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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Album Stream: Spraynard – Two Song Seven Inch

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West Chester, PA punk trio Spraynard are streaming their two song seven inch, out now via Jade Tree in its entirety here or below. The band will be releasing their upcoming full length album Mable, out July 10, 2015.

Spraynard Mable Tracklist:
01: Applebee’s Bar
02: Buried
03: Medicine
04: Pond
05: Everywhere
06: Bench
07: Listen to Me
08: Burner
09: Out of Body
10: Home

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The band has a string of upcoming live dates with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die.
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Jun 24: Bogies – Albany, NY (w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die)
Jun 25: The Bug Jar – Rochester, NY (w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die)
Jun 26: Planet Trog – Allentown, PA (w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die)
Jun 27: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die)

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Audio + Tour: Sorority Noise – Art School Wannabe + North American Tour Confirmed

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Sorority Noise is streaming “Art School Wannabe,” off of their forthcoming album Joy, Departed out June 16, 2015 via Topshelf Records. The song features guest vocals from Modern Baseball’s Jacob Ewald. The band has an upcoming North American tour confirmed.

Joy, Departed tracklist:

01: Blissth
02:Corrigan
03: Fluorescent Black
04: Nolsey
05: Your Soft Blood
06: Art School Wannabe
07: Fuschia
08: Using
09: Mononokay
10: When I See You (Timberwolf)

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Tour Dates:
May 22: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA (with Modern Baseball, Spraynard, The Weaks & Clique)
May 23: Bled Fest – Howell, MI
May 24: Beachland Ballroom – Cleveland, OH (with Modern Baseball, Spraynard, The Weaks & Clique)
May 27: The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA (with Fireworks & Turnover)
May 28: The Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (with Fireworks & Turnover)
May 29: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY (with Fireworks & Turnover)
May 30: The Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jun 02: Ritual – Ottowa, ON (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jun 03: Hardluck Bar – Toronto, ON (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jun 04: The Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jun 05: Mahall’s 20 Lanes – Lakeland, OH (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jun 06: The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jun 07: The Shelter – Detroit, MI (with Fireworks & Turnover)
Jul 11: Mojoes – Joliet, IL (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 12: Common Ground Music Festival – Lansing, MI (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 14: Exit In – Nashville, TN (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 16: The State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 17: The Beach Theatre – Orlando, FL (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 18: Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 20: Norva – Norfolk, VA (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 21: Baltimore Sound Stage – Baltimore, MD (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 24: The Space at Westbury – Westbury, NY (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 25: The Webster Theater – Hartford, CT (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 26: Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 29: Opera House – Toronto, ON (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 30: Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Jul 31: District Square – Kalamazoo, MI (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Aug 01: Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)
Aug 02: Deluxe – Indianapolis, IN (Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas)

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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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Spraynard Signs With Jade Tree

spraynard Photo Credit Tim Owen

Spraynard from West Chester, PA has signed with Jade Tree will release a full-length and 7″ single this spring/summer. This album will be the first new, full release from the band since their reunion. “We have been huge fans of the label since we were but young innocent tikes, so this is truly an honor for us,” says the band of signing to Jade Tree. “We have spent the last few months making a record that we are very proud of. 2015 is also the year Marty McFly traveled to the future in the second Back to the Future, so this year is going to be SICK.” Spraynard will also play several East Coast dates this spring.

Feb 14: First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Modern Baseball, The Weaks, Marietta (sold out))
Feb 15: St. Vitus – New York, NY (w/ Modern Baseball, The Weaks, Marietta)
Mar 27: Soul Sounds Records – Sayville, NY (w/ Night Birds)
Mar 28: 250 Natural Resources Rd – Amherst, MA (w/ Yeehaw!)
May 16-17: Skate And Surf Festival 2015 – Asbury Park, NJ

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