Back To The Beach Festival, Huntington Beach, California

Travis Barker is a man of many talents. One of those talents is playing host to some damn good shows. The most recent iteration, hot off the heels of Barker’s Musink in March, was in the form of the (hopefully) first annual Back to the Beach festival—a punk/ska/reggae revival wherein Travis joined forces with John “Feldy” Feldmann of Goldfinger fame. Continue reading

Back To The Beach Announces Set Times, 311, Sublime w/ Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone Set To Headline

Back To the Beach Festival, the annual music festival that takes place right in the heart of Huntington Beach, California has revealed their set times for the fest kicking off on April 28th and 29th! It’s two days of great music, beach games for the entire family, food, and drinks galore. Kids under 10 even get in free! You can see the set times below. Presented by Travis (Barker) and Feldy (John Feldman of Goldfinger) The fest features 311, Sublime w/ Rome, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Fishbone (w/ the original line up), Goldfinger (ft. Travis Barker), Hepcat, The Aquabats, Save Ferris, Less Than Jake, Mad Caddies, The Interrupters, Suicide Machines, Mustard Plug, The Aggrolites,Big D and the Kids Table, The Untouchables and main more special guests. Continue reading

Vans Warped Tour 2017: Phoenix, Arizona

Hawthone Heights, by Originate Designs Photography

The Vans Warped Tour. Twenty-Three years of a traveling road show that showcases a plethora of bands. Some people thumb their nose up as it being full of emo wannabes or full of bands no one has heard before. But those people ignore the fact that this is an institution. Twenty-three successive years of promoting hundreds of bands on a full summer tour. It’s pretty much the longest most successful American festival; it rivals the festivals in Europe. Continue reading

2017 Vans Warped Tour Lineup Announced, Tickets On Sale

The 2017 Vans Warped Tour was announced at their annual event at Full Sail University in Florida. CKY, Hatebreed, Hawthorne Heights, I Prevail, Beartooth, Sick Of It All, Candiria, Anti Flag, GWAR, Memphis May Fire and more will perform. Tickets are on sale now for all dates with the full confirmed line-up and other info below.
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Break Anchor Releasing Van Down By The River on April 7th

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Break Anchor, featuring Suicide Machines guitarist/vocalist Jason Navarro, is streaming their song “I’m Sorry,” off their new album Van Down By The River, out via April 7, 2015 via Paper + Plastick, below.

Track Listing:
01. First World Problems
02. I’m Sorry
03. Fell Apart
04. Bang Bang
05. West Alexandrine
06. Gone
07. Beyond Occupy
08. 18 Winters
09. Down and Out
10. DTFKWTME
11. Acronyms
12. Black Hearts and Blackouts
13. 2,000 Miles

In related new, Break Anchor will be supporting Suicide Machines on a run of dates in April, which can be found here.

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Suicide Machines Book April Tour With Break Anchor, Derek Grant and Bastardous

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Seminal Detroit ska-hardcore outfit Suicide Machines will be doing a run of dates with Break Anchor, Derek Grant and Bastardous in April. They will be doing their 1996 album Destruction By Definition in full. Also joining them will be longtime drummer Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio), who played with the band from 1992-1998.

Suicide Machines officially took an indefinite hiatus in 2006, but have been playing a handful of reunion and local shows periodically since 2009. The band’s guitarist/vocalist, Jason Navarro, will be pulling double duty on this tour playing guitar for Break Anchor as well. Break Anchor is set to release a new full-length album sometime this year, but details on that are still under wraps.

Apr 03: The Brass Rail – Fort Wayne, IN
Apr 04: St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
Apr 05: Lost Horizon – Syracuse, NY
Apr 06: Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA
Apr 07: The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
Apr 08: Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
Apr 09: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 10: The Gramercy – New York, NY
Apr 11: Shaka’s Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Apr 12: Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
Apr 14: Rex Theatre – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 15: The Agora – Cleveland, OH
Apr 16: Thompson House – Newport, KY
Apr 17: Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
Jun 18: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC

Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) Releases Solo Album in January

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Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant is releasing his debut record called Breakdown on January 20, 2015 via Red Scare Industries. He is known as the drummer for Alkaline Trio since 2001, and has played in The Vandals and Suicide Machines, as well as a guitarist for Face To Face and The Gaslight Anthem.

Grant explains:

“‘Breakdown‘ just seemed appropriate for what I was going through at the time. My relationship had fallen apart and I was dealing with it in some very unhealthy ways. The upside was I started writing lyrics for the first time in nearly a decade.”

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