All Time Low's Sad Summer Fest show to be livestreamed Aug. 7 by Veeps

After a year of postponement due to lockdown, All Time Low have begun their highly-anticipated performances as part of Sad Summer Fest. During the festival, the group will play alongside the Story So Far, the Maine, Movements, Grayscale and Destroy Boys. Now, fans will have a chance to view the group via livestream on Aug. […]

All Time Low and Pale Waves capture the anxiety of our moment with “PMA”

All Time Low have teamed up with Pale Waves to release “PMA.” The single was produced by longtime collaborator Zakk Cervini and serves as the first collaboration between the two bands. Read more: Billie Eilish’s much anticipated LP ‘Happier Than Ever’ is here–listen “PMA” is an exposé of emotional transparency in the wake of COVID-19. […]

10 pop-punk artists we'd love to see live in the coming months

Pop punk found new life in 2020. Young bands blossomed, while hip-hop and pop acts picked up guitars. Maybe you’re one of the many fans who rediscovered old favorites on social media. Possibly, Chase Hudson (aka LILHUDDY) acted as your power-chord gateway drug.  If so, welcome. There’s so much to see. And if you thought […]

The Maine kick off their new era with colorful video for "Sticky"—watch

Back in August, the Maine officially put away their gold suits and said goodbye to the You Are OK era forever during their Flowers On The Grave livestream. Now, nearly seven months later, they are kicking off their next era with a colorful new video for “Sticky.” As their first piece of new music in nearly […]

Here are the top 50 ‘Punk Goes Pop’ covers of all time

Fearless Records’ famous Punk Goes… franchise has certainly come a long way since its first installment in 2000. Genre discrepancies aside, it’s impossible to deny the success of one particular subseries: the Punk Goes Pop albums. There are now seven volumes, with speculation of an eighth floating around online. Of course, as with any expansive […]

10 modern alternative artists who are channeling the sound of the ’80s

The ’80s feel like a lifetime away, and for many in the scene, they actually are (yikes). The good news is the decade has left a longstanding musical legacy. The incorporation of 1980s sound elements into modern music is hardly new, but its frequency seems to be rising. It seems impossible to turn on the […]

QUIZ: Do you know how these alternative bands got their names?

Do you ever get a pang of excitement when you see the name of your favorite band pop up? Be it on Spotify, Instagram or the Rock Band catalog, we’re positively conditioned to jump at a familiar name. It’s crazy to think that these monikers we’ve come to know were once just loose ideas. We can’t […]

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 […]

Wendy's has some things to say about pop-punk and the new MGK album

Wendy’s may be best known for their beef and tweets, but a recent Twitter exchange stemming from a Machine Gun Kelly reference just proved once again that pop-punk commentary is well within their realm of expertise. The series of tweets started Monday in response to a Dunkin’ ad for their new Spicy Ghost Pepper Donut. […]

Hear We The Kings’ new nostalgic pop-rock anthem “These Nights”

We The Kings are back with “These Nights,” their first new song to be released in 2020. Frontman Travis Clark was inspired to write the pop-rock anthem after reminiscing about past shows amid the coronavirus pandemic. Read more: Are Sparks The Rescue reuniting for an ‘Eyes To The Sun’ livestream? It’s been a minute since […]

Here are 12 pop-punk songs that align perfectly with your zodiac sign

What do zodiac signs and pop punk have in common? Legions of people swear by them. If anybody ever threw shade at you for going to Warped Tour every year, give them a one-finger salute. You were supporting your scene. At least you weren’t, say, a president asking an astrologist to help run the country. […]

See Grayscale perform the final track from their new reworked EP

On Wednesday, Grayscale released their highly-anticipated reworked EP Live From The Barber Shop Studios. In celebration of its release, Grayscale have shared an acoustic performance of the reimagined “What’s On Your Mind.” Read more: ‘Riverdale’ star Bernadette Beck says the show fails its Black characters Grayscale put out their last full-length album Nella Vita back in […]

Watch Grayscale rework “Painkiller Weather” as a moving piano ballad

Grayscale are preparing to release their forthcoming EP Live From The Barber Shop Studios on July 29. Now, the band have debuted a new reimagined version of their song “Painkiller Weather.” On Wednesday, Grayscale released a video of them performing a new piano version of the Nella Vita song. Read more: Here’s who is voicing […]

See Mayday Parade, the Maine and Dan Lambton cover the Beatles

It looks like Mayday Parade have been taking advantage of their extra time while in quarantine. On Tuesday, the band debuted their latest cover of the Beatles‘ “I Want To Hold Your Hand” with a cleverly filmed socially-distant video. Alongside Mayday Parade, members of the Maine, We The Kings, Grayscale and Knuckle Puck also took […]

Here are the rescheduled Sad Summer Festival tour dates for 2021

Back in May, Sad Summer Festival announced it is postponing its 2020 run due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, the festival has revealed the full list of rescheduled 2021 dates. As well, All Time Low, the Maine, The Story So Far, Movements, Grayscale, Yours Truly and Destroy Boys are returning for the 2021 tour. Read […]

Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish and more sign petition to save independent venues

Business owners and employees across the world have been navigating the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has put many out of work. Venues are no different as shows have been canceled and postponed since March. Now, with 90% of independent venues fearing they’ll never reopen if the shutdown continues past 6 months, artists […]

AP&R Playlist: Midwestern metalcore, beachy indie pop and emo Tinder tunes

You’re welcome: We’ve made finding new songs by rising bands easy. Each week, we’re gathering the best from the underground and offering it to you in one concise list. Scroll below and check out our Spotify Discover playlist, featuring these tracks and more! In return, we want to hear your favorite. Let us know which […]

Here are the performances to livestream this week

We’re well into this new temporary way of life of being stuck at home due to coronavirus. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and now movie theaters have closed their doors to the public. This means you’ve probably been sitting inside cycling through the same TV and movie options on Netflix and Hulu, as well as music […]

Here are the performances to livestream this week

We’re well into this new temporary way of life of being stuck at home due to coronavirus. Retail stores, bars, restaurants and now movie theaters have closed their doors to the public. This means you’ve probably been sitting inside cycling through the same TV and movie options on Netflix and Hulu, as well as music […]

See Taylor Momsen offer a message of hope with a moving acoustic cover

Taylor Momsen, frontwoman of the Pretty Reckless, performed a stripped-down acoustic cover of “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding” performed by Elvis Costello & The Attractions and written by Nick Lowe with only her guitar at her side for the Fearless At Home livestream. Fans of Momsen’s music saw a departure from the […]
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