Bands join forces for Orlando compilation

Following the horrific Pulse Nightclub shooting, musicians have gathered to help support the victims/families of the shooting and the city of Orlando however they can. Panic! at the Disco held a blood drive and released a limited edition t-shirt with all proceeds being donate. PVRIS and Beartooth did the same by releasing limited edition t-shirts while You Blew It!, who call Orlando home, released an EP benefiting Center Orlando, an LGBT center providing counseling in the wake of the shooting.

On Friday (June 17), it was announced that a slew of artists have joined forces to release a compilation titled Forever Beautiful: A Collection Of Love For Orlando. The record will feature a total of 49 bands with all proceeds from the release going directly to the OneOrlando fund; the fund created to assist those who were victims of the shooting. Bands like  Taking Back Sunday, Real Friends, New Found Glory, Modern Baseball, Allison Weiss, Knuckle Puck, Foxing, Bad Religion, Somos, Anthony Green, You Blew It!, Into It. Over It., Pity Sex, Pinegrove, the Menzingers, Citizen, Thin Lips, Sorority Noise, Tiny Moving Parts, Turnover, Anti Flag, Tigers Jaw, Basement, and more are featured on the massive album. 

“This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBTQ community the best way we knew how; through music,” begins a collective statement from all the contributing artists.

“The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe. All proceeds from this compilation will be donated to support the victims of the Pulse shooting as part of the OneOrlando Fund as a symbol of solidarity as our city rebuilds. The price of this album is whatever amount you would like to donate to this cause.”

The compilation can be found here. If you want to help out and donate directly to OneOrlando, that link can be found here.

Descendents announce fall tour dates

It’s been a week since the Descendents came back in full force and it looks like they have no plans on slowing down. On Wednesday (June 15), the punk legends announced that they will be hitting the road in support of their upcoming new album, Hypercaffium Spazzinate. The fall tour will kick-off with an appearance at Riot Fest Denver during the weekend of Sept. 2-5. After taking a week or so off, the tour will kick into high gear on Sept. 19 with a show at First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN which will be followed with an appearance at Riot Fest Chicago during the weekend of Sept. 16-18. The sporadically scheduled tour will come to a close on Nov. 12 at the Roseland Theater in Portland, OR.

Joining the punk band on their tour will be Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Fucked Up, and Bully. The four groups will take turns opening up for the band during the excursion. The complete list of tour dates can be seen below.


09/02-05 – Denver, CO @ Riot Fest Denver
09/15 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/16-18 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/22 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
09/24 – Pozo, CA @ Picnic in Pozo
09/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre *
10/01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium *
10/06 – Boston, MA @ The Royale +
10/08 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater #
10/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory #
10/15 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore #
11/09-10 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre ^
11/12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater ^

* = w/ Modern Baseball
+ = w/ Beach Slang
# = w/ Fucked Up
^ = w/ Bully

The Descendents fall tour is in support of Hypercaffium Spazzinate which is set to be released on July 29 through Epitaph Records. Last week the group confirmed the release of the new album and even unveiled the first single from the record “Victim of Me.” Hypercaffium Spazzinate is the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s Cool to Be You.

Modern Baseball Stream New Songs, Announce Summer Tour


Fans of Modern Baseball are in for a double dose of good news. On Thursday (March 3), the band announced several good things to hold them over until the release of their new album in May. The group headed over to NPR to debut two new songs: “Everyday” and “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind.” The two tracks are currently available for streaming over on NPR’s website, but you can stream them below.

In addition to the new songs , which will be featured on the group’s upcoming new record, Holy Ghost, they also announced a summer tour in support of the impending record. “The Holy Ghost Tour” will kick-off on May 25 at Exit/In in Nashville and wrap up two months later on July 3 at the Orpheum in Tampa. Joyce Manor and Thin Lips will join the group throughout the two-month trek. The complete list of upcoming tour dates can be seen below on the official flyer.


Holy Ghost is the follow-up to 2014’s You’re Gonna Miss It All. Holy Ghost is set to be released on May 13 through Run For Cover Records.

Listen to Modern Baseball’s “The Thrash Particle”


Modern Baseball are giving fans a little treat before they head out on tour later this month; a new song. The new track is titled “The Thrash Particle,” but there is no information on whether the song is part of a new album or if it’s going to be a stand-alone single.

Guitarist/vocalist Brendan Lukens explained to The Fader that the new song is “too dumb to understand; ‘Thrash’ came about during a spiraling case of jealousy. Too jealous to understand how dumb I was being. I did and said things to put my relationships to “the test”; making sure my relationships were strong and for all of the “right reasons.” In time, my paranoia grew and I began to hurt those I wanted to be with the most.”

Well damn. Listen to “The Thrash Particle” below.

Modern Baseball  are scheduled to hit the road later this fall. The upcoming tour will find the Philadelphia band performing at a slew of North American cities through the fall and well into the winter. The tour will kick-off on Oct. 27 at the Ottobar in Baltimore and wrap up on Dec. 12 in the band’s hometown of Philadelphia at Union Transfer. PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, and Tiny Moving Parts will be hitting the road alongside Modern Baseball, though there are some stops which PUP will not be playing at. Check out the complete itinerary below.


10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar#
10/28 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas#
10/29 – Greensboro, NC @ Green Street#
10/30 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST
10/31 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/01 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST
11/03 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheium#
11/04 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade#
11/05 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn#
11/07 – Houston, TX @ Walters#
11/08 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger#
11/09 – Dallas, TX @ Trees#
11/11 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Works#
11/12 – Tuscon, AZ @ Club Congress#
11/13 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues#
11/14 – San Diego, CA @ Quaryard#
11/15 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro#
11/17 – Portland, OR @ The Analog Theater#
11/18 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos#
11/20 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex#
11/21 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater^
11/22 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room#
11/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird#
11/25 – Iowa City, IA @ Gabe’s#
11/27 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage#
11/28 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Deluxe#
11/29 – Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies#
12/01 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s#
12/02 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall#
12/03 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House#
12/04 – Ottawa, ON @ Ritual#
12/05 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Electriques#
12/06 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall#
12/08 – Providence, RI @ The Met#
12/09 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place#
12/10 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall#
12/11 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall#
12/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#

# w/ PUP, Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts
^ w/ Jeff Rosenstock, Tiny Moving Parts

Reading and Leeds Unveil 60+ New Artists to 2015 Line-Up


Just when we though Reading and Leeds had finished unveiling their complete line-up for the 2015 incarnation of the yearly festival, organizers has officially given the completed line-up today.

Back in February when organizers released the flyer for the weekend-long event, a big chunk of the line-up had been revealed making some assume (like us) that those were all the people heading to the United Kingdom for the Bank Holiday. One thing that did not escape us were the two “special guest TBA” spots and the promise that a lot more acts would be added.

Now, those vacant spots have been revealed as well as over 60+ new acts that include Alt-J, Against Me!, The Gaslight Anthem, AWOLNATION, Modern Baseball, The Bots, Atreyu, PVRIS, and many more.

Check out the new additions to the line-up below.


Reading and Leeds will take place during the weekend of August 28-30. Tickets are on sale, but if you haven’t already purchased them already, it might be a good idea to do so now or really soon.

Say Anything to Take ‘Hebrews’ on the Road


Say Anything have revealed that almost a year after the release of their recent album, Hebrews, they will be hitting the road in support of the record.

Along for the “Hebrews Tour” ride will be Modern Baseball, Cymbal Eat Guitars, and Hard Girls. But they won’t be the only keeping Say anything company during the over a month tour trek, the band have also revealed they will be bringing along a string quartet and guitars.

The guitars come as a shock for those who heard Bemis talk about the record since he had made it clear that they were being very ambitious with the idea of not featuring guitars, at all, on the record.

The tour will begin on June 24 at Dallas’ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill and will wrap up on July 31 at Hard Rock Live in Las Vegas.

The full itinerary for the tour can be seen below.


Jun 24 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
Jun 25 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Jun 26 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Jun 27 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Jun 28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Jun 30 – Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Jul 01 – Jacksonville, FL @ Underbelly
Jul 02 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Jul 03 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Jul 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Jul 06 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Jul 07 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Jul 09 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Jul 10 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues
Jul 11 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theater
Jul 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Jul 14 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
Jul 15 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
Jul 16 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Jul 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Jul 18 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
Jul 19 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Jul 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex – Grand Room
Jul 23 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Jul 24 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Jul 25 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
Jul 26 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Jul 28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theatre
Jul 29 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Jul 30 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
Jul 31 – Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live

Bled Fest Unveil Complete 2015 Line-Up


Bled Fest have been unveiling their line-up for the 2015 edition of the one day festival sporadically over the last couple on months, and today, organizers have revealed the complete line-up for the festival.

Artists making the trip to Howell, MI for this year’s event include Real Friends, Touche Amore, Modern Baseball, The Early November, Chunk, No Captain Chunk, Hit the Lights, Pianos Become the Teeth and many more.

Check out the complete line-up on the poster below.


Bled Fest will take place on Saturday, May 23 at the Hartland Performing Arts Center. Tickets are still available (as are VIP packages) for those interested in making the trip to Michigan in May for the show.

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.

Lame-O Records to Release Six-Way Split for Charity

The holidays may be over, but that does not mean that the giving spirit should be put away until next year.

Lame-O Records just announced that they have teamed up with several bands to release a six-way split. All the proceeds from Strength in Weakness will go directly to benefit the United Cerebral Palsy organization.

The record will feature tracks from Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Marietta, the Weaks, Hurry, and Spraynard.

In a statement about the decision to do this, Lame-O Records writes:

“Strength in Weakness, Lame-O Records hopes to give back to the community we love so much. The proceeds will be donated to both the local Philadelphia chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and the national branch. With all the good that has come to us over these first two years of existence, and all of the amazing bands and people we have gotten a chance to meet and work with, we are thrilled by the opportunity to contribute to something bigger than ourselves. Learn more about UCP at the link below and thank you ro everyone who helped make this happen, and to all of you who donated.”

Strength in Weakness will be available physically and digitally on Feb. 3 with the label announcing they will be selling only 500 copies of the vinyl version of it. Pre-orders for the physical and digital copies can be order now over at Lame-O’s Bandcamp, while the vinyl pre-order will go up on Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Noon (EST).

Skate and Surf Festival Unveil First Batch of 2015 Performers

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

Skate and Surf Festival organizers had been dropping hints that they would be revealing some of the artists that will be going to New Jersey for the two-day festival in May of 2015. Now, the initial line-up of performers have been unveiled and so far, so good.

Bands such as a newly reunited From Autumn to Ashes, the Dropkick Murphys, Manchester Orchestra, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Modern Baseball, Motionless in White, and many more have already been revealed. The full official flyer for the two-day show can be seen below.

Skate & Surf

Once again, Skate and Surf will be returning home to Asbury Park, NJ though last year, they almost weren’t allowed to do so, but as we saw, they were.

Tickets for the festival will officially go on sale tonight at 8 p.m., so we will suggest if you’re digging the line-up so far, go ahead and get them while you can, especially when there are still some acts that have yet to be announced.

Remember, last year we saw the reunion of Midtown and a super special reunion including Anthony Green rejoining Saosin for their performance. Of course, that reunion has led to Green rejoining the band he once fronted for an actual tour.