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ALBUM REVIEW: Mike Llerena & the Nerve

If The Decemberists and Green Day had a baby, they would conceive Mike Llerena & the Nerves. Hailing from Gainesville, FL., the band just dropped their first full length album on June 15th. The first song, “Last Words”, sets the tone for the album – high energy, feel good, real music that instantly gets stuck in your head. Tracks like “Crossfire” and “Mr. Favorite Son,” are the perfect recipe for a crowd of fans jumping and moshing. Halfway through, we hear a sentimental side with “Saturday Night” and “A Long Winter”. There…

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LIVE REVIEW: Face to Face, Less than Jake, Direct Hit!, The Jukebox Romantics

If you ever wanted to go to a live show that reminiscent of a backyard house party, BLK Live in Scottsdale is the place for you. Between the residential sized pool, comfy cabanas and outdoor bar, BLK Live is the ideal spot for a punk rock fan to enjoy a show. Opening the bill was The Jukebox Romantics, hailing from New York, this high-energy three piece group was the perfect way to kick off the night. The second group to play was Direct Hit!, a Midwestern pop-punk band that sound like…

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UNSIGNED SPOTLIGHT: Bruise Violet

As we’re being reminded in various areas of American society right now, teenagers are capable of making a positive, and extraordinary, difference in all our lives. They have a fearlessness and desire to try new things, progress, and fight for what they believe in. They don’t stand by and accept the status quo. How on earth does this tie in with our latest Unsigned Spotlight feature? Enter St. Paul, Minnesota’s Bruise Violet, a trio of badass young women making waves in their local scene and beyond with their no-holds-barred, unapologetic…

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Neck Deep Announce Second Support Act For Headlining Tour

Neck Deep are busy touring in Europe right now, but they’re hitting the U.S. sooner than later. The group announced a while back that they will tour the U.S. this winter in support of their latest album, The Peace And The Panic.  The group announced that Speak Low If You Speak Love will join them, and also informed fans that Creeper will join the tour as well. Check out the details in a tweet from ND after the jump! For more Neck Deep, you can purchase a concert ticket here or…

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McCafferty Announce Winter Tour With Heart Attack Man

McCafferty are hitting the road with Heart Attack Man this winter. The two-week tour kicks off on November 30th in Michigan and travels through most of the Northeast United States before winding down in Philadelphia in mid-December. Please follow and like us:

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Green Day documentary to hit select theaters

As if we couldn’t love the punk rock trio from Oakland, CA any more than we already do, the exclusive “Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk” documentary film is coming to tour through select theaters.  The guys of Green Day; Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, put their minds together to help executive produce the documentary, which follows and explores Northern California’s pivotal role in the evolution of punk rock throughout the 1970’s. With a powerful trailer (Watch below) the documentary stems from the anti-establishment roots that the punk…

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Jason Butler (ex- letlive.) Teases New Project

Fans were surprised and disappointed when letlive., one of the scene’s most vibrant acts, called it a day. However, fans of vocalist Jason Butler better hang on tight: he’s still going to be around. Butler teased on Instagram that he has a new project, The Fever. Not much is known about the new group, but they are performing at a Fourth of July pool party. Hopefully more details will surface. In the meantime, check out Butler’s Instagram post after the jump! Please follow and like us:

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Rise Against Announce European Tour

They’re taking the U.S. by storm this fall to promote their new album, Wolves, but Rise Against aren’t stopping there. They’ll also be hitting Europe on a headline run shortly after. Sleeping With Sirens and Pears will join the group as support. Check out all of the exciting details in a tweet from Rise Against after the jump! For more Rise Against, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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Rise Against Announce Headlining Tour

Punk fans, get ready to rejoice. In anticipation of their new album Wolves, Rise Against are set to hit the road again on a headlining run. Pierce The Veil and White Lung will serve as support on the tour, which hits North America in September and October. Check out all of the exciting info in a tweet from Rise Against after the jump! For more Rise Against, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here! Please follow and like us:

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The Without Drop Debut EP ‘Factions’

If you’re looking for gritty, high-energy rock fused with post-hardcore, punk, and just a touch of thrash, look no further than Portland, OR rockers, The Without. Releasing their debut EP on March 14th, Factions is a testament to the band’s immense talent. Rarely do artists come out of the gate with such a strong, well-defined sound, and in this, The Without provide something refreshing. Speaking about the writing and recording process, Michael Draper says, “It was a rewarding process, really putting our stuff under the microscope and discussing at length, what we believed…

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