Slam Dunk Festival 2022 approaches at less than two months away, taking place over June Bank Holiday Weekend, Slam Dunk Festival has revealed stage splits for its tremendous lineup. Headliners Neck Deep, Alexisonfire, Sum 41 and Dropkick Murphys and countless more bands. See the splits below.
A year ago there were no shows to attend, let alone tours or festivals. As we claw our way slowly out of the darkest time in recent history as music fans, and concert goers (and photogs and writers too) the specialness of even the average show is not going to be taken for granted right now. So the return of Chain Fest, which has sprouted a life of its own after a humble beginning as the flagship event for Anaheim, California’s Chain Reaction, is huge for fans and really, the entire SoCal scene. While Chain Reaction remains a vital venue for bands, Chain Fest has kind of become a monster, growing every year and expanding to the Fivepoint Amphitheatre. When it was announced for 2021 and sold out pretty fast you could tell the excitement was high. Chain fest not only features special bands from Punk, Indie, Emo, and post-Hardcore, but always features bands doing special sets you can’t see anywhere else. We are all kind of living in a 2021 Punk version of Almost Famous where “it’s all happening” all the time!
Nekokat, a new band formed by members of The Ready Set and The Summer Set have released their debut single ‘Gimmie A Break’. Coming off of their forthcoming EP Communication (Washington Square/Razor & Tie), which drops on June 23rd. You can hear ‘Gimmie a Break’ at this link, or below:
Comprised of Jordan W from The Ready Set, musical conspirator Cameron Walker, and drummer Jess Bowen of The Summer Set, Nekokat recorded their EP with producer Eric Palmqist (Bad Suns, Night Riots) over five days earlier this spring.
Jordan W commented on his perspective of making music with a new band, after a long touring cycle ended with The Ready Set:
“I wanted to be at the beginning of something again that feel fresh and new.. That’s where the idea for the band came from. I tried to make an effort not to pursue sounds of the moment, but to create something that’s distinctly ours in a natural way.”
The Summer Set is releasing a digital deluxe edition of Legendary on December 2, 2014 via Fearless Records. The Deluxe edition features a collection of B-sides from the Legendary sessions, plus an alternate version of “Lightning In A Bottle,” which was self produced by John and Stephen Gomez from the band.
Legendary Deluxe Edition Track List:
1. Maybe Tonight
2. Jukebox (Life Goes On)
4. Lightning In A Bottle
5. Heart On The Floor (Feat. Dia Frampton)
6. F**k You Over
7. Happy For You
8. The Way We Were
9. 7 Days
13. One Night
14. Welcome To The World
15. Slip Away
16. Accidental Billionaires
17. Lightning In A Bottle (Alternate Version)
“Accidental Billionaires” is featured in Taco Bell’s new Friendsgiving advertising campaign. The video was filmed in Southern, CA at Taco Bell’s Headquarters and features a cameo from lead vocalist Brian Dales.
They are currently starting their UK headline tour with Tonight Alive.
Nov 26: KOKO – London, United Kingdom
Nov 27: Solus – Cardiff, United Kingdom
Nov 28: Institute – Birmingham, United Kingdom
Nov 29: Academy – Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 30: Garage – Glasgow, United Kingdom