1. Why Don't Emo Bands Want to Be Called Emo?: Alt In Our Stars Podcast

    November 06, 2015 1:30 PM EST If there was an official peer-reviewed encyclopedia of musical sub genres, it would probably be really lame. It would probably also have a lot to say about the word “emo” -- how it started as a hyperemotional offshoot of hyper-aggressive hardcore music, extended to radio-friendly bands…

  2. Indie-Rock Band Whirr Addresses the Outrage, and Fallout, Over Transphobic Tweets

    October 23, 2015 3:57 PM EDT On Oct. 17, the Twitter account for the Bay Area band Whirr posted, in reference to a hardcore punk group from Olympia, Washington, "Lol @ G.L.O.S.S." When others came to the defense of G.L.O.S.S., which has multiple transgender members, Whirr's account doubled down with a…

  3. No Devotion's Geoff Rickly Poisoned and Robbed in Germany

    September 28, 2015 1:05 PM EDT Here’s to wishing some good fortune onto No Devotion and United Nations frontman Geoff Rickly. The vocalist and Collect Records leader was poisoned and robbed Friday (Sept. 25) outside the Hamburg music venue Rock Café St. Pauli, where No Devotion was playing as part of Reeperbahn Festival. …

  4. Price-Gouging Drug CEO Backs Down After Record Label-Assisted Outrage

    September 23, 2015 12:05 PM EDT Earlier this week, Turing Pharmaceuticals of New York sparked outrage by raising the price of an AIDS-fighting drug from $13.50 a tablet to $750. The story took an unexpected turn when the media realized he was the financial backer of Collect Records , a well-liked independent punk label run…

  5. Thursday Singer Geoff Rickly Robbed at Gunpoint

    June 05, 2013 6:26 AM EDT Geoff Rickly, frontman of post-hardcore group Thursday, has been robbed at gunpoint -- and naturally he’s shared all the fall-out on Twitter. The singer Tweeted details of what was lost in the alleged assault in New York -- an iPad, iPhone, passport, wallet, cards, rent money, and his …

  6. Thursday Signs New Deal With Epitaph

    September 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rock outfit Thursday has signed a new deal with Epitaph, which will release the band's fifth album in spring 2009. Veteran rock outfit Thursday has signed a new deal with Epitaph, which will release the band's fifth album in spring 2009. The news was first reported by…

  7. Thursday 'Counting' Down To New Album

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided." Due May 2, the project will be led by the single "Counting 5-4-3-2-1." Rock act Thursday is nearly finished with its second Island album, "A City by the Light Divided.…

  8. Thursday Working Quickly On New Album

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The as-yet-untitled set is tentatively due in April and is the follow-up to 2003's "War All the Time," which debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200. As tipped here last month, New Jersey-based rock act Thursday is a week into recording its second Island album with producer Dave…

  9. Thursday Hits Studio With Dave Fridmann

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Modern rock act Thursday is about to begin work on its next studio album at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Studios in Freedonia, N.Y. Modern rock act Thursday is about to begin work on its next studio album at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Studios in Freedonia, N.Y. The as-yet…

  10. Thursday's 'War' Rages On Island

    October 01, 2003 12:00 AM EDT In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "lullaby of carbon monoxide" is inhaled under a crumbling New York skyline. The title track of the band's major label debut is full of 9/11-inspired imagery, but In Thursday's "War All the Time," the "…

  11. Update: Thursday Inks With Island Def Jam

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Updating a story first posted yesterday (May 29), rising underground rock outfit Thursday has signed a new deal with Island Def Jam and taken to its official Web site to decry what it says is unfair t Updating a story first posted yesterday (May 29), rising underground rock outfit Thursday…