Backstage with Geoff Rickly, Keith Buckley, and Walter Schreifels

Thursday, Many Eyes and Rival Schools’ frontmen sit down with AP on the heels of their powerful North American tour.

Hot Water Music tap members of Turnstile, the Interrupters, Alexisonfire, more for new album

The band are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a new star-studded album and a spring tour.

DE’WAYNE, Enumclaw and the 1975 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 DE’WAYNE 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

Clutch share "We Strive For Excellence," announce fall tour

Clutch have dropped their new single, “We Strive For Excellence.” A new Clutch album is also in the works. In a press release, frontman Neil Fallon shared the meaning behind the track. Read more: Lamb Of God announce new album ‘Omens’ along with 2022 tour “‘We Strive For Excellence’ looks back fondly on childhood summers […]

10 best emo albums of 2011, from Taking Back Sunday to Sleeping With Sirens

To properly dissect the best emo albums from 2011, one must not be afraid to use the term “emo” broadly, as this style of music can take shape across multiple genres. In 2011, emo was arguably at its lowest point commercially, as the mid-to-late 2000s boom had slowly faded away at the turn of the […]

Reach NYC team up with Stitched Up Heart for "Last Surrender (Remix)"—watch

Reach NYC have released a new video for their latest single, “Last Surrender (Remix).” The new track also features Alecia “Mixi” Demner of Stitched Up Heart.  Additionally, the band made their triumphant return to the stage this past weekend, appearing at the Welcome To Rockville festival alongside artists such as Spiritbox, A Day To Remember, […]

Atiba Jefferson outlines his process behind the lens

Each month, AP Gallery takes a deep dive into visual culture. We explore music videos and photographs, as well as images that shape the world more broadly. Our discussions go backstage and on set, revealing the vision, the sudden inspiration or the snap decisions that helped to mold iconic images in music, skateboarding, sports and […]

10 unforgettable post-hardcore guitar intros from the ’90s

Already evolved from its origins yet not as crystalized as the 2000s wave in its sound, post-hardcore in the ’90s was a special kind of life form. These guitar intros will help you find your way into this unique decade for the genre. Check them out below. Read more: Joey Santiago still likes the idea […]

Warped Tour has a traveling museum thanks to photographer Lisa Johnson

The chances are statistically ironclad that when your eyes lock on anything related to the Vans Warped Tour, it will be accompanied by a photo taken by Lisa Johnson. She’s not only built a career chronicling participants in America’s rock scene, but she’s also turned into the de facto archivist for the traveling punk-rock road […]

Glassjaw, Quicksand announce summer co-headlining tour

[Photo by: Glassjaw/Atiba Johnson] Glassjaw and Quicksand have announced a summer co-headlining tour. Read more: Glassjaw talk new album ‘Material Control,’ the soundtrack to our demise The tour kicks off July 7 in Pontiac, Michigan, and wraps up Aug. 3 with a hometown Brooklyn Steel show, making stops in Chicago, Denver, Atlanta, Boston and more. The two […]

The best metal albums of 2017

Maybe it’s too early to say, but 2017 could very well be looked back on as a landmark year for metal. It feels as though metal is slowly regaining traction in the mainstream, similar to the status it held in the ’70s and ’80s. Some may decry this, saying that metal has no place in […]

Quicksand's 'Interiors' channels inherent optimism, 22 years later

Quicksand Interiors The last time Quicksand released a formal LP, Bill Clinton was in office. 1995’s Manic Compression lead off with a bashing track called “Backward” that was noticeably less dense than their prior work—intentionally brittle and wiry at points, opting for dissonance to replicate punch, rather than hip-hop cadence and raspy vocals. Twenty-two years […]

Quicksand announce first album in 22 years, release new single—listen

[Photo by: Atiba Johnson] New York-based hardcore band Quicksand haven't released a new in album in 22 years, but that's all about to change with the announcement of Interiors. Check out when it's releasing, plus listen to their newest single, “Illuminat,” below! Read more: Watch footage from Quicksand’s NYC reunion show Quicksand's return started with […]

Taste Of Tuesday: Go-karts, relationships and metal vs. punk with Quicksand

Taste Of Tuesday: Go-karts, relationships and metal vs. punk with Quicksand Editor's note: In its origins, the TASTE OF CHAOS tour was frequently deemed “Winter Warped” by both fans and organizers. The 2006 road show took place in the late winter and early spring, featuring lineups populated by some of the most diverse voices in […]

Against Me!, The Lawrence Arms, Andrew W.K. to play Riot Fest aftershows

Riot Fest have announced the 2013 aftershows that take place across four Chicago venues to follow up the fest, which takes place September 13-15 at Humboldt Park. Tickets go onsale this Friday at 11 a.m. CST. View the full schedule, which includes shows by Against Me!, Andrew W.K., the Lawrence Arms  and more below. Concord Music […]

Weekly Playlist #39: Riot Fest 2013

Riot Fest is right around the corner with the Toronto dates coming up this weekend and both Chicago and Denver following shortly after. Here are a few of the songs the AP editorial staff would like to see played at Riot Fest this year.  CONTRIBUTORS Rachel Campbell [RC] Scott Heisel [SH] Brian Kraus [BK] Brittany Moseley [BM] Cassie Whitt [CW] […]

Converse post live Quicksand video for "Fazer"

Converse have posted a live video of Quicksand performing Slip opener “Fazer” during their recently wrapped concert series. The shows took place in San Francisco, CA leading up to the opening of their new retail store in the city. Check out the video below and a free download of the recording on Soundcloud.

Quicksand, Rocket From The Crypt, Metz, Mastodon and more to play Converse's free concert series

Converse have launched a free concert series, Converse Represent, which will take place at Slim's in San Fransisco June 23 – 27. The five-day series aims to celebrate musical diversity, and will feature both established and up-and-coming artists. These free concerts will lead up to the grand opening of San Francisco's Converse retail store on […]

Watch Quicksand's partial NYC reunion set

A partial video of Quicksand's NYC reunion set can be viewed below. The videographer has made a petition to lift Bowery Ballroom's “no recording” rule when bands specifically grant permission, as he was ejected from the show early for filming. Quicksand (Partial Set) from hate5six on Vimeo.
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