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12 best alternative holiday songs to soundtrack your Christmas party

Listen to your favorite alternative artists put a spin on classic holiday tunes. From Jimmy Eat World to Fall Out Boy, these are the top alt holiday songs.

Charlotte Sands drops “Out of My Head” featuring Aaron Gillespie—listen

Charlotte Sands has released “Out of My Head.” The song features and was co-written by Aaron Gillespie of Underoath and the Almost. In a press release, Sands spoke about collaborating with Gillespie. Read more: Charlotte Sands’ ”Lost” is pushing forward the pop-punk revival—premiere “Getting to write with Aaron Gillespie is always a privilege, but having him […]

10 musicians who joined established bands and didn't miss a beat

Band lineup changes are hardly a rarity in the music scene. Between creative differences, life events and personal fallouts, it’s pretty common for at least one member to go in a different direction over the course of an outfit’s tenure. And that, of course, leaves a significant void to be filled. How a band decide […]

10 musicians who have more than just one role in their band

Musical talent often transcends any individual instrument. A piano player may often feel inclined to try out their voice. A guitarist may dabble with the bass. Often, though, career musicians opt to dedicate themselves entirely to a specific role. Of course, that isn’t a hard rule. There are a number of alternative multi-instrumentalists out there who lend […]

20 side projects you should already be listening to by now

Side projects have the special ability to give artists the chance to express themselves in whatever manner they choose without snobby genre lords or the (sometimes self-imposed) shackles of their previous works confining their sonic decisions. Sometimes these new bands go in an intentionally more mainstream direction, while other times the word “commercial” is never […]

20 scene albums from 2007 that are probably still stuck in your head

In 2007, the scene was rocking harder and louder than anyone could have imagined. Myspace favorites such as Fall Out Boy and Paramore were crafting their emo sounds into unforgettable albums that established them as legends. While staying true to their roots in emo and punk, scene music introduced synthesizers and screamo elements to create […]

Discover 50 unsigned bands from every state in the US

From sea to shining sea, the U.S. is teeming with talented bands and musicians. Every state and region of the country has its own scene, with its own unique flavor, filled with undiscovered and unsigned artists worthy of a listen. In a time when most of us are stuck inside, take a virtual road trip […]

Here are the 18 best scene vocalists from the 2000s

The first decade of this century began in the wake of boy bands and nü metal, so no one truly knew which sounds and bands would break out this time around. Well, “the scene” became a widely used (and misused) phrase, and bands decided to become more egalitarian.  Read below for more on both points, […]

Dave Grohl, Billie Eilish and more sign petition to save independent venues

Business owners and employees across the world have been navigating the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic that has put many out of work. Venues are no different as shows have been canceled and postponed since March. Now, with 90% of independent venues fearing they’ll never reopen if the shutdown continues past 6 months, artists […]

Here are the bands performing at Fearless Records’ livestream event

Fearless Records just announced their alternative star-studded lineup for their livestream event Fearless at Home. Artists such as As It Is, Grayscale, Ice Nine Kills, Locket, Plain White T’s, Set It Off, The Almost, The Plot In You, The Pretty Reckless, and Wage War will be performing acoustic sets. Read more: Fans could still see […]

Aaron Gillespie understands the power of music thanks to his fans

“Gosh, I went on my weekly grocery store [run] today,” Aaron Gillespie reports from his home in Salt Lake City. “It’s a scene, man. It’s just…crazy.” His tone conjures a vision of him shaking his head. “It’s more crowded than normal. I’ve never seen the stores this crowded. Most things you can’t buy. There’s bulletproof […]

Underoath guitarist Tim McTague joins Aaron Gillespie for the Almost set

Underoath fans were in for quite the surprise when the Almost kicked off their first tour in five years this week. The Almost frontman Aaron Gillespie recruited his Underoath bandmate Tim McTague to join him onstage at the Orpheum in Tampa Saturday. Gillespie shared photos of the evening, touching on the “unnecessary friction” between the […]

Can you match the Almost lyrics to the ‘Monster Monster’ track?

When Aaron Gillespie left Underoath to start a new band back in the day, most expected that he would aim for a more mainstream approach. What we got instead was the Almost, who may be a tad softer than his original band but are equally as good. While Gillespie brought back the project in a […]

Aaron Gillespie is at the height of his powers on new Almost LP—review

Remember that time, say, 10 years ago when Aaron Gillespie left Underoath to start a new band? While he started doing the Almost and Underoath at the same time, smug internet jerks thought he was going to cash all of his chips from the metalcore bank to bring in a bit more radio play and […]

The Almost will play old, new albums during first tour in five years

The Almost have announced their first tour in five years after debuting their first new single since 2013 called “Chokehold.”  The band, spearheaded by Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie, have signed to Fearless Records and returned with new music.  Read more: Five Finger Death Punch ex-drummer directs, stars in Pornhub horror show As previously stated, the […]

Aaron Gillespie explains how the new Almost record nearly didn't get made

When AP gets on the phone with Aaron Gillespie, he’s still coping from the jet lag he went through leaving Australia while touring with Underoath. But when it comes down to discussing Fear Caller, the new album reactivating his band the Almost, he perks up considerably. “In a lot of ways, this record feels like […]

The Almost drop first new music since 2013, unveil upcoming LP

The Almost have announced their first new album since 2013 and dropped the first single from it called “Chokehold”.  The band, spearheaded by Underoath drummer/vocalist Aaron Gillespie, have signed to Fearless Records and returned with new music.  Read more: Ice Nine Kills channel Pennywise the Clown in “IT Is The End” video As previously stated, […]

'Punk Goes' launch throwback Myspace page filled with next album clues

After a series of teasers leading up to tomorrow, Punk Goes have updated their website and turned it into an interactive Myspace page. Not only does the page reveal the next album in the Punk Goes series, but it also allows fans to unlock a short clip in anticipation of tomorrow’s release. 20NineScene is alive and well. Read […]

twenty one pilots, Paramore and more albums turning 10 in 2019

Ah, 2009. Ten years ago. A stellar year for the scene—one where rock, punk and metalcore continued to construct exciting new avenues, while flagging trends such as neon pop punk showed their fatigue. Major releases from All Time Low, Every Time I Die and Paramore kept the pace for an alternative music world seemingly bursting […]

Aaron Gillespie (Underoath) premieres new single "I Can't Make You Love Me" (exclusive)

Aaron Gillespie is premiering a cover of Bonnie Raitt's classic “I Can't Make You Love Me,” taken off his new solo acoustic album Out of the Badlands. Following a divorce earlier this year, Gillespie says this song and record were part of the healing process. “Sometimes a song just resonates with you right where you are and […]
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