i love scarleteen, especially these boards. i cant find anywhere else to ask questions and find honest and accurate answers about sex without feeling uncomfortable or scared. i think the moderators and all the people who visit the boards are awesome people. with that said, i'd like to know more about you guys. does anyone here really like punk or ska music? anybody here really into a local music scene? the punk and ska scene of baltimore is a really big part of my life, and i wanna find out if anyone around here shares my interests.
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Hehe...Darling, I am from Seattle, Music capital of the world. I love punk rock, ska, you name it I love it. At the Puallyp fair I got to see Kickshaw (accapella) and I watched them practice in my bud's backyard. Her dad does soundsystems...Connections... My concert list covers the map. Beach Boys, Peter Paul and Mary (they did Puff the magic dragon) Slipknot, KoRn....Offspring, Vandals...Ah. Music. You have got to go to EMP...Experience Music Project. My friends dad was part of the planning team. For the Jimi Hendrix part. Gotta go to the Folklife Festival, Hempfest, Bumbershoot, all those wonderful Festivals. Gotta love em.
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Ohhhh, but y'all make me feel old sometimes.
I remember working the pit at the Metro in Chicago in the eighties while wtaching (and going deaf with) the Dead Kennedys, the Circle Jerks, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Fear...sigh. In a box upstairs still lies my original vinyl copy of the first Sex Pistols album.
Of course, now, honestly, I'd say it was too loud. I know I'd dig the nostaliga for a little bit and then I'd get a migraine. Enjoy it while you can!
yay! i love finding out that other girls have even heard of labels like Fat Wreck Chords, Lookout, Asian Man, Kung Fu, etc, much less listen to them and like them! scarleteen definitely rules. you guys are fa' life!
ps the name i use on these boards is an abbreviation of the name of an emo band i love, Alkaline Trio.
Ska punk trash, yeah! I love all types of music From pop (but I'm not really into Brit Spears and BSB, I like one hit wonders) to jazzy stuff (coletrain), to classical (my fav cd, greatest hits from bach), to frank sinatra, my favorite sweetheart.
Now that that's all over I like punk. I'm from Vegas and we have a pretty big local scene. Unfortunatly you can only get their CD's if you go to their shows. It's actually pretty tight because you always see the same people and it's a little community. Rigth now I'm listening to OPM (they sing that Heaven is a Halfpipe song...if I die before I wake, at least in heaven I can skate) because I saw them in concert a few weeks ago. Now all my friends are buying their CD and I'm like, "I saw them for 6 bucks!"
I like Korn and stuff too. Yeap...that's me!
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Ahhhhh I love ska and punk! I've gotta few cds that were produced under fat wreck chords ) my fav is a free cd lol I got it at warped tour. It has a few bands on it, like Nerf HErder, Bracket, Chizdiggit, fabulous disaster....a buncha others too. I love Reel Big Fish, NOFX, Catch22, Less Than Jake, Mustard Plug, Edna's Goldfish, Rancid...the list goes on lol.
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dude! MiZ Scarlet is old school punk!!! that is too awsome. I'm into punk/ska, and some hardcore. LTJ, Catch 22, Suicide Machines, alot more. right now, I'm kinda into Hatebreed, just cuz its so funny, and at the same time awsome. blood for blood is pretty cool too. I'm not much into EMO, although I like ataris and lucky 7. but yeah, I'm all about hard stuff you can mosh to.
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Heys...The Balt. punk/ska scene is my goddess! I usually head out to DC, like 9:30 or Nation, but Baltimore rocks my socks as well. Miz Scarlet, I only wish I could have been alive to see the Dead Kennedys live....*sigh* Fun fact: (I love sharing this, being a DC native)The Bad Brains song "At the Atlantis" is about a club in DC called The Atlantis which housed many great acts...However, a few years later The Atlantis went under new management and the name was changed to...The 9:30 Club! Whee! And I end with a quote by Dave Grohl: "DC was Seattle before Seattle was ever Seattle." Not very eloquent, but very very true. Peace, ~Alex
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Dun mind me, I'm a newbie. *jumps in* I'm a VERY big fan of the old stuff, despite the fact I'm quite young and black...You would be very shocked to find me browsing through albums by The Cramps or even X. ^_^ My favorites are:
The Clash [White Man in Hammersmith Palais] The Ramones [Do You Remember Rock and Roll Radio?] Siouxsie and the Banshees [Quite a few I like] And occasionally, the Sex Pistols and the Bollock Brothers, the band that spoofs the SP.
I shall now roam the boards in a hysterical yet sane manner...*laughs like Yamazaki from King of Fighters and runs*
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I have def. gotten into punk and ska SO much lately because of my boyfriend. He totally loves that stuff. I can't even NAME all the stuff I've listened to w/ him...but some of his favs (mine now too..lol) include The Clash, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, dead kennedys, bad brains (he bought one of their cds then got into a car accident like, a week later...the cd was in the car and he couldnt' get it out!!! had to buy a new one) umm...i'm not sure exactly what some of these would be classified under...but def. not pop....VAST, morphine, depeche mode, LTJ...lots of stuff. And I dont know if any of you have heard billy corgan's new band..Zwan...if you liked the pumpkins you'll love this. We both do hehe. I'm a bit of a fan of alkaline trio, we both love reel big fish, he loves rancid...i'm coming around on that one...lol. umm suicide machines and some others. i think these are more alternative...but i also LOVE incubus (have ALL the albums ) and american hi-fi is pretty cool. Alot of the music i like now is cuz of my b/f...god bless him. hehe Just thought I'd add my two cents.
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yea! i love punk rock and ska type music. in the last few months I've seen the libertines (who were amazing! i love em so much!), feeder, and farse (who my bf got to dedicate 'hopskotch' for me )... but this summer I'm going to the reading festival which should be so great... it's gonna be my first big festival type thing and i cannot wait! blur, the white stripes, linkin park, metallica and blink 182 are all headlining... so yea!
PUNK ROCK!!!!! man, punk is THE best music. skas great too. what sucks for me is, i live in fairbanks alaska, and we get friggin NOBODY up here in concerts or anything. the only people we've gotten up here that you've heard of are james brown, and friggin destinys child. don't get me wrong, i can approve of james brown, and i went to that concert, but still, those kind of groups aren't exactly my cup of tea. the only locals we've got that are good, is whiskey tango, their good 'ol local punk. HEY!!!! this is MADNESS!!!!! nobody mentioned MILLENCOLIN!!!!!!!!! millencolin is only the GREATEST punk group there is, hands down, and may death come swiftly to all that oppose. nobody mentioned bad religion either!?!?!?! Well, atleast Miz Scarlet knows some good punk, Circle Jerks is always good. pennywise is great, their older stuff can get punk. I have a tip for everybody, BURNING HEART RECORDS!!!!!!!!! its a sub-division of epitaph, and epitaph has always had good stuff. hmmm, millencolin, the hives, those are some on burning heart, to name a couple. and epitaph has pennywise, bad religion, 98 mute, the transplants, just to name some more. let me get this out of the way, EMO SUCKS. i'm sorry, but thats my opinion, blech, can't stand the crap. and the strokes????? WHO THE HELL CAN CONSIDER THOSE JOKERS PUNK??? DAMN!!!!!! THEY [aren't my cup o' tea]!!!!!!!!! bye.
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I don't think anyone said The Strokes were punk. Including the band. They make me sort of sleepy but I like them anyway. Let's not be bringing in unrelated stuff for the purpose of slagging it, okay? The Hives' second album's pretty quiet, too (though the first one isn't), so I guess it's possible for a group to fit a few categories, too.
So, just how do we define 'punk', anyway?
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Mmmmmm......music. I like lots of indie and some emo and punk. I live in orange county, CA, and i am really into the music scene here. Some of my favorites are Something Corporate, Mae, Vendetta Red, Ben Kweller, The Rocket Summer, Onelinedrawing,and Rooney. I love them all especially because they are small bands, and you can go and see them at super small venues and meet all of the band members and have a good time. I went to a vendetta show on friday and the lead singer remembered me and my friend. That had to be one of the hottest things that has ever happened to me.
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Do you consider Linkin Park and Limp Bizkit to be punk rock? Cuz those are what I listen to. Anyone out there going to Metallica's Summer Sanitarium?" It'll be Matallica, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Deftones and Mudvayne. It's gonna be tight.
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nope, that's called Nu-metal. The difference is it is closer to heavy metal than punk rock. Nu-metal has more refined production and a thicker, more bass sound that punk rock. It also often includes some for of rapping. Punk, on the other hand, tends to have rough, minimal production, simple structure (3 chords, 3 minutes is the rule), and no rapping.
Music was (and sorta still is) my life– I used to want to own/work on an indie record label. I'm actually currently debating if I want to continue with academics after college or pursue my various musical interests...
I'm from the DC metropolitian area but, as important and influential as Dischord bands are (saw Fugazi two summers ago, when they weren't on hiatus and gave free summer concerts), I've always gravitated more towards 70s political punk, namely the Clash, and California (er, East Bay, gotta get the wording right!) bands like on Lookout! and such...
Tangent time: God, I sooo wish I were from the SF area and want to move to Berkeley (er, Oakland, as in more affordable) for grad school or work. Of course, I've heard Rancid's "Journey to the End of the East Bay" enough to know I'd just be a wannabe import but I still want to go.
Anyhow, back to AFI... despite being into many similar local bands, I never really started listening to them until recently. I haven't had the chance to see them live yet (a friend of mine got dragged along to a concert when they played in Hawaii and, as much as she loves punk music, she felt they "just weren't her scene" as in too violent/angry crowd... but I still want to see them!) The fact that the band is vegan/vegetarian and straight edge to various degrees is pretty cool, too. The site www.afitribute.com has an online radio stream of all AFI, all the time (for free!) when it is working...
I agree about the Avengers being good, Gummy (If it's ok that I use that nickname, as I've seen others use it?)! Does any one like the Groovie Ghoulies? Pop-y punk but oh-so-good! More randomness: Dave Grohl is from my hometown, Springfield, VA, and went to the same secondary school that my some my siblings went to. He moved back to NoVa for awhile but has returned to CA– can't blame him!
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quote:Originally posted by Ecofem: she felt they "just weren't her scene" as in too violent/angry crowd...
Funny you should mention that. Back in my DJ days, it was universally agreed upon by everyone who worked the booth that AFI fans were the absolute worst of the worst. Every time we played them we'd end up with angry phone calls of the "now people are gonna know about them and they'll be sellouts!" variety. And it never failed. Whether we played 'em at 7am or midnight, we'd get angry calls from listeners who wanted to make sure they were the only people who could love that band. I really never could grasp that concept. For my part, I always sort of wanted people to listen to the bands I liked...and I just couldn't imagine liking something so much that I'd try and prevent other people from enjoying that something. Just bizarre.
And by the way, CA isn't all it's cracked up to be. East Bay can be nice when it doesn't smell like urine, but the 120 degree SoCal weather gets old fast. Perhaps you and I can trade places?
Interesting! Yes, BruinDan, please come trade places with me (well, not right now, as I'm excited about studying in Germany for a year)! I'm not so sure you'd be interested in attending a women's college in the middle of nowhere for the majority of the year, but there's always Wal-Mart (bad) and Waffle House (good!) for entertainment... lots of time to study and focus on those academics though!
Yes, I'm sure CA definitely isn't all it's cracked up to be, but I'd like to at least experience it long enough to get fed up with it and then come back and lead a "normal" (ack!) East Coast existance.
While I enjoy AFI's music and image, I probably wouldn't get along with many of the other fans (although the band does deserve credit for cultivating and maintaining such a devoted– and at times frightening, if you've seen the Church of Havok site– fan base). In high school I got plenty of exposure to the punker-than-thou types who almost destroyed my enjoyment of punk and hardcore music. It is sooo harsh for some burnt out/clueless punk dude to tell you, after you've mustered up the courage to finally call in to the local late-night punk show, that your request of Souxsie and the Banshees "isn't punk enough" to play!?! At least I've learned to never, ever insult anyone's musical tastes.
I currently DJ (and am former publicity manager) for my college's radio station. I love getting any call-in feedback, and while I've gotten some really odd calls, I haven't gotten any really angry hateful ones yet thankfully...
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I also like these posts. Hey, Miz Scarlet, we make you feel old?? My mother is older than you, so why worry?? I find it cool how you are ablr to give all of us advice!!
I don't really like punk rock music, my ears hurt with that music.
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If you feel you're getting old at 13, I hardly know what to say.
But Latina: the volunteers have been asking you repeatedly not to make "me too" posts, or posts just for the sake of posting. Posting in a topic to say you find the posts helpful while also stating you have zero interest in the actual topic is a very good example of that. Why would these posts be "helpful" to you if you don't care for the music being discussed?
Each post does cost us money, so please don't post just for posting's sake. Thanks.
I live in San Diego, California where a lot of punk bands start out. I listen to death metal when I'm pissed, although mostly punk & ska, and 80's rock. Has anyone gone to Warped this year?
quote:While I enjoy AFI's music and image, I probably wouldn't get along with many of the other fans (although the band does deserve credit for cultivating and maintaining such a devoted– and at times frightening, if you've seen the Church of Havok site– fan base). In high school I got plenty of exposure to the punker-than-thou types who almost destroyed my enjoyment of punk and hardcore music. It is sooo harsh for some burnt out/clueless punk dude to tell you, after you've mustered up the courage to finally call in to the local late-night punk show, that your request of Souxsie and the Banshees "isn't punk enough" to play!?! At least I've learned to never, ever insult anyone's musical tastes.
I definitely agree, the "punker-than-thou" kids are such killers. . .it's good to finally hear someone talk about that.
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do you mean real punk rock? none of that sissy poppy watered down bs? afi is punk now? I think everything that isnt is getting called it, seriously go look in a magazine anything with guitars and a few zitfaced brats gets called punk, bastardize us a few more times why dont ya.
i do like true punk rock, and i am active in my scene.
Good Bands = oi polloi, oxymoron, a global threat, onward to mayhem, cheap sex, infa riot, skeptix, blitz, 4-skins, defiance, the pist, the adicts, the expelled (and yes i will namedrop bands, this subculture is based around music)
who destroyed your environment for punk and hardcore? I say the trendy little bastards who decided to exploit punk did that for you. If your asking me if i like punk, sure i like real punk, i dont like watered down sissy poppy bs but i like true, raw, energetic music. If you ask me its not being elitist, what bands you listen to does matter because for one thing this subculture is based on/around music. Afi is punk? HAHAHHAH since when? Since when is anything with guitars and a few zitfaced kids punk? Cause every single band in rolling stone gets called this and i for one believe this is bastardizing itsself. Id like to ask you kids if you are even active in your scene at all, i wouldnt be surprised if you werent. There is no such thing as pop punk. Real punk IS not on mtv, is not in the malls and is definietely not playing on the elevators, go out and find the local shows. I for one avoid bubblegum bs and listen to oi/street punk, the only true force left i feel. Im not going to namedrop bands, ive got no one to impress here.
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quote:Originally posted by PunkHagOiOi: Im not going to namedrop bands, ive got no one to impress here.
Uhhhhh...you just did that in your previous post. And you managed to repeat yourself in multitude as well. I think many of us got your point the first time around, and could have done without the second course.
I don't think one needs to be into the "scene" in order to appreciate music. Some folks have jobs, relationships, marriages, or even children that require a good bit of time and preclude them from spending valuable time and money on shows. Yet these same people might have Oi Polloi stickers on their fridge. I'd say there is a difference between living the punk lifestyle and enjoying punk music, despite your claims to the contrary.
yeah i realize i posted twice now that i can actually see my damn posts, earlier it wouldnt let me soi wasnt really sure if my first post got through or not.
I never said hey dont appreciate the music and you cant contrast the lifestyle, but before anyone claims you should at least be active in your scene,or have a clue what your talking about. dont give me the whole "i dont have a scene" dont complain cause well thats your fault and nobody elses. Punk not Profit. Dont act like punk shouldnt remain underground, people act likes its so freakin hard to get into music thats around them. And what about this not spending money on shows? What the arena shows? Thats why people own independent venues, 5 dollars for a show isnt exactly making me bankrupt. I have a relationship and i have a job that doesnt give me the excuse of not supporting the local scene, dont act like i dont have other interests and things to do.
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