Punk

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‘I’d wear a mac on stage because of all the spitting’: Lora Logic on punk, prayer and Poly Styrene
As Essential Logic release their second album 43 years after their first, their founder talks squats, scary gigs and her tempestuous relationship with her X-Ray Spex bandmate

Stevie Chick

28, Nov, 2022 @8:14 AM

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Wilko Johnson’s second act was every bit as belligerent and explosive as his first | Alexis Petridis
Before a miraculous recovery from cancer made him more famous than ever, the Dr Feelgood guitarist fired up 70s rock with proto-punk playing and divisive songwriting

Alexis Petridis

24, Nov, 2022 @10:41 AM

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Like a cinema virgin: how Madonna went stratospheric making Desperately Seeking Susan
At the start of the shoot, she was a no one. By the end, she was a superstar. As the 80s cult classic starring Madonna as a gorgeous grifter returns, director Susan Seidelman recalls capturing the zeitgeist on a shoestring budget

Hadley Freeman

23, Nov, 2022 @4:41 PM

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Wilko Johnson: Dr Feelgood guitarist and punk forebear dies aged 75
The Dr Feelgood guitarist died at home on 21 November, his family confirmed

Laura Snapes and Shaad D'Souza

23, Nov, 2022 @3:09 PM

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Billy Nomates review – post-punk soloist could do with some company
Bristol’s self-declared ‘no-waver’ delivers an entrancing performance but her electric energy needs a band to achieve its full force

Sophie Walker

23, Nov, 2022 @11:51 AM

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‘All you have to do is participate’: how the Shotgun Seamstress zine made space for Black punks
As the DIY publication is collected in a new anthology, creator Osa Atoe and the musicians she inspired reflect on its defiant positivity

Jenessa Williams

21, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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‘We are everything that scares curtain twitchers’: the bands resurrecting the spirit of Oi!
The hardcore movement grew from working-class angst in the late-70s, but got tainted by racist aggro. Now a new wave of bands are reviving its cathartic anger – without the far-right associations

Simon Spence

19, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Keith Levene obituary
Guitarist and musician who was a founding member of the Clash and Public Image Ltd

Adam Sweeting

14, Nov, 2022 @7:44 PM

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Keith Levene wrote his own rules for rock guitar | Alexis Petridis
His ambition to ‘use it in different ways’ helped steer PiL’s post-punk to genuinely fresh ground and was a formative influence for both U2 and My Bloody Valentine

Alexis Petridis

14, Nov, 2022 @4:19 PM

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Patti Smith: ‘I am who I am with all my flaws’
At 75, the punk poet, singer, artist and author talks candidly about life, loss, loneliness and her acclaimed new photography project

Kate Kellaway

13, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Keith Levene, founding member of the Clash, dies at 65
Influential post-punk musician was an original member of the Clash before founding PiL with John Lydon and Jah Wobble

Vanessa Thorpe and Dave Simpson

12, Nov, 2022 @6:14 PM

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Big Joanie: Back Home – London punks get experimental
(Daydream Library Series)
New styles abound on the trio’s second album, from synth-pop and folk to new wave, with mixed results

Ammar Kalia

06, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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