A chat with the Miami band making ‘post-punk with a sense of humor’…
Post-punk is alive and thriving in Miami. ⭐️
Meet Adult Programming – the shimmering project of singer-songwriter AJ Ruiz. With their punchy tunes and dramatic aesthetic, AP is captivating the local scene and promising lots of thrills at their gigs.
Their glittery punk sound and image are odes to the romanticism, melancholy, and camp of vintage pop – everything from the moody goth of the Sisters of Mercy to the absurdist synthpop of DEVO.
And it’s a delight to witness.
We got the pleasure to chat with Ruiz to on his creative process and eclectic sound, as well as the Miami music scene and his colorful debut singles.
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My lifelong battle with mental health…
By Antonia Elms
There were many nights when my family spent dinner at my father’s best friend’s house. Guillermo’s home had a beautiful front yard, with two floss silk trees, pointy-barked and full of pink flowers in the fall and winter. The backyard was lush with a green lawn, always trimmed, decorated with intricate, black ceramic tables and chairs.
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Why this legendary Minneapolis band should be in everyone’s library…
The first time I ever heard of Hüsker Dü was on some VH1 special where they and fellow Minneapolis legends The Replacements were cited as influences by Green Day.
As an angsty 16-year-old, I was naturally fiending for punk music. At that point in time, I had a ways to go before I really got into it, but this felt like the right first step. I loved Green Day and wanted to hear more bands that sounded like them, so I searched up “Don’t Wanna Know If You Are Lonely” online, and my ears weren’t quite the same.
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A story about friendship, femininity, and John Cusack.
Song Diaries looks back on songs and the memories they carry for the writer.
Ugly girls know their fate – anybody can get laid
I hear the opening piano chords and …ah yes, I think to myself.
It is 2015, I am nineteen years old, a sophomore in college and my best friend just moved with her family to Europe.
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