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Former NAUSEA member John John Jesse’s  paintings are like punk pinups. He takes the classic pinup sexiness and throws in studs, drugs and blood, and the result is amazing. There is so much to absorb in each painting; each stroke of his brush brings texture leaping off the canvas. His subjects are lovingly

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I remember when New York was a dirty, gritty place where sleazy freaks were a part of the fabric of the community. Without this era, contemporary art as we know it would it would not exist. In 1979, four black punks from Washington, D.C. called the Bad Brains travelled to

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Am I a Fugazi Fan? Yes! Am I a Shoegaze Fan? Yes! Am I a fan of the new comp called Steady Gaze of Nothing – A Reverence to Fugazi? Hell Yes! So peep this – the Brazilian label The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records are the curators of the comp

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The L.A. Punk scene during the 70’s was very fucking important on so many levels, because out of this cesspool of freaks, Hardcore was born. This was before the music got real fast and us young kids invaded the scene with our outlook on life! The L.A. scene was full of art

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ABC No Rio’s Beloved Hardcore Scene Transcends Its Physical Space By JUDY BERMAN On a humid Saturday in early June, the graffiti-covered backyard of 156 Rivington on the Lower East Side teemed with punks. A charcoal grill flamed, an anarchist center tabled, and a crowd in torn T-shirts clustered around broken chairs

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Here we go again with your favorite load of heavy shit coming out of Italy. It’s been a while since the last “Italy is Burning” chapter dropped, and in the meantime, the beloved homeland hasn’t ceased vomiting out some real quality fucking underground grime to torture your ears with, so

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I saw a lot of things this past weekend in LA: people shitting in crowded intersections, the alarming effects of gentrification, dudes camped out on freeway exits, and of course, the revival of Sound and Fury. For those who don’t know, Sound and Fury was the pinnacle of west coast

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NAILS is a powerviolence, hardcore, grindcore, sludge, heavy music powerhouse from California. I had the pleasure of doing a phone interview with Todd, their vocalist and guitarist, that lasted longer than their newest album You Will Never Be One Of Us. You can read it below.       Let’s start

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Hey you over there – come a little closer so the power of DESPISE YOU can drop kick you in the chest! Our Westside homies just played NYC and here is proof this that this band can not be fucked with, captured by our comrade PitFullOfShit. All of our readers

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By now you’ve probably heard – Boston’s proto-grind pioneers SIEGE are returning to the stage with a run of what are sure to be sold-out performances, this first one with LA powerviolence legends INFEST and politi-punk stalwarts Dropdead in Providence this July. Lunglust vocalist and lifelong fan of both bands,

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Twisted minds,  The Taboo, The Unknown, Pushing Sexual Boundaries are the kinds of thoughts that come to my mind when I think about where certain punks went creatively in the mid 80’s. I was a teenager when I realized that the older heads around me were into shit that I just

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via i-D  Gosha Rubchinskiy has made his name by casting a uniquely raw lens on his native Russia’s homegrown skate and punk scenes. Though the designer deftly crystallises the codes of post-Soviet cool, his work often references the era before the fall of the Iron Curtain — he’s collaborated with

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