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Vivienne Westwood, Fashion Designer, Mother of Punk Style, Dies at 81

Westwood was a fashion maverick, an environmental activist, who went from scruffy designer of ripped streetwear to couturier to movie stars
Milo Aukerman from Descendents

Descendents Bringing 45 Years of South Bay Punk to Pasadena

The second verse of the opening track on punk mainstay Descendents’ 1985 sophomore album I Don’t Want to Grow Up includes the lyrics, “We never did a popular thing/Don’t...
bad religion punk los angeles

In the Early ’80s, L.A. Punk Bands Played Where They Could—Even at USC Frat Parties

In an excerpt from the new book 'Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion,' the Valley legends look back at beer-drenched gigs, jocks vs. punks showdowns, and breaking through with Rodney Bingenheimer
the go-go's documentary

The Story of the Go-Go’s Is Finally Being Told in a Way that Does It Justice

Director Alison Ellwood's new Showtime documentary doesn't shy away from scandal, but the band says its making brought them together
x new album alphabetland

Legendary L.A. Punk Band X Surprises Fans with Their First Studio Album in 35 Years

Originally planned for August, 'Alphabetland' hit the web today

A Photographer Is Resurfacing Her Trove of Photos of L.A.’s ’80s Punk Scene

Linda Aronow's immense archive captures a bygone moment in the city's music scene—and she's only scratched the surface

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

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...