Coheed and Cambria celebrates 20 years & new album in St. Louis

Out celebrating both the 20th anniversary of the band, as well as the release of their latest installment in their vast universe of creative progressive rock, Coheed and Cambria stopped off in Missouri at the Saint Louis Music Park on Sunday, August 7th on the Window of the Waking Mind Tour. Joining them were punk […]

Machine Gun Kelly takes Mainstream Sellout Tour to Oakland

On Tuesday July 19th, Machine Gun Kelly’s Mainstream Sellout Tour hit Oakland Arena with special guests Avril Lavigne and WILLOW. The anticipation for this tour was extremely high due to all three artists releasing new albums prior to hitting the road together, all featuring a collab of some sort, as well as Colson Baker (aka, […]

Circle The Earth hosts an industry showcase in Los Angeles

Circle The Earth hosted an industry showcase at SIR Studios in Los Angeles on June 22nd, complete with catered food and drinks to promote their unique blend of modern rock, including their new devilishly delicious pop rock single “Sweetest Pain”. The band has made it clear that they’re here to stay, even in a city […]

Stand Atlantic & friends rock Ventura Music Hall

On May 6th, I was fortunate enough to see one the best up-and-coming pop punk bands straight from Australia — Stand Atlantic, with Cemetery Sun and With Confidence. At the new Ventura Music Hall (which I was excited to check out, because I remember what this venue used to be), the first up was a band […]

Lights & tiLLie take over St. Louis

Even a broken foot couldn’t stop Canadian alt-pop musician Lights from making her way through Delmar Hall in St. Louis on April 26th. Strapped up with a rockstar-worthy walking boot, this multifaceted talent took to the stage and owned every inch of it, all night long. That intense level of dedication really came through in […]

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 […]

Shinedown sets stage ablaze in Des Moines, Iowa

Shinedown brought their Revolution’s Live Tour to the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on April 12th. Supporting Shinedown were The Pretty Reckless and Diamante. Rather than the usual square stage, with standing room directly in front of it, this stage was assembled into a T-shaped catwalk, with fans on three sides. This layout […]

Two full weeks of SXSW 2022

SXSW is known for many things… whether it’s throngs of happy music lovers, rediscovering their love of seeking the best new bands, or the pack of tech guys in networking nirvana. Or, the film geeks and geek-ettes, gawking in gritty discourse over the merits (or lack thereof) of their latest screening. For me, though, SX […]

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 […]

Sad Summer Fest to hit the road once more for 2022

Hey emo kids! We might be in a post-Warped Tour era, but that doesn’t mean all our emo rock punk summer vibes are lost! Sad Summer Fest is back for its third installment and have yet another STUDDED lineup across 8,177 miles of the United States. In fact, they’re even bringing Waterparks(s)! Thats right, Waterparks […]

Eclectic Soundtrax Podcast, Ep. 68: Luke Reyvn

In this episode of Eclectic Soundtrax, hosts Skunk Manhattan and Victor Ramos chat with up-and-coming pop rock artist, Luke Reyvn. Luke began his musical career young in Hawaii, playing in punk rock bands and recording demos with friends. During that time, he also participated in school theater and choir, exhibiting early aspirations of becoming a […]

Slam Dunk Fest set for Leeds & Hatfield for summer 2022

The annual Slam Dunk Festival returns to the United Kingdom this summer! The North installation of the festival takes place on Friday, June 3rd at Temple Newsam in Leeds, followed by the South installation on Saturday, June 4th at Hatfield Park in Hatfield. Slam Dunk is a one-day festival taking place in two different cities […]

Mayday Parade sells out Delmar Hall, St. Louis

Many of you may remember Mayday Parade from their heyday back in the early 2000s. If, like me, you happened to be in middle school between 2005 and 2010, this band was reaching the height of their popularity right around the same time as your angsty emo phase that hit so many young teenagers (and continues […]