Here Are Six Bands You Shouldn’t Miss At Today’s Mixtape Festival

East Coast Collective, famously known on Long Island for putting on massive amounts of great shows ranging from punk (Glassjaw recently played a surprise set during a Soda Bomb show) to hardcore (Bane played Spring Mixtape Fest) to hip-hop (Ja Rule headlined a show last summer), is also home to a beloved two-day festival: Today’s Mixtape Fest.

Now on its third annual run, Mixtape Fest continues its legacy with over twenty of today’s established punk and hardcore musicians. In the years prior, the festival has had acts like The Wonder Years, Senses Fail, Backtrack, …

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No, This Is Not Bane’s Final Tour

With Bane‘s announcement of Don’t Wait Up being their final album, many fans and promoters alike assumed their US tour in support of it would be their last. This past Wednesday, Bane has posted an update to Facebook to set these rumors straight and thankfully enough, this isn’t their final US tour.

The hardcore band’s latest status update assures everyone that “This IS NOT our final US tour. We are not even close to that point yet and honestly have no idea when that tour will be.”

This past April, Bane premiered a song coupled with an interview from …


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 might expect if you’ve been following Bane for any part of their nineteen-year career, Don’t Wait Up is a hard-hitting, energetic record that will be the soundtrack to stage dives and mosh pits all summer long.

Following the album release, Bane will embark …


WATCH: Bane Release Music Video For “Final Backward Glance”

In anticipation of their upcoming record, Don’t Wait Up, Bane have released the music video for their appropriately titled new single, “Final Backward Glance.”

Don’t Wait Up will be released by Equal Vision Records and doubles as the final record from the band.

“Fans can expect a record that spans the sounds and emotions of nearly 20 years of being a band,” the band said.

Bane will be heading out on one final tour throughout North America in support of the album, starting in Massachusetts, circling the continent and snaking their way back to their native Boston.

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STREAM: Bane – “All The Way Through”

Boston hardcore staples Bane are gearing up to release their new album, Don’t Wait Up, on May 13. The follow-up to 2005’s The Note will be the band’s last release, and you can stream a new song called “All The Way Through” right now over at Noisey.

As you might expect, the tune is full of typically heavy riffs, crushing drums, and gang vocal sections. In other words, it’s perfect for getting your mosh on at a live show, and you’ll be able to do just that this spring when Bane’s farewell tour rolls through town. Check out …


Bane Announce North American Tour

Bane has been a staple of the hardcore scene for 19 years, but the band will soon say farewell as they have announced their upcoming LP Don’t Wait Up will be their last.

A string of tour dates has been announced to accompany the album’s release, with support coming from Turnstile and Take Offense. If you’re a fan of the band, you aren’t going to want to miss these shows because, well — you don’t know how many more chances you’re going to get. Don’t Wait Up officially hits stores on May 13, while pre-order packages are currently up at …


Bane Release Trailer for Final Album, ‘Don’t Wait Up’

Boston hardcore legends Bane released a trailer today for their upcoming album, Don’t Wait Up. The trailer, at least to longtime fans of the band, is very emotional, as they chronicle what it was like putting together their final album before they call it quits. Bane is one of the most influential modern hardcore bands in the scene, and while it’s sad to see them go, the way they are gracefully turning out the lights on their 19-year-old band is extremely respectable, and bands should be taking notes on how to say goodbye.

Don’t Wait Up comes out on …


Bane Recording Final Album

Massachussetts hardcore act Bane have begun work on their fourth full-length album and first since 2005’s The Note. The album will be titled Don’t Wait Up, and it is being recorded at Getaway Studios with Jay Maas of fellow northeast hardcore powerhouse Defeater.

Along with the news about the start of recording, Bane also announced that Don’t Wait Up will be their final album. Regarding the content of the record, the band said, “Fans can expect a record that spans the sounds and emotions of nearly 20 years of being a band.”

There was no indication of whether …

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I See Stars Borrow From Bane For “Can We Start Again;” Announce Digital Mixtape ‘Renegades Forever’

Michigan’s I See Stars have returned to the UTG headlines with the release of a new song and the promise of more to come in the (very) near future.

“Can We Start Again” is the first song to surface from I See Stars since the 2012 release of Digital Renegade. The song, which started as a b-side, features guest vocals from Frankie Palmeri of Emmure and Mattie Montgomery, as well as lyrics from the legendary hardcore group Bane. This is not a cover per se, but rather a reinterpretation of lyrics for the purpose of inspiring a new scene …

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Bane And Cruel Hand Announce Tour

Hardcore group’s Bane and Cruel Hand have announced that they plan on touring in the US and Mexico in February/March.

The venues are still being figured out (in Mexico) but the official routing can be viewed through the jump. This run starts out in Twin Falls, ID on February 18 and ends in Mexico City, Mexico on March 3. Support on this tour comes directly from Minus.

2/18: Twin Falls, ID @ Radio Rondevoo
2/20: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
2/22: Mesa, AZ @ The Underground w/ Minus


Bane Announce Canadian Tour With Code Orange Kids

Worcester hardcore veterans Bane have announced a tour throughout Eastern Canada for this fall. Kicking off in mid October, the tour will feature direct support from one of the best new hardcore outfits around, Deathwish Inc’s own Code Orange Kids.

The short tour will run for only a little under a week, but for what it lacks in length it certainly makes up in talent. This tour promises to be a mosher’s paradise, so if you like to hit-the-pit make sure you make it to one of these shows. Be sure to take a peek at the tour dates …

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MOVIE REVIEW: The Dark Knight Rises

Movie: The Dark Knight Rises
Director: Christopher Nolan

I’ve been racking my brains for a week trying to think of some artistic analogy with which to introduce this film. I couldn’t muster one. In actual fact, I’m pleased this review is belated, because it’s given me the chance to take the film in twice and see my opinion do an almost total 180. I thought The Dark Knight Rises was a beautiful, contrarian disaster the first time I watched it – perhaps I was too overhyped or emotional, or a Friday evening viewing after a stressful week at work was …