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Sad Summer Festival reveals 2024 lineup

The touring pop-punk festival returns for its fifth anniversary, featuring Mayday Parade, the Maine, the Wonder Years, and more.

20 greatest Rise Records bands

From Polyphia to Spiritbox, see who made the list.

Knuckle Puck announce new album Losing What We Love

The band also shared a “darker” new single called “The Tower.”

Catch Silverstein, Red Hot Chili Peppers and more on the road

This week, a handful of festival lineups were announced, as well as tour dates from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Silverstein, and others.

Taylor Swift, the Used and Pinkshift are our tracks of the week

Welcome to Sound Station, where we’re highlighting the best new tracks that came out this week. Head into the weekend with songs from Taylor Swift and more.

Tour Guide: Beach Fossils, the Lemonheads and more

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

How hardcore band Anxious made a coming-of-age record that fuses doo-wop and pop

Hardcore punks Anxious are exploring new terrain with their debut album, Little Green House. Read how pop music influenced its creation.

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 […]

Knuckle Puck release "Gasoline" ahead of upcoming EP 'Disposable Life'

Knuckle Puck have released the new single “Gasoline.” They also announced their upcoming EP Disposable Life. The record is set for a February 4 release via Wax Bodega. The new EP, following the band’s 20/20, is comprised of five songs, including a cover of blink-182‘s “Here’s Your Letter” from their 2003 untitled LP. Read more: […]

11 alternative groups still playing together after a decade or more

Whether due to personal reasons, creative differences or non-music-related conflicts, it’s pretty common for a band’s lineup to shift over time. And in that same vein, it’s noteworthy when a core group of original members are able to stick it out through all the ups and downs that the music industry brings. In a world […]

Here are 16 producers who shaped some of the best recent pop-punk tracks

Masters of their craft can only stay on top for so long. Eventually, they hand over the reins to their pupils—but not without guidance.  You may have stopped listening to many of pop punk’s giants long ago, tossing their CDs in a closet or burying them in a desk drawer. Little did you know they’re […]

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 […]

15 standout artists on Spotify making music you need to check out

We’ve all had those moments where our Spotify feels like it’s been in a rut lately, and that Discover Weekly playlist just isn’t cutting it. It’s then that we find ourselves digging a little deeper in search of those bands that we like to call the “hidden gems.” The ones that deserve way more attention […]

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 […]

Simple Plan and New Found Glory reschedule 2021 tour with presale code

Pop-punk legends Simple Plan and New Found Glory have rescheduled their Pop Punk’s Still Not Dead tour. Hitting the road in September 2021, the groups will be joined along the way by rising alt-pop act LØLØ. Alternative Press and Live Nation have partnered to offer a special presale for the tour. Launching Wednesday, May 26 […]

12 artists who got their names from other alternative songs

For as long as music has existed, artists have been inspiring other artists. Right here within our own beloved scene, we’ve witnessed many examples of newer-era bands drawing inspiration from the OGs. What’s especially endearing is that not only have bands influenced each other in terms of musical style; they’ve also taken from the lyrics […]

10 bands who actually started their career covering other artists

Picturing our favorite bands in their fledgling stages is no easy task. But imagining them devoid of any original music and instead performing cover songs? That’s straight-up impossible. Remarkably, it’s not all that rare for now-iconic artists to reveal that they’d formerly performed as a tribute act. After all, what better way to get a […]

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 […]

50 rising pop-punk bands you need to hear from every state in the US

The list of young, talented pop-punk bands in America seems without end. From luxurious Los Angeles to the gorgeous hills of West Virginia, up-and-comers jam in pubs and clubs. They’re grinding on social media and releasing new music with that nostalgic pop-punk sound upgraded to fit the 2020s.  They need your ears to flourish. Especially […]

10 times Wendy’s was a bigger scene kid than you

Wendy’s is the home of the Frosty, the 4 for $4 and fresh-never-frozen beef. But the fast-food chain is now also recognized for its unique Twitter presence. In fact, the brand is known to be incredibly savage on its page, directly tweeting at competitors such as McDonald’s and Burger King and roasting its own fans. […]
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