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
Diamond Youth are streaming their upcoming debut Nothing Matters in its entirety below. The album is out on May 19, 2015 via Topshelf Records. The band will be on tour with Superheaven and Rozwell Kid with dates posted here.
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)
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
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)
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
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