Luke O'Neil

Features

My Surprisingly Difficult Quest to Get My Song “Punch a Nazi in the Face” on the Internet

Online distribution services have confusing and arbitrary rules about songs about punching Nazis, apparently.
Luke O'Neil
3.26.18
Interviews

Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Quest to Defend Pop Punk

A talk with the retired NASCAR driver about how discovering The Dangerous Summer shifted his musical gears.
Luke O'Neil
1.16.18
Interviews

Meet the Hero Teen Determined to Convince Weezer to Cover Toto’s “Africa”

There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do to stop her from getting Weezer to cover this song.
Luke O'Neil
12.8.17
Interviews

You Monsters Made Fenway Park's Organist Play Way Too Many Dumb Songs This Year

An interview with Josh Kantor, who serenaded Beantown every game this season with everything from Tom Petty to the 'Bojack Horseman' theme.
Luke O'Neil
10.17.17
the worst things of all time

This Unchill Boston News Report Basically Narced on Parties

"There are also some people using drugs, what looks like marijuana and cocaine."
Luke O'Neil
5.3.16
we asked a smart person

Blink-182 Is Officially More Punk Than Crass, According to Spotify Study

We talked to the man who crunched the data on thousands of punk playlists to find what users define as punk. (Hint: Blink-182 is the second most punk band.)
Luke O'Neil
1.14.16
Interviews

Asian American Band The Slants Can Trademark Name No Matter How Offensive It Might Be, Court Rules

"I realized that there’s power in claiming an identity, shifting the meaning and stereotype around," says the band.
Luke O'Neil
12.22.15
the worst things of all time

Stop Yelling at Women Musicians to Marry You, Dumbass

Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry's flawless response to a concert catcall illuminates the struggle of women in music against sexism.
Luke O'Neil
10.3.15
Interviews

An Interview with Lexi, 19, the Fall Out Boy-Loving Ferguson Police Supporter Who Became a Meme

"I would rather get hit by something than let it hit them."
Luke O'Neil
8.11.15
Interviews

An Interview with the Punk Whose Bullet Belt Got Him Arrested by the Police

Kevin Young was riding a Boston bus when he created a "real panic" with his spikes and studs.
Luke O'Neil
7.22.15
Breaking News

A Mumford & Sons Concert Is Forcing Out Chicago's Homeless

In advance of a concert at Montrose Beach this week, Chicago's homeless were made to leave the area.
Luke O'Neil
6.19.15
we saw this

I Saw Journey and Santana in Mexico and Learned a Lesson About Life

"Black Magic Woman" segued right into "Oye como va", and, well, you can probably imagine how excited a Mexican audience was to be at a Santana concert."
Luke O'Neil
3.29.15
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