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How L.A. Punks of the ’80s and ’90s Kept Neo-Nazis Out of Their Scene

John Doe and other insiders from the era reflect on what worked then—and what we can learn today
FIDLAR

Is FIDLAR the Friendliest Punk Band in L.A.?

Dads, teens, and punk newbs are all welcome at the skate band’s notoriously Fight Club-esque shows

Patti Smith

Between her stints as a poet, a photographer, an author, and a mom, Smith keeps the flame of the New York punk scene burning.

Chain and the Gang

As part of the D.C. punk scene, Ian Svenonius fronted two standout bands: the frenetic Nation of Ulysses and soulful garage rockers the Make-Up. With his latest project, Chain...

The Essential Movie Library #96: 24 Hour Party People (2002)

Navigating Manchester’s music revolution from Joy Division to the Happy Mondays

Karen O – Crush Songs

The kinetic lead singer of the post-punk band Yeah Yeah Yeahs plays three evenings of live shows. Expect a dance riot.

Underground with Punk Icon Penelope Spheeris

The director of the 1981 cult documentary The Decline of Western Civilization remembers making noise

Neighborhood Brats Are Buying Your Broken Dreams

When San Francisco became too expensive, punk rock party band Neighborhood Brats brought their onstage antics to L.A. Your loss, SF

Top Tickets: Snoopzilla & Dam Funk, the Weirdos, and Ethio Cali Play Gigs in L.A.

This week's must-see L.A. shows include Ethiopian-inspired jazz, old school punk, and retro-modern G-Funk.

After 20 Years and 9 Albums, Punk Band AFI Continues to Evolve—But Not Without a Little Darkness

Talking with frontman Davey Havok about the band's latest album, their new recording process, and playing L.A.