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Hardcore was regional music that reached and changed the world. The local references, in-jokes, and our-scene-is-best boosterism are part of what makes it so compelling. Like the best American detective fiction, it has a strong regional flavor; you can walk the streets, mosh with locals, and live vicariously through art. You could learn about Orange… More »

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

Time is a valuable thing, and the musicians who can make a quick point in a short amount of time deserve their props. We’ve put together a quick list of ten excellent songs from indie’s past (and from a few associated genres), all of which end in 120 seconds or less. These tracks throw their… More »

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Ian MacKaye Unearths Fan Letter From 14-Year-Old Dave Grohl

Before he was best friends with David Letterman, before he was a Foo Fighter, before he was the drummer in Nirvana, before he was the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | May 28, 2015 - 2:44 pm
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Check Out These Lego Versions Of 20 Famous Bands

If you can't quite get your fix from The Lego Movie (which honestly, who could blame you) artist Adly Syairi Ramly has you covered with…
Miles Bowe | March 19, 2014 - 11:03 am
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Ian MacKaye On Urban Outfitters’ Minor Threat T-Shirt

Back in the day, I had one of those great "This Is Not A Fugazi T-Shirt" T-shirts. It was produced, presumably, by some canny, anonymou…
Michael Nelson | July 31, 2013 - 2:27 pm
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Our Band Could Be Your Life Tribute @ Bowery Ballroom, NYC 5/22/11

It's ten years since Michael Azerrad first published his defining DIY '80s scene portrait Our Band Could Be Your Life, which covered an independent music…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 10:01 am

Bob Mould, Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl Celebrate 9:30 Club’s 30th

On Monday/Memorial Day the 9:30 Club celebrated its 30th Anniversary. For kids who grew up listening to and mythologizing D.C. hardcore, punk, and the like,…
brandon | June 2, 2010 - 12:40 pm
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Forever 21 Bootlegs Minor Threat T-Shirts

The pre-teen clothing chain (that’s replacing Times Square’s Virgin Megastore) recently cobbled together not-so-hardcore Minor Threat-inspired tees without permission. Dischord deems the apparel “absurd” and…
brandon | March 9, 2009 - 5:08 pm
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Ben Kingsley Is Just A Minor Threat

“WTF” was invented for moments like watching the Oscar-winning Gandhi actor get into the zone and make like Ian MacKaye in front of a simulated…
brandon | September 17, 2008 - 12:50 pm
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