Anthony Pappalardo, Alternative Press

Anthony Pappalardo

Alternative Press

New York, United States

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  • Alternative Press
  • VICE
  • Complex

Past articles by anthony:

Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart brought a whimsical, ethereal and often transcendent edge to punk

Drummer, vocalist, artist and founding member of Hüsker Dü, Grantzberg "Grant" Vernon Hart died at 56 Sept. 14 from complications of kidney cancer. Though he spent his time in Hüsker Dü behind a drumkit, Hart’s massive presence and impeccable sense of melody was magnetic and absolutely captivating. Responsible for writing several songs for the band, the tension between Hart and frontman Bob… → Read More

Hüsker Dü’s Grant Hart brought a whimsical, ethereal and often transcendent edge to punk

Drummer, vocalist, artist and founding member of Hüsker Dü, Grantzberg "Grant" Vernon Hart died at 56 Sept. 14 from complications of kidney cancer. Though he spent his time in Hüsker Dü behind a drumkit, Hart’s massive presence and impeccable sense of melody was magnetic and absolutely captivating. Responsible for writing several songs for the band, the tension between Hart and frontman Bob… → Read More

Jesse Michaels reflects on Operation Ivy and East Bay Punk 30 years later

Thirty years ago, the Bay Area wasn’t synonymous with tech, astronomical rents or even pop punk. The summer of ’69 still loomed in cartoonish homage and the promise of the first wave of American hardcore punk was reduced to the embers being stoked by Maximumrocknroll fanzine. Centered around a non-profit space in Berkeley, California, a new wave was emerging, bound by community and defined by… → Read More

Old Skateboards Find New Life as Sick Woodblock Prints

Artist Nate Harris upcycled old skateboards as a woodblock to make sick printed decks. → Read More

Openly Gay Skateboarder Brian Anderson Bares All in His First Zine

From pro skater to LGBTQ+ activist and icon, Brian Anderson shows a new side of himself in 'Cave Homo.' → Read More

True Stories from an Unseen Archive of 90s NYC Skateboarding

Photographers Mel Stones and High documented the "kids" who came to be known as New York skateboarding royalty. → Read More

Ari Marcopoulos on Death, Zines, and Decades Documenting New York City Skateboarding

New York’s Aight' if you’re snapping NYC’s next generation of skate icons. → Read More

How Japanese Culture is Influencing Skateboarding

Photographer Cole Giordano and skateboarder Takahiro Morita offer a cherry blossom-filled take on the Sakura tradition. → Read More

OPINION: Like the 2016 election, expect the unexpected in Trump-era punk

[Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons] As the news reported that Donald Trump would be the president-elect in 2016, I noticed a “consolation prize” narrative appear in my social media feeds. The sentiment prevalent in many aging liberals was that Trump and the “alt-right” may have won, but at least we’ll see a return to the urgent Reagan-Era punk that defined the movement. There are many problems… → Read More

You Can Thrash This Pop Art Skate Park

Artist Andrew Schoultz keeps the edge alive with his 'Infinity Plaza' skate park in Miami. → Read More

Dropkick Murphys aim to shed light on silent drug epidemic with new album

[Photo courtesy of Gregory Nolan] On the cusp of releasing their ninth studio album and embarking on another extensive U.S. tour, the Dropkick Murphys are making their biggest statement. 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory may draw from the band’s playbook of Irish-infused street punk, but its narrative drills deeper into the social conscience of their native Boston and the silent opioid… → Read More

Dropkick Murphys aim to shed light on silent drug epidemic with new album

[Photo courtesy of Gregory Nolan] On the cusp of releasing their ninth studio album and embarking on another extensive U.S. tour, the Dropkick Murphys are making their biggest statement. 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory may draw from the band’s playbook of Irish-infused street punk, but its narrative drills deeper into the social conscience of their native Boston and the silent opioid… → Read More

10 Skate Films Worth Watching for the Music Alone

From V-Nice to Plug to Bright Moments, these skate films are worth watching just for the music. → Read More

Meet the Artist Turning Used Cigarettes and Crack Vials into Art

The Brooklyn-based Tyrrell Winston’s found art is both filthy and fascinating. → Read More

Giant Doughnuts Make 'Go Skateboarding Day' Great Again

Oversized sculptures by Jack Greer turned NYC traditions into skateable objects. → Read More

Get Stoked on Skater Rodney Mullen's Feelings on Failure

The skateboard pioneer's words come to life in Spanish filmmaker and illustrator Antoni Sendra's third installment of 'Bulletproof Thoughts.' → Read More

18-Year-Old Photographer Gives a New Lens into Youth Culture

Visual artist Sophie Day talks to us about skaters, fuckboys, and the new face of feminism. → Read More

A Love Letter to Philly's Most Notorious Skate Spot

Gabriel Angemi turned his experiences from skating the iconic park into a creative outlet. → Read More

5 Reasons Pro Snowboarders Are Obsessed With Lake Tahoe

Find out what all the hype is about when it comes Lake Tahoe. Hint, it's more than just an amazing snowboarding destination. → Read More

Still Pushing Buttons: Sean Cliver on Skate Graphics and His New Brand

Paisley Skates' provocative designs and more. → Read More