Sad Summer Fest announces emo glory for its 5th touring year

Sad Summer Festival, the ultimate haven for emos of all ages, has just dropped its fifth annual tour lineup courtesy of Journey’s and Converse, igniting anticipation and excitement across the alternative music scene in North America. Headlining this year’s tour are none other than Mayday Parade and The Maine, the dynamic duo who also graced […]

Otoboke Beaver obliterates at Nashville’s Eastside Bowl

In my 10+ years of music journalism, I have attended some pretty weird and usual shows, events ranging from soda spraying clowns to bands that have set their instruments on fire. Without trying to sound pretentious, I had honestly thought I had seen everything. That was until this past Thursday evening at Nashville’s Eastside Bowl. […]

Breaking Benjamin & Daughtry deliver thunderous rock to Erie, PA

On March 26th, the Erie Insurance Arena in Pennsylvania became the epicenter of rock music as three powerhouse bands took the stage, igniting the night with raw energy and unforgettable performances. Breaking Benjamin headlined the event, with special guests Daughtry and Catch Your Breath, creating an electrifying atmosphere that left fans buzzing long after the […]

Mac Sabbath makes mouths water at the Observatory OC

On Friday, March 22nd, Mac Sabbath invaded Orange County, California, headlining a show at The Observatory in Santa Ana. The eccentrically garbed, McDonald’s-inspired band was supported by the Venomous Pinks and O.C. veterans of punk, D.I. Venomous Pinks, the all-female punk band from Arizona, kicked things off with their high energy, getting the crowd in […]

Chicago shows Alkaline Trio how they’re hometown heroes

The Aragon Ballroom in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood was engulfed with energy on March 16th as hometown legends Alkaline Trio took the stage for a night that can only be described as, in a word, electric. The Blood, Hair, and Eyeballs Tour had arrived and fans were in for raw, unadulterated rock-and-roll that capped off a […]

A night of metal majesty with Avenged Sevenfold in Des Moines

As the echoes of heavy metal reverberated through the halls of the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on March 15th, fans knew they were in for a night of epic proportions. Headlined by the iconic Avenged Sevenfold, the concert promised a relentless onslaught of blistering riffs and thunderous drums, with support from the […]

Shamrock Rebellion packs punk pride into St. Patrick’s Day 2024

On March 16th, Silverado Canyon in Orange County, California played host to the inaugural Shamrock Rebellion festival: a celebration of music, culture, and unity that left an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to attend. With a lineup that spanned genres and generations, the festival showcased the incredible diversity and talent of today’s […]

Ministry has an ax to grind in ‘HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES’

With their latest album, HOPIUMFORTHEMASSES, Ministry delivers a crazy, twisted experience. One of the most successful musicians in history, Al Jourgensen, is back with an ax to grind in this recent masterpiece released via Nuclear Blast Records back on March 1st, marking the band’s sixteenth album! The multiplatinum act — having been nominated for six […]

Crosses ††† shreds & screams up Sacramento’s Ace of Spades

It was a beautiful night to hear Chino Moreno scream and Shaun Lopez shred at Ace of Spades in their hometown of Sacramento. The sold-out show was the 20th city and third-to-the-last show on Crosses’ Familiar World Tour. I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ace of Spades so packed! The setlist: During “Found”, Chino stopped mid-song and […]

An epic night with Enanitos Verdes in Anaheim

Excitement filled Anaheim as fans eagerly waited outside the House of Blues in the rain. The line was so long that security had to redirect people inside the 4th floor of the parking garage in the Garden Walk! Although rain was falling, it did not bring down the moods of eager Enanitos fans. As soon […]

Avenged Sevenfold electrifies Cleveland with Life Is But A Dream Tour

The Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland was the epicenter of an electrifying performance on the evening of March 8th, as Avenged Sevenfold took the stage on their much-anticipated Life Is But A Dream Tour. The event saw an impressive turnout, with fans of all ages gathered to witness a spectacular showcase of metal and rock […]

Black Stone Cherry wails hard in Wyandotte, Michigan with Saint Asonia

District 142 opened as a new venue in Wyandotte, Michigan not even one year ago and has already held one of the most energetic shows! The three bands who played on February 25th definitely brought the heat and made the venue more memorable. Any Given Sin started off strong, with their guitarist Mike Conner automatically […]