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Emo's Not Dead is the nostalgic lifestyle brand that's breathing new life into scene

Emo’s Not Dead is live event and apparel brand inspired by emo nostalgia. Scene veteran and founder Matt Cutshall, who started the project as a YouTube channel, talks the evolution of the brand.

10 pop artists who played Warped Tour

Vans Warped Tour bridged the gap between genres. From Demi Lovato to Travis Mills, here are 10 pop artists who played Warped Tour over the years.

Music photographer Lisa Johnson on shooting Nirvana, Linkin Park and more

Each month, Alternative Press Gallery explores the work of photographers, directors and other creatives who help shape the music world from behind the scenes. With each issue, we explore the stories behind the shoots and take deep dives into the most compelling media, asking about the vision as well as the happy accidents that create […]

So What?! festival adds 100 Gecs, Hawthorne Heights, more to lineup

So What?! Music Festival has updated the lineup for its 2022 event. The lineup includes 100 gecs, 3OH!3, Sleeping With Sirens, 24kGoldn, Simple Plan, Hawthorne Heights, Maggie Lindemann and many others. And there are still more special guests yet to be announced. Read more: Maggie Lindemann discusses her new album and working with Chase Atlantic […]

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 […]

FINNEAS leads blòkur's Top 5 Songwriters On Spotify list for 2020

The Grammy-winning producer FINNEAS has been named the No. 1 songwriter on Spotify in 2020. The algorithm for judging the top songwriters had been created by music rights data service blòkur, determined by a variety of factors. Read more: Badflower share new music video and announce sophomore album The first factor depends on popularity and […]

R I L E Y and Loote team up on heartbreak anthem “Tell Me Why”—listen

R I L E Y has teamed up with fellow genre-blending act Loote for his latest infectious single “Tell Me Why,” marking the singer’s first release of 2021.  R I L E Y began teasing the collab in March with a retweet, later describing it as “one of [his] favorite songs” on his Instagram Story and confirming […]

10 pop-punk bands from Canada who are leaving a mark on the genre

There’s no denying that pop punk owes much of what it has to Canada. With greats such as Avril Lavigne and Sum 41, the country has shaped the larger scene pretty significantly. We’ll let you in on a little secret, though… It’s still continuing to do so. In the midst of today’s pop-punk revival, scenes […]

Doll Skin navigate anxiety in powerful new song "Control Freak"–watch

Hopeless Records signees Doll Skin are back and better than ever as the powerful punk rockers Meghan Herring and Sydney Dolezal unleash their brand-new song and accompanying music video for “Control Freak.” Herring (drums) and Dolezal (vocals) are on a new adventure as a duo, reworking their sound and music trajectory after parting ways with […]

10 fashion brands who found inspiration in the alternative scene

Those who are entrenched in the alternative scene know that it’s way more than just music—it’s a lifestyle.  While it may have started with alternative music, it’s turned into a complete aesthetic and persona, creating lifelong scene kids everywhere.  Read more: 10 extreme fashion trends musicians have actually pulled off Aesthetics is a significant part. […]

All Time Low return to the ‘Last Young Renegade’ world in new comic book

Back in 2017, All Time Low introduced fans to a whole new world within their album Last Young Renegade. The release explored new depths, complex concepts and experimentative songwriting never heard in their music before. Although All Time Low have since closed the Last Young Renegade chapter and gone on to release 2020’s Wake Up, […]

Ryan Key and Derek Sanders want you to ditch cliché workouts– here's how

You may have started the new year with some lofty wellness goals. But was working out alongside Ryan Key and Derek Sanders among them? Maybe it should have been… In a move straight from our wildest dreams, the Mayday Parade and Yellowcard frontmen have partnered with Cardio Sport to co-host and DJ a pop-punk-fueled, emo […]

10 essential political bands every punk fan needs to hear

When pub-rock singer Joe Strummer of the 101ers first met with former London SS guitarist Mick Jones in 1976 to brainstorm material for a new band eventually named the Clash, Strummer was shown one of his songs, “I’m So Bored With You.” He wasn’t having it: “‘Ere, let’s rewrite this now!” The rather wimpy romantic […]

Meet the baker behind these My Chemical Romance sweets

Undoubtedly, My Chemical Romance are sweet onstage, but cake artist Shannon Murphy took her love of music and turned it into Mikey Way-approved cakes and cookies. Based in Toronto, Murphy is an accomplished confectionary creator who even appeared on season 1 of Food Network Canada’s The Big Bake for the 2019 holiday season and tackled […]

Expect everything but nostalgia from the Juliana Theory in 2021

First-person music journalism has always made this writer’s teeth grind. Most of the time the narrators don’t add anything to the story beyond the self-absorbed realm of mere attendance. (Read: “I’m here, you are not.”) But when it was announced that frontman Brett Detar and guitarist Josh Fiedler had reactivated the Juliana Theory with a […]

See why MGK’s opinion on musician footwear is sparking a discussion

It looks like Machine Gun Kelly has sparked quite the debate about Warped Tour and “appropriate” punk rock stage attire. This week, the Tickets To My Downfall performer opened up about why artists in the rock industry shouldn’t wear “comfortable shoes” onstage. Of course, many musicians have now shared their thoughts on the rapper’s opinions. […]

See what Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" is up to in 2020 in this parody video

Nearly two decades ago, Avril Lavigne changed the punk-rock world with her classic “Sk8er Boi.” Over the years, we’ve repeatedly heard about the punk and ballerina giving each other the cold shoulder before ending up together backstage at a show. But have you ever wondered what Sk8er Boi is up to now? Well, you’ll never […]

Here's why ‘Weird!’ feels like YUNGBLUD's debut album

Without ever even trying, Dominic Harrison, the creative leader of YUNGBLUD, has become an icon by promoting and amplifying the voices of a largely marginalized generation. Despite multiple massive collaborations with the likes of Machine Gun Kelly, Bert McCracken and Bring Me The Horizon this year, Harrison has smothered himself in a blanket of raw […]

This moment at Warped Tour led to YUNGBLUD’s powerful song “mars”

YUNGBLUD is back with yet another taste of his highly-anticipated sophomore album WEIRD!. On Friday, he debuted a powerful new video for his song “mars,” which was inspired by an encounter YUNGBLUD had with a fan at 2018’s Warped Tour. Read more: Johnny Depp’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ replacement sparks wave of reactions If things had gone […]

Former Secrets vocalist Aaron Melzer has passed away

Vocalist and former Secrets member Aaron Melzer has tragically passed away. Melzer was a part of the band between 2013 and 2015 and recorded vocals for their 2013 record Fragile Figures. Read more: Mikey Way honors MCR’s ‘Danger Days’ anniversary with this throwback The band shared a statement late Tuesday honoring Melzer and speaking to what he meant […]
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