The Circle Jerks emerged from the punk underbelly of LA’s South Bay. In 1979, Keith Morris (Black Flag, Off!) and Greg Hedson (Bad Religion) joined forces and formed what would later become Circle Jerks, a band that would quickly become the innovators of the hardcore punk rock movement. Many bands are influenced by these punk … Read more
As torchbearers of this only true remaining worldwide musical underground, Sick Of It All is the one band upon which every fan can depend. From Iceland to Japan, from Argentina to the UK, hardcore/punk fans have remained under the commercial radar for two decades. Whether deliberately shunned or accidentally overlooked by the mainstream, these hundreds … Read more
During high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop. They’ve managed to combine a wide range of influences (Dixieland, reggae, punk, ska,…) into a collection of songs which are incredibly diverse yet still make … Read more
Formed in 1991, Sweden’s No Fun At All quickly carved out their own brand of fast,melodic hardcore/punk with their debut EP Vision (1993) and the subsequent album No Straight Angles (1994). Establishing a sound of their own and, alongside contemporaries Millencolin and Satanic Surfers, themselves as one of the biggest Swedish acts of the 90’s skatepunk scene.
Brakrock 2022 wouldn’t be Brakrock without some shredding trash tunes! We’d like to welcome crossover legends D.R.I back. They never gained a mainstream audience, but the integration of their hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences was a stylistic catalyst for their contemporaries (like Suicidal Tendencies) alongside whom they are considered pioneers of what would … Read more
Any melodic punk rock lover living on planet earth during the last 30 years surely knows at least one song of Strung Out. Over their 30 years existence, these Californian punks have managed to hone their melodic cocktail of metal and punk rock close to perfection. Strung out equals punk rock filled with technicality, catchy … Read more