where the beer is not the life of the party
July 29, 2008 2:13 PM Subscribe
posted by dunkadunc (55 comments total)
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Although celtic-punk groups like the Pogues, Flogging Molly, and the Dropkick Murphys may have been the first bands to combine punk rock with folk music, other groups have been crossing over folk music and punk rock for some time now.
Focusing on anticapitalist, anarchist
, and antiwar themes, folk-punk owes just as much to singers like Woody Guthrie
and Phil Ochs
as it might to punk groups like Black Flag, X
, or the Dead Kennedys.
Popularized through DIY basement shows and independent labels like Plan-it-X
and No Idea Records
, folk-punk has a small but growing following in the punk scene.
While Against Me!
was one of the most popular folk-punk acts before they changed their sound
and switched to a major label, other bands like Ghost Mice
, Defiance, Ohio
, and This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb (previously)
don't look like they'll be renouncing their DIY ethic anytime soon.