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Behind the scenes of When We Were Young’s sophomore year

We rubbed elbows with pop-punk royalty and caught up with our favorite bands.

When We Were Young Festival reveals killer 2023 lineup with Something Corporate, blink-182, more

When We Were Young Festival has announced its 2023 lineup. Something Corporate, blink-182, Good Charlotte, Green Day and so many more will take the stage next October.

blackbear on the path that led from his emo roots to a new sonic lane

Born and raised in Florida, Matthew Tyler Musto—these days better known as blackbear—has been making music, and making music his life, since at least 2006.  With five studio albums and seven EPs under his belt (or should that be pelt?), releasing his latest extended play, misery lake, Aug. 13, this year finds blackbear riding high […]

Nine Inch Nails, Run The Jewels and more set to headline Riot Fest 2021

The organizers of Riot Fest have announced that the festival is returning to Douglass Park in Chicago this fall. In typical Riot fashion, the lineup for Sept. 17, 18 and 19 is stacked. “We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to see you this year,” the festival organizers shared.  Headliners include alternative veterans Nine Inch […]

Bamboozle sets the stage for the legendary festival to return in 2023

Legendary music festival Bamboozle has officially announced its return. The event will come back to Asbury Park, New Jersey in 2023, just in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its debut. The reveal was accompanied by a video, posted to the official Bamboozle website and social media. While the festival has yet to announce […]

10 albums produced by Howard Benson that deserve more recognition

You may or may not know this, but producer/songwriter Howard Benson was likely behind the boards for at least one of your favorite albums of all time. Want proof? Monster breakout records by My Chemical Romance (Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge), the All-American Rejects (Move Along) and even Daughtry (Daughtry) were all produced by Benson. […]

I Call Fives announce their return with a new Saves The Day cover–listen

I Call Fives are returning after a seven-year hiatus. The band revealed the news in style today, dropping a brand new cover of Saves The Day’s classic song “At Your Funeral.” In a Feb. 5 Twitter post, the New Jersey pop-punk favorites dropped hints about an upcoming I Call Fives release. Now, the reimagined Saves […]

The original cover art for Pencey Prep’s album looked a lot different

It’s been almost 20 years since Pencey Prep released their debut album Heartbreak In Stereo. However, nearly two decades later, Pencey Prep’s music is still prevalent with fans of Frank Iero, John McGuire, Shaun Simon, Tim Hagevik and Neil Sabatino. Now, Sabatino is opening up about his time in Pencey Prep. In a new interview, […]

16 pop-punk albums from 2001 that you still know front to back

The year is 2001. The middle school bus stops by your house in 10 minutes as you hastily smudge on frosted lip gloss, grab your tattoo choker necklace and add an extra gem to your jeans’ bedazzled pocket. Trucker hats and studded belts are all the rage. In some ways, times are simpler.  Pop punk […]

25 most influential emo bands who made the genre what it is today

Emo (noun): a hotly contested music genre where bands and fans alike refuse to agree on who qualifies for a place in the rankings for all eternity, where no band admits to falling into the criteria of emo, and no fans admit to listening to it either. Of course, the one precursor to belonging to […]

10 pop-punk albums from the '90s that set the path for the genre

It’s easy to mistake the foundations of pop punk as being laid in the 2000s. After all, that’s when the mainstream radio takeover of the genre occurred. As it turns out, though, we really have the ’90s to thank for our favorite artists and albums.  With the meteoric rise of bands such as Nirvana and […]

10 emo songs from the 2000s that sounded surprisingly upbeat

When you think of emo songs, you probably recall heart-wrenching tracks that you sing-scream all the words to. And you probably think of those tracks you turn to when you’re really going through it.  But the genre isn’t just filled with breakup ballads and screw-the-world anthems.  Read more: Gym Class Heroes’ “Cupid’s Chokehold” chorus came […]

10 of the best multi-album concept narratives of all time

Is there anything better than a good concept album? How about a concept series? These multi-album narratives are few and far between. After all, they require an immense amount of thought and dedication. But we’d argue that the outcome has to be worth it. Read more: See how Black Veil Brides’ concept album came to life […]

Hear Senses Fail cover the Christmas songs no one else wants to play

As the holiday’s inch closer and closer, artists are helping get us in a festive mood and Senses Fail are doing their part with two brand new Christmas covers. The band are revealing two fresh cover tracks helping spread some holiday cheer and brighten your mood today. Read More: See Bayside celebrate life’s little moments in acoustic […]

20 scene closing album tracks that you should always skip to first

Sometimes you have to finish before you start. While streaming and playlists have killed the album experience for some, there are plenty of other music fans who still clamor for the full record. The bands below found creative and inspiring ways to end their LPs with a song so strong, it remains the perfect closing […]

QUIZ: Can you match these emo lyrics to the bands who sang them?

Any former emo kid remembers singing along to their favorite songs with eyeliner running in sheets down their cheeks. Honestly, were we really that sad, or did our iPods just suck us into a black hole of raw emotion? Regardless of what came first, the sad or the band, the lyrics of the 2000s hit […]

Hear Senses Fail and Saves The Day take on these Misfits classics

Senses Fail and Saves The Day just surprised a lot of fans ahead of the Halloween weekend. The two bands teamed up for the new split Through Being Ghoul that features some reimagined versions of classic Misfits songs. Read more: See Smashing Pumpkins’ spin on a gothic Western love story in “Ramona” It’s been a […]

QUIZ: Which iconic mid-2000s vocalist are you?

It’s been over a decade since artists such as Paramore and Fall Out Boy first graced us with their pop-punk contributions. While many of our favorites are still going strong, those early days always hold a special place in our hearts. Anyone around during the mid-2000s (or invested enough to revisit it online) knows how […]

Try to spot every cameo in Touché Amoré’s pet-filled video for “Reminders”

In case you need some joy this week, Touché Amoré‘s got you covered. They have released a video for their new single “Reminders” which is filled with some familiar faces including Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance, The Future Violence), Anthony Green (Circa Survive) and Skrillex. Read more: Here’s how Lady Gaga reacted to Rob Halford […]

These 8 emo song lyrics will continue to soothe future broken hearts

Let us make a toast to modern emo. The drama! The poetry! The minimum daily requirement of whining! Let’s make it perfectly clear right now that we’re not throwing shade on the genre. We’ve come to celebrate it in all of its heart-wrenching enormity. That’s why we’ve taken eight of the most emo song lyrics […]
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