Groezrock 2017

This upcoming weekend is the annual Belgium Rock festival Groezrock. This will be on Saturday and Sunday. This is a multiple genre festival. There are Metal, Alternative, Indie, Punk, and Hardcore bands. If you going have a good time and enjoy yourself.


Deftones, Parkway Drive, Thrice, Pennywise, Ant-Flag, Cock Sparrer, Underoath, Stick To Your Guns, H2O, Ignite, Gorilla Biscuits, AJJ, Arcane Roots, Belvedere, Bent Life, Blood Youth, Boston Manor, Bouncing Souls, Brutus, Call It Off, Choking Victim, Clowns, Cocaine Piss, Counterfeit, Cro-Mags, Deafheaven, F.O.D., He Is Legend, In Hearts Wake, Incendiary, Jeff Rosenstock, Mewithoutyou, Mobina Galore, Moments, No Turning Back, Nothington, Oathbreaker, Petrol Girls, Red City Radio, Skinny Lister, Sky Harbor, Strike Anywhere, Swingin Utters, The Flatliners, The Menzingers, Tim Vantol, Toy Guitar, Trade Wind, Undeclinable Ambuscade, Wolf Down, Young Hearts, Zerbahead.

Groezrock 2017

Outbreak Fest 2017

This upcoming weekend is the annual United Kingdom Hardcore festival Outbreak Fest. This is a two-day festival. The festival will be at Canal Mills, Leeds. There is a good portion of new and older bands from the United States and the United Kingdom. For everyone who is going have a great time and enjoy yourself.


April 29th, 2017 Day One

Gorilla Biscuits, Title Fight, Breakdown, The Flex, Fury, Higher Power, Freedom, Insist, Bitter Youth, Blind Authority, Bent Life, Frame of Mind, Rapture.

April 30th, 2017 Day Two 

Cro Mags, Knuckledust, Broken Teeth, Mizery, Renounced, Revulsion, Split Knuckle, Guilt Trip, Chamber, Fire Standing Law, Stranded, Pledge, Outreach.

Outbreak Fest 2017

Spring Fling IV

This Saturday is the annual Pop Punk fest Spring Fling. This is the fourth year of Spring Fling. This festival takes place in Cleveland, Ohio at the venue Agora. This is one day only fest that features some of the best Pop Punk, Emo, and Indie Bands from The United States and Europe. The headline act Mayday Parade will be doing their album A Lesson in Romantics. If you going to Spring Fling have a great time and enjoy yourself.


Mayday Parade

Real Friends

Knuckle Puck

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties

Have Mercy

Tiny Moving Parts

Free Throw


Nothing, Nowhere

Heart Attack Man

Light Years

Milestones UK

Modern Chemistry

Chase Huglin

Jetty Bones


Spring Fling IV

Atlanta Mess-Around

This upcoming weekend annual music festival Atlanta Mess-Around. This is a Punk/Garage Rock fest that features bands from all across the United States. This will be taking place in Atlanta, Georgia at the venues 529 and The Earl. For everyone who is going have a good time and enjoy yourself.


April 28th, 2017 Day One 

529: The Chiefs, Watcher, Death Stuff, Mutual Jerk.

The Earl: The Gories, Timmy’s Organism, Greg Cartwright + Jesse Smith, HEAVY LIDS, Poison Rites, Vincas.

April 29th, 2017 Day Two 

529: Night Birds, GG King, Unknown Sender, Glare, Art School Jocks, Hyena.

The Earl: Red Kross, Terry & Louie, The Cowboys, RMBLR, Craig Brown Band, Uniform.


Atlanta Mess-Around

Culture Shock 2017

This upcoming weekend is the annual music festival Culture Shock. This festival is a mix genre fest and takes places at the school SUNY Purchase. Some big acts are playing this festival including Alvvays, Mitski and The Front Bottoms. This is a two-day festival. There are two stages for both days. If you going have a good time and enjoy yourself.


April 28th, 2017 Day One

Main Stage: Mitski, The Front Bottoms, Saba, Sango, Open Mike Eagle, Darcie Wilder, White Lung, Tasha The Amazon.

Side Stage: PTV Live, After-School Special Theatre, Choral Pleasure, Eastern Leisure, The Johannas, Friends At The Falls, Jelani Sei, Marcela Avelina, Cherry, Toxic Crew, Husbandry, Table Talk, Queen Moo, Blue Smiley, Topprraaa.

April 29th, 2017 Day Two

Main Stage: Raury, Mykki Blanco, Alvvays, Ravyn Lenae, Screaming Females, Palm, Jobukie, Young White, Jaysom, Field Mouse, Secret Mountain.

Side Stage: Alejandro Torres Magic, Loise and Caitlyn Do Poetry, Stand Up Club, Loner Spring, Monster Bad, Poo Poo Patrol, Penthouse Boys, Matthew Danger Lippman, Dreampup, Macseal, Tim Woulfe, Old Table, Rips, Bad History Month, Yankee Bluff, Baltdeabn, Deth Narc.

Culture Shock 2017

Upcoming Shows April 28th-May 4th

Here is a list of upcoming shows I would like you to check out. Please note that these shows are in the tri-state area.

April 28th

  1. Irving Plaza- Life of Agony.
  2. Upstate Concert Hall- Thursday, Basement, Touche Amore, Cities Aviv.
  3. Amityville Music Hall- Local H, Yankee Long Straw, Sargasm.
  4. Brooklyn Bazaar- Surf Curse, EZTV, Joy Again, Rips.
  5. Revolution Music Hall- An Old Friend, Loveseat, Shiver, Crash The Calm, The Atlantic Eye, Life After TV, Danni Christian, Alumni, Brain Gaudet, Kevin Davis of Staleworth.
  6. Alumni Hall- Ace Enders of The Early November, Chase Huglin, Koji, Young Culture (Acoustic), Dan O’Connor.
  7. Ramapoo College of New Jersey- We The Kings, Halogens, Hang Tight.

April 29th

  1. Irving Plaza- Thursday, Basement, Touche Amore, Cities Aviv.
  2. Wamleg- Laid 2 Rest, Trail of Lies, Recycled Earth, Jukai, Forced Out, Mourned.
  3. Berman Student Center- PWR BTTM, Zack Free, Stawberry Blonde, Houseleaks, Alex Cano, Danielle Carr, Bluejack.
  4. Studio Luloo- Breaking Tradition, Table Talk, Sleep In, Crash Landing.
  5. Beacon Soundworks- Hungover, Young Culture, Keep It Quiet, Luciano Ferrara, Viewpoints, Break Down The Wall.
  6. Menzelvania- Survay Says, Keep Flying, The Longest Monday, Something More, A Boy Named John, Crazies, Louis Pratt (Acoustic).
  7. The Chance Theater- Life of Agony, Sworn Enemy, Painmask, Mama Doom, Brick By Brick, Visits, Family Friendly Criminals.
  8. Brooklyn Steel- Mitski, Salt Cathedral, Told Slant.
  9. Brickhouse Brewery- Gutterlife, Part Time Bear, Check Engine Light, Lexxe.
  10. The Studio at Webster Hall- White Lung, Pop 1280, Verdi Girls.
  11. Sunnyvale- Shonen Knife, Yucky Duster, The Prits.
  12. Baby’s All Right- Forth, Wildhoney, Soft Fangs.
  13. The Ballroom at Outer Space- Mono, Holy Sons.

April 30th

  1. Irving Plaza- Thursday, Basement, Touche Amore, Cities Aviv.
  2. Music Hall of Williamsburg- Pinegrove, Half Waif, Hovvdy.
  3. Amityville Music Hall- Giants At Large, Table Talk, Gin War, Bloom, The Toms.
  4. Menzekvania- With The Punches, Carousel Kings, Keep Flying, Head Splitter, Ladder Match.
  5. Cook Campus Center- The Hotelier, Petal, The Moms, Curtis Cooper, Hong Kong Graffiti, Johnny Cola.
  6. Baby’s All Right- 0′ (Eskimeaux), Chris Gethard, Big Ups, Sharpless, Ian Sweet (Solo Set).
  7. Mexicali Live- Local H, Cyclone Static, Monster Brew.

May 1st

  1. Gold Sounds- Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Mover Shaker, Cutters, Who Loves You, Monster Bad.
  2. Music Hall of Williamsburg- Mono, Holy Sons.
  3. Saint Vitus Bar- Dad, A Deer A Horse, Darking, My Heart and The Real World, Samantha Nose.

May 2nd

  1. The Ballroom at Outer Space- Local H, Wayward City.
  2. Brooklyn Steel- The Black Angels, A Place To Bury Strangers.

May 3rd

  1. Sunnyvale- Shark Muffin, Alexnader F, Weeping Icon, Pink Mexico, Sic Tic.

May 4th

  1. MISA- The World is a Beatufil Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, TBD, Prince Daddy & The Hyena, Dance Cop.
  2. Bowery Ballroom- Redd Kross, Roya.
  3. Bond Stree Complex- Sharkmuffin, The Off White.


Upcoming Shows April 28th-May 4th

Rise Against @ House of Vans

Last Monday, I got a chance to see Rise Against play for free at the Brooklyn venue House of Vans. Last Thursday they announce two free House of Vans shows. One was in Chicago and the other one was in Brooklyn”. Rise Against will be doing a Summer tour with Deftones and Thrice. This was somewhat of their warm up show. They had Dead Heavens openings up the show. House of Vans

Dead Heavens opened up the show. They are an NYC based hard rocking Blues band. Their lead singer is Walter Schreifels who was in Quicksand, Warzone, Rival Schools, CIV, Gorilla Biscuits and other bands. They started to play and it was a little different than I expected. I was not expecting a Blues band. I was expecting a Post-Hardcore band like Rival Schools and Quicksand. I was surprised that Rise Against had them opening up the show. The audiences seemed to like them. Seeing a Blues band opening up for a Punk band was odd.  Two different styles especially pace. I thought Dead Heavens were okay. I am not a fan of a modern Blues band. I prefer music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Overall I was not crazy about this band but the set was alright. If you like modern day Blues check them out especially if you are a Walter Schreifels fan.

Rise Against took the stage. The audience was chanting “Rise Against.” The crowd looked like they were about to pop off. This was my fourth time seeing this Chicago Punk band. They started off their set with “Give It All.” The crowd went berzerk. People were moshing and crowd surfing. It felt like the last time I saw them which was two summers ago in Central Park. Last Monday they played a good set. They played sixteen songs. They played some rare track, popular songs, and some new songs. At one point they played three new songs in the row. The new songs sounded great. The crowd liked them and so did I. I believe the new album will be coming out in a few months. After those songs, they played a song I never expected them to play. They played “State of The Union.” The reaction was crazy for this. I could not believe they played this. It was absolutely insane. Besides that, they covered Creedence Clearwater Revival, “Fortunate Son.” This was my first time seeing them cover a song. It was good cover and the crowd loved it. They did a three song encore that featured “Hero of War” where Tim Mcllrath the lead singer comes out and plays this acoustic. This was followed by “Blood-Red, White & Blue” which got a good reaction. The last song was “Savior.” This song probably had the best reaction of the night. It looks like three pits opened up for this. Overall Rise Against was great last Monday. If you have never seen them before you have to, they always play great sets. I mention before that they will be doing a summer tour with the Deftones. Be sure to check that out.

Rise Against @ House of Vans