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 […]

illuminati hotties let loose and have fun in "Pool Hopping"—watch

illuminati hotties kick back and relax at the pool in the video for their latest song “Pool Hopping.” The song comes ahead of their newly announced third album Let Me Do One More, out October 1 via Snack Shack Tracks/Hopeless Records. The indie-rock project of producer and audio engineer Sarah Tudzin, illuminati hotties are bringing […]

15 alternative songs that were essential for 2000s summer road trips

Flashback to your 2000s scene phase. You’re a day out from a road trip and focused entirely on prepping. Does that mean double-checking your suitcase or gas tank, though? Of course not. You’re more concerned with loading up your iPod with alternative summer hits. Fortunately, even in the wake of widespread technological innovations, some basic […]

Bad Suns share sunny new single “Heaven Is A Place In My Head”—listen

Bad Suns are getting ready for summer with their latest dreamy single “Heaven Is A Place In My Head.” Though summer doesn’t officially start until later this month, Bad Suns are bringing the summer vibes back early this year. While the song is reminiscent of a warm, sunny day, it is also lyrically about the […]

Aly & AJ's first album in 14 years will be the soundtrack of your summer

It has been 14 years since Aly & AJ released an album, but they are back and ready to soundtrack your summer. Thanks to their music as well as various acting gigs, Aly & AJ secured their place as pop culture staples in the 2000s. Their last album Insomniatic included the iconic “Potential Breakup Song,” […]

Taco Bell celebrates the end of summer with sunset-inspired drink

Summer may be coming to an end, but Taco Bell isn’t letting it go out without a bang. The fast-food chain just announced a brand new drink–the Cherry Sunset Freeze. The drink appears to be replacing the Watermelon Freeze. If you were excited about sweater weather, colorful leaves gently floating to the ground, and pumpkin […]

Starbucks adds tie-dye frappuccino for summer's grooviest drink

Summer usually brings plenty of DIY tie-dyed clothing out of the woodwork, but Starbucks is taking it a step further with their latest colorful concoction. Coming off a string of seasonally themed coffee drinks, the chain is taking their next step with the new Tie-Dye Frappuccino. Read more: blink-182 add All Time Low for rescheduled tour date […]

Which emo anthem is the soundtrack to your summer?

Let’s face it: Summer is easily the least emo of all the seasons. It’s bright, everyone’s too happy and wearing black is way too hot. However, summer is here whether you like it or not, so you might as well make the best of it.  The question is: What soundtrack sums up your emo summer? […]

Taco Bell is actually selling hot sauce pool floats this summer

Taco Bell has no shortage of hilarious merch inspired by sauce packets, including phone cases and bikes, that is definitely pretty out-of-the-box for a restaurant chain. Now, the fast food joint is looking to make your summer days spent by the pool a whole lot hotter. Read more: Issues prove the gloves are off with heavy […]

Avoiding Sunlight in Style–A Goth Guide to Summer

A goth summer is the only summer we will accept. Summer is that special time of year where days are longer, the sun is brighter and the sound of ice cream trucks can be heard cruising through every suburban neighborhood along with the giggling of children as their feet pitter-patter on the sun kissed pavement, […]

15 essential merch items you need to survive the summer

Though summer might be about halfway over, there's still plenty of time to live it up with your BFFs. We found 15 essential merch items to help you finish out the summer strong. (And show your love for your favorite bands in the scene). Read more: 20 perfect pieces of merch to keep you cool all […]

21 songs you need to add to your summer playlist

It’s that most wonderful time of the year: Warped Tour is imminent, school is almost out and weeks of fun, sun and good times lie ahead. So, gather your mates and blast these feel-good summer tunes. We’ve got everything from the Menzingers to Matty Healy on this list.  Read more: 12 of the best pop-punk […]

12 music videos that’ll make you wish it were summer already

Picture this: You’ve been cooped up inside, swaddled in several layers of fleece blankets and sipping on Swiss Miss for the past three months straight, when finally… it’s here, the official first day of spring! With all of these exciting summer tour announcements as of late, we just can’t wait for warmer weather to arrive! […]

Get out of your hometown: How to summer road trip on a budget

Summer should be synonymous with traveling adventures. From going on a road trip to a new city with your closest friends to bussing to different parts of the country for a music festival—there seems to be no limit on what can be experienced during summer months. That is, no limit except for money. Traveling can […]

Norma Jean announce summer tour dates

Norma Jean have announced summer tour dates spanning the US, Europe and Russia. View them below. USA SUMMER 2012 w/ THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE & ICE NINE KILLS 7/5 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown 7/7 Bushnell, IL @ Cornerstone Festival 7/8 Dayton, OH @ The Attic  7/10 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes  7/11 Bloomington, IL @ The […]

City Lights announce tour dates with Rust Belt Lights and Carousel Kings

City Lights are going on tour this summer with Rust Belt Lights and Carousel Kings. Check out the dates below. 6/1 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue 6/2 – Columbus, GA @ Woodruff Park at CSU Side Show Festival 6/3 – Jacksonville, FL @ The Phoenix Taproom 6/4 – Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda […]

Andrew Bird adds North American tour dates

Andrew Bird has announced a new set of North American tour dates for this summer. Check them out below. 7/08 Geneva, IL – Fifth Third Bank Ballpark  7/10 Raleigh, NC – North Carolina Museum of Art  7/11 Richmond, VA – Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden  7/14 Louisville, KY – Forecastle Festival 7/15 Grand Rapids, MI – […]