This week marks the 20th anniversary of one of the greatest acoustic albums of all time, when Kurt Cobain, et al dropped their electric guitars and picked up their acoustics to record Nirvana: Unplugged.
To celebrate this amazing album, we’ve compiled a list of punk bands who haven’t let a lack of electricity stop them from rocking.
We wrap up our journey through the history of punk with the 2000s, a time when being a punk band meant a lot more than knowing how to scowl and play three chords. With bands adding elements of folk, pop, celtic music and straight-ahead rock and roll, the definition of punk got much more hazy. It’s an interesting — and very exciting — time for punk music. Punk’s not dead, it’s just not sneering at you as much anymore.
This week we bring you a diverse mix from bands such as The Ataris, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dropkick Murphys, Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, Jimmy Eat World as well as songs from our friends in Slo Poke, Wrist Rocket, Common Rider, Break Anchor, The Wanton Looks, Few and Far Between, Cruise Italy, P.T.’s Revenge and the Mizzerables.
The Mizzerables are out on tour this week, taking the east coast by storm. That made us think, why not put together the best punk songs about getting behind the wheel and taking to the road?
From songs about playing shows to road rage classics, this week’s list will remind you what it’s like to pack up the van with your buddies and hit the highway.
If you’re on the east coast and want to see some kick ass pop punk, check out the Mizzerables remaining tour dates here.