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The Clash

by Sean Egan

When considered in a broader social context, The Clash stand as one of the most important musical acts in rock history. Original punks who transcended the music’s minimalist origins, The Clash lived and breathed...

Gods of the Hammer

by Geoff Pevere

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, no Canadian band rocked harder, louder or to more hardcore fans than Teenage Head. This high-energy quartet – consisting of four guys who'd known each other since high school...

Punk Record Labels and the Struggle for Autonomy

by Alan O'Connor

This book describes the emergence of DIY punk record labels in the early 1980s. Based on interviews with sixty-one labels, including four in Spain and four in Canada, it describes the social background of those...

To Be Someone

by Ian Stone

'I really liked this book. I'd forgotten how shit it was in the seventies' Paul Weller

Ian Stone grew up in a Jewish, working-class house in north London in the mid-1970s. Everywhere around him, adults were behaving...

Listen to This If You Love Great Music

by Robin Murray

Listen To This If You Love Great Music is a must read for anyone with even a passing interest in music. Featuring 100 of the best albums from the last four decades,​ editor Robin Murray shares...

Jerusalem Calling

by Joel Schalit

Jerusalem Calling marks the emergence of a new breed of public intellectual.

American by birth, Israeli by association, and homeless by conscience, Joel Schalit is uniquely qualified to blast all stereotypes...


by Alexis Fleisig

"If you know and love the band, this is a must, if you like DC punk bands, also."

--Trust (Germany)

Soulside, a band from the mid-1980s Dischord Records punk rock scene in Washington, DC, grew into maturity in...

Life in the Stocks

by Matt Stocks & Jesse Mallin

  • Matt Stock's Life in the Stocks podcast has a loyal fan following
  • He interviews big names in music, so his show gets promoted through all of their social media, as well as his own
  • Though Matt is based in the UK,...

  • Contemporary Punk Rock Communities

    by Ellen M. Bernhard

    As a music scene, punk rock faces an unfortunate stereotype which often assumes an overwhelming presence of aggression and indifference. Using interviews and personal experience, Ellen M. Bernhard argues that...

    Green Day

    by Bob Gruen

    Celebrating 25 years of Green Day, from renowned photographer Bob Gruen


    It’s been 25 years since the breakthrough album Dookie put punk rock pioneers Green Day on the musical map, and renowned photographer...

    Scream With Me

    by Jeremy Dean, Tom Bejgrowicz & Shepard Fairey

    The ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk?s most iconic bands 

    Formed in 1977, the Misfits deeply influenced the genres of punk rock and metal alike by blending their music with horror film...

    Sex Pistols

    by Peter Smith

    The Sex Pistols exploded onto the music scene in 1976, paving the way for the deluge of punk rock that would change the face of modern rock music forever. Their debut album, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s...

    Punk Crisis

    by Raymond A. Patton

    In March 1977, John "Johnny Rotten" Lydon of the punk band the Sex Pistols looked over the Berlin wall onto the grey, militarized landscape of East Berlin, which reminded him of home in London. Lydon went up...

    Hard Core Logo

    by Nick Craine & Lynn Crosbie

    The twentieth-anniversary edition of Nick Craine’s searing graphic novel about a legendary Canadian punk band, based on the feature film by Bruce McDonald and the novel by Michael Turner.

    Joe Dick, Billy Tallent,...

    We Were Going to Change the World

    by Stacy Russo & Mike Watt

    The punk rock scene of the 1970s and ’80s in Southern California is widely acknowledged as one of the most vibrant, creative periods in all of rock and roll history. And while many books have covered the artists...

    Brave Punk World

    by James Greene

    Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but it certainly didn’t stay in either country. The genre flew around the globe like a contagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly...

    First in the World Somewhere

    by Penny Pepper

    Penny Pepper has led an extraordinary life. She is a writer, an activist, a punk pioneer. She also happens to be disabled. In her absorbing memoir, Penny paints a raucous picture of life, love, music and misadventure,...

    A Distorted Revolution

    by Jason Murray

    In this narrative history and memoir, journalist, musician, and Monctonian Jason Murray follows the rise of the band that put the Maritimes on the map.

    Eric's Trip was a band defined as much by its DIY ethos...

    Listening to the Future

    by Bill Martin

    In Listening to the Future, Bill Martin sets the scene for the emergence of progressive rock and examines the most important groups, from the famous to the obscure. He also surveys the pathbreaking albums and...


    by Scott Crawford

    "The pictures, which include some posed portraits but are mostly concert shots, are the chief attraction. They freeze moments of adolescent release, vein-bulging intensity and sweaty communion that fuses performer...