Punk rock is a lot of things. Loud, always. Fast, mostly. Angry, sometimes. Uplifting? Well, yeah. Actually, if it's done well, it can be downright inspirational -- firing up the engines of self-empowerment that typically lie dormant, or creating a political sounding board (whether to the left, right or center), or just plain being good background music with which to get your ya-yas out. Think the Clash or the Dead Kennedys or even Green... More >>>
You won't see MxPx's religious stripes showing through its rabid punk.