Chuck Roast’s Punk Rock “Funhouse” by Daniel Makagon

Chuck Roast used his “Funhouse” radio show to help grow the punk rock scene in Houston in the early days of hardcore. The show reflected a desire to challenge listeners and social norms, while constantly under threat of cancellation by KPFT management.

Interview with Fest Founder Tony Weinbender by Nighthawk

Fest is the creation of Tony Weinbender. For nearly twenty years, he has continued to run the weekend-long music festival in Gainesville, Fla. The annual punk rock party is definitely something every music fan should experience at least once.

Stephe Perry’s Punk Rock Radio Journey by Daniel Makagon

Stephe Perry has been an important staple in Toronto’s punk rock radio landscape. He has witnessed both positive and negative changes in radio coverage of punk and he has been an important community member who seeks to help people learn about Toronto’s rich hardcore history.

Emma Alice Johnson Interview by Michael T. Fournier

Welcome to the second installment of Paging All Punks, in which I talk to writers about their connection with punk rock. I met Emma Alice Johnson in her hometown of Minneapolis a few years ago. Emma’s work is weird—so weird, in fact, that I didn’t have a frame of reference for her writing.

Interview with The Gotobeds by Nick Roseblade

Since 2012 Pittsburgh’s The Gotobeds have been redefining what DIY indie can and should be. So far they’ve released two flawless albums Poor People are Revolting and Blood // Sugar // Secs // Traffic. Their third, the facetiously titled, Debt Begins at 30 is the bands strongest and most cohesive to date.

Elizabeth Hand Interview by Michael T. Fournier

Welcome to Paging All Punks, a new series focused on interviews with writers about their involvement in the punk scene.

Subhumans interview by Adam Perry

“If we can invent computers and iPhones, we can feed the fucking world and live in fucking peace.” -Dick Lucas, Suhhumans

Huma Aatifi interview by Ryan Leach

Photos courtesy of Huma Aatifi Huma Aatifi is a Boise, Idaho-based artist and musician. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aatifi moved to the United States when she was ten. Aatifi’s artistic pursuits are influenced by musicians and painters on the periphery. Unda Fluxit, a solo vehicle Aatifi started last year, is inspired by artists like Jandek

Remembering Fast ‘N’ Loud by Daniel Makagon

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There’s this stigma that punks are fuckups.

War//Plague interview by Ian Glasper

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War//Plague from Minneapolis might well have slipped quietly under your radar. Of course, once they’re on your radar, they are anything but quiet, battering out an Antisect/Amebix-inspired noise with a ferocious intensity to equal the best of ’em.