I've worked almost every music industry job — coat check is my favorite

Despite working nearly every job in the music industry, coat check remains this writer’s underrated favorite. Here’s why working coat check at a venue or club is so great.

Unsilent Night festival to make its return after six-year hiatus

For the first time in six years, Unsilent Night will return to Dallas. Unsilent Night 2021 will see the festival return December 19 with a stacked lineup including Sleeping With Sirens, KennyHoopla, Meet Me @ The Altar and more. The one-day festival will include three different stages as well as five rooms of entertainment with things […]

RATM, BMTH, Halsey and more to headline Reading and Leeds 2022

Reading & Leeds have announced part of the lineup for their 2022 tour, including all six headliners set to make appearances. The three-day festival will utilize two main stages, a change the organizers have made to the event in recent years. Read more: 20 songs that transformed punk, from “Raw Power” to “Rebel Girl” Today’s […]

Hot Topic Veeps livestream raises funds for World Mental Health Day

Hot Topic has announced it will be partnering with Veeps to put on a virtual benefit for Mental Health America. The event will raise money in honor of World Mental Health Day. The concert, hosted by My Chemical Romance’s Mikey Way, will kick off Oct. 10 at 3 p.m. EST. The event will be livestreamed […]

Alex Gaskarth joins blackbear for live performance of "Monsters"

All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth joined blackbear onstage for a live performance of “Monsters.” The performance took place during the Dallas show of blackbear’s current run supporting Maroon 5. “Monsters,” featuring Demi Lovato and blackbear, was All Time Low’s first No. 1 radio hit. The track garnered several award nominations, including the 2021 iHeartRadio Music […]

See Travis Clark play every instrument for a reimagined We The Kings song

Just weeks after We The Kings dropped their pre-quarantine-reminiscent single “These Nights,” Travis Clark has reimagined the song in a new acoustic video, which you can exclusively see first on Alternative Press.  In a stunning display of his branching musical talents, Clark performs the track with a piano and acoustic guitar. The resulting “unplugged” version […]

You can go see a concert in Nashville now but with heavy restrictions

As parts of the economy continue reopening amid the coronavirus pandemic, Nashville is allowing businesses to do a soft reopening for concerts with some restrictions. The city is entering Phase 2 of their reopening plan this week including restaurants and retailers at 75 percent capacity, bars that sell food hosting concerts with no more than two […]

A company is designing a hazmat-styled suit to wear at concerts

While people have been looking at when concerts are going to return through the coronavirus pandemic, a California design firm has come up with an idea for a protective suit people could wear at shows. The high-tech protective suit crafted by Production Club is dubbed the “Micrashell” and is designed specifically with concert-goers in mind. Read More: […]

Here's what Arkansas' first socially-distant concert actually looks like

Arkansas is finally seeing what a concert looks like in the coronavirus pandemic with the Travis McCready show finally taking place tonight (May 18) after several issues with making it happen. Fans began filing in and are now sharing some photos and videos of their experiences going to the show. Read More: You can thank Matt Good for […]

Bret Michaels knows as much about the Mötley Crüe tour’s status as you

Poison frontman Bret Michaels says he’s still waiting to hear what the plan is regarding the upcoming Mötley Crüe comeback tour with Def Leppard. The tour is supposed to be kicking off on June 18 but even with the shows just a month away from starting, none of the bands really seem to know what they’re […]

Arkansas’ first socially-distant gig is canceled but the venue is fighting back

After receiving a cease and desist order from Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson this week, TempleLive is revealing they are canceling the Travis McCready concert scheduled for this Friday (May 15). According to Billboard, the venue held a press conference today revealing the show which was set to be one of the first socially-distant concerts but they may be […]

Arkansas' governor is ordering a stop to the first socially-distant concert

After scheduling the first socially distanced concert since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, country artist Travis McCready is being ordered a cease and desist order by the Arkansas governor. In an email obtained by The New York Times, Governor Asa Hutchinson says they appreciate the venue’s efforts to enforce social distancing but the show is still outside of […]

Attila frontman Fronz has some bad news about the future of concerts

While people are eagerly awaiting some good news about the future of concerts, it appears shows won’t be happening until fall 2021 and Attila frontman Chris Fronzak has some insider info that is both good and bad. In a lengthy Twitter thread, the Attila singer is giving a bit of hard news to hear showing that even when concerts […]

Sum 41 concertgoer arrested for pocketing 30 phones at Amsterdam show

When you go to a show, you think you’re belongings are going to be safe on your person. That wasn’t the case at a Sum 41 show in Amsterdam last week when about 30 phones were stolen from the crowd. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time someone has been caught stealing phones en masse at a […]

Slipknot fans divided on Glasgow show’s spiked accessories "safety" ban

Fans were banned from wearing an assortment of accessories including spiked collars and large belt buckles at Slipknot concert at the SSE Hydro in Glasglow this past weekend. The venue made a statement saying they wanted to make sure everyone would be safe during the show. Read more: 10 bands who should open for a […]

Tool announce official release date for forthcoming album

Fans have been eagerly awaiting a new Tool album since their 2006 studio album, 10,000 Days. It has felt like an eternity but now, after what has felt like a lifetime of waiting and hoping, we’ve finally been given an official release date. It’s ACTUALLY happening Tool fans! Read more: blink-182 unveil fist-pumping new song “Blame It On My […]

‘Twilight’ brings score to life with live concert series

Twilight fans, rejoice! If you ever wanted to see the first film in the saga unfold on screen while the score plays live in the background, boy, do we have some good news for you. As another installment of Lionsgate’s live-to-tour concert events, the production company has just revived the vampire franchise for a special […]

Billie Eilish drops fan-filled "wish you were gay" live video

Billie Eilish has release a live video of “wish you were gay” that features a ton of footage of her fans. The video, which was recorded in London, shows shots of the singer interacting with fans and performing on stage while concert goes sing along to every word. Read more: Woodstock 50 organizers deny cancellation, […]

Teen attempted to steal a plane to catch rap concert

One 19-year-old was so determined to see a rapper in concert that he attempted to steal a plane. Yeah, you read that right. Zemarcuis Scott from Arkansas pleaded guilty to attempting to steal a commercial plane. He wanted to fly to Chicago to attend a Famous Dex concert. He was sentenced to five years of […]

These are the "hardest touring" rock and metal bands of 2018

With all of the rock and metal tours happening all over the world at any point in time, surely some bands must take the cake for playing the most concerts in a single year. Well, it’s time to look back at the “hardest touring” groups this year. Shinedown, Escape The Fate and Sleeping With Sirens […]
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