Rain City Rockers is the amalgamation of all things nerdy. The band is the brainchild of Andrew Conroy and contains members of Sum 41, Gob, Goldfinger and Die Mannequin. The Anime EP is a follow up to their debut album, Mayday. We picked Andrew's brain about how the project came together.
This last Saturday at Fitzgeralds in Houston, some hefty punk acts came to get people slamming. Headlining was Austin, Texas based band Lower Class Brats which brought a snappy street punk sound to the mix and provided that signiture Austin punk rock n' roll sound. The Brats were being supported by fellow Austin natives, The Applicators. This all female proto-punk band tore through a mid-paced Runaways style set did not disappoint! Local Anarcho and Post Punk outfit, Gast set the tone for the evening putting on an intense and passion filled as well as reverb heavy set that would make Discharge and Joy Division fans come together. My persona favorite Houston natives, Some Nerve also put on a finger smoldering metallic influenced punk rock masterpiece. Although I come from a place of bias being that their self-titled record is one of my favorite of all time, I think they were the highlight of the show. If you have a chance, catch Lower Class Brats when the tour comes near you! Full gallery available on Flickr.
The trailer for Ted 2 has been released; check it out below
The film, now simply titled Steve Jobs, has officially begun shooting in San Francisco. Danny Boyle directs from a script by Aaron Sorkin, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. The cast includes Michael Fassbender as the tech icon, plus Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Katherine Waterston, and Michael Stuhlbarg. Read the official announcement after the jump.
Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy was recently on Howard Stern where he talked about the timeline of the band, especially during the Folie à Deux period and the hiatus, along with his divorce from Ashlee Simpson. Listen to the interview below.
Strung Out's first new record in five years comes out on March 24, 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords.
“We are very proud to announce the release of our new album, Transmission.Alpha.Delta. It’s been five years since our last album, and we feel this is the most complete and intense music we have ever created. We will be hitting the road hard this year with tours planned through Spring and Summer, so we will be seeing you all soon!!
Ionia just recently announced their new EP, Postcards From The Edge: Chapter 1. Delta 32., which will be released on February 1st. The band premiered, “I Hate Long Pretentious Titles And I’m A Hypocrite," the first single off their new EP. Listen to it below.
Grant Pardee, reporting for VICE, wonders where all the good mascots went to.
Video games are more popular than they've ever been, but somewhere along the way we lost something: mascots, to be specific. Once upon a time, every franchise worth its salt had an anthropomorphic rodent or high-jumping plumber on the box, a far cry from today's landscape of grim men with scars and swords and guns.
Steve Renman (former manager of Incubus) has launched a new course, “Insider’s Guide to Today’s Music Business" on Renman U. View the trailer below
Renman U is an online, interactive set of courses designed to teach aspiring artists and business professionals what it takes to succeed in today’s music business. Unlike anyone else teaching the music business, Renman U takes a real-life, no bullshit approach to the actual music business. Courses and lessons are based on Steve’s 36+ year experience and career at the highest levels in the business.
Devil's Conquistadors is the story of Behemoth, their music, their ultimate rise to the upper echelon of metal and becoming a household name in their native homeland, Poland. A 490-page, hardcover tome that is being released by Metal Blade Records in February, includes artistically presented pages that are splattered with old photos of the band, flyers, lyric sheets etc. Preorders are available now at metalblade.com/behemoth
Netflix has released a teaser video for the 8-episode follow-up to 2001 comedy film, Wet Hot American Summer. View it below
Periphery have released a video for title track, “Alpha”. Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the “Make Total Destroy” video, directed the clip. Watch the video below
Indie rockers From Indian Lakes have announced their headlining 2015 U.S. tour with special guests the Soil & the Sun and Lemolo.
Now that we all know that Danny Worsnop is moving on from Asking Alexandria, we're all wondering, just who will be taking his place? Read below to see what we think on the situation.
Fronz from Attila just released his new mobile app, Spur. The app is similar to instagram but promotes the "Spur of the moment" to download the app, and learn more, read below.