Punk

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Bikers, rappers and rude boys: the photographer who got to the heart of subcultures
Janette Beckman has spent four decades documenting underground movements from London’s punks and the birth of hip-hop to LA gangs and illegal girls’ fight clubs. How does she win her subjects’ trust?

Amy Fleming

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Merkel’s punk pick for leaving ceremony raises eyebrows
Outgoing German chancellor’s choice of soundtrack for military tattoo hints at uncharted hinterland

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

29, Nov, 2021 @1:33 PM

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The 20 best songs of 2021
We celebrate everything from Lil Nas X’s conservative-baiting Montero to Wet Leg’s instant indie classic – as voted for by 31 of the Guardian’s music writers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

29, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Amyl and the Sniffers review – a blizzard from Oz
Channelling singer Amy Taylor’s rage and joyous abandon, the Australian punk band bring their second album to glorious fighting life

Kitty Empire

28, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Paul Weller’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
Drawn from the Jam, the Style Council and his solo work, all of it powered by romance, storytelling and political vim, here is the best of a British songwriter unbounded by genre

Alexis Petridis

25, Nov, 2021 @3:29 PM

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The big picture: Yan Morvan captures counterculture in Thatcher’s London
The French war photographer was fascinated by the creative fusion of the world of mods and punks in 1979

Tim Adams

21, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Mick Rock, famed music photographer and ‘man who shot the 70s’, dies aged 72
‘Photographic poet’ created numerous iconic images of David Bowie as well as iconic artwork for Lou Reed, Queen and the Ramones

Laura Snapes

19, Nov, 2021 @10:04 AM

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'Sex workers, reggae girls, squatters, all the ones who didn’t fit in': how Rebel Dykes reveals a secret lesbian history
What began when Siobhan Fahey looked up her old friends from 80s London, grew into a vital document of a tough community at the forefront of the gay rights struggle

Rebecca Nicholson

11, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘We have to fight for what is right’: Patti Smith on gender, Sally Rooney and Cop26
In the run-up to the climate conference, the rock’n’roll poet reflects – with a little help from her daughter – on a life spent breaking barriers, hanging out with Dylan and learning to Instagram

Nadia Khomami

29, Oct, 2021 @1:08 PM

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The greatest songs about the climate crisis – ranked!
As Cop26 opens in Glasgow, we provide the soundtrack, ranging from Gojira’s metal fury to gorgeous environmental paeans by Childish Gambino, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell

Alexis Petridis

28, Oct, 2021 @12:30 PM

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All Time Low: US rock band deny allegations of sexual misconduct
‘We have to state with outright certainty that what is being said about us is completely and utterly false,’ band members say

Laura Snapes

26, Oct, 2021 @9:17 AM

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‘Our music charts are still kind of segregated’: critic Kelefa Sanneh on pop, fandom and race
The New Yorker writer’s book Major Labels examines why we tag music with a genre, be it for commerce or community. He explains why people still argue over great songs – and why they can thrive on cultural appropriation

Dorian Lynskey

19, Oct, 2021 @1:29 PM

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