Warped Tour 2018 – The Final Run

It’s the final cross-country voyage of the Vans Warped Tour. Since 1995, the unofficial punk rock summer camp has introduced us all to iconic acts from Bad Religion to Katy Perry. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 – Chicago, IL

Nine Inch Nails at Riot Fest 2017, by Omar Cordy/OJC PICS

Riot Fest was started a few years back in the grand spirit of the old school one-off festivals of lore. It was intended to be special from the get-go and they have done a reasonable job of sandwiching themselves into a busy summer of Lollapalooza, Chicago Open Air, and many other destination festival shows. Having a mix of alternative rock, metal, Hip-Hop, indie rock, and more has helped carve out its own niche, and between special performances, varied food and beer options, late-night after parties, and basically the cool factor Chicago offers as one of the best cities in America, it’s no wonder fans flocked to the event from all over the world. Continue reading

Riot Fest 2017 Announces Full Schedule, Late Night Concerts

Riot Fest is coming next month in Chicago with headliners, Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age and Jawbreaker. The festival has announced the full set times and stages for the event, as well as the late night concert series. All times and ticket link details can be found below. Continue reading

The 2017 Riot Fest Lineup Includes Nine Inch Nails, Queens of the Stone Age, Jawbreaker And More

Riot Fest is returning to Chicago’s Douglas Park this September, and the initial lineup is absolutely amazing. Continue reading

Audio: We Are The Union – Call In Dead

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Detroit via Los Angeles ska punkers We Are The Union is releasing their new EP Keep It Down, out May 15, 2015 via Paper + Plastick, and is streaming “Call In Dead” below.

Keep It Down Track Listing
01: Call In Dead
02: The Dreams That You Forgot
03: My Whole Life Is A Dark Room
04: Burnout (Originally by Green Day)
05: The King Of Chords
06: Bury Me

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They will be doing a handful of shows to promote the forthcoming EP, with dates below.

May 22: Mahall’s – Cleveland, OH
May 23: Bled Fest – Howell, MI (w/ Modern Baseball, Real Friends, Hit the Lights & More)
May 24: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL (w/ Still Alive)

Real Friends Streaming Self Made Documentary

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Illinois pop-puk outfit Real Friends premiered their self-produced documentary called Moving Forward, “a documentary about growth, change and moving forward” here.

The 33 minute film captures personal interviews with each band member, live footage from Warped Tour and Europe, studio footage, and explores the foundation of the band and what drives them forward. Songwriter and bassist Kyle Fasel explains, “Making this documentary gave us a great opportunity to show our fans those inside details. It shows the growth of the band. It shows who we really are as people outside of playing music. And it gives our opinions on various things Real Friends related. We are very excited to show our fans this special thing.” Check out the trailer below.

The band features Dan Lambton (Vocals), Dave Knox (Guitar), Kyle Fasel (bass), Eric Haines (Guitar) and Brian Blake (drums). They are touring behind their latest release Maybe This Place Is The Same And We’re Just Changing, out via Fearless Records.

The band is gearing up for their North American tour alongside The Maine, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors on the American Candy Tour.

Real Friends Tour Dates w/ The Maine, Knuckle Puck, & The Technicolors

Apr 03: The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Apr 04: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Apr 08: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Apr 10: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Apr 11: Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr 13: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Apr 14: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Apr 15: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Apr 17: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Apr 20: Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Apr 21: The Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Apr 22: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Apr 23: Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Apr 24: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Apr 26: The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Apr 28: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Apr 29: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Apr 30: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
May 01: Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
May 02: Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
May 03: Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
May 05: House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 07: Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
May 09: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 10: 930 Club – Washington, DC
May 12: @ Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
May 13: @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 14: @ Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
May 15: @ State Theatre- St Petersburg, FL
May 16: @ The Beacham – Orlando, FL

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The Maine, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and The Technicolors Book April Tour

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The Maine, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and The Technicolors will be venturing on The American Candy Tour. Confirmed dates are posted below.

Apr 03: The Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
Apr 04: House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Apr 08: House of Blues – San Diego, CA
Apr 10: Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
Apr 11: Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
Apr 13: Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
Apr 14: The Rio Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Apr 15: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Apr 17: The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 18: Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
Apr 20: Granada Theatre – Lawrence, KS
Apr 21: The Ready Room – St Louis, MO
Apr 22: The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
Apr 23: Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
Apr 24: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Apr 26: The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
Apr 28: Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH
Apr 29: House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
Apr 30: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
May 01: Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
May 02: Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
May 03: Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
May 05: House of Blues – Boston, MA
May 07: Best Buy Theatre – New York, NY
May 09: Electric Factory – Philadelphia, PA
May 10: 930 Club – Washington, DC
May 12: Cannery Ballroom – Nashville, TN
May 13: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 14: Freebird Live – Jacksonville Beach, FL
May 15: State Theatre – St Petersburg, FL
May 16: The Beacham – Orlando, FL

Pierce The Veil, Falling In Reverse, The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel Confirmed For Selp Help Festival 2015

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Self Help Festival returns to the NOS Event Center in San Bernadino, CA on March 7, 2015. Watch an announcement video by Pierce the Veil here. The announced lineup so far include:

Pierce The Veil
Sleeping With Sirens
Falling In Reverse
The Devil Wears Prada
The Ghost Inside
Real Friends
Whitechapel
Stick To Your Guns
The Amity Affliction
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