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 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
New Jersey indie rockers Dads have announced their headlining tour of the US in February with Somos and Roger Harvey. They are touring behind I’ll Be The Tornado out now via 6131 Records, which was recorded by Neil Strauch (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Iron & Wine, Owen) at MinBal Studio in Chicago, IL and mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr., Guided By Voices, Speedy Ortiz).
Tour Dates (w/Somos, Roger Harvey) Feb 06: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH Feb 07: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY Feb 10: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ Feb 11: The Camel – Richmond, VA Feb 13: Club Downunder – Tallahassee, FL Feb 14: Backbooth – Orlando, FL Feb 15: Epic Problem – Tampa, FL Feb 16: Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL Feb 18: The Forge – Birmingham, AL Feb 19: Southgate House Revival – Newport, KY Feb 20: Emerson Theater – Indianapolis, IN Feb 21: Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI