Alternative News 

Taste Of Chaos Festival Returns with Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday & More

The Rock Star Energy Taste of Chaos festival will return to San Bernardino on Saturday, July 16th at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds for the all day festival. The festival returned for the first time in five years in 2015 with over 13,000 attendees. The lineup includes Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Quicksand, The Get Up Kids, The Starting Line, Saosin (fronted by original vocalist Anthony Green), Senses Fail, The Early November, The Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, and Reggie and the Full Effect, with more information to be announced closer to the date. You…

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Alternative Metal News Post-hardcore Rock 

Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour Returns For 2016

After a six-year hiatus, the Rockstar energy drink Taste Of Chaos Tour is all set to return for 2016. Started in 2005 by Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman and John Reese of Mayhem Festival, the tour hit up North America up until 2009 and travelled 20 other countries with various line-ups, too. Who’s going to be playing it, then? Headliners will be Dashboard Confessional and Taking Back Sunday, with special guests Saosin with Anthony Green and The Early November. Saves The Day, Motion City Soundtrack and The Starting Line will all make appearances at several dates each over the stretch of the tour, too. What a cracker! Commenting…

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Features Playlists 

PLAYLIST: Anti-Valentine’s Day

Are you completely disgusted by this time of year? Hearts strewn about everywhere. Gross! Couples holding hands, making lovey dovey eyes at each other. Could you not?! Flowers being delivered every day to someone new in your office. Ew! If just the thought of love makes you sick, you’re not alone. Check out this 13-song playlist of songs of empowerment, moving on, and, most of all, songs that hate love just as much as you! Check out each song below or click here for the full playlist. What’s your favorite…

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Live Reviews Reviews 

LIVE REVIEW: The Sound of Animals Fighting, Philadelphia, PA

The Sound of Animals Fighting really seem like more of a prog-rock/post-hardcore circus than an experimental rock supergroup.  As I stood pressed up against the front row of slackers, I recognized the guitar-tech/stage-hand to be Peace’d Out’s bassist.  And let me tell you something, when the guy taping down setlists and strategically placing bottles of water on stage is a more talented bassist than most, you can only imagine how mind-blowing the actual band is about to be.  Before the show, the sound guy is playing rounds of Jawbreaker hits…

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Features Indie Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

The Recent Reunion Resurgence & Our Nostalgia Obsession

Nostalgia is strange, and in the current hip culture of 2014 it’s even more bizarre than it used to be.  Now I don’t mean to be nostalgic about nostalgia, but there used to be a time when nostalgic things that we joyously reminisced about stayed in the past, exactly where we remembered them just as we remembered them; all perfect and cleaned up by years of misremembering—and most importantly, in the past.  But recently, we seem to have this fascination with all things ‘90s or vintage and relating to our…

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Indie Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

Influx Of Vinyl Albums Available Soon

Cassette tapes and 8-tracks never seemed to make a big comeback, but the older cousin of the CD is making its way back into record stores. More and more bands are releasing special edition vinyls in limited edition quantities, or just re-releasing older albums onto vinyl for anniversaries. For instance, The Starting Line is reissuing their famous album, Say It Like You Mean It, on vinyl soon. The album was originally released in 2002. Mayday Parade issued a limited edition vinyl of their newest album, Monsters In the Closet, available only…

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