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
The Fest 14 have added a new round of artists to their schedule, which will be held in Gainesville, FL on October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015, and Best Pre-Fest In Little Ybor 3 on October 28-29, 2015 in Ybor City, FL. Go here for the previously announced names. The newly confirmed names include:
Title Fight Modern Life Is War As Friends Rust Big Wig Into It. Over It. Smoke or Fire Pianos Become the Teeth Loma Prieta Riverboat Gamblers Masked Intruder Lee Corey Oswald
mewithoutYou is streaming “Red Cow” off of their upcoming album Pale Horses, out June 16, 2015 via Run For Cover Records. The album was produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Circa Survive). The band will be venturing on tour with Foxing, Lithuania and Field Mouse as support.
Tracklist: 01) Pale Horse 02) Watermelon Ascot 03) D-Minor 04) Mexican War Streets 05) Red Cow 06) Dorothy 07) Blue Hen 08) Lilac Queen 09) Magic Lantern Days 10) Birnam Wood 11) Rainbow Signs
Tour Dates: May 15: Spring Fling – Cleveland, OH May 16: Skate and Surf Fest – Asbury Park, NJ Jun 11: Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 12: Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 13: Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 14: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 16: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 17: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 18: Neurolux – Boise, ID (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 19: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 20: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 23: Strummers – Fresno, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 24: The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 25: The Independent – San Francisco, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 26: The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 27: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 28: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jun 30: Club Dada – Dallas, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jul 01: Red 7 – Austin, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jul 02: Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania) Jul 04: The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 05: The Social – Orlando, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 06: Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA (w/ Foxing, TBA) Jul 07: The Saturn – Birmingham, AL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 08: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 10: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 11: Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 12: Common Grounds Festival – Lansing, MI Jul 12: Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 14: Musica – Akron, OH (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 15: Southgate House Revival – Covington, KY (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 16: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC (w/ Foxing, TBA) Jul 17: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse) Jul 18: The Sinclair – Boston, MA (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
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
The Hotelier from Worcester, MA is releasing the physical version of their first proper physical release titled It Never Goes Out in Spring 2015 via Tiny Engines, after the digital versions was released in February 2014. Stream the album here.
Before they made a splash in 2014 with their sophomore release, Home, Like Noplace Is There, the band (as The Hotel Year) quietly released their cult classic debut full-length, It Never Goes Out, in 2011. The album was unfortunately kept in label limbo in regards to a proper physical release but the time has finally come to right that wrong. Tiny Engines will release It Never Goes Out on LP/CD with all new artwork in the Spring of 2015. A year after Home, Like Noplace Is There cemented the band, revisit where it all started with It Never Goes Out.
The Hotelier will be heading out in the US with Title Fight and La Dispute in March and will head to Europe in May with festival appearances scheduled at Groezrock & Primavera Sound. The band continues to support their critically-acclaimed sophomore LP, Home, Like Noplace Is There.
Feb 28: SUNY Purchase – New York, NY (w/ 100%, Adult Mom, + more) Mar 15: The Champ – Lemoyne, PA (w/ Hurry) Mar 16: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH (w/ Dead Leaves) Mar 17: The New Vintage – Louisville, KY (w/ Frontier(s)) Mar 18: The Odditorium – Asheville, NC (w/ Muscle & Bone) Mar 19: Spring Street Firehouse – Birmingham, AL Mar 20: Heffe’s Saloon – Lafayette, LA
Dates w/ La Dispute, Title Fight Mar 21: Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX Mar 23: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Mar 24: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Mar 25: The Howard Theatre – Washington, DC Mar 26: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA Mar 27: Webster Hall – New York, NY Mar 29: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA Mar 31: The Alter Bar – Pittsburgh, PA Apr 01: Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON Apr 03: The Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI Apr 05: The Metro – Chicago, IL
European Dates Apr 30: Uncle M Fest @ Skaters Palace – Münster, BE May 01: Groezrock – Meerhout, BE May 03: B58 – Braunschweig, DE (w/ Make Do And Mend) May 04: Gebaude 9 – Cologne, DE (w/ Knapsack, Beach Slang Pirate Satellite Festival w/ Samiam, Make Do And Mend, Smith St Band, Joyce Manor + more) May 06: Markthalle – Hamburg, DE May 07: Astra – Berlin, DE May 08: Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, DE May 09: LKA – Stuttgart, DE May 10: Backstage – Munich, DE
Dates w/ Emperor X May 11: l’Espace B – Paris, FR May 13: Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, UK May 14: Fighting Cocks – Kingston, UK May 15: Joiners – Southampton, UK May 17: The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich, UK May 18: Think Tank – Newcastle, UK May 19: Bloc – Glasgow, UK May 20: The Key Club – Leeds, UK May 21: The Borderline – London, UK May 22: Dot To Dot – Manchester, UK May 23: Dot To Dot – Bristol, UK May 24: Dot To Dot – Nottingham, UK May 29: Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES May 30: Primavera Sound – Barcelona, ES
South By So What?! Music festival has made a fifth announcement for the 2015 edition, adding Circa Survive, Title Fight, Balance and Composure, Emmure, Power Trip, Stray From the Path, and Within The Ruins added to the previously announced bands here and here. The event is held at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX from March 20-22, 2015.
After The Burial Against The Current A Skylit Drive As Blood Runs Black As We Walk Atreyu Attila Beartooth Betrayal Black Tongue Boris The Blade Born Of Osiris Boymeetsworld Capsize Carnifex Cartel (performing “Chroma“) Chelsea Grin Chiodos Conquer Divide Courage My Love Crown The Empire Dayseeker Dear You Death Before Dishonor Driver Friendly Elitist Enter Shikari Every Passing Dream Fallujah Fear & Wonder For The Win For Today Front Porch Step Ghost Atlas Gideon Good Morning Gorgeous Hatebreed Hawthorne Heights (performing “Silence In Black & White“) He Is Legend Hotel Books Hundredth Invent, Animate I See Stars Jesse Lawson Knuckle Puck Like Moths To Flames Lydia Mayday Parade Memphis May Fire Monuments Motionless In White Mouth Of The South My Body Sings Electric My Ticket Home New Years Day No Bragging Rights Norma Jean Oceano Outline In Color Palisades Parables Polyphia Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Rotting Out Silent Screams Sirens & Sailors Slaves Suicide Silence Superheaven Sworn In Take It Back! Texas In July The Alchemy Index The Browning The Color Morale The Family Ruin The Last Ten Seconds Of Life The Maine The Ongoing Concept This Legend This Wild Life Upon A Burning Body Vanna Villains Veil Of Maya We Came As Romans Youth In Revolt Yesterday As Today
La Dispute have announced a co-headlining spring North American tour with Title Fight and The Hotelier. They are supporting their new album Rooms of the House, out via Better Living/Staple Records. The album was recorded and mixed by Will Yip at Studio 4 in Philadelphia, produced by Yip and the band, and mastered at The Lodge by Emily Lazar.
Tour Dates: Mar 21: Fitzgerald’s – Houston, TX Mar 23: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA Mar 24: Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC Mar 25: Howard Theater – Washington, DC Mar 26: Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA Mar 27: Webster Hall – New York, NY Mar 29: Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA Mar 31: Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA Apr 01: Phoenix Theater – Toronto, ONT Apr 03: The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI Apr 05: The Metro – Chicago, IL