The Number Twelve Looks Like You have released the first installment of their new video series called 24/7.12. In this episode we get an inside look at how the band formed, who they are, and where they came from. Watch it in the replies.
This weekend is packed with festivals all over the continent, so we wanted to bring The Grove Festival to your attention in case it's not on your radar yet. This special event that's taking place in Toronto this weekend (well, tomorrow!) has been put together by Arts & Crafts along with other sponsors, and the lineup includes Phoenix, Girl Talk, Hot Chop, The Gaslight Anthem, Earl Sweatshirt, Wavves, Young Empires and more. In other words, you are guaranteed to have a kick-ass time while enjoying some great tunes. The best part? Noisy Ghost PR + 24West are giving away 10 tickets -- for free! -- through AP.net if you would like to attend.
Salon has posted an article looking at the reaction some fans of The Postal Service had upon learning that the opening act for their recent tour was Big Freedia. The title of the article, "White music fans are afraid of difference: When Postal Service fans get aggressively upset over a black opening act, that's evidence of a bigger problem," may turn some readers off -- but the article is definitely worth the read and discussion.
Maybe the most pissed and confounded Twitter responders to Big Freedia’s show hate rap, hip-hop and butts. But I bet they don’t. They appear to be white people mostly in their late 20s like me, and I bet they consume all kinds of music. But they were walking...
The Roastmaster for the upcoming James Franco Roast (premiering on Labor Day) has been declared, and its none other than Franco's Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen. Head to the replies for an excerpt from the press release.
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A lot of you are asking for a "return to Kingdoms"... A lot of you are going to be quite happy with this new record.
Update: Ok, looks like that was an overzealous page admin.
Hey what's up guys. Misha here just wanting to clear up a few things. We actually have a page administrator that runs the Facebook in our off time but it seems he got a little overzealous in that last post.
I am very excited about this album, as it holds an idea and concept I came up with on my own and for six months carried to fruition (and yes Jake, Sean, Gabe and Felipe wrote all the music with me). It is literally, my baby. And when the...
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will release their first album in over seven years, Unvarnished, on October 1st via Blackheart Records. First single, “"Any Weather,"” will be performed on Jimmy Kimmel on August 8th. Track listing (standard and deluxe) and album artwork are below.
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Hailing from Madison, WI, Serianna is set to release their new LP Define Me in less than two weeks. Signed to Bullet Tooth, the metalcore outfit is undoubtedly releasing their most punishing music to date. Today we're streaming the track "Analog" and you can hear it in the replies. You can pre-order the record on CD and digital and read an interview we did with the band here.
Ballyhoo! have finished up their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part five of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler - this is the final blog. Catch up on part one, part two, part three, and part four if you missed them. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
On The Gunz Show, Down With Webster announced that they will be touring the US for the first time in over a year in the fall, and also that they're about ready to wrap up recording their new album. You can listen to it here.
Bad Religion's guitarist, Greg Hetson, has filed reports that claim his wife is "unstable and violent," "attacked him with a clothes hanger and hockey equipment," and "stole $18k from a joint bank account."
After conferring with The AP.net staff and editors from PunkNews.org, PropertyofZack, and UndertheGun, we have put together a playlist of all the best music we loved from July. You can check that out in the replies and make sure you didn't miss anything great.
Former The Downtown Fiction drummer and current From Indian Lakes manager, Eric Jones, wrote a blog about signing a record deal, what it means for bands, the misconceptions behind it, and advice for young bands - check it out here.
I think a big misconception amongst young bands is that signing to a label is the end-all be-all. That it is the pinnacle of your career. But here’s the truth: at best, it’s a platform to build off of. I wish someone would’ve told that to me when I had first signed. I hate to say it, but I got a little lazy. The entire band did. We waited for the label to make us rich and famous, as if the label could churn out the hits, put a few 0’s in our bank accounts,...