Weekendcore: Matthew Good Band – “Apparitions”


This edition of “Weekendcore” is actually this weekend’s second, but that’s because we had the unexpected and tragic news of Chester Bennington’s suicide.  This post is the one I had planned, and it’s the perfect way to end the feature.

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Weekendcore: Linkin Park – “Shadow of the Day”


Chester Bennington’s suicide was yesterday’s biggest story, and shock.  The Linkin Park frontman’s longtime battle with depression and other demons was well known, and an added element to this was the day it happened: what would’ve been Chris Cornell’s 53rd birthday.  They were very close, and Bennington took Cornell’s May suicide very hard.  Whether or not that played any role in this, rock has lost one of its best talents in the saddest way possible.

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Weekendcore: Have It All – Changes


The very first album review on TPS was of an Italian band’s debut EP.  Have It All released Changes in 2013, and – despite me calling it straight-up hardcore back then, for whatever reason – it was actually more post-hardcore that skewed towards metal.  Genres right???

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Weekendcore: The All-American Rejects – “Swing, Swing”


The All-American Rejects have released two new songs, “Sweat” and “Close Your Eyes”.  New music from them has been few and far between over the past several years, so let’s honour that exactly how you’d think we would: throwing it back to an old song!

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Weekendcore: Paramore – “Misery Business”


Well…the adorable woman is back on the market, so…there’s that?

After about a decade together and 1 1/2 years of marriage, New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert and Paramore’s Hayley Williams are breaking up.  Only they really know why, but there are the cheating stories on his part.  So…here’s a song by one of their bands – with fairly appropriate subject matter!

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Weekendcore: The Story So Far – “Empty Space”


Sometimes I am reminded by my fiancée that I can even enjoy the simplicity of using my iPhone’s Bluetooth to listen to music in the car.  This week that happened, and I rocked a bunch of The Story So Far (which led to JOKES YO).  That said, let’s rock ’em here too for “Weekendcore” shall we?

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Weekendcore: Yellowcard – “Life of a Salesman”


Happy Father’s Day to all of TPS’ dad readers!  It’s surprisingly hard to find positive songs about dads in our world.  I was thinking about “Father of Mine” and all those, and having trouble sifting through the negative.  Finally, though, Yellowcard came through in the clutch.

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Weekendcore: Mix compilations


KB Music in the bottom-right corner!  Teenage me gave my mixes a label don’tcha know.

These days, if people aren’t listening to the radio or proper CDs in their vehicle they’re likely playing music off their phone.  After heading out of town this weekend and listening in that fashion, I got to thinking about how you never hear of the old tried-and-true illegal way people used to put random songs together anymore.

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Weekendcore: Alice Stops Time – “Heaven or Hollywood”


When I first moved to the Maritimes from Ontario I lived in Windsor, Nova Scotia.  Yesterday my fiancée and I took a random road trip through there and a couple of other spots in the Annapolis Valley, roughly an hour from Halifax.  That has inspired this edition of “Weekendcore”, because a late Windsor band is one of my East Coast favourites.

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Weekendcore: Head Automatica – “Graduation Day”


The nostalgia is right in this screenshot!

Post-secondary schools are right in the thick of grad time, and the younger students in grade school aren’t far off.  So, here’s a little something for everyone that isn’t Eve 6 or Vitamin C (!) – not that there’s anything wrong with that, they’re fine!

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