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How Hot Mulligan created unflinching yet ultra-fun pop punk with Why Would I Watch

Hot Mulligan’s new album, Why Would I Watch, is their most anthemic and polished yet. Members Tades Sanville, Chris Freeman and Ryan Malicsi detail its creation.

Sad Summer Festival 2023: Taking Back Sunday, the Maine, LS Dunes, more to play

Grab your sunscreen and get into your feels. The fourth installment of Sad Summer Festival’s epic lineup has been revealed, and you will not want to miss what’s in store for 2023.  From July 6-29, Sad Summer will welcome headliners Taking Back Sunday for their festival debut, as well as returning favorites the Maine, Hot Mulligan, […]

Catch Metallica, the Wonder Years and more on the road

This is Tour Guide, a weekly recap of the concert news fans don’t want to miss. From Metallica to the Wonder Years, check out who’s coming to a city near you.

Vocalist Cody Muraro says joining Real Friends exceeded all expectations

Vocalist Cody Muraro has been with Real Friends for a year. The artist opens up on joining the band, his Canadian roots and giving back to fans.

How 13 women helped bring this year's Sad Summer Fest to life

From tour managers and videographers to merch managers and beyond. Meet the women who are bringing this year’s Sad Summer Fest to life.

NOAHFINNCE on ‘My Brain After Therapy’: “It's important to really look inside yourself”

Until recently, Noah Finn Adams (aka NOAHFINNCE) had never been to therapy before. When the time finally came to sit down in front of a therapist and spill his guts, he found himself able to join the dots between his present and his past. Traumatic events from a decade ago were still rippling into his […]

Knuckle Puck release five-song EP ‘Disposable Life’—listen

Knuckle Puck have released their new EP Disposable Life via Wax Bodega. The record, produced by Seth Henderson, is comprised of five songs, including four originals and one cover of blink-182’s “Here’s Your Letter.” Read more: Machine Gun Kelly and WILLOW team up for “emo girl”—listen In a press release, Knuckle Puck vocalist Joe Taylor […]

11 ways blink-182 are impacting the world outside of their discography

No collection of a musicians is more impactful outside their band than blink-182. If there is, it’s tough to think of who. Despite the multi-platinum records and countless sold out shows, the sum of blink’s parts might be better than the whole.  Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker (Matt Skiba is great too, but […]

10 music industry pros fueling the pop-punk revival behind the scenes

Important people in music aren’t just behind the microphone, drums or keyboard. They’re also slaving away on Pro Tools, tweaking audio and making the band sound better.  The late Jerry Finn produced Sum 41, blink-182, MxPx and dozens of others in the early 2000s. Tom Lord-Alge mixed scene-defining tracks. Popular musicians often join in, using […]

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 50 best albums of 2020 in alternative, pop punk, metal and beyond

If we could identify one incandescent moment to come out of the coronavirus pandemic, it would have to be having large stretches of time to listen to albums. Yes, in 2020, most of us binged on Netflix and chilled the best we could. But streaming services made access to music downright infinite. We could finally […]

Here's how many listeners your favorite artists had on Spotify in 2020

Snow on the ground and colder weather may signify the end of the year for many, but for music fans, nothing highlights the closing of each year better than the Spotify Wrapped feature. And while we all love seeing how much we listened to our favorite artists, those artists might just love it even more. Spotify‘s […]

Hot Mulligan spark comparison between “BCKYRD” and a Charli XCX song

2020 has been a big year for both Charli XCX and Hot Mulligan. Back in May, Charli XCX dropped her album how i’m feeling now while Hot Mulligan debuted you’ll be fine in March. As it turns out, both albums being released in 2020 isn’t the only similarity they share. This week, Hot Mulligan brought to […]

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. […]

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 […]

20 pop-punk albums from the 2010s that deserve more credit

You probably abused the play button on your iPod, uh, we mean smartphone jamming to pop-punk gems in the 2010s. But maybe you missed a few or discarded an album that deserved more time.  Either way, we have you covered. Here are 20 pop-punk albums that warrant more respect from the 2010s. Read more: There’s […]

Hot Mulligan come to terms with fear, anger and more on ‘you’ll be fine’

Emo-tinged pop-punk act Hot Mulligan are days away from releasing you’ll be fine, marking the follow-up to 2018’s Pilot. However, fans don’t have to wait until Friday to get a preview as the band team up with AltPress for an exclusive track by track.  With “Feal Like Crab,” “BCKYRD” and latest “*Equip Sunglasses*” already pumping […]

AP&R playlist: dreamy indie, breakup rock and horror metal

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 […]
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