The Weekend Classic Are About To Become Your New Favorite Band

I’ve always found that the best listening experience anyone can hope to stumble across is an instance where material that you never expected to impress you ends up knocking you on your ass. The track plays, your jaw slowly comes unhinged, and by the time it ends you’re too busy eating your own words to […]


Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slipknot to Headline Soundwave 2015

Australia’s heavy music festival monolith, Soundwave, has made a mammoth lineup announcement for 2015 with Faith No More, Soundgarden, Slipknot, Incubus, Marilyn Manson and several other renowned acts leading arguably the festival’s strongest billing yet. Expanding to a two-day format for the first time in 2015, Soundwave will take place in four cities across two […]


Life Is Short In Fireworks’ New Video For “Bed Sores”

Fireworks are no strangers to portraying a great story, visually, in roughly three minutes, which they’ve done yet again with their newest visual offering for Oh, Common Life cut, “Bedsores.” A.V. Club recently premiered the Max Moore Films production which follows the life of our protagonist from childhood as he grows up through his typical […]

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Fireworks Release Acoustic EP, Announce Summer Tour

Fireworks have released Oh, Common Life – Sessions, an acoustic EP now available for purchase through Triple Crown Records’ Bandcamp. They also announced they’ll be heading out on a short tour this July with support from Young Statues and Better Off. All proceeds from the EP’s sale will go to Alternatives For Girls. The Detroit organization helps “homeless and high-risk girls and […]

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Fireworks Stream B-Side From ‘Oh, Common Life’

Michigan’s resident pop punk heroes Fireworks released their third album, Oh, Common Life last week, and it has been a big hit here at UTG and elsewhere. For fans who followed the album’s marketing campaign, however, something seemed to be missing from the album. The haunting song that appeared in an early teaser video did […]

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MUSIC VIDEO: Fireworks – “Glowing Crosses”

Fireworks‘ latest album, Oh, Common Life, hit stores yesterday. Now we’ve got the first music video for the release. The video is for the track “Glowing Crosses” and features shots of the band performing live. You can head after the jump to check it out. If you’re on the fence about checking out this release, head […]


REVIEW: Fireworks – ‘Oh, Common Life’

Artist: Fireworks Album: Oh, Common Life Label: Triple Crown There have been few musical evolutions more exciting to witness in recent years than that of Michigan pop rock outfit Fireworks. Over the course of two radically different full length albums and numerous EPs the band, which originally began as a pop punk project, has transformed […]

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STREAM: Fireworks – ‘Oh, Common Life’

With their 2011 full-length, Gospel, Fireworks cemented themselves as one of the most exciting bands in pop punk, and anticipation for the follow-up has been building steadily ever since. The Michigan group’s third album, Oh, Common Life, was UTG’s most anticipated release of the year, and the wait is finally over. You can stream the […]

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Fireworks Stream New Song, “Flies On Tape”

Three long weeks still stand between today and the release of Fireworks‘ third album, Oh, Common Life, but hopefully a new song from the Michigan band will make that wait a little easier. “Flies On Tape,” the second song released from the album, is streaming now over at Stereogum. Like the previously released “Glowing Crosses,” […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 2/16-2/22

I don’t know what you’ve been listening to this week, but on the rare occasions when I wasn’t playing The Hotelier‘s excellent new album, I was alternating between the new Menzingers single and “I Wanna Get Better,” the first song from Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff’s new project, Bleachers. Conveniently (or not, if you ask my […]

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STREAM: Fireworks – “Glowing Crosses”

Oh, how sweet the sound of Fireworks playing on my laptop speakers. Today we hear the first song from the pop-punk princes’ upcoming record Oh, Common Life, which is out on March 25, 2014 via Triple Crown Records. To me, it sounds like the band is experimenting with more straightforward pop songwriting. Still, the nostalgic Fireworks charm […]

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Fireworks Announce New Album ‘Oh, Common Life’

UTG’s most anticipated album of 2014 has officially been announced. Fireworks, the five-piece band from Detroit, MI are thrilled to announce their upcoming album Oh, Common Life will be available March 25 via Triple Crown Records. The band reunited with Brian McTernan, (Circa Survive, Thrice, Balance and Composure) the man who drove the ship on […]