Isn’t it odd how you get random songs stuck in your head? Obviously something new makes sense because it’s fresh and getting regular airplay, but an underground band’s album track from 1998? Hmm.
Durham, North Carolina is Tar Heel country, and home to The Second After. The five-piece dish out a real hurricane of pop-punk (did it, would do it again) and have released the video for their newest single, which follows up last fall’s debut EP Hit & Run.
The favourite punk sons of San Diego, California just returned in fine fashion as Blink-182 released California July 1st. Squarecrow (see what they did?) are also from America’s Finest City, and released their latest EP Rammi Jamms May 27th. It’s eight tracks of raw, unfiltered punk rock that does Southern California proud.
Earlier this week #RNCRockAnthems was trending on Twitter. TPS joined in the fun with a not-typical-TPS-but-too-funny-to-let-pass offering that spoofed Aerosmith, a Green Day spoof and one that’s provided the inspiration for this edition of “Weekendcore”. C’mon, “Ruby Soho Penthouse” as in New York City’s trendy SoHo neighbourhood! That works right? C’mon now…
Even Kickstarter loves this, hello!
This morning I was on Twitter when I saw a tweet from Chart Attack about someone crowdfunding to make a documentary about Can-rock’s 90s heyday. I then reacted accordingly, because that’s in large part the stuff I grew up on. If you’re not in the know when it comes to this scene, you need to get caught up right now – hence, you know, this here post!
The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards went last night in Columbus, Ohio (not in AP’s home base of Cleveland due to the Republican National Convention). The fan-voted awards included Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump getting Best Vocalist, Panic! At The Disco’s “Hallelujah” getting Song of the Year, The Ghost Inside getting Most Dedicated Fanbase, State Champs getting Breakthrough Band and Twenty One Pilots getting Artist of the Year. Performances included A Day To Remember with Scott Stapp of Creed (!) to close the show out, and…yada yada. If you missed it the APMAs will air again on Twitch today.
This video screenshot makes me think of the Golden State Warriors: the colours, and even the logo! Treble Charger were more like the Utah Jazz of Can-rock though.
One of these days we’ll (maybe) get new music from Treble Charger. The Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario four-piece broke up in 2006 and reunited in 2012, having been in the studio as recently as 2014. What’s coming of that who knows, but in the meantime let’s remember what I think is my favourite single of theirs.
Los Angeles indie rockers Swerve have just released a video for “Baby Blue”. The song is off their self-titled debut EP, released back in October, and creates some of the most interesting, odd-but-workable sound comparisons that have come to mind since I called Killwave’s George Pinto David Bowie as a vampire.
Yeah you suck it Green Day and everyone else! (!!1!1)
Music is great for pumping up big cities and small towns (mainly in country for the latter), but does anyone really do so for the ‘burbs? Punk especially has many songs that cover hating your hometown and stuff, because so many artists are suburban. I grew up that way too, but as I’ve grown older I’ve realized that…you know, it’s actually not a bad thing when you think about it.
My girlfriend and I celebrated our four-year anniversary on Thursday. The Anniversary are reuniting for Taste of Chaos San Bernardino and Riot Fest Chicago this year, so why not take this anniversary-tastic time to feature the beloved indie rockers in this edition of “Weekendcore”?