Wrecking Ball: Day 2 – The Masquerade, Atlanta GA

 

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Day 2 of Wrecking Ball didn’t start until after 1 PM, so people had ample chance to recover in spite of the after parties. The early day belonged to bands on the outdoor Music Park Stage and the Heaven Stage. Early bands such as Yuck, and and Basement woke kids out of their stupors. Fans who showed up early got a treat seeing Mutoid Man’s Stephen Brodsky pull double duty later on with legends Cave In. Another highly anticipated group was the return of Glassjaw in only their second show back in action. They really brought it back with their set chock full of hits. Other early bands of note included Girlpool, the excellent Appleseed Cast, and screamo legends Thrice. Later on Desparecidos and American Nightmare brought the swelling crowds at witnessing their respective sets to their knees. American Nightmare in particular has been killing it live and tonight was no exception. Finally Coheed And Cambria closed the night in epic fashion. Wrecking Ball, we are already looking forward to next year. Thanks again to Boston Chuck Photograpy for the great shots from a packed photo pit!

Basement, by Boston Chuck Photography

Basement, by Boston Chuck Photography

Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography

Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography

Foundation, by Boston Chuck Photography

Foundation, by Boston Chuck Photography

 

Glassjaw, by Boston Chuck Photography

Glassjaw, by Boston Chuck Photography

Thrice, by Boston Chuck Photography

Thrice, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

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Wrecking Ball: Day 1- The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

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The crowd outside Wrecking Ball, by Boston Chuck Photography

The crowd outside Wrecking Ball, by Boston Chuck Photography

With destination concert events being the next big thing, every city is trying to come up with an even to put them on the map. Atlanta has pulled off an impressive start with the first annual Wrecking Ball at the venerable Masquerade venue. Judging by the success with the lineup and the response from the crowd, we have every reason to believe this fest will be a round for years to come. Even though if you Google the fests name, you still get that silly girl Miley and her video, the fest unironically had their own wrecking ball too, with people doing the Miley pose in jest. And the bands on day one wrecked the stage and had fans from all over wrecking their bodies in the Atlanta summer heat to the mostly punk rock extravaganza. Descendents may be long time veterans of the scene, but they performed with more energy than most bands half their age. Judge brought the old-school beatdown sensability. The heady minds in Failure were an anomaly on the bill, but a welcome one that added to the diversity of it. Their new album The Heart Is A Monster (InResidence) is killer. Back to the punk side of things Modern Life is War, The Get Up Kids, TheMovieLife, SamIAm, and Title Fight all brought it big time. Pianos Become The Teeth is another band that had their own crowd on hand for this show. The outdoor stage added a real specialness to this event, and those bands seemed to really relish the true fest feels. Shot here for Ghost Cult by Boston Chuck Photography, day one of Wrecking Ball more than set the tone for the rest of the weekend. Day 2 coverage coming soon!

 

Descendents, by Boston Chuck Photography

Descendents, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Judge, by Boston Chuck Photography

Judge, by Boston Chuck Photography

Modern Life Is War, by Boston Chuck Photography

Modern Life Is War, by Boston Chuck Photography

Pianos Become The Teeth, by Boston Chuck Photography

Pianos Become The Teeth, by Boston Chuck Photography

TheMovieLife, by Boston Chuck Photography

TheMovieLife, by Boston Chuck Photography

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Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Descendents, Glassjaw On Wrecking Ball ATL

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The Wrecking Ball ATL has announced their lineup, taking place on August 8-9, 2015 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA.

Coheed And Cambria
Descendents
Thrice
Desaparecidos
Glassjaw
The Get Up Kids
American Nightmare
The Lawrence Arms
The Movielife
Title Fight
Judge
Basement
Samiam
Braid
Yuck
The Appleseed Cast
Modern Life Is War
Cave In
Knapsack
Blacklisted
Pianos Become The Teeth
Frankie Cosmos
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Small Brown Bike
Their/They’re/There
You Blew It!
Foundation
Girlpool
Old Gray
The Coathangers
Make Do And Mend
Beach Slang
Cayetana
Brick + Mortar
Criminal Instict
Superheaven
Pet Symmetry
Somos
Mutoid Man
Sorority Noise
Bellows
Adventures
Microwave
Big Jesus
The Weaks
Told Sland
Spraynard
Petal
Slingshot Dakota
Free Throw
Blis.
Halfling
West Point
Northbound

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The Hotelier Supporting La Dispute and Title Fight On Upcoming Shows

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The Hotelier from Worcester, MA is releasing the physical version of their first proper physical release titled It Never Goes Out in Spring 2015 via Tiny Engines, after the digital versions was released in February 2014. Stream the album here.

Before they made a splash in 2014 with their sophomore release, Home, Like Noplace Is There, the band (as The Hotel Year) quietly released their cult classic debut full-length, It Never Goes Out, in 2011. The album was unfortunately kept in label limbo in regards to a proper physical release but the time has finally come to right that wrong. Tiny Engines will release It Never Goes Out on LP/CD with all new artwork in the Spring of 2015. A year after Home, Like Noplace Is There cemented the band, revisit where it all started with It Never Goes Out.

The Hotelier will be heading out in the US with Title Fight and La Dispute in March and will head to Europe in May with festival appearances scheduled at Groezrock & Primavera Sound. The band continues to support their critically-acclaimed sophomore LP, Home, Like Noplace Is There.

Feb 28: SUNY Purchase – New York, NY (w/ 100%, Adult Mom, + more)
Mar 15: The Champ – Lemoyne, PA (w/ Hurry)
Mar 16: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH (w/ Dead Leaves)
Mar 17: The New Vintage – Louisville, KY (w/ Frontier(s))
Mar 18: The Odditorium – Asheville, NC (w/ Muscle & Bone)
Mar 19: Spring Street Firehouse – Birmingham, AL
Mar 20: Heffe’s Saloon – Lafayette, LA

Dates w/ La Dispute, Title Fight
Mar 21: Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX
Mar 23: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Mar 24: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Mar 25: The Howard Theatre – Washington, DC
Mar 26: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Mar 27: Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 29: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Mar 31: The Alter Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 01: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Apr 03: The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Apr 05: The Metro – Chicago, IL

European Dates
Apr 30: Uncle M Fest @ Skaters Palace – Münster, BE
May 01: Groezrock – Meerhout, BE
May 03: B58 – Braunschweig, DE (w/ Make Do And Mend)
May 04: Gebaude 9 – Cologne, DE (w/ Knapsack, Beach Slang
Pirate Satellite Festival w/ Samiam, Make Do And Mend, Smith St Band, Joyce Manor + more)
May 06: Markthalle – Hamburg, DE
May 07: Astra – Berlin, DE
May 08: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE
May 09: LKA – Stuttgart, DE
May 10: Backstage – Munich, DE

Dates w/ Emperor X
May 11: l’Espace B – Paris, FR
May 13: Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK
May 14: Fighting Cocks – Kingston, UK
May 15: Joiners – Southampton, UK
May 17: The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich, UK
May 18: Think Tank – Newcastle, UK
May 19: Bloc – Glasgow, UK
May 20: The Key Club – Leeds, UK
May 21: The Borderline – London, UK
May 22: Dot To Dot – Manchester, UK
May 23: Dot To Dot – Bristol, UK
May 24: Dot To Dot – Nottingham, UK
May 29: Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES
May 30: Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES

Make Do And Mend Streaming “Don’t Be Long”

Make Do And Mend is streaming “Don’t Be Long” off their forthcoming full length Don’t Be Long, out February 24, 2015 via Stay Close/Rise Records, here.

Though the band formed in Hartford, Connecticut, all four members of MAKE DO AND MEND now reside in different states across the country. Despite their geographical disconnect, the four piece was able to come together to create Don’t Be Long, their third full-length release following 2010’s End Measured Mile and 2012’s Everything You Ever Loved.

After close to a decade of existence, 8 studio efforts under their belt, including splits with the likes of Touché Amoré and The Flatliners, and extensive touring worldwide, MAKE DO AND MEND have channelled all of their experience into the making of Don’t Be Long. The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

The Don’t Be Long delivers 11 songs that showcase the band’s now trademark avidity for creating music endearingly familiar, and yet charmingly elusive. Like MAKE DO AND MEND’s career to date, Don’t Be Long‘s value is paradoxical. Valuable and yet somehow alien all for it’s unceasing eagerness to provide the listener with something rugged and true.

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Don’t Be Long tracklist:

1. Don’t Be Long
2. Ever Since
3. Bluff
4. Old Circles
5. Each Of Us
6. Sin Miedo
7. Sin Amor
8. All There Is
9. I Don’t Wonder At All
10. Sanctimony
11. Begging For The Sun To Go Down

Tour Dates:
Mar 20: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
Mar 21: Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
Mar 22: Bar A La Source de la Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
Mar 26: Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
Mar 27: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 28: Up All Night Collective – North Haven, CT

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Make Do And Mend Streaming “Each Of Us”

Make Do And Mend are streaming “Each Of Us,” off their upcoming full length Don’t Be Long, out February 24, 2015 via Stay Close/Rise Records, here.

The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

Don’t Be Long tracklist:

1. Don’t Be Long
2. Ever Since
3. Bluff
4. Old Circles
5. Each Of Us
6. Sin Miedo
7. Sin Amor
8. All There Is
9. I Don’t Wonder At All
10. Sanctimony
11. Begging For The Sun To Go Down

Digipak 4P 1CD

Mar 20: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
Mar 21: Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
Mar 22: Bar A La Source de la Martiniere – Quebec City, QC
Mar 26: Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
Mar 27: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
Mar 28: Up All Night Collective – North Haven, CT


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Make Do And Mend Streaming New Album

Make Do And Mend is streaming their new album Don’t Be Long, out February 24, 2015 via Stay Close Records/Rise Records, here.

The album was recorded by Nick Bellmore at Dexter’s Lab in Milford, Connecticut, and Jay Maas at Getaway Records in Haverhill, Massachusetts, as well as mixed by Maas, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering in Portland, Oregon.

Digipak 4P 1CD

Don’t Be Long tracklist:

01. Don’t Be Long
02. Ever Since
03. Bluff
04. Old Circles
05. Each Of Us
06. Sin Miedo
07. Sin Amor
08. All There Is
09. I Don’t Wonder At All
10. Sanctimony
11. Begging For The Sun To Go Down

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