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QUIZ: Can you tell which hometown these pop-punk artists are singing about?
QUIZ: Can you tell which hometown these pop-punk artists are singing about?
Hometown pride runs deep, especially when it comes to pop punk. Whether our favorite artists sing with fond remembrance or a deep-rooted desire to get the hell out, it's clear that their origins have shaped them pretty profoundly. While it's easy to assume that every outfit have roots in Chicago, Los Angeles or New York City, the reality couldn't be further from the truth...
These 20 songs from the ’80s left a lasting mark in the underground
These 20 songs from the ’80s left a lasting mark in the underground
The ’80s are usually looked upon in two different mindsets. The first is usually through the prism of mass-culture nostalgia from those who were there. The other school of thought was that the ’80s were a hotbed for creativity. Forget the songs that you were playing when your mom met your dad. How about ...
19 scene albums from 2008 you’re probably still blasting in your car
19 scene albums from 2008 you’re probably still blasting in your car
As legendary bands in the scene continued to mature musically and grow away from the genres that they became known for, newly established musicians were creating blends that sparked new categories for scene music. In 2008, Fall Out Boy released their last album before their hiatus, and I Set My Friends On Fire popularized crunkcore...
17 scene albums from 2006 you probably still listen to daily
17 scene albums from 2006 you probably still listen to daily
By 2006, scene culture had grown roots in every mainstream area possible. Myspace took over as the primary mode of social media communication, and bands spread like wildfire once they uploaded music. It was a whirlwind year, as music became more accessible to a larger group of people, Hot Topic brightened its lights and studded belts were an essential accessory...
10 songs you forgot you had on your Myspace player
10 songs you forgot you had on your Myspace player
We spend a lot of time regularly thinking back to the good old days when we’d devote hours to working on our Myspace pages and searching for new music to impress our friends. The social media website was instrumental in developing our music taste and connecting us with bands we still love today, such as Paramore, My Chemical Romance and Taking Back Sunday, but there were also some underrated gems.
15 forgotten neon pop-punk classics you need to know
15 forgotten neon pop-punk classics you need to know
If you ever wore a leopard print bikini top under a band t-shirt with the sleeves cut off to Warped Tour, you probably remember the era of neon pop-punk—the era that original emos will claim killed the scene as they knew it. The late 2000s and early 2010s brought in glowing synths and poppy melodies that shifted the entire definition of the genre, earning the moniker of “neon” to better describe t
Lil Aaron’s high school band sounded like “Hit The Lights meets Metro Station”
Lil Aaron’s high school band sounded like “Hit The Lights meets Metro Station”
Lil Aaron is sharing he was in a pop punk band during middle and high school, and now we really need to see some videos. Read more: 10 celebrities who are scene kids at heart The rapper took to Twitter to reveal the information, adding his band used to sound like Metro Station and Hit The Lights. "Fun fact: I was in ...
Alta View release new EP, produced by Hit The Lights’ Nick Thompson—listen
Alta View release new EP, produced by Hit The Lights’ Nick Thompson—listen
Los Angeles, California's Alta View are streaming their new release, Out Of Place, three songs of summertime pop-punk produced by Hit The Lights frontman Nick Thompson, who also guests on track two, "Pressure." Thompson, along with Rick King at King Sound Studios, produced the effort, which is also available on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, Amazon Music and Bandcamp. HEAR MORE: Hit The L
Alta View make pop-punk break out with “Pressure” (ft. Hit The Lights’ Nick Thompson)—exclusive
Alta View make pop-punk break out with “Pressure” (ft. Hit The Lights’ Nick Thompson)—exclusive
Los Angeles, California's Alta View are making their AltPress debut today with "Pressure," a pop-punk standout featuring none other than Hit The Lights' Nick Thompson. Thompson, along with Rick King at King Sound Studios, produced the band's Out Of Place EP, which will be released digitally on June 9, 2017. If you're feeli ...

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