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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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Riot Fest Toronto Announces Daily Schedule

Get your day planner ready, because Toronto’s Riot Fest has announced its daily schedule! Check it out below, after the jump. The festival will feature big names like The Cure, Social Distortion and more contemporary favorites such as Circa Survive and New Found Glory. Head here to find out more information about Toronto’s fest! Single day passes are now available, so be sure to buy concert tickets here. In addition, purchase a CD from your favorite bands to help get yourself pumped in the meantime. Please follow and like us:

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CONTEST: Win Tickets To Denver Riot Fest

Unfortunately for all of us out there with a little less cash after this summer’s festivals, tickets for September Riot Fest in Denver are going quickly.  The line up in Denver includes bands like The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Wu-Tang, A Day to Remember, Stiff Little Fingers, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, NOFX, The Bouncing Souls, Manchester Orchestra, Red City Radio and Gogol Bordello (to name a few that always put on rad live shows).   If you are planning on going the traditional route, grab your passes soon…

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Amnesia Rock Fest 2013 Announce Lineup

  Canada’s Amnesia Rock Fest 2013 has been announced, and the lineup includes Rise Against, The Offspring, Alice Cooper, the Dropkick Murphys and many more. Check out the full lineup and dates after the jump. Please follow and like us:

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New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom Closing Until 2013 Due to Sandy Damages

The effects of Superstorm Sandy have caused New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom to close until the spring. Located in Sayreville, New Jersey the venue’s web-site stated today, that “due to damages the Starland Ballroom sustained as a result of Hurricane Sandy, it is necessary to cancel most scheduled shows at the Sayreville, NJ venue until Spring 2013.” Refunds are available to all ticket holders for up-coming shows.  Artists whose shows have been canceled due to the closure include Yellowcard, Social Distortion, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Clutch and more.  Megadeath’s…

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