We’ll be the support act for the Budapest gig of Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg on the A38 on Tue 1 Sep. Needless to say, we feel honoured and excited to share the stage with a real Ramone – the Ramones were the single biggest influence on our music. If you plan to visit the gig, make sure you switch off your smartphone when you enter the boat.
While most classic punk bands released their best albums during their early years, there are several examples of more recent punk rock bands who had been around for a decade by the time they came up with their best material. There’s the Offspring, there’s Bankrupt, and there are the Dwarves. Continue reading
The Descendents were the Buzzcocks‘ equivalent on the early American hardcore punk scene: they were a lot more melodic than their contemporaries, and they were fronted by a nerd. But they were much more than that. They invented melodic hardcore (or melodycore), paving the way for NOFX, No Use For a Name, and almost every popular punk band in the golden years of Epitaph and Fat Wreck. Continue reading