Slam Dunk Fest unveils second waves of 2020 performers


The year isn’t even over yet, and we’re already getting bombarded with spring music festival announcements. Great news for our “treat yo’ self” lifestyles, but not for our wallets.

On Wednesday (Oct. 23), the masterminds behind the United Kingdom’s Slam Dunk Music Festival unleashed the second batch of artists who will take over their stages in late May 2020.

Sum 41 has been tapped to take on the role of headliners alongside previously announced (and hometown boys) Don Broco. Also added to next year’s roster are Billy Talent, The Used, The Story So Far, Basement, Grayscale, and Dream State.

As if that wasn’t enough, the current iteration of the lineup will also feature not one, but two reunion shows thanks to We Are The In Crowd and Your Demise.

And what would a music festival be without any serious hijinks? NOFX’s Punk in Drublic will return once again to the weekend-long event with a little help from their friends.

The new addition to the Slam Dunk Fest lineup comes a month after the first waves of bands were announced for the annual May Bank Holiday event.

The Wonder Years, Mayday Parade, Four Year Strong, Knuckle Punk, Ice Nine Kills, Bayside, Issues, Hands Like Houses, and the newly reunited Motion City Soundtrack were previously confirmed as performers for next year’s event.

Slam Dunk Fest will return to its homes of Temple Newsam in Leeds on Saturday, May 23, 2020, and Hatfield Park in Hatfield on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

Tickets for the event are currently available on their website with several options to pick from.


Silverstein plot massive 20th-anniversary tour for early 2020

Happy (soon-to-be) 20th anniversary to Silverstein!

You guys don’t look a day over angsty 15 (even though your profile says ‘original emo since 2000’).

On Monday (Oct. 7), the Canadian band announced plans to embark on a massive anniversary tour during the first couple of months of 2020. Simply dubbed the “Silverstein 20th Anniversary Tour” (because why not?!), the trek will find the group performing at venues across the United States and Canada.

The newly-announced gigs include shows in Montreal, Quebec, Boston, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New Orleans, Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Detroit, and more.

The 33-stop outing begins on Feb. 28 at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, and concludes a month and a half later on April 11 at the Danforth in Toronto.

“It feels absolutely incredible to be celebrating 20 years as a band!” says vocalist
Shane Told about the upcoming tour.

“It feels like just yesterday we were starting this thing in Josh’s basement –
singing out of Shel Silverstein books and National Geographic magazines – and here we
are embarking on our biggest tour ever.”

And Told wasn’t kidding when he said it would be their biggest tour ever. The shows will reportedly be split into three different sets; the most significant hits set, which will include a slew of their biggest songs; the Discovering the Waterfront set, which will find the band playing their sophomore album in full; and last but not least, an acoustic set.

Four Year Strong and I the Mighty will join Silverstein during the excursion.

General admission and VIP tickets for the tour go on sale this Friday, Oct. 11, at 10 a.m. local time. More information about the journey can be found here.

The massive North American tour itinerary comes a week after the band began taking a stroll down memory lane with old-school photos from the early 2000s.

The full list of upcoming shows can be found below.


Feb. 28 – London, ON – London Music Hall
Feb. 29 – Montreal, QC – Le National
March 1 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
March 3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
March 4 – Albany, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
March 6 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
March 7 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
March 8 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
March 10 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!
March 11 – Charlotte, NC – The Underground
March 13 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
March 14 – Saint Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
March 15 – New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
March 16 – Houston, TX – Warehouse
March 19 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live
March 20 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes
March 21 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
March 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine
March 24 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
March 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
March 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco
March 28 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
March 29 – San Francisco, CA – Regency
March 31 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
April 1 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
April 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
April 4 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
April 5 – Kansas City, MO – Truman
April 7 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
April 8 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts
April 9 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak
April 10 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
April 11 – Toronto, ON – Danforth

Good Charlotte announce North American tour


Since the announcement that Good Charlotte would be releasing a new album, fans of the band have been eagerly awaiting a tour. Over the summer, the group performed at t couple of Vans Warped Tour stops, but that was all. On Monday (Aug. 8), that all changed when the Maryland-founded group unveiled a fall tour. The trek which has been named the “Youth Authority” tour, is set to kick off on Oct. 23 at the Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA. The month-long excursion will then wrap up on Nov. 23 at the House of Blues in Dallas, TX.

The Story So Far and Big Jesus will join Good Charlotte for the entire tour while Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong, and Hit the Lights will take turns performing on selected dates. Set Your Goals will hit the stage from Oct. 23-27 while Four Year Strong will take over from Nov. 1-16. Hit the Lights will then take over the vacancy from Nov. 18-23. Tickets for the shows will go on sale beginning Friday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m. local time. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


10/23 – Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre

10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield

10/26 – Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre

10/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Novo

10/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In the Venue

10/30 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic theatre

11/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue

11/03 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

11/04 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre

11/05 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater

11/06 – Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room

11/08 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

11/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

11/11 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel

11/13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues

11/14 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater

11/15 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom

11/16 – Washington, D.C. @ Echostage

11/18 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

11/19 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz

11/22 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues

11/23 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues

*10/23-10/27 with Set Your Goals

*11/01-11/16 with Four Year Strong

*11/18-11/23 with Hit the Lights

The “Youth Authority” tour is in support of Good Charlotte’s recently released record, Youth Authority. The album, the group’s sixth studio album, is their first new set of tracks since announcing and end to their four-year hiatus. the album included singles, “Makeshift Love, “40 Oz. Dream,” and “Life Can’t Get Much Better.”

Stream Four Year Strong’s Self-Titled


With less than a week until the release of their upcoming new album, Four Year Strong are now streaming the complete album for their fans ahead of time.

The new record which happens to be the fifth studio album from the Massachusetts band includes previously released tracks “We All Float Down Here” and “I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star.”

Four Year Strong is set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records. Currently, the band are in the middle of a tour alongside label mate, The Story So Far, Terror, and Souvenirs. The next date on their schedule is tomorrow, May 28, at the Orpheum Theatre in Tampa.

The complete list of tour dates can be seen here.

Stream The Story So Far’s New Album

The Story So Far’s self-titled album is not scheduled to be “officially” released until next week, but the band is giving their fans the opportunity to get acquainted with the full album ahead of time.

Previously, the California-based group released two songs from the album, lead single “Nerve” and “Solo” which are just two of the ten new tracks.

Listen to the full album below.

The Story So Far hits stores next Tuesday, May 19, through Pure Noise Records. Pre-orders are still ongoing, so if you’re digging the tracks, you can pre-order it now on their website, or just wait the seven days and go to your local record store and pick it up.

In support of the new album, The Story So Far are currently on the road with Four Year Strong, Terror, and Souvenirs.

Remaining tour dates can be seen below.


May 12 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
May 14 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
May 15 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre and Ballroom (Spring Fling)
May 16 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Park Oceanfront (Skate & Surf Festival)
May 17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar
May 19 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
May 20 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Music Hall
May 21 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
May 22 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
May 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
May 24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
May 26 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
May 28 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
May 29 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
May 30 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
May 31 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
June 2 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
June 3 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
June 4 – Dallas, TX – The Door
June 5 – Oklahoma, OK – Farmers Market
June 6 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
June 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
June 10 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
June 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
June 12 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
June 13 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Four Year Strong Release “We All Float Down Here” Video


Almost a month after releasing the audio for the first single off of their impending new record, Four Year Strong have now given fans the music video for “We All Float Down Here.”

Instead of being a weird music video of sorts, the over three-minute clip follows the band as they get ready for a show from unloading the trailers and setting up the stage for rehearsals, to the actual performance on stage in front of excited fans.

Pretty cool, especially during the footage of the band live on stage in front of the packed venue; it almost feels like you’re actually at the show taking it all in.

Check out the video below.

“We All Float Down Here” is the first single off of Four Year Strong’s self-titled album set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records. A few weeks ago, the band released a second new song from the upcoming record, a track titled “I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star.”

Four Year Strong Show They’re “Bright, Shining Stars” with New Song


Four Year Strong have released another new song from their upcoming new album.

The Massachusetts band released the second single from their self-titled album, “I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star.”

Watch the lyrics video for the new song below.

Four Year Strong is set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records.

Pure Noise Records announced late last year that Four Year Strong and a slew of their roster would be releasing new albums in the new year. FYS’ self-titled joins Senses Fail’s Pull the Thorns from Your Heart, Hit the Light’s recently released Summer Bones, and The Story So Far’s self-titled as Pure Noise’s 2015 releases.

For those ready to get the album, pre-orders are currently available over at the band’s website.

“I’m a Big, Bright, Shining Star” joins recently released lead single, “We All Float Down Here” on the record.

Four Year Strong Release Lead Single from Upcoming Record


Four Year Strong gave fans great news last week when they announced their fifth studio album would be coming out later this Summer.

Today, the Massachusetts band have released the first single from their self-titled record; a track titled “We All Float Down Here.”

Listen to the song below which vocalist Dan O’Connor said is a tune “to jump to, sing to, and bang your head to.”

We will agree with that and probably blast it the rest of the day.

Four Year Strong is set to be released on June 2 through Pure Noise Records who are going to have one heck of a year with all the releases coming our way from them and their bands.

Four Year Strong to Release Self-Titled Album in June


Good news Four Year Strong fans, the band’s previously announced new album will be coming our way this Summer!

Back in December, Pure Noise Record revealed that Four Year Strong and many of their label mates would be putting out new records in the new year.

With so many of them already revealing the release dates for said albums, it was only a matter of time before Four Year Strong’s release date would be announced.

That day was today.

The band announced that their fifth studio album will not only be their self-titled, but it will also be released on June 2. Along with that announcement they revealed that the record was produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou at his studio in Salem.

Also unveiled was the cover art for the record as well as the track list which will feature a re-recorded version of “Go Down in History” from 2014’s EP of the same name.

Check out the track list and cover art below.



1. Hold Myself In Contempt
2. We All Float Down Here
3. Eating My Words
4. Wipe Yourself Off, Man. You Dead
5. Stolen Credit Card!
6. Gravity
7. Who Cares?
8. Here’s to Swimming with Bow Legged- Women
9. I’m a Big, Bright Shining Star
10. The Sound Of Your Heart
11. Go Down In History

Skate and Surf Unveil 2015 Line-Up, Two Big Reunions

Skate and Surf Festival 2015 - Asbury Park, NJ - May 16th & 17th *RAIN OR SHINE

It’s only been a little over a month since Skate and Surf Festival announced just a small portion of their 2015 festival line-up and now, after promising fans for a while, the New Jersey festival has revealed a hefty portion, if not all, of the line up.

Headlining the event will be Jersey’s own The Gaslight Anthem and the Dropkick Murphys who will be in the middle of their “Celtic Punk Invasion” Tour when they drop by Asbury Park in May.

Kevin Devine, mewithoutYou, American Nightmare and more have now joined previously announced acts like Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Modern Baseball, From Autumn to Ashes, Four Year Strong, and many more.

Like last year, the festival will have two (as of now) awesome reunions going on.

The first of two reunions will be Acceptance, who broke up in 2006 after releasing their super successful debut record. Fittingly enough, this comes a couple of months after guitarist Christian McAlhaney’s other band, Anberlin, called it a day.

The other band making a triumphant return to the stage will be Poison the Well who went on hiatus back in 2010.

Check out the newly revised line-up for this year’s Skate and Surf Festival.


Like the poster says, tickets for the weekend-long event are currently available. Skate and Surf 2015 will once again be returning to their home territory of Asbury Park on May 16 and May 17. For more information, head on over to the festival’s website.