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The Get Up Kids, Weezer, Descendents And More To Perform Full Albums At Riot Fest

It’s not like Riot Fest needed to get any better. The incredible lineups for the Chicago and Denver weekends of the annual festival were revealed earlier this week, and the initial tiers of tickets are long sold out, but the festival made yet another spectacular announcement today. In honor of Riot Fest’s tenth anniversary, ten […]


Taking Back Sunday And The Used Announce Fall Tour Dates

Taking Back Sunday have been road warriors since the release of their latest album, Happiness Is, earlier this year. The Long Island, New York band spent the bulk of the past two months on a co-headlining tour with California rockers The Used. If you missed out on this great pairing in the spring, you have […]


REVIEW: Conor Oberst – ‘Upside Down Mountain’

Artist: Conor Oberst Album: Upside Down Mountain Genre: Folk / Indie Rock Conor Oberst has been many things over the years, from the soundtrack to every teenager’s late night AIM conversations to political activist to folk singer, but his ability to craft moving songs that cut to the listener’s emotional core has remained true throughout […]

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Riot Fest Announces Chicago And Denver Lineups

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived. After months of anticipation and speculation, the lineups have been announced for the Chicago and Denver editions of this year’s Riot Fest, and you can see them below. Based on the history of Riot Fest and the announcement of the Toronto lineup last week, no one […]

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Jason Lancaster Announces Solo Album, Streams “Come Back”

Whether it was the energetic pop punk of early Mayday Parade releases or the sweet melodies of Go Radio’s “Goodnight Moon,” there’s a good chance Jason Lancaster‘s music has affected you in some way. After Go Radio’s dissolution last year, Lancaster promised he was not done with music, and he is making good on that […]

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The Orwells And Skaters Announce Fall Tour Dates

Chicago quintet The Orwells are just out of high school, but you’d never know it from their crunchy, guitar-driven rock numbers like “Let It Burn,” which you can hear after the break. The young band has already garnered a strong following, and they have a slew of North American tour dates planned for the fall. […]


Lee Corey Oswald Premiere “Progress,” New Album Out August 5

If you like the fuzzy guitar riffs and endearing melodies of Tigers Jaw, Cheap Girls, and the latest Menzingers record, you won’t want to miss the new single from Portland, Oregon’s Lee Corey Oswald. Stream “Progress,” which features a guest spot from Broadway Calls vocalist Ty Vaughn, right now over at Blurt Magazine. Band member […]


Superheaven And Nai Harvest To Tour Europe This Fall

Superheaven (formerly known as Daylight) have announced a month-long tour of the United Kingdom and Europe that will take place this fall. The tour begins on September 5 at Old Blue Last in London, and it closes out on September 29 at Fighting Cocks in Kingston. In between, the Doylestown, Pennsylvania band will make appearances […]


The Menzingers Announce European Tour With The Smith Street Band, The Holy Mess

Pennsylvania punks The Menzingers released their excellent new album, Rented World, in April, and they’re set to spend the rest of the year promoting it on the road. At the end of this month, they will begin a North American tour with PUP, Lemuria, and Cayetana that will cover the first half of the summer, […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/4-5/10

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! This week, we have some highly anticipated reissues, like A Day To Remember‘s latest, Common Courtesy, and The Early November‘s three-disc magnum opus, The Mother, The Mechanic and The Path, and new releases from the likes of Real Friends, Vanna, and many more. However, Jack White takes the cake this […]


Stream Bane’s Final Album, ‘Don’t Wait Up’

Legendary Boston hardcore act Bane are saying goodbye in 2014, but not before releasing one final album. Don’t Wait Up, the band’s first full-length since the release of The Note nine years ago, is out next Tuesday, May 13, but you can stream it in its entirety right now over at Alternative Press. As you […]

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STREAM: Cheap Girls – ‘Famous Graves’

For the past seven years, Michigan’s Cheap Girls have been consistently churning out infectious, melodic rock and roll records, and their latest effort is no exception. Famous Graves is officially out next Tuesday, May 13, but you can stream it in full right now over at Consequence of Sound. Famous Graves follows 2012’s Giant Orange, […]