Anti-Flag: Rock Against Santorum?

Anti-Flag have been saying what’s on their minds for over two decades. Why stop now? The punk rockers from Pittsburgh are back with their eighth studio album The General Strike, and like previous efforts, it finds the band speaking against injustices in the world and the government’s abuse of power. Earlier this month, Anti-Flag — ..

They Might Be Front Bottoms and Black Taxi Rides

They might be the next They Might Be Giants or perhaps they’ll follow punk icons like Blink 182, and yes I hate calling that latter band “icons.” Their best bet, however, may be becoming the first ever Front Bottoms. That’s a good thing. The quirky duo of Brian Sella and Matthew Uychich have been playing ..

Kelsey and the Chaos: Not Just Paramore 2.0

By Jon Chattman, as seen in the Danbury News Times Kelsey Merritt realizes her band (Kelsey and the Chaos) is going to draw comparisons to breakout pop punkers Paramore, but she doesn’t mind it at all. “I think it’s an honor to even be categorized in their same pool,” she said in an interview last ..

Black 47’s Larry Kirwan: thecheappop.com interview

Celtic and American pride going strong By Jon Chattman In many ways, Black 47 are the Energizer bunnies of Celtic rock. The group, who formed in 1989, are still going strong, touring more than most mainstream bands could ever possibly handle, inspiring in a new crop of Irish punk rockers, and staying true to their ..