Mudhoney: livestreaming concert today at 2pm PDT


Mudhoney, the Seattle punk band that emerged in the late 1980s from the ashes of Green River and inspired the entire "grunge" genre, are performing a livestreaming concert today at 2pm PDT on To whet your appetite, above is Mudhoney's classic "Touch Me I'm Sick" (1988). (Thanks, David Katznelson!)

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Vivienne Westwood drives a tank to David Cameron's house

The doyenne of punk design drove the tank to the UK prime minister's house in Chadlington, Oxfordshire to carry out a spoof "chemical attack" in protest over new fracking licenses in 27 residential areas (but not near David Cameron's home). Read the rest

Dig this mash-up of The Ramones vs Marvin Gaye

"Peculiar Bop" by Go Home Productions (aka Mark Vidler). Read the rest

Killer no-wave LP reissue by Lizzy Mercier Descloux

In the late 1970s, Parisian poet, artist, and singer Lizzy Mercier Descloux made the downtown New York scene with peers Patti Smith and Richard Hell. Descloux's music melded no wave, disco, and minimalism into a funky, dissonant groove. Yes, you can dance to it. Read the rest

Fury Road badge-set

These 1.25" Fury Road badges are $11.36 for a set of 7 (also available as magnets!) (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Listen to Kurt Cobain's pre-Nirvana band from 1985


Please to enjoy Fecal Matter, featuring an 18-year-old Kurt Cobain, Greg Hokanson, and Dale Crover (later of The Melvins). This demo tape is titled "Illiteracy Will Prevail." Fecal Matter (Wikipedia)

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The Pogues have a new brand of whiskey


Celtic punk bank The Pogues have launched a signature brand of Irish whiskey. Read the rest

Kickstarting an omnibus of seminal punk zine BLT

It's been 25 years since the zine BLT started, the early intersection of punk and and desktop publishing. Read the rest

Anarchy in the UK Mastercards

Because irony is alive and well in the 21st century. I'm holding out for my Kill the Poor platinum Amex. Read the rest

Punk Games

Its time to break down the walls between games and other creative fields.

Cindy Wilson performs vintage B-52s song

Cindy Wilson, founding member of The B-52s, has recently been performing with Glenn Phillips and his band at small venues in the Atlanta area. In this clip, she performs the classic song Hero Worship from the B's eponymous first album from 1978, and totally rocks it out. Read the rest "Punk Rock-Inspired Party" for kids instructs us "How to Throw a Punk Rock-Inspired Party" for kids "that won't turn into a riot." Read the rest

Blondie: photos from the birth of punk and new wave

Forty years after the formation of Blondie, guitarist Chris Stein unveils his photo archive of the era with a new hardcover book Chris Stein / Negative: Me, Blondie, and the Advent of Punk. Read the rest

Punk+ Rare photos from the early days of British punk

Punk changed my life when I was a teenager in the late 70s. It wasn’t just the music that I loved (especially The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Buzzcocks, The Ramones, and X), it was Punk’s DIY aesthetic. As punk pioneer Don Letts said in the introduction to this fantastic collection of photos from the early days of British Punk, “The thing about Punk that people forget was that it wasn’t just music. The reason it has the legacy that it does is because it inspired people to make clothes, become graphic artists, photographers, writers, and journalists. It was very much a complete subculture. Nothing since has had that complete impact.”

Sheila Rock was taking photos of now legendary Punk bands before they had record contracts, and while the faces in these photos are familiar, all the photos were new to me. You can feel the crackle of the energy of a new movement here – the experimental clothes, hairstyles, makeup, posturing. The Beatles broke up in 1970 – it’s shocking to see the change in youth styles after just six or seven years, and how much these 35-40 year old photos look like the could have been taken today. Punk+ by Sheila Rock (photos), Sarah Simonon (author)

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Never Mind The Bollocks (kinda) by Los Punk Rockers

Los Punk Rockers' infamous 1978 Spanish Sex Pistols covers album "Los Exitos De Sex Pistols," consisting of bad playing and mostly nonsensical lyrics, has just been reissued on vinyl. Read the rest

Coffin Hill: horror comic that mixes HP Lovecraft with black eyeliner

Coffin Hill is a horror story in graphic novel form that's somewhere between HP Lovecraft and Bauhaus: a genuinely scary and brilliantly told tale that's not afraid to show us its black eyeliner and ill-advised teenaged hair. Cory Doctorow reviews the first Coffin Hill collection.

That reaction gif you've been looking for

Punk dancing on street of london, 1970s . (via Goths and Punks) Read the rest

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