The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

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Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music blasted out of New York, Los Angeles, and London in the mid to late '70s. In film and on TV, portrayals of punk are often misguided or straight laughable (Hello Quincy! Hi C.H.I.P.S! Hey, CBGB movie!) But sometimes they get it kinda sorta right. Here now, our list of 10 punk movies we can live with. (Note: not included here are punk documentaries, only feature films.)

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The Top 10 Robyn Collaborations

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Screenshot of Robyn & Neneh Cherry's "Out of the Black" video
Robyn and Röyksopp,-- a pair of acts self-described as "most killingest pop star on the planet" and "two-headed Norwegian monster" respectively -- are bringing their tremendous live show to Pier 97 this week, in support of their first collaborative EP Do It Again. It's not the first time Robyn has teamed up with another act on her glorious, fierce and often heavily emotional dance-pop records, though. From Snoop Dogg to Neneh Cherry, here are Robyn's 10 best collaborations, ranked.

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Fantastic Five: The Legacy Of The Wild Style Breakbeats

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When the movie Wild Style was released in 1981, it helped spread the culture of hip-hop across the world. But while Charlie Ahearn and Fab 5 Freddy's flick has become a cornerstone of hip-hop history, the story of the breaks that were used in the movie has been shrouded in mystery. Instead of calling on the popular breaks of the day, Ahearn and Freddy plotted to record a set of brand new breaks -- a move that somewhat confused the principal deejays appearing in the movie and had record collectors adding another holy grail to their wants lists (a fact exacerbated by only 100 white label copies ever being put into circulation).

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The 10 Best Songs by Bad Musicians

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Stopped clocks are right twice a day. Geoffrey Arend is married to Christina Hendricks. Performance artists get federal funding. Canada is south of Detroit. People wear Google Glass and think they look awesome. Some things you just can't explain, like how really shitty bands occasionally luck into recording splendid songs. To wit, here are the 10 greatest songs ever recorded by not-so-great musicians:

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The Approved 4th of July Playlist for Real Americans

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This 4th of July weekend, when you're throwing your dogs and your burgs and your watermelons and your corns and your sausages and your Budweisers on the grill, someone at some point is going to pop some tunes on the old jambox to really get the Que cranked to 11. But, given the importance of the weekend to anyone who cares about true independence, only certain artists are appropriate to play. Here now is the approved 4th of July playlist for real Americans. Play anything else and risk deportation.

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Five NYC Artists With New and Upcoming Releases

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New York's hot, sticky summer is here and with it some fresh new tunes. Below are a few of our picks from local music makers we're listening to this season.

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Six Musicians Who Should've Been Pro Wrestlers Instead

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Did you watch the most recent Wrestlemania? I didn't. I also haven't had a Mountain Dew in seven years. I guess this means I'm finally an real adult, which means I should do the mature thing and write a list for an audience of people who are mostly hung-over and sitting in cubicles. Instead, I'll be tackling the topic that's obviously been on everyone's minds: music acts that should have been performing on the wrestling mat instead of the stage.

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The 23 Most Fantastically Quotable Lines From Riff Raff's New Album Neon Icon

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Enter this one in the annals of rap -- today Riff Raff released his long-mooted and often-delayed studio debut album, Neon Icon. Dropping via Diplo's Mad Decent stable, the 15-track project brims with Jody Highroller's now trademark bedazzled brags. Here's your handy run-through of Neon Icon's most quintessentially Riff Raffian boasts, capped at 23 in honor of his jones for Jordans. (Spoiler: Allusions to bi-curious mermaids, $1,000 ham steaks, and David Hasselhoff's hair ensue.)

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10 Rules of Mosh Pit Etiquette

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In my years attending punk and metal shows, often as the only one with a pen and pad in the middle, I've noticed there are a few unwritten rules when participating in a mosh pit. The seemingly amorphous fits of aggression that explode from the center of certain crowds have some unspoken guidelines to keep in mind if you wish to engage properly with the spirit of violence.

Here are our 10 rules of mosh pit etiquette.

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Six Rules for Sharing a Practice Space

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Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keeping the space clean and organized, and having to occasionally text a friend and ask them if you can use a guitar strap, there are a multitude of dicey situations you can find yourself in.

To help alleviate some common headaches associated with sharing a space, we've compiled a short guide to help you navigate through some potentially tenuous and troublesome situations with your fellow musicians.

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