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Unsigned Spotlight: Guss Royall (Waterloo, IA)

In recent years we’ve seen a notable and refreshing surge in bands wearing their classic rock influences on their sleeve, helping connect the next generation to many of the greats we and our parents listened to. Greta Van Fleet is a large-scale example, but another up-and-coming quartet is bringing back classic bluesy-rock vibes and mixing it with their own modern alt-rock sound for a highly memorable blend. Enter Waterloo, Iowa’s Guss Royall. The “about” section of the band’s Facebook page makes it clear in just a few words what Guss…

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Unsigned Spotlight: After Arizona (Rock/Alternative)

This week’s Unsigned Spotlight takes us over to Lincoln, Nebraska alt-rock quintet After Arizona. Tinged with the classic grittiness of Midwestern rock & roll and the heart-on-your-sleeve honesty of modern emo, After Arizona have formed a sound listeners won’t forget anytime soon. Listening to the band’s 2016 single “I Can’t Do This On My Own” (watch the lyric video below!), you’re equally amazed at how refined the band’s sound already is and excited at what future releases will bring. This song is a fast-paced banger with lyrics that deal in…

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Sudden Suspension Sign To Bad Timing Records

Pop punk band, Sudden Suspension, have signed to Bad Timing Records, joining the likes of Knuckle Puck, Head North and Sorority Noise. The band will be releasing an EP under the label this summer. In the meantime, you can check out a promo video below the jump as well as an acoustic performance of their song “Past Tense.” The group will be playing a few scattered shows around the midwest this summer. To hear more from the band, you can buy concert tickets here or purchase a CD here. Please follow and like…

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Bled Fest Adds Another Band To Line Up

Bled Fest has added Candy Hearts to the line up. Candy Hearts is an indie punk band from New Jersey. The band consists of four members and is currently signed to Bridge 9 Records. You can give them a listen here. Bled Fest started in 2004 by Ben Staub and 30 or 40 of his friends having a basement show and pool party. The event has grown into one of the most talked about DIY festivals in the Midwest, featuring 70 bands on 6 stages with no barricades. Just face-to-face…

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The 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour Announcement

Massachusetts native band Transit is set to perform at this years Acoustic Basement Tour presented by Vans Warped Tour. Other acts in attendance will be Hit the Lights, Front Porch Step, and Brian Marquis. The Acoustic Basement Tour was created in 2012 by musician Brian Marquis with the help of Kevin Lyman. It’s a small, intimate acoustic show for up and coming indie, punk, and folk acts. It takes place in small clubs to give the audience a punk rock basement show feel. Attendees are able to get up close…

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Update on the Midwest Festival

The Midwest Festival which will take place at Hunter’s Ale House in Mount Pleasant, MI has made some minor changes to the schedule. Sybris will now play in the Friday line-up due to a scheduling conflict. The Festival will start on Wed., Sept. 25th and will end Sat., the 28th. Bands that will be performing are Flint Eastwood, Pioneer Parade, The Craine Wives, plus many more. You can buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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TOUR DIARY #1: Jocelyn

Good Morning from the Jocelyn camp! Currently we are with some friends in Connecticut getting organized for the next few days on the #TIMELESStour with our good friends in Hello Highway and Once Upon A Time. So far the tour has been awesome and we greatly appreciate the support of the kids who’ve come out, the venues who we have the pleasure of working with every night and our friends in the non profit A Dream 2 Believe who are helping us with all of our day to day operations….

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A Fire With Friends Announce Summer Tour

A Fire With Friends have announced an upcoming summer tour. Kicking off in Scranton, PA, and finishing up in Charlottesville, VA, the tour will snake through the East Coast and Midwest. Check out the dates after the jump, and purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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Relient K And Motion City Soundtrack To Co-Headline Tour

Relient K told Absolute Punk that a co-headlining tour with Motion City Soundtrack is 99% sure and an official announcement will be released very soon. Check out an interview excerpt after the jump, where vocalist Matt Thiessen and guitarist Matt Hoopes talk about new album Collapsible Lung, sharing songwriting duties, and Relient K’s future. You can purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here. Purchase a CD for  Motion City Soundtrack here. Please follow and like us:

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Abandon Kansas “Marching Around Me” Music Video

Watch Abandon Kansas’ new video for the single, “Marching Around Me,” off their new EP, A Midwest Summer. You can purchase a CD here. View tour dates and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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