punk rock

07 Mar 2022

When Old Punks Go Racist

Punks and musicians are people, so they get old, their opinions get dumber and more calcified, and they mistake change for disintegration, at the same rate as the societies in which they operate. But it’s still sadder than when it happens to your dad. 

Guest Writer 3
09 Nov 2021

Lagwagon Blazing at Bottom of the Hill

It was so cool to see them at a small and storied venue like Bottom of the Hill instead of a major festival ’cause nothing compares to watching a punk rock concert indoors with a great sound system.

Patricia Colli 0
16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

BAS Editorial Team 2
09 Jul 2019

UK Punks Pro-Immigrant Anthem is Beautiful

There are punks on the other side of the pond, with a pro-immigrant, progressive message, and they happen to be fantastic to watch live. The Bristol band Idles exude a ton of charisma when they perform, watch as the lead singer is overwhelmed on stage, while the guitarist walks on

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0
12 Jul 2018

Stray- A Punk Rock Musical About Teenage Runaways and BDSM

When Tanya Marquardt was 16 she was a runaway, modeling fetish clothing at underground BDSM parties.

Joe DeLong - NYC Editor 0
04 May 2018

Ten Years of Radical Thought and Punk Rock : PM Press

the image of a book vendor selling essay collections on political theory some 30 feet away from a seething mosh pit cuts a sharp juxtaposition. As weird as it may first appear, though, it does make a lot of sense when you think about it. Punk as a movement was and is rooted in radical thought and action

Guest Writer 0
26 Apr 2018

Punk, Drag, & Christian Death, A Legacy

By Jillian Roberston Drag icon RuPaul once said, “Drag is punk rock. It’s a big FU to the status quo.” Long before RuPaul’s Drag Race became a global phenomenon, a punk rock musician in Los Angeles was taking that sentiment literally. Rozz Williams, creator of 80s punk rock band Christian

Guest Writer 0
18 Jul 2017

Punks With Lunch Keep Serving It Up In Oakland

Meet the punks in Oakland who make lunch for the homeless, do needle pick-ups, & gather harm reduction data. We sat down with Alejandra, founder of Punks With Lunch, to discuss what they are up to, how to start your own Punks With Lunch, and how the City is not practicing what it preaches in its new program to address homelessness.

Kit Friday -Mild in the Streets 0
15 Jun 2017

Punk Rock Photos from SF’s Better & Worse Times

By Sarah C Brady Nostalgic for the grittier, bygone San Francisco? Upcoming exhibit, Jim Jocoy: Order of Appearance, transports viewers back to a raw moment in SF history, when stateside punk was being birthed in local dives. Jim Jocoy, a Korean-born and Bay Area-based artist, has photographed the likes of

Alex Mak - Managing Editor 0