmic level.

  • Suicidal Tendencies

    Suicidal Tendencies

    No Mercy Fool/The Suicidal Family (Suicidal). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Bad Religion

    Bad Religion

    Bad Religion celebrate their 30-year career the only way they know how: by releasing a killer new album and touring the country playing songs off of all 15 of their punk rock defining releases! Jen Cray was at the party without her hot pink wig.

  • Dance of Days

    Dance of Days

    Akashic Press expands, redesigns, and re-releases Mark Anderson and Mark Jenkins‘s invaluable DIY learning tool, Dance of Days. Even better, it’s just as energizing as the first read. What were YOU up to at age 16?

  • You Weren’t There

    You Weren’t There

    In the near future, there will be a documentary produced on every single punk scene or band from the late ’70s to mid ’80s. And that’s just fine.

  • Strike Anywhere

    Strike Anywhere

    Strike Anywhere turns a room full of strangers into a family with their well-measured mix of melodic punk and angry politics.

  • Tour:Smart – And Break the Band

    Martin Atkins imparts the wisdom of several decades worth of punk rock self-sufficiency into one book. Except for predictable sections on sex and drugs, Rob Ward is impressed.

  • Tour:Smart – And Break the Band

    Tour:Smart – And Break the Band

    Martin Atkins imparts the wisdom of several decades worth of punk rock self-sufficiency into one book. Except for predictable sections on sex and drugs, Rob Ward is impressed.

  • Vivian Girls

    Vivian Girls

    Vivian Girls (In The Red). Review by Matthew Moyer.

  • Static Radio NJ

    An Evening of Bad Decisions (Black Numbers). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Incommunicado

    Incommunicado

    Losing Daylight (A-F Records). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Midnight Bombers

    Midnight Bombers

    Evil Streets (Wondertaker). Review by Jen Cray.

  • Token Entry

    Token Entry

    The Re-Issues (Jaybird & Weight of the World) (I Scream). Review by Jen Cray.

  • XBXRX

    XBXRX

    Speaking with vocalist Vice Cooler and guitarist Steve Touchstone of the undefinable trio of XBXRX, Jen Cray got them to talk about the brilliance of Kill Rock Stars, recording with Ian Mackaye and Steve Albini and how their live shows have resulted in permanent scarring.

  • Pennywise

    Pennywise

    SoCal and NYC hardcore invade the Sunshine state with Pennywise and H2O turning Orlando’s House of Blues into one large mosh pit. A drenched Jen Cray reports.

  • America Needs More Religion

    More than two decades into their career, Bad Religion have delivered their most focused critique of an American presidency. The Empire Strikes First pulls aside the curtain of Christianity and “homeland security” to reveal the men at the controls. Eric J. Iannelli hopes it hasn’t come too late.

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