We here at HockeyPunx are not the only ones starting to see the link between punk and hockey. Second City Hockey can tell you all about the connection of the two subcultures. Still not convinced? Allow Hoosier Hockey to expand on the idea a bit.
Hoosier Hockey is run by a guy named Peter Evans. Peter is evangelizing the hockey/punk connection, rivaling our work here at HockeyPunx. Through his “Punk Rock and Hockey” feature on the Hoosier Hockey blog, he’s already landed interviews with The Hextalls and with The Briggs (who we spotlighted previously), as well as spotlighted both the Dropkick Murphies (whom you might remember from their set at the Winter Classic) and Propaghandi (who have also spoken with Puck Daddy, as we pointed out in the past, and who Ottawa Senators fanblog Silver Seven snagged an interview with).
He even has a “Punk Rock and Hockey” podcast in the works. If that idea sounds familiar, it’s because HockeyPunx has been kicking the tires of just such a podcast idea since September.
Wait a minute; is this guy out for my job?!? Let’s switch gears before I hype him up too much.
I mentioned Peter’s interview with The Briggs, and it seems like that band is a hot commodity in the Punk Rock/Hockey world : Here is LA Kings fanblog MayorsManor.com‘s interview with The Briggs (and when you’re done reading that, why not check out their thoughts on the band performing at Staples Center during a playoff game). Looks like the Mayor’s interest in punk music goes a little deeper than simple knowledge of The Briggs, as here’s an interview with Greg Hetson of Circle Jerks and Bad Religion fame.
Not convinced that the hockey/punk connection is blowing up? Here’s some more evidence: As pointed out by Peter Evans (that guy again?), Erin Nicks of The Universal Cynic is one of us, and she writes about it often. Here’s some of her work, as pointed out on Hoosier Hockey:
I recently ventured on to her twitter page and came across the factoid that she absolutely loves punk rock. She is a huge Bad Religion fan and even named her blog after a BR song. We’ve briefly discussed the connection between punk and hockey over twitter and email. I decided to share the links she sent me with my readership as I now realize that a lot of you seem to think the same thing.
So there you have it. Irrefutable proof of the coming hockey/punk revolution. Or, at the very least, some interesting off-season reading. Have at it, kids. And, as always, the message board is open!