For most styles of music, the word ‘generic’ gets used as a negative critique to discredit the artist’s creative ability and expression. However, in the last decade or so, the term ‘generic pop punk’ has become a shameless staple in a scene that values catchy hooks, relatable lyrics and sing-along choruses over all else. Now on their fourth album, Kings Of The New Age (Pure Noise), pop punk hotshots State Champs continue to freely put out the same kind of music they have always loved. Continue reading →
Let’s take it way back to Warped Tour ca. 2004 as When We Were Young Festival has announced their 2022 lineup. A Punk, Emo, and Metalcore kids dream, the lineup includes headliners My Chemical Romance and Paramore. Other bands on the bill include Jimmy Eat World, Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, The Linda Lindas, Alkaline Trio, Thursday, AFI, Meet Me @ The Altar, Avril Lavigne, Senses Fail, The Wonder Years, ADTR, Ice Nine Kills, Black Veil Brides, Motionless in White, Atreyu, Four Year Strong, Palaye Royale, Acceptance, Anberlin, Knocked Loose, Silverstein, Bright Eyes, Dance Gavin Dance and more are among the bands announced. The festival will take place October 22 at Las Vegas Festival Grounds in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets go on sale January 21. Check out the lineup and the ticket link below.
Rockers band Four Year Strong have released their cover version of The Verve’s “Bitter Sweet Symphony.” The classic 1990s anthem interpolated The Rolling Stones “The Last Time’ and was based on a sample from the Andrew Loog Oldham orchestral cover of the track, resulting in a controversy. Four Year Strong will be touring the US this September on the Pure Noise Tour. The tour also features label mates State Champs, Real Friends, Just Friends and Bearings.Continue reading →
Riot Fest has made the final weekend additions to the 2021 event, kicking off September 19th, 2021, which will be the fest’s first-ever Thursday Preview Party. Patti Smith and Her Band and Alkaline Trio will join Thursday night, with additional sets from Joyce Manor (performing their self-titled 2011 debut), WDRL, and Kristeen Young. As for Sunday, The Flaming Lips will return to Riot Fest on Sunday, bringing the fest-favorites back to Douglass Park on September 19 to replace Pixies. Sunday attendees will also get into the Thursday Preview Party for free, with a host of freshly-announced perks included. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.
An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts, and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below. Continue reading →
Silverstein just released their killer new album A Beautiful Place To Drown, out now via UNFD. The band had booked a special 20th Anniversary tour, featuring three sets from the legendary band, with direct support from Four Year Strong, and I The Mighty. Now the band has rescheduled the tour dates that were canceled or postponed for July and August with continued support slots from Four Year Strong and I The Mighty. All existing tickets and VIP upgrades will be honored on the new dates. Silverstein will be performing three sets each night: a career-spanning batch of fan favorites, a stripped-down acoustic section, and their seminal 2005 full-length, Discovering The Waterfront, in full. See full itinerary below, additional ticketing information available here.Continue reading →
Post-Hardcore legends Silverstein are releasing their new album, A Beautiful Place To Drown, this Friday, March 6th, 2020 via UNFD Records. The band has shared their new video for their single “Madness” ft. rapper Princess Nokia! The band is currently on their 20th-anniversary tour in North America with Four Year Strong and I The Mighty! Watch it now! Continue reading →
The wildly successful Slam Dunk Festival is coming to Paris France this spring. The European version of the UK’s best independent alternative festival for pop-punk and rock will take place on May Bank Holiday Weekend and has booked The Used, Four Year Strong, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, Grayscale, and Landmvrks. Five more bands will be added to the fest taking over two venues in Paris, France on Saturday 30th at La Boule Noir and La Cigale. The 2020 UK Slam Dunk will take place at Leeds Temple Newsam and Hatfield Park on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May. The two adjacent venues are set to welcome 10 outstanding artists; five of which have been announced today. Tickets for Slam Dunk Festival France will go on sale on Thursday 24th January and tickets for the UK event are on sale now at the link below. Continue reading →
On a hot Sunday in early July, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival took over the Xfinity Center in Hartford Connecticut. With a collection of bands both old school, and the best of today, the fest full of action-packed sets, matching the high-energy crowd.Standout performances from The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro The Hero made for an unforgettable show. Check out these photos from the show by Rosa Miller of Lamosa Photography.
Kicking off today in June 21st in Dallas, TX at the Dos Equis Pavilion and select cities all over, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival is set to invade cities with a mix of legend status bands, and rising stars. The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Meg & Dia, Juliet Simms, and Hyro The Hero will participate on certain dates. Tickets on sale at the link below. Continue reading →