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How Green Day's Dookie Fertilized A Punk-Rock Revival

Green Day will toast the release of American Idiot on Tuesday, but perhaps an even bigger cause for celebration these days is the 10-year anniversary of their breakthrough LP, Dookie. The modern-day classic not only launched the Bay Area punk trio into the mainstream, it opened the door to a mid-’90s wave of popped-up punk and provided a launching pad for the current crop of melodic pop-punkers. “[Dookie] changed my life,” confessed Good Charlotte’s Joel Madden. “It made me want to start Good Charlotte…. Right after that record came out, we were like, ‘We have to start a band in… Read more »


JULES IS DEAD Shares Witchy Track “Spells and Power Thoughts”

Rising alternative rock artist JULES IS DEAD launched their fantastical, spooky new track “Spells and Power Thoughts” today via Atlantic Records. Tapping into witchy themes and pop-punk guitar lines, “Spells And Power Thoughts” highlights love that would never work out. “I’m addicted to affliction/We’re a deadly contradiction/Your lies, they turn me black and blue,” the artist earnestly sings. Check out the full track below. Deep-diving into the track, JULES IS DEAD shares, “‘Spells and Power Thoughts’ is basically about this girl I had feelings for. We both admitted to liking each other, but she had a boyfriend the whole time.… Read more »


AFI, KennyHoopla, Poppy To Join Thirty Seconds To Mars On Tour

After an exciting surprise performance of “The Kill (Bury Me)” with rising alt artist KennyHoopla at When We Were Young Fest in October, Thirty Seconds To Mars has announced the Seasons World Tour 2024. Kenny will be joining the tour’s North American run as support alongside veteran punk-rockers AFI and Poppy. During Thirty Seconds To Mars’ second performance at WWWY Fest, KennyHoopla jumped on stage with the group for a breathtaking rendition of the band’s hit track “The Kill (Bury Me).” While fans certainly anticipated the band to bring “The Kill” to the festival stage, no one was ready for… Read more »


Frances Bean Cobain And Riley Hawk Are Officially Married

Could this be the punk-rock wedding of the century? Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and Tony Hawk’s son, Riley Hawk, are officially husband and wife! After obtaining their marriage license in September 2023, the couple celebrated their love with a Los Angeles, CA ceremony. And you’ll never guess who their wedding day officiant was… That’s right: Michael Stipe of the 90s’ alternative rock band, R.E.M. While this looks like a random choice at first glance, the “Losing My Religion” singer is Cobain’s godfather and remains an important figure in her life. In a celebratory birthday photo… 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 »


blink-182 Pay Tribute To The Ramones On “Dance With Me”

blink-182 is back at it again! The world-dominating pop-punk trio has just released their bouncy new track “Dance With Me,” marking the third single off of their upcoming album, ONE MORE TIME…. Combining their quintessential blend of loud guitars, non-stop drum fills, and rebellious vocals, the song brings blink-182 back to its roots through a feel-good and danceable arrangement. The music video for “Dance With Me” is a love letter to the iconic American punk rock band, The Ramones. Dressed in their finest leather jackets and black wigs à la Ramones leader Joey Ramone, blink-182 parodies the band’s iconic 1981… Read more »


9 Alternative Artists To Get You Into The Halloween Spirit

There’s finally a chill in the air, and we all know what that means: Halloween is on its way. Whether you enjoy dressing up for parties or hosting a horror movie night from the comfort of your couch, there’s something for everyone to take part in. Better yet, there are plenty of alternative bands and artists that find their inspiration in the spooky season.  This doesn’t mean that they are carving pumpkins or telling ghost stories. Many bands in our scene incorporate paranormal or horror imagery and themes into their releases. This can take the form of voodoo dolls (The… Read more »


Live Nation Launches New Program To Support Touring Artists

Your favorite touring artists and bands have a lot of expenses on the road. From merch cuts to van expenses, gas, and food—it can be challenging for up-and-coming acts to sustain themselves on longer treks due to financial strains. Now, Live Nation hopes to mitigate these struggles with its “On The Road Again” program.  Named after the iconic Willie Nelson song, Live Nation’s new program aims to support bands and their crews by eliminating merch cuts, offering travel stipends to bands playing Live Nation venues, and bonuses to local tour promoters and behind-the-scenes staff who make the show happen. The… Read more »


Sueco And Bea Miller Team Up On Emo Romance Track “Yours”

Best known for fusing punk-rock with elements of hip-hop, Sueco just released his new track “Yours” with “like that” singer Bea Miller. This time, the pop-rock duo made a relationship track that is doused in nostalgia-inducing neon pop-punk vibes.  On synth-forward, raw, and unapologetically romantic track, both Sueco and Miller join forces to pipe, “How did somebody so lost like me get so lost at sea?/And washed up on your shore, yeah, yeah/I can’t believe I’m yours.” Watch the new motorcycle-themed lyric video for “Yours” below.  “[Love is] hard to find, making it all the more valuable,” Sueco shares of… Read more »

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