October 15, 2012
Since the birth of punk music, it's hard to fathom a world without it. It could be downright insanity, really. Think about it: As the embodiment of questioning damn near everything, not only has punk been an outlet for rage, angst, frustration, pain, restlessness and disenchantment -- a gamut of emotions that make us wriggle and squirm -- it has revolutionized music, and the way a lot of us think about the world, and the way we choose to live in it. So if you think punk music is three lousy chords played by three lousy musicians, maybe our Punk radio station will help straighten you out -- without us having to break out the fists. (Kidding, kidding.)
You'll hear the old-school thrashers, of course -- The Stooges, The Clash, The Ramones -- alongside hardcore legends (Black Flag, Bad Brains), straight-edge revolutionaries (Minor Threat, Refused), pop-punk royalty (Green Day), Celtic punks (Dropkick Murphys), skate punks (NOFX), ska punks (Rancid), silly punks (Descendents), the newest wave of punks (Metz, Ceremony, F*cked Up), and a host of other nihilists, activists, anarchists, innovators and raw-rage purveyors. Now, crank it! Scare your 'rents and piss off your neighbors. This stuff is meant to split ears and, most importantly, flout convention.