A really great independent pop-punk band by the name of Light The Way has release a jaw dropping new ep titled “Grace” that is available on bandcamp here. You can listen/download the ep below. This phenomonal indie pop-punk act from Northern California features equal parts melody and angsty pop-punk, bringing back memories of the past while embracing the future. Continued →
December 5, 2016
December 3, 2016
December 2, 2016
Tickets are on sale now for Mxpx, Five Iron Frenzy, and Dogwood on January 13th in San Diego, CA. and January 14th in Ventura, CA. More info can be found below or click here. Anyone going to this? Speaking of Five Iron Frenzy, have any of you pre-ordered their classic album “Upbeats and Beatdowns” on Vinyl yet? Continued →
December 1, 2016
November 29, 2016
November 26, 2016
November 25, 2016
November 22, 2016
November 21, 2016
November 17, 2016
Switchfoot and Relient K are currently on the “Looking For America Tour” currently and the band has just announced 5 more West Coast dates including a stop here in Orange County, CA. in January. View the poster/dates below. Ticket pre-sale info here. Plus, the band has also announced “Looking For Canada Tour” for our friends from up north. Continued →
November 16, 2016
November 14, 2016
November 12, 2016
Wisconsin based pop-punk band At The Wayside will return in 2017 with a new album titled “The Breakdown and the Fall”. This will be their first new full length since their “Self Titled” release in 2012 (Red Cord Records). 5 years is a long time especially in the pop-punk music realm but the band will smash all expectations with this passionate and in your face melodic set of songs. Continued →
An independent pop-punk band that I had connected with 5 years ago is BACK! The band Blank Pages last released their “Self Titled” EP in 2011 which spawned a few “singles”. The band played for a few years following the release of their Ep then went on hiatus for 3 years. Now they are back and have a new single which you can view below. Look for a new release soon. You can also check out two of their older music videos below. [Website]
November 10, 2016
Los Angeles based pop-punk band Heart Like War released this fun little music video for their new song “Bring it On” a few months back and I wanted to spotlight it for those of you that didn’t know who these guys are. The band released their 2nd full length album titled “Fired Up” on Thumper Punk Records back in June of this year. Fans of Mxpx, Sum 41, Blink 182, and old Hawk Nelson will find something to appreciate in this new album.
November 9, 2016
Jim Hughes of the bands Colossus and For Today released a parody video called “All the Fall Things” in October. The song is a parody of Blink 182’s song “All the Small Things”. The song is a pop-punk parody, rather than the metalcore/deathcore/djent Hughes has been involved with. Hughes also works for Facedown Records.
November 8, 2016
Check out Strategic, a pop-punk project from the cold north!
The punk rock band Hangnail have indeed returned with a vengeance and are set to make all of you long time fans and fence sitters, instant fans of the band again. How might they accomplish this goal? Well with just one spin of their “Live” album it becomes abundantly clear just how much raw talent and power these men wielded through their instruments. Hangnail weren’t just another pop-punk band meant to ride the coattails of Billie Joe and Green Day with faux English accents, spiky hair, and pretend attitudes. Hangnail were far from that whole scene and their talent can’t be over looked. If you haven’t given this new Live album a spin, you are doing yourself a huge disservice. These 18 songs (and 1 intro) are some of the most powerful, melodic, technical, and spiritual punk rock songs you’ll ever hear outside of a polished Hollywood studio with a giant budget. It’s amazing how crisp and clear these songs truly sound and the bite that this release holds. If anyone wanted the perfect introduction to Hangnail, this should always be it then go back with Transparent, Facing Changes, and Self Titled. I was so excited to be given the opportunity to “release” this fantastic live album and I am thrilled to be able to share it with all of you. We welcome back Hangnail with arms wide open and it is my hope the guys will consider sticking around a little bit longer. If you like what you hear, make sure to pick up a shirt or two in the merch store. Continued →
October 31, 2016
Introducing the sounds of pop-punk/altrock act Kept On Hold. They released their album “Promises” back in 2015 which you can take a listen to below. They have that classic early to mid 00’s pop-punk sound that is all the rage now. The group is on tour with Eaves right now. Recommended for fans of Academy Is, Something Corporate, Yellowcard, New Found Glory, Anberlin. Continued →
October 29, 2016
October 19, 2016
Today’s Video Flashback is of classic MxPx track “Doing Time” off the “Life In General” album (1996/Tooth & Nail Records). It’s amazing to think that Life in General just turned 20 last month. So crazy how fast time flies. Speaking of MxPx, they recently released a “Live” film from their Observatory shows in 2015 and the band has a rare single that was part of their campaign for the live film that you can hear below. Continued →
December 23, 2014
A review of The Classic Crime’s bookmark acoustic record. It has a tipping (or levitating?) chair on the cover which automatically makes it awesome.
December 17, 2014
My review of Sullivan’s recent comeback album, Heavy is the Head, from Spartan Records.
(There is that word again. Heavy. Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with Earth’s gravitational pull?)
December 3, 2014
A written review of Relient K’s 10th Anniversary Tour at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA. (Also feat From Indian Lakes and Blondfire).
November 19, 2014
September 5, 2014
July 12, 2014
With sales from their debut album, Rewind, reaching over 11,000 copies sold and a full season of touring under their belt the Minnesota band is on the verge of something big.
February 16, 2014
Check out this review of “With Open Eyes” by The Shine Effect.