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Film, "Broadway Idiot": The Phantom of the Pop-Punk Opera

"Broadway Idiot": The Phantom of the Pop-Punk Opera

Director Doug Hamilton has made a film that will leave elaborate arrangements of Green Day songs in your head for days. Whether that prospect seems like the raddest thing ever or like some Dick Cheneyan enhanced interrogation technique is for…
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Music, Hear This New Found Glory: Show Preview

New Found Glory: Show Preview

New Found Glory emerged in the early 2000s, right at the point where most of the world thought pop-punk was on the verge of permanent death, and almost singlehandedly revived the entire genre. Going on to throw elements of hardcore…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Question of Our Time

The Question of Our Time

When Green Day's Dookie dropped, it was like a bomb going off. Mainstream America, jostled from its suburban slumber, ran screaming into the streets … all the way to Tower Records. It wasn't punk's finest hour. But did the band's…
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Best Classic Music Venues

"When the lights go down in the city/ And the sun shines on the bay/ I want to be there in my city/ Ohhh, ohhh." When Steve Perry sang those lines on Journey's "Lights," he wasn't fucking around: San Francisco…
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Music, Sweet Adeline

Sweet Adeline

The last decade hasn't been easy for Bay Area punk rock. Since its inception, the genre has existed as a series of explosions and implosions, media blitzes and hasty retreats, people cashing in and yelling sellout. It began in England…
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Good Riddance

Green Day Shoreline Amphitheater Friday, June 19 The smartest thing anyone ever said about punk rock came out, appropriately enough, in a one-sentence burst: "Punk's great -- as long as you grow out of it." The problem with most punks…
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