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’sStephen 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 Photograpyfor the great shots from a packed photo pit!
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
Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography
Judge, by Boston Chuck Photography
Modern Life Is War, by Boston Chuck Photography
Pianos Become The Teeth, by Boston Chuck Photography
The Chicago Riot Fest 2015 will be happening on September 11-13, 2015 at Douglas Park. More artists are expected to be announced, including one more headliner who has yet to be announced.
No Doubt Faith No More Iggy Pop Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle) Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Motörhead Rancid (performing …And Out Come The Wolves) Tenacious D Billy Idol Ice Cube & Special Guests (performing Straight Outta Compton Remix) Alkaline Trio Coheed And Cambria Taking Back Sunday Rodrigo y Gabriela Drive Like Jehu Merle Haggard Flogging Molly Slightly Stoopid L7 Alexisonfire Thrice The Dirty Heads Stephen “Ragga” Marley The Academy Is… (performing “Almost Here“) The Lawrence Arms Kongos Cypress Hill Echo & The Bunnymen Bootsy Collin’s Rubber Band The Devil Wears Prada Yelawolf Pennywise The Airborne Toxic Event Manchester Orchestra Eagles Of Death Metal Anthrax De La Soul The Damned Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness New Politics Mayday Parade Jimmy Cliff Against Me! Babes In Toyland Ok Go Bayside Mest Andrew W.K. Desaparecidos The Joy Formidable The Dead Milkmen Atreyu Fidlar Millencolin American Nightmare Swervedriver Lee Scratch Perry Gwar Less Than Jake The Expendables Living Colour The Thurston Moore Band Morgan Heritage Lifetime Benjamin Booker Fishbone Death Doomtree Hum Tarrus Riley Mariachi El Bronx Civ Joyce Manor Every Time I Die The Movielife The Dwarves (performing “Blood Guts And Pussy“) Tommy Stinson Steve Ignorante & Paranoid Visions Real Friends The Dear Hunter Kevin Devine Mustard Plug The Ataris Jo Mersa Into It. Over It. Alvvays The White Buffalo Black-Am-I Skip Marley Knuckle Puck Post Mallone With FKI Jazz Cartier Marmozets Modern Life Is War Fit For Rivals Barb Wire Dolls The Coathangers Flatfoot 56 Teenage Bottlerocket Prayers CHON Counterpunch Have Mercy Speedy Ortiz Superheaven White Mystery Foxing Direct Hit! Main Attrakionz Ground Up Skinny Lister Beach Slang Cayetana Alex Wiley Heems Dirty Fences Blis Sleep On It The Brokedowns Meat Wave Psalm One Northern Faces Dreamers Souvenirs Elway
Indian Handcrafts Skating Polly Signals Midwest Modern Chemistry Faulkner Pears Gateway Drugs Tasha The Amazon Foxtrott Twin River Clowns Indian School Die Selloutz The Municipal Drainage Project
Special performances will also be made by The Rock-Afire Explosion and the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue.
CHICAGO: FIRST WAVE of lineup announcements for Riot Fest & Carnival are here!TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!…
The Fest 14 have added a new round of artists to their schedule, which will be held in Gainesville, FL on October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015, and Best Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 3 on October 28-29, 2015 in Ybor City, FL. Go here for the previously announced names. The newly confirmed names include:
Title Fight Modern Life Is War As Friends Rust Big Wig Into It. Over It. Smoke or Fire Pianos Become the Teeth Loma Prieta Riverboat Gamblers Masked Intruder Lee Corey Oswald
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
Modern Life Is War is celebrating their tenth anniversary of their sophomore album Witness with a reissue handled via Deathwish Inc on June 2, 2015. The album will be remastered by Brad Boatright and will have new packaging and liner notes being assembled. They have also booked a string of upcoming shows, including a US run where they will perform the Witness album in its entirety.
Apr 10: Sound Control – Manchester, UK
Apr 11: Underworld – London, UK
Apr 12: Nouveau Casino – Paris, FRA
Apr 13: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, GER
Apr 14: Conne Island – Leipzig, GER
Apr 15: Arena – Vienna, AUT
Apr 16: Underground – Cologne, GER
Apr 17: Dynamo – Eindhoven, NET
Apr 18: De Kreun – Kortrijk, BEL
May 23: Bled Fest – Howell, MI
Jun 05: The Middle East Downstairs – Boston, MA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 06: Marlin Room (Webster Hall) – New York, NY (playing Witness in full)
Jun 07: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 26: 924 Gilman St – Berkeley, CA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 27: The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA (playing Witness in full)
Jun 28: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA (playing Witness in full)
Jul 17: Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN (playing Witness in full)
Jul 18: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA (playing Witness in full)
Jul 19: Fubar – St. Louis, MO (playing Witness in full)
Aug 08-09: Wrecking Ball Fest – Atlanta, GA
Aug 28: Reading Festival – Reading, UK
Aug 29: Leeds Festival – Leeds, UK