ALBUM REVIEW: Grumpster – Grumpster

Contrary to popular belief, Pop Punk and Emo are far from dead and buried. There are tons of true-school cool pocket scenes all over with great bands and fans supporting the hell out of them. One of best bands that have come from the underground recently to earn props is Grumpster from Oakland. Always a legendary place for Punk (thank you East Bay scene, 924 Gilman Street), but has had more than a few killer bands of late too. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival, Live at Crew Stadium Part 1


Sonic Temple Art And Music Festival returned to Columbus, Ohio for the first time after taking three gap years. 

Let’s begin with a little context. The inaugural instance of Sonic Temple was in 2019. Leading up to the event, festival promoter Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) had discontinued an arrangement with AEG Presents to jointly produce Rock On The Range, the festival in Columbus, Ohio that Sonic Temple replaced. So, Sonic Temple needed to be different enough from Rock On The Range to dispel any raised eyebrows about the move. DWP also broke off ties at about the same time with AEG for their jointly created Carolina Rebellion festival and started a new one in its place called Epicenter. While those moves might have been sound business decisions, it still turned out to be a tough year for DWP festivals.

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Watch AFI Perform “Sing The Sorrow” In Its Entirety Live for Its 20th Anniversary


AFI (afireinside) performed at The Kia Forum in Inglewood, California last night, for a one-time full concert performance of their classic Sing The Sorrow album, The album is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2023. Direct support came from Jawbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe, and Choir Boy!  Watch fan-filmed footage of the concert and special thanks to YouTuber Erynn Halvorsen for sharing all of their videos.

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The Return of Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival Lineup Features Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Kiss, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Puscifer, Jawbreaker, Beartooth, and More

Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival is returning in 2023 for the first time in several years with Foo Fighters, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Kiss, Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Queens Of The Stone Age, Falling In Reverse, Chevelle, Puscifer, Beartooth, I Prevail, Jawbreaker, Sublime With Rome, Bullet For My Valentine, The Pretty Reckless, Pennywise, Trivium, Black Veil Brides, and many more. The full lineup is listed below.  

An exclusive Sonic Temple presale for festival email subscribers begins Wednesday, January 11 at 10:00 a.m. ET. Fans who sign up for the Sonic Temple e-mail list before 10:00 PM ET on Tuesday, January 10 will receive a dedicated code providing the first chance to buy festival passes. Fans can sign-up to get first access for the Early Bird presale by going to the link below: Continue reading

AFI Announces One-Off “Sing The Sorrow: Show with Jawbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe, and Choir Boy


AFI (afireinside) has announced a one-time, full concert performance of their classic Sing The Sorrow album, live at the Kia Forum in LA, for its 20th anniversary in 2023. Direct support will come from  Jawbreaker, Chelsea Wolfe, and Choir Boy! Tickets on sale at the link below with the pre-sale going live on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022. 

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Jawbreaker Plays the First Show of the “Dear You” 25th Anniversary Tour 

Jawbreaker played the first show of their “Dear You” 25th Anniversary Tour, last night, March 18th 2022, at the Showbox in Seattle. Performing all of their seminal alt-Rock masterpiece Dear You, including some songs never performed live before, and others not performed since 1996 on the Dear You tour. Many dates on the expanded tour are sold-out, but some dates are available. See the full list below. Jawbreaker have invited Built to Spill, Descendents, Jawbox, Face to Face, Best Coast, Team Dresch, Sam I Am, Lucero, the Linda Linda’s and others to support on select shows – check local listings for details. 

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Jawbreaker Adds Additional Dates to the “Dear You 25th” Anniversary Tour Due to Overwhelming Demand

Jawbreaker’s Dear You 25th anniversary tour went on presale yesterday, and multiple nights have already sold out, so Jawbreaker added third nights in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, as well as a second show in Los Angeles. The newly-added San Francisco date is March 26 at The Fillmore with Jawbox and Team Dresch, Chicago now includes April 15 at House of Blues with Built to Spill and Smoking Popes, LA now includes April 2 at The Wiltern with Face To Face and The Linda Lindas, and NYC now includes April 29 at Irving Plaza with Shellshag and Worriers. The third NY show has now sold out and a fourth one was added!  Tickets for all newly-added dates are on presale now, using the code JETBLACK. The public onsale is tomorrow at 10 AM local time

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Slayer, Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament and More Booked for Riot Fest 2019

Riot Fest 2019 has announced its lineup for its 15th-anniversary event this fall in Chicago, in Douglas Park, September 13th -15th. Slayer (final Chicago & Milwaukee show), Against Me!, Flaming Lips, Glassjaw, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday, Testament, Avail, Dashboard Confessional, Bloc Party, Ween, H2O, Blink-182, Bikini Kill, The Raconteurs, Jawbreaker, Ween (performing The Mollusk), Bloc Party (performing Silent Alarm), Die Antwoord, Patti Smith And Her Band, Rancid, Violent Femmes, Descendents, Manchester Orchestra, The B-52s, and dozens more are booked to play. Tickets on sale now at the link below.Continue reading