Furnace Fest returns to Birmingham, AL for fall 2022

Furnace Fest returns to Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama on Friday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 25th. The weekend will be packed with performances from over 90 bands of several sub-genres under the rock label across three different stages. Headliners for the festival include The Ghost Inside, New Found Glory, Alexisonfire, Thrice, Manchester Orchestra, Mastodon, […]

Aftershock spans four days for Fall 2022

The west coast’s biggest rock festival, Aftershock, is returning to Discovery Park this October 6th through 9th! And, 2022 is aiming to be the biggest edition of the festival yet by expanding to four days, adding a fourth stage and featuring over 90 bands! After last year’s attendance of 145,000, this year is looking to […]

I Prevail announces two-part True Power Tour for Fall

I Prevail announces a new North American Tour, True Power, with support from Pierce The Veil and Fit For A King! Yours Truly will also join them on the first leg, while Stand Atlantic will appear on the second leg. I Prevail has made a very heavy and impressive comeback to the scene with their […]

A wild night with Nonpoint & VRSTY at Whisky A Go Go

Nonpoint came to the Whiskey A Go Go on their Taken Apart and Put Back Together Tour with support from VRSTY!! For this show there was also special support from some local bands Syndicate 4, Matriarchs and Fused By Defiance. The first act we saw was Fused By Defiance and they blew us away! Taj, […]

The Ghost Inside gives London a show of a lifetime

The Ghost Inside took over the O2 Academy Brixton on Saturday, June 18th. The show had to be rescheduled from their original 2020 date and fans queued up in masses, eager to welcome them back to London. This performance was The Ghost Inside’s first headlining set in London since their celebrated return to music, following […]

Wage War brings metalcore madness to Cleveland, Ohio

Wage War played for an energetic crowd at the House of Blues Cleveland. Opening bands were fellow hard rock bands While She Sleeps, Gideon and Chamber. It was a head-banging, crowd-surfing kind of night and Ohio couldn’t be happier about it. Wage War just got off a big tour with Slipknot and they’re not slowing […]

10th Annual Outbreak Festival set to take over Manchester, UK

Hardcore music festival, Outbreak Fest, brings its 10th celebration to Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Manchester, UK from Friday, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th! The festival has previously occurred in Leeds, UK in a one or two-day festival format, depending on the year. This will be the first time that it will occur in Manchester […]

19th Annual Download Festival to disrupt the UK

The UK’s Premiere Rock Festival returns for its 19th year this summer! Located in Derby, where the three counties of Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire meet, Download Festival will be taking over Donington Park on June 10th, 11th and 12th, with over 60 bands across four stages.  This racetrack-turned-festival grounds will feature Main Stage headlining performances […]

Attending WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 2022

Florida’s longest running music festival, WJRR’s Earthday Birthday, returned to the Central Florida Fairgrounds on April 23rd! EDBD 28 goes down as one of my favorite days ever! So many good memories were made this day and it was the perfect way to kick off our festival season! This year’s lineup included Godsmack, Three Days […]

Ohio’s Inkcarceration ups the music, tattoos & haunts for 2022

The 4th Annual Music and Tattoo Festival, Inkcarceration, returns to Mansfield, Ohio on July 15th through 17th! This three-day fest takes place on the grounds of the infamous Ohio State Reformatory. I’m obsessed with Ghost Adventures and everything else spooky, so the Ohio State Reformatory is a place that I’ve been wanting to visit for […]

Monster Energy Outbreak Tour hits San Diego, with Zero 9:36 & more

Zero 9:36 came to San Diego’s House of Blues Voodoo Room, with support from Garzi and Fame on Fire! I’m such a sucker for these smaller venues, because it’s so intimate and I feel like the bands are so much more appreciative of the people who comes out! GARZI kicked off the night, who told […]

Fan-curated Blue Ridge Rock Festival resurfaces for 2022

The 5th Annual fan-driven Blue Ridge Rock Festival returns this September 8th through 11th! After the mishaps of last year, I was really scared the fest wasn’t going to return… I’ve heard a lot of people left the fest unhappy and there were a lot of negative things to said about it. I can understand […]

Beartooth brings hard rock royalty to West Des Moines

Iowans welcomed hard rock band Beartooth to the Val Air Ballroom with enthusiasm for the second leg of The Below Tour! Supporting Beartooth for the West Des Moines stop were metalcore favorites Silverstein, The Devil Wears Prada and Erra. As staples in the metalcore scene, all of the bands on the bill have an established […]