Zach Price Zach Price is the Editor in Chief of the Emerald. He likes to write about music and watch Trail Blazer games. [email protected] Related Posts Arts & CultureEventsMultimediaMusicNightlifePhoto Photos: Dropkick Murphys bring Celtic punk to the Cuthbert Amphitheater Arts & CultureEventsMultimediaMusicPhoto Photos: A night of reggae at the Cuthbert Amphitheater with Rebelution, Stephen Marley and more Arts & CultureEventsMusicNightlife Review: Illenium wows Cuthbert, drops new track ahead of festival appearance in Las Vegas Arts & CultureEventsMusic School’s Out: Alice Cooper talks shock rock, villains and success … [Read more...] about Dropkick Murphys remain the spirit of Celtic-punk music
“Fuck that kid — he didn’t even know how to play the banjo right,” the “dashing dino dames” of New York’s T-Rextasy sneer on “Gap Yr Boiz.” An anthem about unimpressive dudes who’d rather yurt it for their “gap year” than make out, it’s a catchy, cathartic song that lets the ladies of T-Rextasy land some sick dunks on men.While they share a name with a Marc Bolan tribute act in the U.K., T-Rextasy are more interested in getting glammed up and having fun than in exhuming the bones of glam rock. On 2016’s Jurassic Punk, they make good on their stated ambition to obliterate the patriarchy by unleashing eight irresistible earworms that lodge themselves in your brain like a velociraptor’s teeth in your throat.Composed of Lyris Faron (vox), Lena Abraham (guitars), Vera Kahn (guitars), Annie Fidoten (bass), and Ebun Nazon-Power (drums), T-Rextasy’s bubblegum-punk music recalls the loose and playful … [Read more...] about T-Rextasy Make Indie Punk Music As Sharp as Dino Teeth
The point where 26 charred bodies were found, following a deadly forest fire in Mati a northeast suburb of Athens, Greece,Dimitris Lampropoulos/NurPhoto via ZUMA Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by CityLab. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. After forest fires raging since Monday killed at least 74 people in the region just north of Athens, the Greek government declared a state of emergency in the province of Attica today. Caused by especially hot dry summer weather, details emerging from the disaster are horrific—notably the discovery of the bodies of 26 people, including children, who were trapped while trying to escape the flames in the seaside resort of Mati. The severity of the situation has been greeted with shock in Athens, whose skies have darkened to a haze as smokes blows across the region. But it has not necessarily been met with … [Read more...] about Europe’s 1976 Heat Wave Helped Give Us Punk Music. What Will This One Do?
Culture Iceage Punk Music RockLike a lot of teenagers, Elias Bender Rønnenfelt spent hours alone in his room listening to music. He was a Danish kid growing up in the new millennium, but the sounds that excited him were American and British, from prior decades. “All sorts of New York no wave bands,” says the now 26-year-old Rønnenfelt. “David Bowie. Crass. Teen Idles.”One of his favorites: the seminal punk band Richard Hell and the Voidoids. So it was disorienting for Rønnenfelt when Richard Hell, the 68-year-old punk veteran, recently wrote an impassioned essay in praise of Iceage. In it, the veteran imagines himself “as a kid lying in my closed-door room in the dark, listening to this band and getting what I need.” That was weird to read, Rønnenfelt tells Newsweek while visiting the New York offices of Matador Records in March: “It's strange,” he adds, “when a voice from your teenage bedroom speaks back at … [Read more...] about On the Brink of Insanity with Iceage, Denmark’s Greatest Punk Band
Richard Shotwell/Associated Press archives Abby Travis, from left, Gina Schock, Belinda Carlisle, Jane Wiedlin and Charlotte Caffey, of The Go Go’s, arrive at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Kristina Bakrevski/Charles Zukow and Associates "Head Over Heels" star is seen at The Curran in San Francisco, where the new musical based on The Go-Go's music opens April 10. Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Kristina Bakrevski/Charles Zukow and Associates The cast and crew of the new musical "Head Over Heels" is seen outside The Curran Theater in San Francisco. Associated Press archives From left, The Go-Go's members Jane Wiedlin, Charlotte Caffey and Belinda Carlisle arrive at the 1982 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Joan Marcus/Boneau Bryan-Brown The cast for "Head Over Heels" rehearses in New York. The musical based on The Go-Go's songs opens in San Francisco April 10. Kristina Bakrevski/Charles Zukow and Associates The Go-Go's bassist Jane … [Read more...] about New Go-Go’s musical is ‘like Shakespeare and punk music had a baby’