Posts tagged alt rock
Saves The Day & Joyce Manor Rock The Stone Pony

Saves the Day and Joyce Manor recently came to The Stone Pony in Asbury Park with support from awakebutstillinbed for the second to last date of their Summer Tour on August 17th. The venue filed in patron after patron for this sold-out show, slowly but surely filling the room & patio with excited fans.

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Prince Daddy & The Hyena Kick Off Cosmic Thrill Seekers Forever Tour In MA

I trudged through the pouring rain and flashes of lightning on July 17th to catch oldsoul, The Obsessives, Retirement Party, and Prince Daddy & The Hyena kick off the Cosmic Thrill Seeking Forever Tour at The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA.

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Frank Iero Plays Hometown Show At Asbury Lanes

Recently, I had the opportunity to review Frank Iero and the Future Violents’ newest record, Barriers. Naturally, after hearing what a banger it was, I just had to go and see it for myself in real life. Luckily, before kicking off the west coast leg of the Barriers tour, FIATFV decided to play a hometown show here at New Jersey’s very own Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park on June 28th.

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Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties At The Basement East

Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties performed at The Basement East with support from Pronoun and Diva Sweetly earlier this month. Previously, Aaron West has played at The End, which is a smaller venue here in Nashville. Although he performed on a larger stage this time around, Aaron West easily commanded the crowd’s attention as the show turned into one big sing along session.

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American Football Take On Philly At Union Transfer

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to experience and photograph American Football at Union Transfer on Tuesday, May 21st with supporting band Pure Bathing Culture. Union Transfer provides quite a unique experience, making it feel intimate and warm – the perfect combination for what the night would bring.

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Return Of The Damned Things

One of the more exciting things to happen in music this year is the return of The Damned Things. Luckily for us, they brought their first tour in the better part of a decade to Nashville with Crobot and He is Legend, with local support from The Dead Deads.

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Beartooth Bring The Disease Tour To Cannery Ballroom

I recently had the pleasure of covering Beartooth’s The Disease Tour Part II at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN. Bringing along Dead American, Hands Like Houses, and Of Mice & Men, we knew Beartooth were ready to cause a ruckus at the large yet intimate venue.

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Lucero Perform Unplugged At Acme

Acme Feed & Seed is a popular spot in Nashville for tourists & locals to party while downtown. Having served as a storefront starting in the late 1800’s, Acme is now well known as a multilevel venue with multiple bars and event spaces. As we’d never been to a show there before, I wasn’t sure what to expect! Once we got there, I realized just how intimate of a show this would be. A modest stage faced rows and rows of packed seating, with audience members actively waiting for the show to start. Lucero performed as part of an unplugged series on April 29th, with direct support from East Tennessee native Joey Kneiser.

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La Dispute takes on the Royale

La Dispute rolled into Boston, MA with Gouge Away and Slow Mass on a cool Friday evening. Playing at the Royale, a pretty swanky venue, it was nice to see this place again. I've been there once before when I was on tour with The Wonder Years and Jetty Bones last year. 

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30 Years Of The Bouncing Souls

Exit/In hosted the Nashville night of The Bouncing Souls’ 30th anniversary tour. With a predominantly East Coast heavy lineup for the first leg of this tour and a packed venue, it was sure to be a night to remember.

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Forever Came Calling Take It Acoustic At The End

Forever Came Calling brought their acoustic tour to The End in Nashville, TN earlier this month on April 6th. For their show in Music City, a small crowd turned out to support the show. It’s always refreshing to hear stripped down versions of otherwise highly energetic songs, so this stacked lineup provided a night of laid back entertainment.

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Mat Kerkes Takes The Stage At Historic Bottom Of The Hill

Mat Kerekes brought his headlining tour through San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill on March 22nd with Jacob Sigman and Jetty Bones. We were lucky to be in town to check it out. It was great to see a show at a venue with such a rich history, as Bottom Of The Hill Bottom Of The Hill, as well as SFO’s 924 Gilman Street, serve as a West Coast version of NYC’s CBGB. Bottom Of The Hill has seen the early stages of majorly successful artists including Blink 182, The Flaming Lips, The White Stripes, and Beastie Boys, just to name a new.

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Set It Off's Midnight World Tour at The Abbey

Florida natives Set It Off are currently on their Midnight World Tour, with the first leg being North America. They made a stop in Orlando, Florida on March 15 for a sold out show at The Abbey. The venue, while being on the smaller side, was packed with fans as soon as doors opened. Set It Off’s, Maxx Danziger, is originally from Orlando, making this show a very special one for him. Vocalist Cody Carson mentioned how the Orlando date of the tour meant a lot to him as well - many of his family members attended the show! It was no secret that Set It Off had high expectations for Orlando, and they were not disappointed. 

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Living Proof Tour hits the House Of Blues

Selling out shows is no easy feat. Selling out the House of Blues in Orlando, Florida? It’s only possible if you have the right amount of loyal and intense fans plus an amazing lineup. This combination is how State Champs achieved a sold out show on March 14 during the Living Proof Tour at the iconic venue located in Disney Springs. Fans waited in line for hours before doors opened, which is something that the band is quite familiar with. 

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Calpurnia's Sold Out Show at Cannery Ballroom

Calpurnia performed to a sold out crowd at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN earlier this month on March 2nd. While the band had originally been scheduled to play in Nashville on January 8th, the show had to be postponed due to vocalist / guitarist Finn Wolfhard becoming ill.

With that being said, the crowd was eager to see the show and there was a long line of fans outside the venue braving the cold in order to get a prime spot in this GA venue.

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Disturbed: Evolution in Nashville

Bridgestone Arena, located in downtown Nashville, is home to the Nashville Predators. When not hosting hockey games, the venue serves as the largest concert arena in the area. On February 16th, Disturbed and Three Days Grace performed at Bridgestone Arena as part of their Evolution Tour and rocked the house. A long line of fans wrapped its way around the block as people waited in the cold for the doors to open — with a two band bill, people were sure to show up early!

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Joyce Manor // The Basement East

The last night of Joyce Manor’s headlining tour with Remember Sports and Jeff Rosenstock hit the Basement East in Nashville, TN and was one of the tours we’ve been looking forward to for quite some time.

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BLED FEST | Hartland Performing Arts Center | Howell, MI

BLED FEST has occurred annually in Michigan for the past 14 years, with the past 11 years taking place at the Hartland Performing Arts Center. This high school turned community center serves as the home for this day long festival that this year hosted a total of five stages spread throughout classrooms, a cafeteria, and even the buildings main lobby. Hello, rock and roll high school!

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