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The Used Announces Fall Tour With Plain White Ts & Raue

The Used are on quite a roll this year! With their B-sides, full-length MEDZ arriving on June 21 and the group preparing for the kick-off of their summer tour, they have announced their fall headlining tour with Plain White T’s and Raue. Excited about the tour, Plain White T’s shared on their social platforms, “We’re hitting the road this fall with @theused! Get ready for an epic tour you won’t want to miss.” Read more: The Used Announces B-Sides Album ‘MEDZ,’ Releases Title Track Tickets for the group’s forthcoming fall headline run will be available on Friday, June 14, at… Read more »


robbietheused (Bert McCracken) Shares Claymation “Just A Little Bit” Video

It’s no secret that Bert McCracken and his legendary band, The Used, are having a sensational 2024! Following the release of their ninth studio album, Toxic Positivity, last spring, the impending arrival of their B-sides album, MEDZ, in just a few weeks, and their summer headline tour kicking off on June 20, McCracken also recently launched his unique, pop-centric solo project robbietheused. “Just A Little Bit,” which arrived on May 31 to enormous praise, is McCracken’s into a poppier avenue. He shares, “I’ve always tried to push for the poppy stuff for The Used records. And the band really likes… Read more »


Escape The Fate Announce Fall “Out Of The Shadows” Tour

Escape The Fate is set to ignite the stage with their highly anticipated fall headline tour, aptly named “Out Of The Shadows.” The post-hardcore mainstays will be supported by Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.), Point North, Stitched Up Heart, and garzi. Amidst their back-to-back performances at the esteemed Slam Dunk Festival in the UK this weekend, Escape The Fate is gearing up to embark on a string of shows across the UK and Europe leading up to performances at Rock Fest in Finland and Hellfest in France. The “Out Of The Shadows” tour will kick off on Aug. 31… Read more »


Student record label finding its groove

When the Redwalls recently performed on David Letterman’s “Late Show,” it wasn’t just a boost for the indie rock band trying to make a name for itself. It was also a point of pride for the band’s label – student-run MAD Dragon Records at Drexel University. “Everyone around the country could see something that we were working on,” said junior Amanda Melczer, 20. At a school more known for engineering and technology, Drexel’s music industry program is an emerging gem. It’s one of the most selective programs at the Philadelphia university, with close to 600 applications for 54 freshman seats,… Read more »


Drexel Starts Student-Run Record Label

Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. have nothing to worry about, but a university known more for churning out engineers than hit music is starting its own record label. Drexel University’s MAD Dragon Records expects to put out its first CD – a compilation of eight or nine bands – next year. The student-run label will be an integral part of Drexel’s fledgling music industry program, which in only three years has grown from eight students to more than 150. Students will be in charge of artist development, production, recording, marketing, contracts and distribution, while MAD Dragon musicians – also students… Read more »


Pet Shop Boys Wrap Album

The Pet Shop Boys finished their ninth album yesterday. The as-yet-untitled release is due in March. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe turned fourteen tracks over to engineer Michael Brauer, who finished mixing the tracks on November 3rd. Brauer handed the tracks back to the duo who pulled eleven for the final product. Tennant and Lowe recruited former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr to play on nine of the album tracks, with Jodie Linscott (Elton John, Billy Bragg) adding percussion. The record will be the Pet Shop Boys first album of new material since 1999’s Nightlife. Earlier this year, the group’s first… Read more »

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