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Halsey Will Star As Sally In Upcoming ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ Concert

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ remains one of history’s most iconic stop-motion animated films. With a beloved cast of characters and a quirky collection of songs, the movie is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. To our excitement, punk-turned-pop queen Halsey will be gracing the stage to sing the role of Sally during the October 27 and 28 performances. The concert adaptation will immerse attendees into the film as a live orchestra performs alongside the movie in real time. Danny Elfman will reprise his role of Jack Skellington to perform the songs he wrote for Tim… Read more »


News Flashes 09.01.22: Pierce the Veil Returns, A Horrifying Winnie the Pooh, and A Charlie Brown Christmas

— Today we talk about the return of Pierce the Veil, the Winnie the Pooh horror movie, and Charlie Brown getting a Christmas revamp. — Pierce the Veil is Back Pierce the Veil is back and they are coming in hot! The band dropped a brand new song and lyric video for the first time since 2016. “Pass the Nirvana” is intense and emotional. It captivates the chaos and rage that today’s youth has every right to feel after the past couple of years. Frontman Vic Fuentes says about the song: “‘Pass the Nirvana’ is about the many horrible traumas… Read more »


10 Black Pop-Punk & Alt-Rock Acts Everyone Should Know

From rock n’ roll godmother Sister Rosetta Tharpe to grunge singer Tina Bell, there have always been Black rock music artists. Pop-punk and alternative rock are no different. To celebrate Black History Month and the kickass contributions of Black rock artists, here are 10 Black pop-punk and alt-rock artists you should listen to year-round. Fefe Dobson The Canadian pop-punk singer Fefe Dobson released her self-titled debut album in 2003, which spawned hits that included “Take Me Away,” “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” and “Everything.” She would follow that album with 2006’s Sunday Love and 2010’s Joy. The latter was especially notable for… Read more »


Magnolia Park Shares Bittersweet “Fell In Love On Halloween” Video

Just because we’re entering the winter holiday season doesn’t mean you can’t keep the spirit of Halloween alive. Magnolia Park is continuing on with their spooky vibes with the release of their “Fell In Love On Halloween” music video via Epitaph Records. The bittersweet music video perfectly complements the acoustic emo track, which draws parallels between The Nightmare Before Christmas‘ Jack and Sally with the song’s protagonists. “I was dressed up like Jack/Should’ve known this won’t last/Every good thing comes and goes, at least I took my chance,” frontman Joshua Roberts sings. Check out the full “Fell In Love On… Read more »


9 Best Theatrical Sets At When We Were Young Fest 2022

What a time to be an emo kid. With nostalgia in vogue, scene kids like ourselves are begging for another chance to live out our Warped Tour fantasies. The days of thick rubber bracelets with “I Love Boobies” imprinted into them, free meet-and-greets at the merch tent, and a day chock-full of heavy-hitting acts in the alternative space. Luckily, When We Were Young Fest is filling this void for the second year in a row with another incredibly stacked lineup. From legacy headliners like Green Day and blink-182 to next-generation acts like Magnolia Park and Games We Play, the second-annual… Read more »


Lauren Mayberry Frees Herself From “Shame” On Latest Single

Lauren Mayberry is taking her power back. Releasing her new single “Shame” via Island Records, the CHVRCHES vocalist is experimenting with her love of ‘90s pop-rock, musical theatre, and synth-wave across the arrangement. It is a multi-layered piece that explores the relatable feeling of shame, which is an incredibly complex emotion. Mayberry paints a vivid picture that juxtaposes uncertainty with sarcasm, giving the song a twinge of humor that lightens the mood. “I had the idea for a while of a song that had the tagline of ‘what a shame’, but in a sarcastic way,” she says. “And the word… Read more »

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