When I first saw the Linda Lindas perform “Racist, Sexist Boy”—in the May 2021 video from the Los Angeles Public Library that took the Internet by storm—I got huge “industry plant” energy from them. But I wasn’t really mad about it. The four-piece, which is made up of girls between the ages of 11 and […]
The first time I saw Bad Religion, I was a young teen and they were on their 2000 tour in support of their Todd Rundgren-produced 11th album, The New America. I remember marveling at how dudes so old were still ripping so hard, but I recently had a weird crisis when I did the math […]
Current musical obsessions of Meat Wave bassist Joe Gac, Fckr Jr guitarist Ben Grigg, and Reader music listings wrangler Luca Cimarusti
Riot Fest only missed the mark with one record—and it’s not Suicidal Tendencies’ thrash landmark, Cypress Hill’s dark trip, or Bad Religion’s brainy skate-punk masterpiece.
Riot Fest got Blink-182! Cypress Hill! Blondie! The Jesus Lizard! Liz Phair! Atmosphere! Beck! Cat Power! And . . . the 82-year-old Jerry Lee Lewis?
Current obsessions of Reckless Records buyer Dave Hofer, Gigan guitarist Eric Hersemann, and the Reader‘s Luca Cimarusti
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is Bad Religion’s “I Want to Conquer the World.”
Day one of Riot Fest features Danzig, Joan Jett, Fall Out Boy, and more.
Riot Fest lineup predictions and busy seasons for trash-pop duo the Funs and doom band Bongripper
The city’s expansive punk beatdown returns with a lineup that includes the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Articles of Faith, Circle Jerks, Propagandhi, Negative Approach, Bad Religion, Naked Raygun, the Zero Boys, the Bronx, and others.
Warped Tour rolls back through town for an endless day of punk rock mixed with some hip-hop, hardcore, ska, and more.