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Bob Nanna (Braid) explores the stages of grief on his next solo album
Bob Nanna (Braid) explores the stages of grief on his next solo album
Bob Nanna, frontman of respected Chicago emo outfit Braid, has returned with new music. Today AltPress is premiering “Mr. Albatross,” the second single from Celebration States, his new album on the New Granada label. It’s the first proper solo album for Nanna, whose projects have also included Hey Mercedes, the City On Film and Lifted Bells. The 10-song a...
Alligator Gun (pre-Dashboard Confessional/the Promise Ring) reunite for benefit show
Alligator Gun (pre-Dashboard Confessional/the Promise Ring) reunite for benefit show
Wisconsin-based ’90s punk band Alligator Gun have announced a reunion show. Scheduled for Jan. 18, 2014 at Turner Hall in Milwaukee, the event is a benefit for the Pablove Foundation and will also feature former Drive-Thru Records act the Benjamins (also reuniting), Vic & Gab, Subside and Chris Porterfield of Field Report. This will mar ...
10 Essential Emo Power Ballads
10 Essential Emo Power Ballads
The power ballad rose to prominence in the ’80s, when band after band of hair-metal jokers realized they needed something more emotionally resonant to connect with their female fans (and their genitals). While the initial motivation may have been a bit disingenuous, the style has remained ingrained in many types of music, even (some might say especially) emo. Here ...
14 bands who changed one member and started fresh
14 bands who changed one member and started fresh
It’s rare nowadays that any band with a few releases (and a few hundred shows) under their belt hasn’t had a lineup change or two (or six, if you’re a metalcore band on Rise Records). But the following 14 bands didn’t just replace one member and soldier on; they started fresh as a brand new band, without relying on the back catalog of their former project. Some of these bands we ...
Under The Covers: New Found Glory vs. Hey Mercedes
Under The Covers: New Found Glory vs. Hey Mercedes
You think it’s hard to write an original song? Try finding a cover song that hasn’t been done before—it’s harder than you think. That’s why we bring you Under The Covers: Each week, we’ll pit two bands who have covered the same source material against one another, and it’s up to you to decide who comes out on top. SOURCE MATERIAL: When In Rome's "The Promise" FROM: W...