So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016


The So What?! Music Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. A little under a month since their last update, the folks behind So What?! have unveiled a large list of artists taking the stage at the weekend-long show in March of 2016. Back in October, it was announced that acts like New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Saosin featuring Anthony Green on vocals, and more would be making their way to Grand Prairie for the tenth annual event.

Before that, The Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, and the recently reunited Underoath had been confirmed for the festival as well. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), festival organizers did not hold back, announcing a lineup that will make any pop-punk fan want to book a hotel and plane ride to Grand Prairie during that weekend in March.

Instead of us listing all the acts that will be playing at So What?! Music Festival, we’ll just tell you to look at the lineup below, because we’re pretty much stoked (even though we probably won’t be making it) for the festival.


And to think, “third announcement more TBA” means more acts will be announced soon.

The So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets for the weekend festivities are currently on sale, so if you have the time and the cash, now might be a good time to get them.

Glassjaw Return with New Single

It’s been 13 years since Long Island’s Glassjaw released their last studio album (2002’s Worship and Tribute). With that being said, it didn’t necessarily mean that the band had been on hiatus since that last record. Instead of full-length albums, they decided to forgo the typical 15 tracks and just release a couple of EPs in its place. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), things changed when the band released their first new song in over a decade; “New White Extremity.”

The new song made its official debut early Tuesday morning on NPR. NPR, like many other music publications, are teasing that this might be the lead single off of the group’s highly anticipated third studio album. In NPR’s quick write-up about the song, and the band, they claim that this is a “promise of a new, as-yet-untitled record, with no release date, no label information and no band line-up other than founding guitarist Justin Beck.”

While there has been no official confirmation about a new album, Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo did reveal to the publication that this is a song for those who waited patiently for the band’s return. “This is a song about walking out of your front door. Thanks for the [patience] and we hope you enjoy.”

Listen to “New White Extremity” below.

Glassjaw will be hitting the touring circuit next year as direct support for Coheed and Cambria on the band’s 2016 United States tour. The upcoming tour is schedule to begin on Feb. 22, 2016 at the House of Blues in Boston and wrap up a little over a month later on March 27 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


Feb 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Feb 25 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theater
Feb 26 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
Feb 27 – St. Paul, MN – Myth Live Event Center
Feb 29 – Columbus, OH – The LC Indoor Pavilion
Mar 1 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
Mar 2 – Washington, DC – Echostage
Mar 4 – New York, NY – Theater at Madison Square Garden
Mar 5 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
Mar 7 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Mar 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Mar 10 – Miami, FL – The Fillmore
Mar 11 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
Mar 12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Mar 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
Mar 17 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
Mar 19 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Mar 21 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
Mar 22 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Mar 23 – San Francisco, CA – The Masonic
Mar 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
Mar 26 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Mar 27 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium


Watch Fall Out Boy Go “Motownphilly” on ‘Jimmy Kimmel’

Fall Out Boy and Boyz II Men?

If you’re confused at the moment don’t be. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live! both the Chicago-based band and the Philadelphia R&B vocal group hit the stage together all thanks to the late night program.

Over the past few Mondays, the late night show had been participating in something called “Monday Mashups.” The mashups would include two unlikely bands/artists coming together to perform a song. The catch? They’re names are the only thing that can tie them together. On Monday (Nov. 30), Fall Out Boy had revealed they would be performing with Boyz II Men on the show, but kept the rest quiet.

Turns out, the two groups participated in a cover of the Philly band’s hit song, “Mowtownphilly.” Check out the performance below.

Fall Out Boy recently released Make America Psycho Again, a remixed version of their recently released record, American Beauty/American Psycho. While there are currently no plans for a brand new album, the four-piece will be hitting the road in early 2016. Dates for the “WINTOUR” can be found here.

Coldplay Release Beyoncé Featured Song


With a few days left until the release of their seventh studio album, Coldplay has released another song off the new record. On Monday (Nov. 30), the group debuted their third song off of A Head Full of Dreams. The new track is titled “Hymn for the Weekend” and made its official debut during Annie Mac’s BBC Radio show, yesterday afternoon.

If the title of the song sticks out to you, it’s because it’s the song that features Beyoncé. Last week, the United Kingdom-based band posted snippets of all their new songs on Instagram while also revealing which were the ones to feature guest stars. Coldplay had previously confirmed that “Hymn for the Weekend” was the track that the pop star lent her vocals to.

After the song made its world premiere, bassist Guy Berryman called into the show to speak about the song. As it turns out, frontman Chris Martin wanted the song to be a “party jam.” Instead, things changed, as did the story behind the song. “Then the whole story changed and then he asked Beyoncé to sing on it, and she very kindly said she would.”

Check out the song here.

The premiere of “Hymn for the Weekend” comes a few days after another new song from the album was released. During the weekend, Coldplay released the song “Everglow” which feature vocals from Martin’s ex-wife/actress Gwynth Paltrow.

Before that, the band released lead single “Adventure of a Lifetime” as well as its music video which features monkey versions of the band members performing the song. A Head Full of Dreams is set to be released this Friday, Dec. 4.

Simple Plan are “Taking One for the Team” with New Album

After months of promising fans that more information about their upcoming album would be on the horizon, Simple Plan has now come through on that promise. On Monday (Nov. 30), the Canadian band took to social media to announce the title of their fifth studio album. The impending record will be titled Taking One for the Team and is scheduled to be released on Feb. 19, 2016.

In a post on Twitter, they disclose that they has been working on Taking One for the Team for about two years, hence the endless teasing on their social media accounts. “We have been working on these new songs for almost two years now and we cannot wait to share them with you.” In the same post, they admit that they feel that this album might be their best out of all the records they have released. “We all feel like this is our best album yet and there’s nothing better than knowing that in a few months, you will be able to hear the final results.”

In addition to the title of the album, the band also announced plans to hit the road in 2016. The tour will be titled the “Taking One for the Team” World Tour and will begin in Europe. While only the European dates, which will begin in February 2016, have been confirmed, the band has assured fans that more tour announcements will be made within the next couple of months.

Check out the first batch of “Taking One for the Team” World Tour dates below.


Previously, Simple Plan debuted several songs including “Saturday,” “BOOM,” “I Don’t Wanna Be Sad,” and “I Don’t Wanna Go to Bed.” While we don’t know for sure, we can only assume all four tracks will be featured on the upcoming album.

Coldplay Monkey Around in “Adventure of a Lifetime”


If anyone watched Coldplay’s performance of “Adventure of a Lifetime” last Sunday (Nov. 22), during the American Music Awards, then they were probably wondering why there were a bunch of people dressed up as apes. As it turns out, there was more to the story than that the band wanted some people dressed as apes on the stage. Instead, it looks like they were pay homage to the official music video for the new track.

On Friday (Nov. 27), the London-based band released the official music video for “Adventure of a Lifetime,” the lead single off of their impending record, A Head Full of Dreams. Instead of the band being featured in the video, CGI ape versions of them took the task of performing the song. Yeah, we know, it sounds a little weird to us too.

Anyway, check out the music video for “Adventure of a Lifetime” below.

“Adventure of a Lifetime” is the first single off of  Coldplay’s seventh studio album, A Head Full of Dreams. A Head Full of Dreams is set to be released next Friday, Dec. 4. through Parlophone UK. As it was previous reported, and later confirmed when they posted snippets of songs on Instagram, the new record will feature several guest vocalists. Featured guest artists include Beyoncé, Noel Gallagher, and Tove Lo as well as frontman Chris Martin’s ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow and even a spoken word dialogue from President Obama.

Interesting mash-up to say the least. A Head Full of Dreams is the follow-up to Coldplay’s somber album, 2014’s Ghost Stories.

Panic! at the Disco Pay Homage to the “L.A. Devotee”

While some people are still sleeping off all the turkey and fixings they inhaled during Thanksgiving last night, Panic! at the Disco have gone back to work, debuting another new song off of their impending record. On Friday morning (Nov. 27), the Las Vegas-based band debuted the a fourth track from Death of a Bachelor. The new track is titled “L.A. Devotee” and the video for the track features images from Los Angeles like palm trees, the always congested freeways, and even the famed Grauman’s Chinese Theater.

Stream “L.A. Devotee” below.

Since the song was just released, there’s no word on whether  “L.A. Devotee” will be the band’s official fourth single off of Death of a Bachelor. Pre-orders for the new album are currently ongoing on all digital media platforms as well as on the band’s webstore. For those who pre-order the record on iTunes, they will receive instant downloads of all three previous tracks, “Hallelujah,” “Emperor’s New Clothes,” and “Victorious” as well as “L.A. Devotee.”

Death of a Bachelor is schedule to be released on Jan. 15, 2016 through DCD2. Death of a Bachelor is the follow-up to 2013’s Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die.