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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Lilac Daze Touring With Sundials and Makeshift Shelters

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Indie punk rockers Lilac Daze will be touring with Sundials and Makeshift Shelters in May and June in support of their album Sedated, out now via Black Numbers.

May 16: Gnarnia – Chicago, IL (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 17: Wash-Out – Bloomington, IN (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 18: Green Lantern Bar – Lexington, KY (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 19: Exponent Manor – Nashville, TN (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 20: Cloud Springs Deli – Chattanooga, TN (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 22: Parts Unknown – Atlanta, GA (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 23: TBA – Charlotte, NC (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
May 24: Gillie’s – Blacksburg, VA (w/ Makeshift Shelters)
Jun 10: Mr. Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Sundials, Run Forever, Naked Spirit)
Jun 11: Shelf House – Roanoke, VA (w/ Sundials)
Jun 12: Hellraiser Haus – Greensboro, NC (w/ Sundials, Late Bloomer, Nervous Hands)
Jun 13: TBA – Virginia Beach VA (w/ Sundials)
Jun 14: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA (w/ Sundials, Superheaven, Diamond Youth, Rozwell Kid)

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Audio + Tour: Diamond Youth – No Control + North American Tour With Superheaven and Rozwell Kid

Diamond Youth. Photo Credit: Derek Bahn

Diamond Youth. Photo Credit: Derek Bahn

Diamond Youth is streaming “No Control” off of their upcoming debut album Nothing Matters, out May 19, 2015 via Topshelf Records. The band will be touring North America tour with Superheaven and Rozwell Kid.

Tracklisting:
01: Nothing Matters
02: Thought I Had It Right
03: Spinning
04: Far Away From Earth
05: Succulent
06: In The Clouds
07: Riptide
08: No Control
09: The Nothing
10: Deep Love
11: The Difference

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May 15: The Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 16: Skate and Surf Festival – Asbury Park, NJ
May 17: The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 19: Saint Claire Theater – Syracuse, NY (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 20: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 21: Mahall’s – Lakewood, OH (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 22: The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 23: Bled Fest – Howell, MI
May 24: The Demo – St. Louis, MO (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 26: Hi Dive – Denver, CO (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 27: The Loading Dock – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 28: The Holland Project – Reno, NV (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 29: 924 Gilman – Berkley, CA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 30: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
May 31: Chain Reaction – Anaheim, CA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 02: Voodoo Room – San Diego, CA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 03: Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 04: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 05: Mohawk – Austin, TX (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 06: Sons of Hermann Hall – Dallas, TX (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 08: Purgatory – Atlanta, GA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 09: Epic Problem – Tampa, FL (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 10: O’Malley’s – Margate, FL (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 11: Backbooth – Orlando, FL (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 12: Burro Bar – Jacksonville, FL (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 13: Casbah – Charlotte, NC (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 14: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 16: Game Changer – Howell, NJ (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 17: UANC – North Haven, CT (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 18: DC9 – Washington, DC (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 19: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 20: Middle East Upstairs – Boston, MA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)
Jun 21: The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA (w/ Superheaven, Rozwell Kid)

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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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Southeast Beast 2015 Add More Bands

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Another round of bands have been announced for Southeast Beast 2015, atop of the first round of bands already confirmed. The event is happening on April 4 and 5, 2015 at Club Aqua in Jacksonville, FL. The newly announced bands include:

Apnea
Better Off
Capsize
Carpathias
Chains
Dark Sermon
Down In It
Drown
Head Creeps
Hotel Books
Kids Like Us
Lifeless
Like Pacific
Modern Art
Nothing Til Blood
Pentimento
Point Blank
Rhythm Of Fear
Secret Keeper
Speak Low If You Speak Love
Superheaven
Sworn Enemy
Vulgar Display