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Franz Ferdinand Fires Backnew

As matches made in heaven go, Franz Ferdinand and Green Day are nowhere near the top of the list.
The Georgia Straight  |  Mike Usinger  |  09-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Green Day Electrifies Musical Theater at the Berkeley Rep with 'American Idiot'new

The rock opera adaptation of Green Day's multiplatinum 2004 smash American Idiot is going to challenge the very definitions of punk, theater and musical.
East Bay Express  |  David Downs  |  09-02-2009  |  Theater

Green Day's Latest Is a Sprawling, Potty-Mouthed, Pop-Punk Masterpiecenew

21st Century Breakdown is framed as an arch response to the post-Bush landscape of contemporary America, proving that Green Day has never lost their genre's tradition of snide social critique.
Tucson Weekly  |  Sean Bottai  |  05-27-2009  |  Reviews

Green Day Breaks Down 21st-Century Politicsnew

21st Century Breakdown proves that Green Day still has the power to rally the troops, even without a specific enemy to fight against. The band has been vaulted to mainstream punk's socially conscious mouthpiece, and the trio's Bay Area lefty ideals are as lofty as its songwriting gestures.
SF Weekly  |  Jennifer Maerz  |  05-14-2009  |  Reviews

Idiot Savantsnew

It's easy to gripe about Green Day's politics being reductionist. At least the band provides an entry into some semblance of social awareness for teens and 'tweens.
Cleveland Scene  |  Jason Bracelin  |  05-11-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

2004's Best and Worst Musicnew

The Dallas Observer's music critics choose their best, worst and most overrated albums of the year.
Dallas Observer  |  Music Critics  |  01-03-2005  |  Reviews

Sunrise on a Green Daynew

San Francisco may have the most thriving underground music scene in the country, but very few mainstream acts emerge out of it, at least few that we can be proud of. Green Day is a rare exception.
SF Weekly  |  Garrett Kamps  |  11-30-2004  |  Music

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