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?
Drag queen extraordinaire May May Graves is a twisted soul with a dark sense of humor and Marilyn Manson-like stage presence. She is a highly sought-after event host and producer. As a burlesque instructor, Grave’s maternal skills have helped transform novice students into cabaret pros. She’s an avid fan of the color blue. But her ascent to the upper echelon of the Dallas drag, burlesque and goth community through performance art is everything you need to know.Now that Graves is a seasoned veteran of the stage, she’s leveraging her experience and fan base to pursue her original craft: music. She just completed recording her debut album, Monsters, which is scheduled to be released, appropriately, on July's Friday the 13th. “It’s a mixture of industrial punk music and a little bit of pop,” Graves says. “My album is something that’s very repetitive as far as the lyrics. It’s very Ramones-y, and that’s where I get a lot of … [Read more...] about Get Ready for Drag Queen May May Graves’ Industrial Punk Album, Monsters
Michael H. Hodges Detroit News Fine Arts Writer Published 3:03 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 Call Shepard Fairey the bait. Cranbrook Art Museum Director Andrew Blauvelt wanted to mount a large show on punk's influence on graphic art from the 1970s and 1980s, but worried no youngsters would show up. That's where "Shepard Fairey: Salad Days, 1989-1999" comes in, a small show that takes up one of the galleries at the end of the sprawling, visually dazzling "Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986." Both exhibitions will be up until Oct. 7. "The two shows," Blauvelt said, "are linked at the hip." "Shepard was very influenced by the punk scene," he noted, adding that he needed Fairey "because I wanted to figure out a way to talk to young people" who might not connect with posters and ads for "ancient" groups like the Sex Pistols and Destroy All Monsters. So "Salad Days," which contains a range of familiar Fairey … [Read more...] about “Shepard Fairey” and “Punk Graphics” at Cranbrook