Punk rock

Gino Yevdjevich – who goes by “Gino” — is the founder and lead singer of the Seattle-based punk band Kultur Shock.

‘Sing every single song like it’s your last’: How conflict in Sarajevo changed this musician’s life


Thirty years ago, war raged in the city of Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia, where Gino Yevdjevich was once a pop artist. In our latest segment of “Movement,” our series on music and migration, we hear how this conflict changed Gino’s life and led him to create the Seattle-based punk band Kultur Shock.

Wuhan Prison is a dive bar that holds about 200 people in Wuhan, China.

Wuhan — China’s punk capital — slowly returns to its indie music scene

A four-piece punk band is shown playing to a crowd and bathed in red lights.

Rage against the crisis: Venezuela’s punk scene finds a new voice in Bogotá

The 1966 album “96 Tears” from ? and the Mysterians.

American Icons: ‘96 Tears’

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After 40 years, ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’

John Cameron Mitchell as the title character in the Broadway run of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch."

The creator of ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ finally takes the Broadway stage


When John Cameron Mitchell first created his cult favorite, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” many friends thought it was the end of his career. But now, 20 years later, he’s back playing the role of the transgender punk rocker on Broadway in an award-winning production.

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This veteran punk rocker wants to always be in ‘student mode’


Veteran punk rocker Mike Watt played bass for LA-based bands like the Minutemen and Firehose. Now, he’s playing with two young Italian musicians who Watt says keeps him “student mode.” Their music starts with roots in punk and delves into improvisational Italian sounds.

JuJu is made up of Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, the band's founding members.

The music of JuJu is where West African tradition meets English punk


The genre “world music” is hard to define: It covers a broad range of styles and is constantly evolving. Take, for instance, the Gambian-English band JuJu — they derive equal inspiration from traditional West African music as they do from classic punk.

What does Russian punk band Pussy Riot owe to Yanka Dyagileva?

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Pussy Riot is known around the world for being a feminist protest group. But before Pussy Riot, there was Siberian punk rocker Yanka Dyagileva.

Outsiders: Challenging Society’s Idea of Normal

Fringe culture has always existed, from the Transcendentalists of the 19th century, to the Modernists of the 20th century, to the hippies, feminists and punks in the years that have followed. But how do we define outsiders today? Does American remain an incubator of alternative viewpoints, or has what’s alternative become mainstream? Are the outsiders […]