Author: Cayla Martin

Warped Tour Going Back In Time In 2017?

 

There is no hiding the fact that in the past year, audiences everywhere have witnessed amazing bands from the 90’s and early 2000’s release new content. Long time punk lovers are head over heals for the amount of groups making a come back like Sum 41, Green Day, Good Charlotte, and New Found Glory. Their new albums and singles are just the beginning. Warped Tour’s Instagram page recently announced Warped Rewind At Sea, a four day cruise from New Orleans to Cozumel. The post has exploded with comments from fans eager to hear details as the account posts teasers about the event. Line-ups are what make each event special, the anticipation for announcements drive fans crazy. Luckily the “Warped Rewind” post, as well as the specially… Continue reading

B-Sides Top 10: Best Hard Rock Albums of 2016

top10-hardrock2016 was a complex year for society. Whether citizens viewed it as a successful year or a time they wish they could erase, Hard Rock enthusiasts had a lot to appreciate about this year. Up and coming bands, and bands who have continued their position in their audience’s hearts, have both released records that strive in perfection. Whether its Green Day who have shown the world they are musical geniuses from day 1 back in ’86, or Knocked Loose who are growing at a rapid rate and beginning their journey of touring over seas. 2016 left no disappointment for hard rock fans, from well-known, to rising bands, here are B-Sides Top 10 Best Hard Rock Albums of the year (in no particular order).… Continue reading

Top 10 Scary-looking Bands (Who Aren’t Scary At All)

black-veil-bridesSome bands develop their persona with their sound, and others develop it through a style. Both forms of creativity give audiences and fans an opportunity to portray bands/artists as a “character” when they walk on stage. Most of the time, people outside of the rock music scene view these bands and artists as “scary”. When in reality they are nothing but creative musical geniuses. 10 of the “scariest bands” may be Slipknot, Mayhem, Marilyn Manson, KISS, Slayer, Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White, Rammstein, Disturbed, and Suicide Silence.… Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: 10 Year Anniversary of The Black Parade

My Chemical Romance caused quite the uproar when they split up in 2013. Their fandom still find spite in it to this day, but that just shows how MCR possesses overwhelming talent and dedicated followers. Gerard Way (lead vocalist), Mikey Way (bassist), Ray Toro (lead guitarist), Frank lero (rhythm guitarist), and Bob Bryar (drummer) released their third studio album, The Black Parade, after four months of recording, in October of 2006. This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the album in which the band decided to celebrate and post the piano intro of “The Black Parade” to their Youtube channel. After various rumors of the band getting back together, it was confirmed that they were just releasing a reissue of The Black Parade that included demos and live tracks. Although it has been 10 years as well as the bands departure from the music scene, fans still appreciated the band not forgetting those that still support their work.… Continue reading

ON-RADAR: Story Untold

story untoldIn today’s generation it’s common to find rising stars on social media. YouTube is a main contributor to finding incredible talent floating around.  In this case, YouTube brought Story Untold’s lead man, Janick Thibault, into the spotlight. Thibault created his YouTube channel back in 2007, covering hit songs with a rock vibe to them.  Five years later, Thibault created a four-man band known as Amazing and in 2016, Amasic was renamed Story Untold after making the announcement on YouTube in a comical fashion.  Now consisting of Janick Thibault (vocalist and songwriter), Jessy Bergy (lead guitarist), Mehdi Zidani (drummer), Max Cloutier (rhythm guitarist), and Aiden Von Rose (bassist).  Together, the band creates pop-rock songs that have quickly gained attention. … Continue reading

WARPED TOUR 2016 INTERVIEW: Pat Kirch of The Maine

 

_DSC0183Although Warped Tour was first established with a lot of punk and rock bands, over the years the main genre affiliated with the tour became more broad. The Maine is one of the bands that could play on the main stage right after a metal core band like Motionless In White. Completely opposite sounds but similar in the support from their fans love for music. Formed in 2007, from Tempe, Arizona, this alternative band now consists of vocalist, John O’Callaghan, lead guitarist, Jared Monaco, bassist, Garrett Nickelsen, drummer, Patrick Kirch, and rhythm guitarist, Kennedy Brock. The Maine doesn’t just play songs on a stage, they put on a show between interacting heavily with the crowd, bringing a fan on stage, and doing everything in their power to make a positive impact.… Continue reading

WARPED TOUR INTERVIEW: Maxx and Zach of Set It Off

_DSC0654Set It Off isn’t the typical rock and punk band usually seen at Warped Tour. They mix together traditional punk sounds with pop vocals and beats. But they always put on a high tempo and energetic performance that placed them a spot on the Main Stage at this year’s Warped Tour. Formed in 2008, in Tampa, Florida, Set It Off began making a reputation for themselves. Currently made up of vocalist, Cody Carson, lead guitarist, Dan Clermont, rhythm guitarist, Zach DeWall, and drummer, Maxx Danziger. The group is packed with genuine and extremely talented guys that made a great addition to Warped Tour 2016.… Continue reading

WARPED TOUR INTERVIEW: Davey Muise of Vanna

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In 2004, the hardcore band known as Vanna, emerged from Boston, MA. Currently made up by lead vocalist, Davey Muise, clean vocalist and lead guitarist, Joel Pastuszak, rhythm guitarist, Nicholas Lambert, bassist, Shawn Marquis, and drummer, Seamus Menihane. They are growing more each day, especially after releasing their newest album, All Hell. Vanna’s Warped Tour performances in New England were a big deal, but their hometown show in Mansfield, MA, was even bigger. Muise spoke about his experiences at Warped Tour and how much the event means to those attending. He was overwhelmed with excitement for the hometown show and the whole band did not let the rowdy crowd down.… Continue reading

PHOTO RECAP: Vans Warped Tour 2016- Mansfield, MA

warped-16-MAWarped Tour is a summer long party, full of renowned, up and coming, and insane bands. It is not only an event that many across the country anticipate, but it is the one day a year that music is celebrated with a loving and accepting community, all thanks to the founder, Kevin Lyman. The 2016 Warped Tour was a special edition to the tradition, considering its main sponsor, Vans, celebrated its 20th Anniversary and the festival’s lineup was a little different than previous years. 2016 Warped featured several throwback punk bands, like Sum 41, New Found Glory, which both made a come back with hit songs, that were performed even better live.… Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: Pierce the Veil

ptv10000Since the release of their latest album, Misadventures,  Pierce the Veil has gotten more attention and new fans to their already-solid following.  The band, howver, did not just come out of nowhere and become an instant sensation.  Frontmen and brothers, Vic (vocalist) and Mike Fuentes (drummer), formed the American post-hardcore band back in 2006 out of San Diego, with bassist Jaime Precaido and guitarist Tony Perry.  Equal Vision Records supported Pierce the Veil’s early success with albums like A Flair For The Dramatic and Selfish Machines.  Then in 2011 they signed with Fearless Records and released the albums, Collide With The Sky and Selfish Machines (Reissue). After they created an image for themselves they announced a documentary being made about their first world tour in dedication to their loving fans.… Continue reading

INTERVIEW: David Rapaport aka STITCX from Maszer

 

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Experience is far from what David Rapaport of the band Maszer lacks. From touring with Black Sabbath and Pixies, to playing at renowned festivals, not to mention his skills on the bass, guitar, keys, and vocals, David has been adapt to the music world even before moving to the United States ten years ago. Bandmates, Katie Blackstock on vocals and Joseph Braley on drums and banjo, have assisted David on the journey through creating their new EP “Dreamsz”. Maszer is not only known for keeping themselves busy by writing and touring, but also by their generosity. The band is dedicated to donating at least ten percent of their profits to fellow bands and artists on their journey to the spotlight. David opened up about what goes on behind the scenes of Maszer.… Continue reading

Must See Bands On Warped Tour 2016

Warped-TourEvery year since 1995 Vans Warped Tour has traveled all over the country bringing together music lovers in their city for a day of crowd surfing, meet and greets, singing, sweating, and excitement, surrounded by amazing bands. Kevin Lyman is the master mind behind this festival and it has turned into a summer tradition for many rock and pop punk fans. Vans Warped Tour has given the opportunity to many up and coming artists to make their mark in music world. The 2016 Vans Warped Tour is packed with classic pop punk bands like Sum 41, New Found Glory and Good Charlotte. As well as up and coming bands like Waterparks and With Confidence. The countdown begins to this years insane lineup for Warped Tour.… Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW : Ephemera by Little Green Cars

Little-Green-Cars-Ephemera-2016-2480x2480When Little Green Cars released their debut album Absolute Zero in 2013, audiences fell hard for the band’s catchy harmonies and melancholy dark lyrics. Overall positive reviews for the album, as well as their live performances, set Little Green Cars up for the dreaded momentum and expectations for a strong follow-up. The realities of life, however, took over as personal experiences from a death in one of the band member’s family and other issues took precedence and also influence on their approach to the new album. The result is Ephemera, which was released on March 11, 2016 via Glassnote Records. The five-piece chose the album name for its meaning of the passing of time, the fading of light and the beauty of a moment. Each song on the record  represents what the title conveys.… Continue reading

On-Radar: Run River North

run river northMaking their debut in 2011, formally known as Monsters Calling Home, Run River North is a Korean-American alternative/indie band. Consisting of 6 members, Run River North makes music inspired by their parents backgrounds. Traveling around California playing small shows was the beginning of their career. Following the band filming a music video in Honda cars, the car company gave the young band an opportunity to play a gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live, continuing their life in the spotlight. … Continue reading

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