Tag Archives: pop punk

Rico Nasty Drops Music Video for Summer Single “Magic” — Catch her live at Rolling Loud CA

If anything was a cultural reset in the past three years, it was Rico Nasty’s “Smack a Bitch.” The iconic single and its remix appear on Rico’s debut album Nightmare Vacation, which was released only last year. The punk-rap star from the DMV has wasted no time with new material—her forthcoming mixtape Rx will include […]

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Zoe Elaine |
De'Wayne
Hot Artist Alert: Superstar to-be, De’Wayne turns heads with debut album “STAINS”

Los Angeles-based De’Wayne is turning heads with the release of his debut album STAINS and the impressive video for “Super 8,” a wild track that once more plays into the artist’s penchant for crafting hook-filled, genre-bending songs. Between blitzing drums and his earnest cries “Super 8″ embodies the kind of breathless urgency with which De’Wayne […]

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AFI at the Wiltern shot by Danielle Gornbein
AFI party like it’s 1999 — explosively impressive performance at Wiltern, Los Angeles

A Fire Inside aka. AFI ended their tour right here in Los Angeles last Friday and Saturday night. Catching the Friday performance was one for the books. People flooded into the Wiltern with much excitement to see The Blood Tour at its finest. AFI just released their tenth, self-titled, album. This band has stayed true to […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Jimmy Eat World
Jimmy Eat World steam up the Roxy with new songs and those sweet nostalgic cuts

Excited fans gathered in West Hollywood, Sunday night, to see one of their most cherished bands of our teenage raging years (as if we’ve outgrown them). The rain couldn’t keep the Roxy from selling out their club for the Arizona rock band, Jimmy Eat World. This band has been around for quite sometimes and continues to […]

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Danielle Gornbein |
Cloud Nothings
Cloud Nothings share lead single off new album, L.A. date announced at The Hi Hat

Cloud Nothings are back in Los Angeles with a headlining show date scheduled for Wednesday, November 16 at The Hi Hat in Highland Park! The show announcement comes as part of Cloud Nothings’ word tour in celebration of their forthcoming nine-track album Life Without Sound which is set for release January 27 via Carpark/Wichita. The album is […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Bayside at the Regent Theater
Photos & Review: Bayside Rip Through Epic Set at The Regent, The Menzingers Kick Things Off Feverishly

Downtown LA’s Regent Theater was straight up sucker punched with some punk-driven tunes this past Wednesday night. NYC’s pop-punk rock n’ rollers Bayside ripped through the stage with support of opening act The Menzingers. Kicking off the heavy festivities, The Menzingers started the night on a fierce foot. Part of the Epitaph Records family, these proud Philly boys got the […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Jimmy Eat World photos
Jimmy Eat World Announce Intimate Show Date at Troubadour West Hollywood

Update: Jimmy Eat World have added a second intimate Los Angeles date. This time at The Roxy on October 23. Tickets on sale this Friday!  It’s been a couple years since Jimmy Eat World last played Los Angeles, but the pop-punk stars are making their way back to the City of Angels this October. Jimmy Eat […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
The Frights
Video Premiere: Watch The Frights perform “Afraid of The Dark” while exploring fun and mystery at Dangerbird Records

San Diego surf-punks, The Frights, show off their playful charm in a new live video for their sweet single “Afraid of the Dark.” Shot at Dangerbird Records in Silver Lake —not only known for their excellent roster, but bangin’ parties — The Frights take you through a quirky tour of Dangerbird Records while busting out a live performance, […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Rolling Blackouts
Hot Band Alert: Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever are ready to roll with a “Clean Slate” and more

Coining themselves at a “tough pop/soft punk group”, Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever (RBCF) are turning on the Aussie charm with their enticing blend of garage rock. Just like Sly and the Family Stone, “it’s a family affair” when it comes to making music with these guys. Composed of of brothers Tom (guitar and vocals) […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
the frights
Stream The Frights’ new song “You Are Going To Hate This” — playing Teragram Ballroom Nov. 18

San Diego’s The Frights are gearing up to release their new album, You Are Going To Hate This and to celebrate the forthcoming LP, the band has shared a new song off the album. You can stream The Frights’ title-track “You Are Going To Hate” below. The song is a jangly surf-punk number with an […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
worriers
Hot Band Alert: Stream Worriers’ new song “Yes All Cops” off debut album produced by Laura Jane Grace

Photo Credit: Mars Ganito Led by the multifaceted artist, Lauren Denitzio comes the fairly new Brooklyn band, Worriers. Previously a member of The Measure [sa], Denitzio lays down the punk vocals and guitar for her new band Worriers. Based out of Brooklyn, the pop-punk band also features Rachel Rubino (Bridge and Tunnel) and John McLean […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
alkaline trio
Alkaline Trio close four-night run at Observatory with excellent set; everyone was a “fangirl”

There comes a time in every band’s career where they have the opportunity, the privilege to be able to perform back-to-back-to-back-to-back nights at the same venue. Furthermore, having the amount of material to string across four evenings without repeating a song is quite the feat. From last Thursday night through Sunday evening, Alkaline Trio put on […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Ex Hex return to Los Angeles with headlining performance at The Roxy

The all female power trio, Ex Hex are coming back to Los Angeles with a headlining performance scheduled at The Roxy in West Hollywood on Friday, May 15th. The band recently played the Echo in support of their fiery debut album, Rips. Now the trio are back and ready to rip some more. Ex Hex are […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
swingin utters
Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters give fans at the Fonda a classic night of that Fat Wreck Chords sound

Lagwagon It felt like 1995 at the Fonda Theatre this last Saturday night… well at least to me it did. Having grown up around the California punk scene in the mid to late 90s, bands like Lagwagon and Swingin’ Utters were bands that you inevitably saw on the regular. Besides the fact that everybody is […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
weezer
Weezer gifts fans at The Observatory with both an acoustic and electrifying performance

9:04pm and the house lights are up at The Observatory as people stand patiently waiting for Weezer to take the stage. A few whistles and a slight jolt in the crowd catch my attention and I look over. Cell phones are pulled out and pointed at a spot in the crowd I can’t quite see. […]

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Anne Marie Schiefer |
Punk band New Found Glory signs with Epitaph? EWW

Someone call Reuters and tell them to edit their headline, because this shit sure ain’t punk! NEW YORK (Billboard) – Punk rock group New Found Glory has called time on its major-label career and signed a new deal with Epitaph Records. Its debut for the indie label, produced by former Blink-182 member Mark Hoppus, is […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |
Myspace magazine – Myspace Weekly?

Are you kidding me? Myspace now has a freaking magazine. What lamos will be writing for that ish? Maybe a bunch of white belt wearing, pomade headed pretty boys and some platinum female tools. I like it as a social network, to stay in touch with my friends, and network for journalistic purposes, but I […]

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Sandra B. Olinger |