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Thursday talk prospect of new music, play career-spanning set—interview
Thursday talk prospect of new music, play career-spanning set—interview
On Friday, Feb. 18, New Jersey post-hardcore pioneers Thursday played a sold-out, career-spanning set at The Regent Theater in Los Angeles.  The show took place at the tail end of their triumphant return to the stage as part of their headlining tour that featured select support from Cursive, the Appleseed Cast and Nate Bergman.  Read m...
Netflix’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ restages a horror classic—review
Netflix’s ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ restages a horror classic—review
Netflix’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre is now available to stream. To coincide with the release, we are giving our take on the new film. TCM has a handful of references to the 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but the movie largely avoids the overwhelming nostalgia that can at times be overbearing in series resurrecting titles. Alon...
Bad Suns play an unforgettable secret show in Los Angeles—live review
Bad Suns play an unforgettable secret show in Los Angeles—live review
On Tuesday at a secret location, tucked away in the hills of Los Angeles, Bad Suns performed an intimate set for a select group of their die-hard fans and industry peers in celebration of their fourth studio album, Apocalypse Whenever.  The event was organized and presented by Rock Night Out, Epitaph Records and Alternative Press. Addition...
Slipknot emphasize the importance of family at this year’s Knotfest
Slipknot emphasize the importance of family at this year’s Knotfest
On Friday, Nov. 5, Los Angeles hosted what could be argued as the biggest event metal and hard rock has seen in this decade so far. The event was none other than Knotfest, the traveling roadshow curated and headlined by metal legends Slipknot, who brought with them an incredible roster of bands and artists who are leading the pack of elevating the genre to its highest level in years...
Why Green Day’s 1994 BBC Sessions sound better with a cup of coffee
Why Green Day’s 1994 BBC Sessions sound better with a cup of coffee
In 1994, Green Day skyrocketed from DIY van tours with itineraries loaded with club dates and house parties to international superstardom on the back of Dookie, the album that permanently nailed punk rock to the mainstream musical floor. As it started breaking in Britain, the band—Billie Joe Armstrong on lead vocals and guitar, Mike Dirnt on harmonies and bass and Tré Cool on drums—stopped in at t
KennyHoopla and Travis Barker shine on ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’
KennyHoopla and Travis Barker shine on ‘SURVIVORS GUILT: THE MIXTAPE//’
Throughout his career, KennyHoopla has teamed up with many other artists in the alternative music scene, including nothing,nowhere., JUDGE and the Neighbourhood’s Jesse Rutherford. Not to mention he collabed with blink-182’s Travis Barker on his songs “estella//” and “hollywood sucks//.” But with the release of his...
cleopatrick are making guitar music that matters on debut album ‘BUMMER’
cleopatrick are making guitar music that matters on debut album ‘BUMMER’
Simply put, Ian Fraser and Luke Gruntz want to make guitar music that matters. Together as cleopatrick, they’re churning out heavy-hitting rock songs that are steeped in growing up, getting knocked around (and, later, standing up for yourself) and wanting to leave everything behind—all bounded by decimating feedback that’s become the band’s signature. On their long-awaited ...
Aly & AJ’s first album in 14 years will be the soundtrack of your summer
Aly & AJ’s first album in 14 years will be the soundtrack of your summer
It has been 14 years since Aly & AJ released an album, but they are back and ready to soundtrack your summer. Thanks to their music as well as various acting gigs, Aly & AJ secured their place as pop culture staples in the 2000s. Their last album Insomniatic included the iconic “Potential Breakup Song,” which the sisters recently reimagined with more explicit lyrics.  Now, Aly &... Rea
Waterparks debut new track “Numb” live on Anti Tour performance—review
Waterparks debut new track “Numb” live on Anti Tour performance—review
With the devastating mass cancellations of live shows this past year, artists have been trying to find creative ways to connect with their fans in a safe way. What that means in practice is that we’ve seen a lot of online performances, some better than others, but most self-recorded from artists’ living rooms and studio spaces. The early ...
REVIEW: Anti-Flag live by the political messages they promote in new doc
REVIEW: Anti-Flag live by the political messages they promote in new doc
Anti-Flag are a sharp and substantive band who will have a legacy that stands the test of time. But don’t just take our word for it. Watch Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, Rise Against frontman/guitarist Tim McIlrath, Brian Baker of both Minor Threat and Bad Religion and many more musicians sing the band’s praises in the new documentary Beyond Barricad
Green Day’s ‘Father Of All…’ set the rules, you just move to them—review
Green Day’s ‘Father Of All…’ set the rules, you just move to them—review
Let’s cut to the quick: Green Day are the greatest punk band in the world. They’ve almost kept the same members during their near 35-year history. The trio—Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool—were always the strongest of all the cultural “gateway drugs.” They have nothing to prove ...

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