Nineteen-year-old Alex Botkin wasn't around for any of Lookout!'s heyday.
"I've been going to Gilman since 2011," he says of the legendary East Bay collective that went hand-in-hand with Berkeley [...]
(photo: Wilson Photoworks)
Thirty years ago, the Mr. T Experience released their first album, Everybody’s Entitled to Their Own Opinion, a rudimentary blast of bubblegum disguised as a punk album. From [...]
In 1996 Irish alt-rockers Ash released their first full-length album, 1977. Named in honor of the birth year of two out of the three members, the year punk broke [...]
In the early '00s, punk rock and power-pop had began to revisit the past as bands like The Briefs and Exploding Hearts burst on to the scene. Decked in [...]
(photo: Julie Juarez)
Mall Walk are set to release their long-awaited debut album, "Funny Papers" this October on Mt. St. Mtn. records. The Oakland based three-piece issued their first 7" [...]
"Power-pop" may have become a dirty word ever since the genre became saturated with hair bands poorly attempting to recreate the magic of Greg Shaw's original Bomp Records roster, [...]
The Mission used to be seedy. You could buy drugs and a switchblade and get into a lot of trouble without having to try very hard, and there was [...]
In an era of streaming sites and fickle music trends, Baltimore exiles Rob Fales and Amanda Niesslein have been releasing records and tapes as Southpaw Records since 2009.
Releasing early [...]
Portland power-poppers Patsy's Rats are gearing up to play the newly reopened Eli's Mile High Club on Sunday, July 3.
Patsy's Rats, featuring vocalist/ guitarist Patsy Glob and guitarist/vocalist Christian [...]
King Khan and the Shrines (photo: Jon Ching)
In the beginning there was Budget Rock. For ten years, Budget Rock was a three-day summer weekend event that brought out the loudest, cruddiest [...]