Remember how U2 gave every iTunes customer a free, very much deletable album as a little gift from Tim Cook to you? And you know how everyone became livid at the sudden influx of extra Bono? Well, don't be such a square, man. U2 was just being punk rock.
Alt-country crooner Ryan Adams typically makes music fit for a rom-com's opening credits, but he has a lesser-known punk side, and 1984 showcases the best of it.
For any band, shifting musical direction is a huge moment. For some it definitely works—could you imagine The Beatles pumping out A Hard Day's Night clones for decades?–and for others, even iconic musicians, it can be an earsplitting disaster.
Discovering music is a way different game in the digital age, when new artists and tunes are a mere mouse click away. Before algorithms were responsible for instantly introducing new faves into the mix, recording demos and hustling for radio play was a key factor in building buzz and gaining new fans. A Band Called…
The world is brimming with haters ready and more than willing to tell you just how much you suck and can't do a damn thing right. But never mind them. If you've got something to express, it's your responsibility to express it.
Meet Lost Coves. I'm always at a loss for how to describe them. Experimental stoner rock? Hallucinogenic post-punk crash and bang? I'm not good with genres. What I know is that Lost Coves create soundscapes that suck you in.
This beautiful steampunk record player is pretty clever: it's actually powered by a steam engine. One problem though? That steam engine makes it sound horrible. Here's what it sounds like:
Making robots even more hardcore, British roboticists have designed machines that will only dance to punk rock music. Standing 2 meters tall, padded in leather and decked in various punk scene insignias, the pogoing robots wait until they hear the familiar strains of anti-establishment rock before they start dancing.…