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Taste of Chaos

Taste Of Chaos unveils full festival lineup feat. Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, more

The 2016 edition of Rockstar Energy Drink’s Taste Of Chaos festival will return to San Bernadino, CA at the San Manuel Ampitheater Festival Grounds on July 16 after a successful 2015 showing. Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday will be headlining. Other acts include Quicksand, The Get Up Kids, Saosin with original vocalist Anthony Green, The […]

UTG LIST: 25 Essential Songs for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again, folks. The flowers have been purchased, the dinner reservations are set, and the second box of chocolates is on the way since you already caved and ate the first. Social media is more vomit-inducing than usual, and Ryan Seacrest is parading around ABC Family like the patron saint of […]

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Saves The Day, The Get Up Kids, Hot Rod Circuit Frontmen To Headline Where’s The Band? Tour

In what might be the perfect trifecta of late 1990s emo goodness, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids, and Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit will tour together next year for the 2016 edition of the Where’s The Band? Tour For those unfamiliar, Where’s The Band? is an annual […]

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Elder Brother Release Surprise ‘Wish You Were Here’ EP

As they are about to head out for the West Coast leg serving as support for Anthony Green‘s tour, Elder Brother, the side-project of Kevin Geyer (The Story So Far) and Dan Rose (Daybreaker), took some time off since the East Coast leg of tour to drop a short but sweet compilation of four different […]

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The Get Up Kids Announce Mini-Tour With PUP and Restorations

Apart from their few appearances at various music festivals this past year, there has not been any word about what The Get Up Kids are up to lately. This morning, however, the Kansas City alt-rock outfit announced via Twitter that they will be heading out on a series of shows this spring. To be supported […]

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Matt Pryor To Release Live Album, ‘Nine Forty Live’

Matt Pryor (formerly of The Get Up Kids) has announced that he will be releasing a new live album on December 9. The eleven-track effort is entitled Nine Forty Live and it features recordings from an intimate show he played at the Lawrence Arts Theater in Kansas earlier this year. The new live album features […]

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‘Where’s The Band?’ Tour Announced, Feat. Dustin Kensrue, Casey Crescenzo, Matt Pryor and More

The tour that has featured all-star lineups in the past has made its comeback. The Where’s The Band? tour has made an official announcement today with a new lineup of musicians that will be hitting the road with just their acoustic guitars. The bill includes Dustin Kensrue (Thrice), Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio), Casey Crescenzo (The […]

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Songs For The Season: Fall Playlist

Autumn may be the most visually rewarding season that nature has gifted us. While all the other seasons are sure to give it a fair fight, there is something about the orange, red, and yellow change in the leaves that gift us new enlightenment and invigoration in the natural world around us. But what would […]

Riot Fest 2014

RIOT FEST CHICAGO: The Good, The Bad, And The Totally Weird

Alternative music fans far and wide congregated in The Windy City Sept. 12-14 for the greatest punk rock show on Earth, Riot Fest Chicago. The weekend was imaginably filled with amazing sets, carnival rides, beer, and deep fried everything. This year’s Riot Fest Chicago was comprised of hundreds of bands, 7 stages (8 on Friday […]

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: 10 Cover Songs We Hope To Hear at Riot Fest Chicago

Nothing gets a festival crowd going like a good cover tune, so it’s no surprise that many of my favorite memories from Riot Fest 2013 involved covers. The festival opened on Friday afternoon with Hatebreed paying tribute to fallen Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman with their cover of “Ghosts of War,” during which Jamey Jasta made […]

Riot Fest 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The 10 Must-See Acts At Riot Fest Chicago

Most decisions in life are hard. Where should I go to college? What should I eat for lunch? What career path should I take? How should I cut my hair? Do I like Dumbledore or Gandalf better? Deep dish or thin crust? The most pressing question bothering us over the last week is which Riot […]

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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: The Best Riot Fest Chicago After Parties

Riot Fest Chicago doesn’t have to end at 10 p.m. when the last band hits the closing note of the evening — no, the punk rock party scatters and moves throughout the city for various after parties and social events for you to attend at your pleasure. Sets from Mineral, The Get Up Kids, Rise […]