Television is saturated with reality shows and talent competitions. Shows like American Idol and The Voice promise talented young individuals time in the spotlight for a chance to showcase their singing abilities. While the shows may hold some entertainment value, it is when each season ends the issues become extremely evident.
System of a Down performed live at Yerevan's Republic Square on April 23rd to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The concert and setlist and can be found below
Canadian hardcore band Counterparts have signed to Pure Noise.
“We're happy to finally be able to announce that we've signed to Pure Noise/New Damage,” says vocalist Brendan Murphy. “In my opinion, these are two of the best current record labels in their respective territories. The decision to sign with PN/ND was an obvious one. Thank you to those who stuck by us, and anyone who actually cares about anything we do. It means more than you know."
It’s all almost real, or clearly not real, or very terribly real. Even though it’s all fake. And it all comes from The Hard Times, the brainchild of Bay Area native Matt Saincome. Some people find punk, but in his case, it pretty much found him. “I’ve been into punk my whole life,” he tells me. “It’s the first music I started to listen to, because of my older brother Ed. I was strongly influenced by him, and I always ask him, ‘Hey, what do you think of this,’ just to get a little perspective. I went to my first punk show in elementary school. I was really into the Ramones, and the band was Catch-22 ... more a ska band, or punk-ska. Whatever!”
I The Mighty will be going on a headline tour in June/July with Hail The Sun and Too Close To Touch.
Grant Kirkhope is a BAFTA and IFMCA nominated composer of Kingdoms of Amalur, GoldenEye 007, Banjo-Kazooie/Tooie, Viva Pinata, Perfect Dark, Donkey Kong 64, and more.
Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise is scheduled to set sail on March 18th, 2016! The second annual three night, four day floating festival will take place from March 18th, 2016, through March 21st, 2016, and will be making two stops in the Bahamas. Tickets are available now. To book a room or for more information, please visit: http://floggingmollycruise.com.
If you're an over the top Cobain fan, you can rent the apartment Kurt & Courtney had lived in during the pregnancy of Frances Bean Cobain. This doesnt come with a small price... See below just how much would come out of your pocket and photos below.
For Today, Gideon, and Silent Planet are going on a US Summer tour. The tour seems to be a short trek around the eastern side of the US. See the dates in detail below.
Built To Spill have extended their current tour in support of their brand new album Untethered Moon. New headline dates beginning July 8th in Portland, OR will go on sale starting April 24th. You can get their full tour itinerary, as well as ticket information, at Built to Spill’s website.
The Milk Carton Kids have premiered a new song entitled “Secrets Of The Stars” from their upcoming album Monterey coming out May 19th. Listen to it below.
Social Distortion have announced a North American tour where they will perform their self-titled album in its entirety in celebration of its 25th anniversary. You can find the dates/venues below.
Formed in the summer of 2012 in Baltimore, MD, 3PM created their own melodic, fresh pop punk / pop rock sound with influences from bands like Blink 182, Green Day, New Found Glory and Yellowcard. An energetic, young group, their attitudes and outlook on life show through in their catchy and upbeat lyrics.
Comeback Kid recently covered one of Nirvana's songs, "Territorial Pissings". The band recorded the cover while in studio recording their latest LP, Die Knowing. Listen to the track and see what Andrew Neufeld has to say, below!
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