It seems like a lot of people have had success with this, so I'm going to give it a shot. [more inside]
I used to really love being up on new music, but I got old, got boring, had a kid, and got out of touch. I'm getting kind of sick of my music collection and would love to find some new tunes. [more inside]
Back in Riot Grrrl days, a pen pal made me an amazing mix tape. It was 90% mostly-west coast hardcore (Los Crudos, Spitboy) and 10% Guys and Dolls soundtrack, I shit you not -- obviously the best ever. I have no idea what her name was and I don't have the tape or the liner notes, but there are two songs that were great and haunt me. Please reach into your knowledge of 90s punk and hc, and help me identify them. [more inside]
I am looking for punk/post-punk/new wave songs that feature spaghetti western styled guitar sections. Examples include: Do You Believe In The Westworld? by Theatre of Hate, Obsessed by 999 and tons of Adam and the Ants songs.
My husband and I are looking for somewhere to go on a short vacation--4 or 5 days--for our five year anniversary in late May. We have a number of preferences, but the thing we want most is a place that has a beach and a pretty good punk scene. Beach does not necessarily have to be warm enough to be swimmable, it just needs to exist. [more inside]
Mid to late 1980s punk-ish song with the line "I am not sorry" repeated in the chorus. I always thought it was Hüsker Dü but now I'm not so sure. [more inside]
How can I see (or get a copy of) the documentary on Trenton's City Gardens, "Riot on the Dance Floor". (IMDB)(Closed Kickstarter) I grew up nearby, saw Nico here in the 70's...
What are some great punk bands with women singers? [more inside]
Where can I find inspiration for planner decoration that is geared towards various alternative/weirdo types - e.g. queers, geeks, artists, activists, certain subcultures? [more inside]
I've recently become enamoured with Faith No More's catalogue after only being familiar with the famous "Epic" from when I was a kid. I want other heavy-yet-tuneful music recommendations. [more inside]
I just moved to Boston and don't know much of anything about it's history as a music town. I mean I'm generally aware of classic rock bands being from Boston, and then Mission of Burma, but what else? What books, documentaries, websites, magazine archives, etc should I read to find out more about the Boston (and surrounding area) scene? [more inside]
Looking for an obscure 70's/80's punk compilation of songs by bands who pretended to be poor when they were not. [more inside]
i've been living in NC for about a year (where i grew up). i came here to do what i needed to do to get myself together, and i've done that. now i'm ready to move somewhere that meets my other needs/wants. but i don't know where to go! details inside... [more inside]
Yesterday, my 13 year old daughter announced that she's goth. What that means is she really likes wearing all black. [more inside]
I really like the combination of ominous sound and surf guitar influence in East Bay Ray's work with the Dead Kennedys. (Examples would be "Police Truck" and "Too Drunk to Fuck".) Are there other bands who do a similar sort of evil surf sound?
What bands can you recommend that sound similar to early "Fun House" era Stooges? [more inside]
Where can I get more recordings from the show or set where Bad Religion played the version of "Do What You Want" in the All Ages compilation?
I'm going to Riot Fest Chicago next weekend. Which bands that I might otherwise overlook do you think I should check out? [more inside]
I love the minimalism of Young Marble Giants and The xx - and in online reviews the term "negative space" describes just what I like about them. So, what else should I listen to?
What are Pearl Jam's most punk influenced, or punk sounding songs, that you would recommend for a mix tape for my punk music interested girlfriend? I'm a big fan, but a musical novice. I don't know names of songs (except for the obvious ones), have skipped some of their albums, and just know there is someone out there who can answer this questions better than I. [more inside]
I'll be heading to Chicago this weekend for a vacationy weekend in a new city. I've got an armload of plans for various things to see and do (including the Wax Trax popup shop), but I also wouldn't mind doing some shopping while I'm down there. Suggestions for an alt-culture excursion? [more inside]
What belongs in my starter femme/androgynous/genderqueer ensemble? [more inside]
Lately I've been really into the blog Ribbon Around A Bomb, who writes about female-fronted 70s post-punk, Twin Peaks, feminist art, and leather jackets. I also love The Pulp Zine, which is full of teen dreams and high school small town angst, an obsession with Burger Records, 90s nostalgia, black lipstick and pink hair. I'm looking for more blogs that cover punk, garage rock, femme fun, DIY, weirdo fashion, nostalgia, queerness, creativity, feminism, art, and worship of countercultural idols. Basically, I'm a fully-grown scummy punk boyfemme who wants the experience of flipping through a teen magazine tailored to my interests. What other sites would I love? [more inside]
I am looking for pairs of songs in which 1) one or both artists is a UK act that first rose to prominence in the punk era or later (say 1976 onwards; the other act can be any nationality or from time period), and 2) one of the songs is either a music reworking or theft of the other. I am not looking for covers or samples. Several examples inside. [more inside]
I am a bass player, and I have recently returned to playing loud, noisy rock and roll after a 4-year hiatus from the stage. I have always eschewed earplugs on stage, on the grounds that they keep me from hearing all of the nuance I need to hear to play effectively with a group. But I ain't no spring chicken anymore, and now I recognize that the real reason I never wore earplugs before, even in mind-bendingly loud bands, was mostly out of misplaced machismo. I can tell that I have lost some hearing over the years, especially in the ear that usually faces the drums, and I want to avoid losing more. I have tried using cheap, disposable foam ear plugs, but I am not satisfied with the sound quality I am getting with them. Are there better ear protection alternatives out there? [more inside]
Hello. I am trying to locate a few recordings by obscure indie new wave bands that got stuck in my head in the 80's that I've been trying and failing to locate ever since. I have no idea the names of the bands or artists that recorded the songs, but hopefully I can provide enough information that someone who is familiar with them can identify them. The songs are "Genghis Khan," "Watch out Franco," and "Heart of a Boxer." [more inside]
I love playing guitar, and I love British rock/pop/punk (esp. 90s Britpop era). If you were compiling a list of awesome UK music to play on guitar from, say, 1975 to today, what specific songs would you include? [more inside]
I'm looking for quite a few marching band/concert band covers of rock, especially punk rock bands. [more inside]
A recent (for me) music find, The Missing Links. I liked the one tune and so got their album and now I'm hunting for more like it. They sound kind of like The Stooges with a great keyboard player. What else sounds like the Stooges with a great keyboard player? Throw me your obscure and not so obscure 60's garage punk recommendations!
Contemporary Russian punk, protest, artistic, and musical climates in re: Pussy Riot detainment. [more inside]
What are the best new ska/ska-punk bands out there now? [more inside]
I normally listen to bluegrass/folk/classical, but I recently found out I really love Bad Religion's "Sorrow". What other punk tracks might I enjoy? [more inside]
How to find the Melbourne (Australia) hardcore punk scene again? [more inside]
Help me find a place within 4-5 hours driving distance from DC that I could book a swank-esque hotel/non elderly B&B room* and sweep my boyfriend off his feet for a combined Valentines/birthday funtimesfantastic weekend. *(under $400 for 2 nights) [more inside]
What other super-sparse, dance-y, guitar-y, post-y punk-y, minimalist rock band am I missing out on? For example, I love Flin Flon. Of COURSE I love Gang of Four's Entertainment. I love Antelope.
Did John Lennon ever mention his thoughts on late-70s punk (the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Clash, etc)? Can you cite a source?
Accidental DJ would like awesome advice on danceable music. [more inside]
What are some punk-rock concept albums in the vein of Fucked Up's David Comes to Life and Titus Andronicus's The Monitor [more inside]
I have a friend who has been looking for a song with a line: When I was sixteen the American dream was not a thing of the past He thinks that it was a New Wave song from the early 80s. He's gone through old mix tape liner notes (tapes themselves are long gone) and thinks that it may be "Slang Lingo" by the Puppies but there's virtually no trace of that song on the internet.
What musical gems & rarities should I look for on my upcoming trip to Krakow? [more inside]
Which punk bands did my father see in London in 1978? (Intriguingly fragmented details follow..) [more inside]
Geetar-filter: What axe/fx achieved the sound of Lenny Kaye's wonderful solo on "Pissing In A River"?
Recommend me some music near the intersection of"dance" and "punk." [more inside]
There's a lot of punk songs about dad. Is there any about being a dad?
A two-fer about eighties music - I'm looking for eighties songs about the cold war, Reagan, Thatcher, US foreign policy, etc. Also looking for music I'll enjoy if I like eighties cellist composer guy Arthur Russell. [more inside]
Looking for a hair stylist in Vancouver, particular punk hairdo information follows.... [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good, online, illustrated guide to various subcultures and clothing styles? [more inside]
I really like Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Who else should I listen to? [more inside]
My cousin is at the ripe ol' age of 12, and he is discovering all types of rebellious and "dangerous" music. What albums should I supply him with? [more inside]
I am looking for literature in which punk rock is part of the backdrop. The Buddha of Suburbia is a good example. [more inside]