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Winona Fighter Drops ‘Anchorman’-Inspired “Subaru” Music Video


Winona Fighter is back with a brand-new video for their upbeat punk-rock song, “Subaru” via Rise Records. The video harkens back to modern comedy classics including Anchorman and Wayne’s World. Vocalist Coco Kinnon says, “Dan [Fuson], Austin [Luther], and I are never not having a little laugh so it was really awesome to let our natural selves shine on set. We took inspiration from our favorite comedy shows and movies growing up. From Anchorman (a movie that came out when we were kids) to I Think You Should Leave (a show that has us in a choke hold as adults)… Read more »

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Winona Fighter Signs To Rise Records, Releases New Single


Winona Fighter doesn’t care what you think in their new single, “I’m In The Market To Please No One.” Along with the release, the act announced that they’ve signed to Rise Records ahead of their upcoming South By Southwest (SXSW) showcases and upcoming spring tour. Additionally, they’ve released a music video for the track, which illuminates their punk attitude while adding another layer to the meaning of the song. The video opens with frontwoman Chloe Kinnon in a therapy session, looking distraught and confused. In the song, she explains her distress and eventually gets up from the couch and starts… Read more »

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Foo Fighters, Weezer, & More To Headline Shaky Knees 2024


Ready to get your knees moving? Shaky Knees Music Festival has announced its 2024 line-up. Headliners Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Girl In Red, The Offspring, Weezer, Noah Kahan, and more will take the mainstage during the three-day weekend from May 3-5 in Atlanta, GA’s Central Park. Notable acts such as Loveless, Nova Twins, Pool Kids, Microwave, and Sunny Day Real Estate will add a little emo essence to the alt-rock weekend.  Read more: Set It Off Announces The Deathless Tour With Crown The Empire & More With some fests and acts announcing anniversary or album play-through shows,… Read more »

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Fall Out Boy Announced As Headliners For Riot Fest 2024


Riot Fest is officially back for 2024, taking place on September 20, 21, and 22 at Bridgeview, Illinois’ Seatgeek Stadium. Headliners include Fall Out Boy on Friday, Beck on Saturday, and Slayer on Sunday. The festival lineup boasts myriad rock staples including The Offspring, who are playing their 1994 LP Smash, NOFX, Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, and beyond. Plus, rising stars such as Heart Attack Man, Sweet Pill, and Loveless, will also be taking to the Riot Fest stages. While announcing their festival slot, Fall Out Boy shared, “[H]aving a big ol’ Chicago homecoming + headlining #RiotFest on September… Read more »

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South Star Music Festival Announces Their First Lineup With blink-182 And Gwen Stefani As Headliners


We’re heading down to Alabama for the inaugural South Star Music Festival! blink-182 and Gwen Stefani are slated to headline at John Hunt Park on September 28 and 29 in Huntsville, AL. Music fans can register to receive the passcode for Thursday, April 25’s pre-sale that will run from 10 AM ET to 10:40 AM ET, with public sale occurring at 10:40 AM ET, onward. The two-day festival includes other popular acts: Shinedown, Beck, Vanessa Carlton, Winona Fighter, and many others. Attendees who are dedicated sports fans don’t need to worry about missing any football games either; South Star Sports… Read more »

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11 Empowering, Alternative Songs To Soundtrack National Ex-Spouse Day


It seems indicative of U.S. divorce trends that we could reasonably add National Ex-Spouse Day to the calendar between the bookends of April Fool’s Day and 4/20. Lo and behold, April 14 stands as the designated date for reflection on the heels of romantic dissolution. Officially, it’s a day to assuage anger and practice forgiveness—but let’s be real here: that’s about as engaging as a rainy day lecture on the history of watching paint dry. In the interest of feeding our delusion of music being a cure-all, we’ve opted for a decidedly more “teenage angst” approach in celebrating the sanctioned… Read more »

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Bayside Needs A “Miracle” On New Single


With their forthcoming record, There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive, just around the corner, Bayside has returned with their latest offering, “Miracle,” from the April 5 album. The anthemic new release is propelled forward by a steady cacophony of guitars and drum fills that act as the backdrop to vocalist Anthony Raneri’s commanding delivery. The chorus, “I’m already in so deep/And I’ve gotta get off my knees/Will I waste my life trying to get by/When a miracle is what I need?/When a miracle is what I need?” effortlessly captures the strength and perseverance of the new release.  Read more:… Read more »

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Cold Years Release Politically-Charged Single, “CHOKE”


Scottish punks Cold Years challenge authority in their new song, “CHOKE.” The track is off of their upcoming album, A Different Life, which drops on April 26. The single is melodically driven with essences mixed in that capture anyone who’s a fan of the alt-rock scene. Even on a different continent, Cold Years writes engaging lyrics that transcend those boundaries while being introspective in challenging the status quo. Not only does frontman Ross Gordon’s vocals resonate in line with Green Day’s lead, Billie Joe Armstrong, but he uniquely stands within his own sonic realm. Similarly, the variety of elements of… Read more »

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Smartpunk Records Announce Fifth Annual SXSW Showcase Lineup


Smartpunk Records is bringing their Smartpunk House back to the iconic South By Southwest fest (SXSW) for the fifth year in a row. It’ll run March 16 and 17 at the Empire Garage and Control Room in Austin, TX, and begin at noon local time. Music enthusiasts will not need a pass to enter the free showcase. The lineup is a blend of newer indie emo/rock with acts such as Winona Fighter, Proper., and Remo Drive to classic staples in the scene such as Spitalfield, Sparta, and Bob Nanna of Braid. With a label that’s been around since 2016 and… Read more »

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Bayside Are “The Devils” In Their New Song & Announces Upcoming LP


Bayside is back with their new single, “The Devils.” It’s off of their upcoming album, There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive, which comes out on April 5 via Hopeless Records. With a haunting aura mixed with their traditional punk sound, the act ushers in a darker phase. Eerie gang vocals introduce the track and set the mood for an almost ghostly setting. “We are the trade-ins/The souls that needed saving” kicks off the song partnered with metal-esque guitar riffs. Frontman Anthony Raneri immediately grabs hold with melodically hypnotizing vocals, which propels the song along. There’s a sad theme attached,… Read more »

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