Blink-182: You Were Never That Good, But I Really Loved You Anyway

The year was 1999 and American middle school girls were faced with a politically fraught choice: Backstreet Boys or *N Sync? Lines were drawn and friendships destroyed as 11-14 year-olds scrambled to choose sides. But then there were those of us who refused to believe that this was it, who refused to conform to this… » 1/28/15 4:50pm 1/28/15 4:50pm

If you need catharsis because of post-Thanksgiving doldrums or any other reason, may we recommend New York punk band Perfect Pussy's performance at Pitchfork Paris, in which singer Meredith Graves channels the internal feminist rage of the holiday season? SHE DOES THIS SO WE DON'T HAVE TO. » 12/01/14 4:50pm 12/01/14 4:50pm

The Good, the Bad, the Fucked-Up and the Insanely Ugly of the Met Gala

Last night, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Vogue threw the annual spring gala, celebrating the Costume Institute's exhibition, "PUNK: Chaos to Couture." It was a fashion freakshow, complete with crazy couture, deranged hair and mad makeup. If you're ready to see celebrities go over the fucking top, you've come to… » 5/07/13 5:20pm 5/07/13 5:20pm

See New Footage of Stephen Sprouse's Very First Show

KCD and Fashionista digitized recently unearthed archival footage of Stephen Sprouse's very first show. The year was 1984, and New York fashion was still all punk and cool and shit. Watch out especially for transgender model Teri Toye, Sprouse's muse. "I don’t think people had really experienced anything like it –… » 5/03/13 3:20pm 5/03/13 3:20pm

Hardcore's Next Sensation Is an 8-Year-Old Girl

Watch as Juliette, an 8 year-old Australian girl wearing an "I Heart Phuket" t-shirt, single-handedly revives the hardcore punk scene with this song about her dog Robert. Tear it up, Juliette. Tear it up. » 1/19/12 3:15pm 1/19/12 3:15pm

The Women Who Paved The Way For Punk

In the mood to stay in and watch a movie? May we suggest From The Back Of The Room, a documentary about the trailblazing ladies of punk who were doing their thing before you even first heard the words "Riot Grrrl" uttered out of your super-cool "alternative" friend's mouth. » 7/25/11 3:10pm 7/25/11 3:10pm

Poly Styrene, Punk Pioneer, Dies At 52

Poly Styrene, the legendary X-Ray Spex frontwoman (born Marianne Elliot-Said) died yesterday of cancer. She and her music will be long-remembered. [Pitchfork] » 4/26/11 1:35pm 4/26/11 1:35pm

Riot Grrrl Is Dead, Long Live Riot Grrrl

Sara Marcus's Girls To The Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution is a history of a group of young, punk women who refused to shut up. And if you listen, you can still hear them. » 10/08/10 5:53pm 10/08/10 5:53pm

"Will Somebody Please Think Of The Punk Children?!"

If you ever freaked your parents out with a punk rock phase, perhaps your fam can relate to the plight of the Nelsons, who need an entire afterschool special to deal with their kid's punk rock style. [VintageAds] » 2/27/10 11:30am 2/27/10 11:30am

What's In A Zine: New Book Explores DIY Feminist Roots

Since the 1990s, zines have played a crucial role in bringing awareness of feminism to young women. But with the publication of a new book devoted to Zine culture, one has to wonder, are zines obsolete? » 11/12/09 1:00pm 11/12/09 1:00pm

New Jersey Has New Frontwoman For DIY Punk Movement

Meet Marissa Paternoster, lead singer of New Brunswick punk band Screaming Females. At 22-years-old and five feet tall, Paternoster is the leading figure in New Jersey's DIY punk revival. » 5/18/09 1:30pm 5/18/09 1:30pm

Stories From The City, Stories From PJ

"Maybe I'm just purely lucky. If I've come up against obstacles I've always found another way around it." — PJ Harvey, on never encountering sexism in her musical career. [Guardian] » 3/09/09 12:40pm 3/09/09 12:40pm

Who Killed Nancy? Not Sid, Documentary Claims

A new documentary claims that Sid Vicious may not be responsible for the death of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, who was found stabbed to death on the bathroom floor of the couple's hotel room. » 1/25/09 2:30pm 1/25/09 2:30pm

Nancy Spungen: Victim Of Drugs Or A Sexist Punk Scene?

Nancy Spungen, the ill-fated girlfriend of the Sex Pistol's Sid Vicious, is reviled » 10/20/08 2:30pm 10/20/08 2:30pm in the same way Yoko Ono and Courtney Love are reviled: All three are blamed by many for the downfall of beloved musical groups (the Sex Pistols, the Beatles and Nirvana, respectively) and all three were hated by their lovers'…

Awesome Aussie Grandmas Perform Sex Pistols Song

In the video above, a group of Australian women over the age of 80 perform the 1977 song "God Save the Queen" by The Sex Pistols, which was originally titled "No Future" and banned by the BBC. It's part of artist Christoph Büchel's exhibit "no future" at the Sydney Biennale 2008. The ladies were given an open… » 9/10/08 3:40pm 9/10/08 3:40pm

Patti Smith: Dream Of Life: Only For Hardcore Smiths

A documentary that was 11 years in the making, Patti Smith: Dream of Life » 8/08/08 1:30pm 8/08/08 1:30pm focuses on the poster girl for the protopunk scene as she attempts to revive her musical career. Directed and filmed in black-and-white by commercial fashion photographer Steven Sebring, the film focuses less on Smith's past and more on who she…

Punk Princess Vivienne Westwood: Fuck Fashion

Vivienne Westwood, so-called creator of the "punk" aesthetic, thinks we need to stop shopping. » 9/27/07 12:30pm 9/27/07 12:30pm

Yeah, after all, nothing affronts a punk sensibility like old-fashioned consumerism! But why does Dame Vivienne think we need to curb our horrific spending habits? Let us guess: By "choose well" Ms. Westwood means "choose…