When it comes to noisy, giddy, poppy punk, Bunnygrunt has been setting the standard in St. Louis since the early '90s. "Still Chooglin' (After All These Beers)," an affectionate sendup of sloppy and speedy two-chord bar rock (if not CCR itself), shows they've still got a lot left in the tank.
Louisville's Forecastle Festival is an annual summer musical event that draws tens of thousands of fans.
Post-punk is many things: If you want a glimpse of where it may be headed, listen to "Lies" by Totem Terrors, a howling, alienated but still catchy blast of danceable rock 'n' roll.
Glasgow, Scotland band the Dirty Blonde might take its time kicking into full gear, but when new track "Take You Under" reaches overdrive, it finds blistering alternative-rock bliss.