FESTIVAL REVIEW: Punk Rock Bowling 2024 – Live at Downtown Las Vegas Event Center


 

For the 24th time, punk rock bowlers gathered to share their love of music and heavy rolling balls. This year was my first time at Punk Rock Bowling, and there was so much going on it was all a little overwhelming, but in the best possible way.Continue reading


Blue Ridge Rock Festival is Officially Canceled for 2024, Organizers Vow to Refund 2024 Sold Tickets


Blue Ridge Rock Festival saga continues! the festival has officially canceled their 2024 event, months after saying they were still trying to hold one in 2024. The festival organizers put out a statement on social media and their website, which you can read below. The article indicates refunds will be issued for the tickets they tried to claim they did not sell for 2024, and they may yet come back for 2025. According to a previously published report by our partners at Lambgoat.com, following the news that Blue Ridge Rock Festival was attempting to sell 2024 passes prior to refunding 2023 ticket holders from last year’s canceled event, BRRF executive producer Cara Fischer gave the statement to local news outlet WDBJ7 clarifying tickets are not on sale and this issue was made worse by the festival’s “outdated website.” As you may recall, the 2023 event was woefully mismanaged before there were severe weather events that impacted bands and fans. The band is being investigated by the State of Virginia, many former partners and contractors, and many fans. As you may recall, the 2023 event was woefully mismanaged before there were severe weather events that impacted bands and fans. The band is being investigated by the State of Virginia, many former partners and contractors, and many fans. Continue reading


Cruel World Festival ft. Duran Duran Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry, Jesus and Mary Chain, Gary Numan, and More Announces Their Set Times


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Post-Punk and New Wave festival Cruel World Fest has announced its full stage times for the returning festival in the Los Angeles area next weekend. Taking place on May 11, 2024 at Brookside at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, the festival featured Duran Duran and will also feature Interpol, Blondie, Simple Minds, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Ministry performing songs from their classic albums With Sympathy and Twitch, The Jesus and Mary Chain (recently seen at Roadburn Festival), Gary Numan performing The Pleasure Principle, Dreamcar, The Faint, The Stranglers, the highly anticipated reunion of Tones on Tail (Bauhaus), Dreamcar, Placebo, Soft Cell, Adam Ant, Heaven 17, Mission UK, The Stranglers, English Beat offshoot General Public, Model/Actriz, TR/ST, The Faint, ADULT., Lol Tolhurst X Budgie, The Alarm, The Faint, The Mission UK, Zanias, Nuovo Testamento, Patriarchy, Leathers, Hearsh Symmetry, Body Of Light, French Police,  Balvanera and more! Tickets and information can be found at the links below. Continue reading


New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Will See The Comeback for Year of The Knife on Stage


New England Metal & Hardcore Fest 2024 has added the comeback of Year of The Knife, in their first live performance since their horrific and life threatening van accident in June 2023. The band released their amazing album No Love Lost via Pure Noise Records last year. The two-day extravaganza will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night. Continue reading


Sick New World Festival 2024 Announces Stage Times, Draws Outrage From Fans


Following a huge debut in 2023 year, Sick New World kicks off this weekend to Las Vegas Festival Grounds, on April 27, 2024 with an enormous collection of the world’s biggest hard rock, alternative, and up and coming artists. Headlined by System Of A Down, Slipknot with Bring Me The Horizon, A Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, Danny Elfman, Bad Omens, Sleep Token, Knocked Loose, and many more among the 65 total bands. The festival has released its stage times and fans who have purchased tickets are expressing outrage on social media with some selling their tickets and vowing not to go. Check out our coverage of 2023’s festival here, here, here and the full review here, but find out about the drama below.

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest 2024 Books Killswitch Engage, Converge, Machine Head, Suicidal Tendencies, As I Lay Dying, Bane, Overkill, Better Lovers, Nails, and More


New England Metal & Hardcore Fest launched back in 1999 and took place at the famed Palladium in Worcester through 2018. It was often held over two or three days, with multiple stages and top-tier acts like Megadeth, Manowar, DragonForce, Opeth, Between the Buried & Me, Meshuggah, Killswitch Engage, Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax, and more appearing through the years. It was always a “who’s who” of the metal and hardcore scene and was a “not to be missed” event each Spring. It took a brief break after 2018 but returned to much fanfare in 2023 with Parkway Drive, Lamb of God, Hatebreed, and more. Today, the 2024 edition has been announced and the lineup is stacked. It features literally every single band you’d want to see at a metal and hardcore festival. The two-day extravaganza will take place on September 21 and 22 at the Palladium. NEM&HCF faves Killswitch Engage will be playing a special 25th anniversary show and will headline the first night. Slaughter to Prevail will headline the second night. Continue reading


Blue Ridge Rock Festival is Not Actually Selling 2024 Tickets


According to a published report by Lambgoat.com, following the news that Blue Ridge Rock Festival was attempting to sell 2024 passes prior to refunding 2023 ticket holders from last year’s cancelled event, BRRF executive producer Cara Fischer gave the statement to local news outlet WDBJ7 clarifying tickets are not on sale and this issue was made worse by the festival’s “outdated website.” As you may recall, the 2023 event was woefully mismanaged before there were severe weather events that impacted bands and fans. The band is being investigated by the State of Virginia, many former partners and contractors, and many fans. As you may recall, the 2023 event was woefully mismanaged before there were severe weather events that impacted bands and fans. The band is being investigated by the State of Virginia, many former partners and contractors, and many fans. Continue reading


2000Trees Fest Adds Don Brocco, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, Bob Vylan, Wargasm, Los Campesinos!, Empire State Bastard, Cherym, Vower, Palm Reader, Blood Command, Lonely The Brave, Skinny Lister, Lauran Hibberd, Ekkstacy, Kid Bookie, Holy Wars, and More


 

Another bumper 2000trees Festival announcement today (Thursday 7th March), the final one for the 2024 event, with the 3rd and final main stage headliner, as well as a host of some of the finest acts, artists and bands playing across all of the events six+ stages. The 3rd main stage headliner for 2024 will be British rock outfit Don Broco (their only live show of 2024), who have had radio A-list singles, sold out arenas and most recently, a UK number 1 album with ‘Amazing Things’ in 2021. This will be the Bedford 4-pieces first ever appearance at 2000trees, and one that will for sure live long in the memory. Also announced today includes 2000trees royalty and all round legend, punk rock troubadour Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, in the mix for most exciting UK bands around (and also a fully-fledged 2000trees hero) Bob Vylan, one of the most talked about bands in the world right now Wargasm, the stunning Welsh indie band Los Campesinos! (who are playing their first outdoor festival since 2014 at 2000trees), and following on from their 2000trees debut last year, returning rock royalty in Empire State Bastard. It will be the final festival appearance for Palm Reader, who annoced they are disbanding this summer. Continue reading


Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Pantera) Books The Inaugural Berzerkus Festival with Cody Jinks, BLS, Clutch, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, and More


Legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera) has announced his inaugural Berzerkus Festival, set to take place on Saturday, September 14, 2024 at Poconos Park in Bushkill, Pennsylvania. Berzerkus will be co-headlined by outlaw country music’s Cody Jinks and Black Label Society. Berzerkers will rock out to an incredible festival lineup that will also include Clutch, Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry, Zoso (the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience), Atomic Punks (a tribute to early Van Halen) and The Iron Maidens (the world’s only all-female tribute to Iron Maiden). Early Bird presale tickets go on sale Thursday, February 1 at 8 a.m. Eastern exclusively available to those who register through Berzerkus.com. Registrants will receive early access to get the best seats or the limited quantity of Early Bird General Admission lawn tickets for only $19.99 (plus fees) before the price increases to Tier 2 or Tier 3 pricing. Also available are elevated experience packages such as front row, standing pit, reserved seats, dinner on the lake, private cabanas, hotel options and camping packages. Those who wish to purchase tickets on Thursday (prior to tickets going on sale to the general public) should register for a presale password at between now and Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at midnight.Continue reading


Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Cage the Elephant, Idles, Taking Back Sunday, Thundercat and more Booked for Bonnaroo 2024


Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is proud to share the lineup for this year’s edition of the internationally acclaimed camping festival, taking place June 13-16, 2024 on the Bonnaroo Farm, located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, TN. Bonnaroo 2024 will as always host a spectacular roster of top artists performing around the clock across more than 10 unique stages over the four-day festival, with live music and much more through the night and into early morning with special sunrise sets.Continue reading