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All-American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, More To Headline Is For Lovers Fest


Hawthorne Heights may have dubbed Ohio For Lovers in 2004, but they’ve been spreading the love far and wide ever since. Especially with their annual Is For Lovers Festival each summer! Today, the seven-date festival series has been announced, including stops at Lake Tahoe, CA, Manteo, NC, Los Angeles, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and more. The festival series will include headline performances from The All-American Rejects, Underoath, Motion City Soundtrack, Hawthorne Heights, and Yellowcard. Additionally, fans will get the chance to see Movements, The Starting Line, State Champs, Saosin, Hot Mulligan, and more. “We are happy to be back in 2024,… Read more »

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Hawthorne Heights Invite Fan’s Band, New Aesthetic, To Play Is For Lovers Fest


Meeting your heroes can change your life. And that’s what’s happening to the upcoming act, New Aesthetic. The San Diego, CA-based band received a message from frontman J.T. Woodruff of Hawthorne Heights to work together. “There’s a kid holding a sign that says, ‘Let me play guitar on ‘Ohio Is For Lovers,’” the emo vocalist explains in an Instagram Reel. He continues that he met a fan during one of their stops on the 2017 Warped Tour run. “Flash forward, that kid’s name is Dylan he’s now an adult. He now has his own band called New Aesthetic.” He then… Read more »

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Hawthorne Heights’ “Is For Lovers” Fest Announce Lineups with Thrice, Silverstein, & More


We all know that Ohio is for lovers, but Hawthorne Heights has set out to prove that it’s not just Ohio. After three editions of the festival hitting emo fans hard in 2022, Hawthorne Heights is bringing the “Is For Lovers Festival” to eight cities in 2023. This year’s event will visit Hawaii, Lake Tahoe, NV; Denver, CO; Manteo, NC; Council Bluffs, IA; Cincinnati, OH; Pelham, TN; and Mansfield, MA. Similarly to their 2022 festival stops, the lineups will vary by date and include the likes of Thrice, Silverstein, Thursday, Saosin, and more. Tickets for the events are currently on… Read more »

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10 Songs True Emo Kids Can Recognize By The First Note


By now, we’ve all seen the viral TikTok trend capitalizing on our emo heart’s trigger of the infamous G-Note. It’s no secret that playing this simple note will reveal any and every Emo Kid—current and former—within a considerable distance. After all, “Welcome To The Black Parade” by My Chemical Romance can easily go down in history as the most recognizable song across a span of generations. But how many more of these timeless classics can a true emo kid pick out before the lyrics even begin? Here’s our list of 10 songs true emo kids can recognize by the sound… Read more »

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Hawthorne Heights, Saosin, & More To Headline 20 Years Of Tears Tour


Elder emos rejoice! Hawthorne Heights frontman JT Woodruff has announced the 20 Years Of Tears Tour. The Ohio natives will bring along Saosin, Thursday, Anberlin, Armor For Sleep, and Emery for support across various dates. Plus, fans can see I See Stars, Cartel, This Wild Life, Stick To Your Guns, and more perform on select dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 19, at 10 AM local time, with pre-sales starting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 17. The tour is a celebration of the Myspace generation and the impact these scene staples have had, and continue to have, in the alternative… Read more »

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Hawthorne Heights Announces ‘The Silence In Black And White’ Acoustic Tour


Hawthorne Heights’ hearts aren’t always in Ohio. The emo act announced the Behind The Tears Tour to celebrate 20 years of their first album, The Silence In Black And White. Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 9 at 10 AM local time. The spring run isn’t going to be the usual show set-up, though. Instead of the loud reverb of electric guitars, it’s getting traded in for a subdued acoustic tone. The flyer for it says it’ll be “An emotional musical journey designed to peel back the years and tears.” Their first LP, which boasts their single, “Niki FM,”… Read more »

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15 Songs We Can’t Wait To Hear At When We Were Young 2024


When We Were Young Fest is ready for another run. With the announcements of next year’s dates on October 19 and 20, the stacked lineup has fans excited with the number of acts performing iconic albums. From Cobra Starship, Hey Monday, Millionaires to Fall Out Boy, 3OH!3, and more, there will be a ton of tunes that audiences are stoked to hear live (maybe even for the first time!) Here are 15 songs we’re dying to hear at When We Were Young 2024.  1. The Sharpest Lives — My Chemical Romance With a noticeable opening heavy bass line, the fourth… Read more »

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KennyHoopla Offers Laid-back Indie Sound On “keep a window open//”


Pop-punk rising star KennyHoopla is back with an eclectic new single “keep a window open//.” This track is preceded by the July release of his three-song EP BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT// featuring none other than frequent collaborator blink-182’s Travis Barker. The two even shared their official music video for the stand-out track “MARRY KILL F*CK//.” Departing from the raw punk rock sounds of the EP, this new single sees more indie elements at play with mellow, ethereal vocals. “‘keep a window open//’ is a song that is an ode to my roots and day one inspirations,” KennyHoopla says of… Read more »

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KennyHoopla Drops “MARRY KILL F*CK//” Video Ft. Travis Barker


Following the release of KennyHoopla’s 3-track capsule project with frequent collaborator and friend, Travis Barker, the emerging artist has issued the official music video for the project’s standout single, “MARRY KILL F*CK//.” “MARRY KILL F*CK//” captures the very essence of KennyHoopla‘s unbridled energy and contagious punk-rock spirit. With clever references and innuendos scattered throughout, the song playfully nods to Barker’s bandmate Tom DeLonge with the line, “And everyone is recommending me their therapist/They believe in God/But don’t believe in aliens.” This song truly exemplifies KennyHoopla‘s uninhibited and electrifying musical style, making it a must-listen for fans of the genre. Read… Read more »

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KennyHoopla & Travis Barker Collab On New 3-Track Capsule EP


Following the release of his latest offerings “SABOTAGE//” and “YOU NEEDED A HIT//,” KennyHoopla and longtime collaborator, Travis Barker, have partnered up once again for a 3-track capsule project release titled, BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT//.  Across the release, KennyHoopla‘s edgy, genre-blending sound and Barker‘s powerhouse drumming skills culminate in an explosive climax. Standout single “MARRY KILL F*CK//” epitomizes KennyHoopla’s raw energy and infectious punk-rock spirit while calling back to a handful of pop-punk references including one to Barker’s bandmate Tom DeLonge through the line, “And everyone is recommending me their therapist/They believe in God/Don’t believe in aliens.” Read more:… Read more »

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