MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: Joel Quartuccio of Being As An Ocean

Being As An Ocean just released their slamming new album Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story! and are currently getting ready for a month of dates for their new European tour kicking off on November 1st. Joel Quartuccio has checked in with not one, but two of his favorite concert memories ever in a guest post for Ghost Cult! Continue reading

Nothing Share Acoustic Performances, Book World Tour Dates

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Philly based post-hardcore shoegazers Nothing have shared acoustic footage of their summer time performance at Chicago’s Penguin Clothing store, right after they performed at this summer’s Lollapalooza. You can see the clips below: Continue reading

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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Title Fight, Modern Life Is War, As Friends Rust, etc Added To The Fest 14

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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

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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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Night Riots Post “Break” Vignette

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Night Riots has announced an upcoming tour. Dates are below. Watch the eerie vignette for “Break,” off their EP Howl, out now via Sumerian Records, here.  The EP was produced by Eric Palmquist (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars).

Night Riots is Travis Hawley (Lead Vocals/Synth), Nick Fotinakes (Guitar), Matt DePauw (Guitar), Mikel Van Kranenburg (Bass) and Rico Rodriguez (Drums).

Upcoming Tour Dates (Additional Dates TBA):
Feb 19: Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco, CA (Popscene)
Feb 20: Slo Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Feb 21: B-Ryders – Bakersfield, CA
Feb 26: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Feb 27: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
Feb 28: The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 02: recordBar – Kansas City, MO
Mar 03: The Demo – St. Louis, MO (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 05: Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 06: Madison Live – Covington, KY (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 08: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 09: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 11: Empire – Springfield, VA (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 16: George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR (w/ Pianos Become The Teeth)
Mar 22: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (w/ DRAEMINGS)
Mar 24: Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 25: House of Blues (Voodoo Room) – San Diego, CA (w/ DRAEMINGS)

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