The Used 2020 Headline Tour: Live Review

The Used 2020 Headline Tour Detroit, Michigan St. Andrew’s Hall (SOLD OUT) Artists: The Used and Dragged Under Dragged Under is a quintet group based out of Seattle, Washington that formed in 2019. If you have never heard of Dragged Under, become familiar; they are packed with so much energy, emotion and straight up power. Dragged Under started off the night with some serious bangers … Continue reading The Used 2020 Headline Tour: Live Review

Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Comes to an End

Led Zeppelin has finally won their long-running copyright lawsuit over their iconic song, “Stairway to Heaven.” The original lawsuit was filed in 2014 with claims that the band stole the guitar-led introduction from the song, “Taurus,” by Spirit. After multiple trials, a jury found that Zeppelin did not infringe on the copyright of the instrumental in “Stairway to Heaven.” Although this lawsuit ruled in favor … Continue reading Led Zeppelin Lawsuit Comes to an End

LAST ONES LEFT: Code Orange Brings The Show to You TONIGHT

Recently, Pittsburgh-based hardcore act Code Orange (formerly Code Orange Kids) were cited as the “future of heavy music” by Slipknot lead vocalist Corey Taylor. They’ve taken full form of that statement over the past few months in the buildup to their highly-anticipated album Underneath. Fans got a taste of the direction Code Orange had in mind for this album with the groundbreaking singles, “Underneath,” “Sulfur … Continue reading LAST ONES LEFT: Code Orange Brings The Show to You TONIGHT

Black History Rock: A Celebration of African-American Rockstars

When we think of early rock and roll, we immediately conjure up pictures of Elvis swinging his hips on The Ed Sullivan Show or Bill Haley performing “Rock Around the Clock” for the first time. However, many overlook the abundance of African-American artists that were the true pioneers of rock and roll as we know it. We all know that rock and roll’s origins derive … Continue reading Black History Rock: A Celebration of African-American Rockstars

LBD Preshow adds Atlanta’s Strangle You

Print pub ain’t dead and neither is hardcore. Life and Death Brigade (LDB) Fest is one of the top notch hardcore festivals in America, bringing acts like Inclination, No Option, Life’s Question, Terror, and many others in a two day frenzy at Riot Skatepark in Louisville, KY. The preshow takes place on February 6th, with the 7th and the 8th holding the headline lineups. Don’t … Continue reading LBD Preshow adds Atlanta’s Strangle You

Top 25 Countdown: Twenty Teens Edition

Top albums of the decade, you ask? Let’s get right to it. 1. Danger Days 2. Common Courtesy 3. Youth 4. The Greatest Generation 5. Peripheral Vision 6. The Finer Things 7. As You Please 8. Everybody is Going to Heaven 9. Disgusting 10. Endgame 11. The Flood 12. I am Alive in Everything I Touch 13. Separation 14. California 15. Hebrews 16. No Closer … Continue reading Top 25 Countdown: Twenty Teens Edition

New Citizen Album on the Horizon

Citizen has remained pretty low key throughout 2019 with no new album release and a minimal touring schedule.The band even took seven months off to focus on writing new songs after a few small tours overseas opening for The Story So Far and Turnstile. When the band announced their break, fans were worried that it would be a long time before we got to hear … Continue reading New Citizen Album on the Horizon

Nothing Left Closes 2019 in Brutal Fashion

Here we are at the conclusion of 2019 with a terrific year in the scene ready to be wrapped up for a highly anticipated 2019. I’ve been buzzing for this album all year. Which album, you ask? Nothing Left. If you didn’t know, this band is an elite tandem built of members from some of the scene’s legends, including For Today, A Bullet For Pretty … Continue reading Nothing Left Closes 2019 in Brutal Fashion

15 Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your party playlist. Don’t force your guests into listening to Thriller on repeat for the evening and play these bone-chilling rock songs instead. 15. Remedy- Seether This song is not necessarily Halloween related, but it is just as sinister. Between the lyrics about death and the lead singer’s jagged vocals, Remedy is sure to … Continue reading 15 Spooky Songs for Your Halloween Playlist

Live Review of the Pop Punk Tour of the Year

Pop-Punk Tour of the Year: Nella Vita Tour featuring Grayscale, Belmont, Bearings and Rich People. Venue: The Shelter- SOLD OUT  Detroit, Michigan  September 29th, 2019  Hearing the band, Rich People, for the first time, bandslike Have Mercy and Homesafe came to mind. Soft alternative vibes with raw and captivating vocals. The Shelter swayed from left to right the whole time. Their set felt very intimate; almost like a local Chicago house show.The bands latest album called ‘Grace Sessions’ was released in 2018 … Continue reading Live Review of the Pop Punk Tour of the Year

Ranking the Top 5 Jokers

Bob Dylan said it best: “Times, they are a changin.” Here we are in 2019 with a circle of cultural flames surrounding the new Joker film starring Joaquin Phoenix. Rather than giving you the review spill that every other site on the planet is dropping, I figured I’d take a second to give you a look inside my Top 5 Live Action Jokers and why … Continue reading Ranking the Top 5 Jokers

Issues, Kublai Khan TX, & Just Like Heaven Kick Off October

In a highly anticipated release weekend, October’s first did not disappoint. Issues follows up Headspace with Beautiful Oblivion, a project that has either gained traction or been a swing and a miss with the fans. Kublai Khan TX builds off of the enormous campaign that was Nomad with Absolute. Plus, another new act has emerged on the scene and is loaded with potential. Read more … Continue reading Issues, Kublai Khan TX, & Just Like Heaven Kick Off October

Review: “Nine” by Blink-182

    When Blink-182 released the first single off of their upcoming album, “Blame It on My Youth,” I wasn’t exactly impressed. I deemed it to be “a lackluster song that could’ve come from any pop punk band”. I hold Blink to a much higher standard when compared to their pop-punk cohorts, and as such I went into this with very low expectations. However, Nine as … Continue reading Review: “Nine” by Blink-182

Sustenance Torches ATL Death Scene with “Goddess”

Atlanta’s own death metal up-and-comers Sustenance have obliterated the local death metal scene with their newest track, “Goddess”. The band recently announced the anticipated release of their album Olde Gods, which drops on October 11. Hype ensued this week when “Goddess” was announced via social media, leaving Atlanta locals on edge to hear what the local favorites had to offer. Let’s dive right into the … Continue reading Sustenance Torches ATL Death Scene with “Goddess”

Ghost Returns With Epic Release

The legendary Swedish rock band Ghost (formerly Ghost B.C. has returned! That’s right, the award-winning band has debuted new music after a vastly successful campaign with Prequelle. It’s hard to imagine Ghost doing anything different from what they do best, which makes Seven Inches of Satanic Panic that much better musically. Music fans were pleasantly surprised with the release last Friday, the 13th (what better … Continue reading Ghost Returns With Epic Release

TDWP & Orthodox Highlight September Week 2 Singles

We knew coming in 2019 would be a big year in music. September rolls around and here we are: constant dumps of music hits that is seemingly impossible to keep up with. Realistically, it’s all great music and so hard to pass up. That’s why we are here. The legendary TDWP carries us into this fine September weekend, in succession by the upcoming giants Orthodox … Continue reading TDWP & Orthodox Highlight September Week 2 Singles

Turnover Returns to the Scene

    Turnover has returned to the scene with two new singles and the announcement of their upcoming album, Altogether.  Since their debut album, Magnolia in 2013, Turnover has been placed within the emo/pop punk genre, especially with their popular, Peripheral Vision. However, their 2017 release, Good Nature and their newest singles, “Plant Sugar” and “Much After Feeling” prove otherwise. Turnover is no longer the sad … Continue reading Turnover Returns to the Scene

SharpTone Announces Kingdom of Giants Alongside New Single

SharpTone Records officially announced Kingdom of Giants as a newly-signed artist on Thursday via Instagram. The six piece metalcore group was most recently signed with inVogue Records, where they released All the Hell You’ve Got to Spare. Notably, the California-based group received a vast amount of acclaim for the album and have often been referred to as “the future of metalcore”. Once again, SharpTone has managed … Continue reading SharpTone Announces Kingdom of Giants Alongside New Single

Stray From The Path & Counterparts New Releases + PRIVATE ROOM 2.0

It was a delightful start to the day, with hardcore heavyweights Counterparts and Stray From The Path dropping brand new tracks. We were lucky enough to get some new Stray a few weeks back with “Fortune Teller”, a slamming single that lived up to all of the Stray hype. While Counterparts is wrapping up the Pure Noise Tour, they also dropped hints that new things … Continue reading Stray From The Path & Counterparts New Releases + PRIVATE ROOM 2.0

Loyal To The Craft Interview with Josh Manuel of ISSUES

VANS Presents: The Loyal To The Craft Tour featuring Josh Manuel of ISSUES! Learn New Skills, Own Your Craft, Achieve Your Dreams, Launch Your Passion SJC Drums will be hitting the road September 6 – 14th and will be hosting a drum workshop with Josh Manuel of ISSUES, including a Q&A, meet & greet, and much more! Come hang out and get some FREE goodies … Continue reading Loyal To The Craft Interview with Josh Manuel of ISSUES

Live Review: YOTK is a Must-See Act

A few months ago, we shared the story of the Pure Noise anniversary tour when the news broke. If you saw the lineup, you already knew the anticipation behind the tour that Counterparts frontman Brendan Murphy referred to as the best on tour currently. Rightfully so, it had all indications of being the tour of the summer, if not the year. Huge acts like Stick … Continue reading Live Review: YOTK is a Must-See Act

A New Era In Straight Edge

Straight edge (XXX, sXe) has long been a huge component of the punk rock movement. The “X” has been a pivotal piece in the lives of many music lovers and musicians alike for generations on generations. The movement, which took flight in 1981, was sparked by the song “Straight Edge” by the D.C. based hardcore punk band Minor Threat. Over the years, straight edge has … Continue reading A New Era In Straight Edge

Flashback Reviews: Backtrack’s Bad To My World

As somewhat of a hardcore newbie, it’s been fun to branch out in my free time and dive into the history of hardcore. I recently watched the documentary Godfathers of Hardcore, which documents the rich history of New York hardcore act Agnostic Front. Agnostic Front is a massive component of what hardcore is today, along with the likes of Minor Threat and many other punk/metal … Continue reading Flashback Reviews: Backtrack’s Bad To My World

Interview: The Darling Fire Storms The Indie Rock Scene

Recently releasing their debut album, “Dark Celebration,” The Darling Fire brings a heavy, yet intimate sound to the indie scene. Comprising of indie rock veterans, Jolie Lindholm (vocals), Jeronimo Gomez (guitar), Steven Kleisath (drums), Greg Moore (bass), and Matthew Short (guitar), The Darling Fire was born of both “deep struggle and deeper friendships.” The Florida scene natives came together after years of individual success and … Continue reading Interview: The Darling Fire Storms The Indie Rock Scene

Bands On The Rise: Inclination

Let’s continue on with more spotlight on the hardcore scene. To launch this series of Bands on the Rise, it’s time to dig really deep into straight edge hardcore. Bands that embody the straight edge lifestyle always carry some really cool lyrical content, and Inclination of Louisville, KY is no exception. As frontman Tyler Short puts it, Inclination is a “very straight edge” band and … Continue reading Bands On The Rise: Inclination