Chicago’s beloved Riot Fest kicked off this weekend and Day 1 is in the books! We’ll be back at it tomorrow and posting recaps daily. Look out for the full Riot Fest article on Monday!
Riot Fest Preview – Friday // Chicago, IL // 9.16.2022
My Chemical Romance // Detroit, MI // 9.13.22
My Chemical Romance Little Caesar’s Arena Detroit, MI September 13, 2022 Words by Elle Howard (+ Nina Tadic) Edited for clarity by Nina Tadic Photos by Nina Tadic A tour years in the making, fans who have waited a decade (or more) to see their favorite band, a night that Continue Reading
Frog Mallet – Frog Mallet EP REVIEW – Riiibiit, ribbit, croaaak, riiibiitt!
“Our great frog guard, Krag’wa is sacrificed to the sludge and resurrected into the Slime Creation. Hell reigns on to the swamp as the newly amalgamated beast oozes, bludgeons, and rips through the flesh of his froggy foes…” On April 23rd of 2021, amphibious slammers the world under were given Continue Reading
XweaponX – Weapon X Demo REVIEW: An INSTANT Straight Edge Hardcore CLASSIC!
Louisville, KY continues to prove that it’s the breeding ground for constant, in your face hardcore. Bands like Two Witnesses, Gates to Hell, Constraint, Guerilla Warfare, Heartstopper, and SO many more – XweaponX is the latest in a long line of fantastic hardcore history, and it is coming straight Continue Reading
AMINÉ – The Best Tour Ever Tour // Charlotte, NC // 2.26.22
Aminé The Fillmore Charlotte Charlotte, NC 2/26/22 Aminé’s Best Tour Ever Tour finally made its way through Charlotte, North Carolina, and it did not disappoint. Since the tour was announced in November 2021, my anticipation grew as the days went by. With the recent release of Aminé’s TWOPOINTFIVE; and Continue Reading
SINGLE PREMIERE: Penalty Boxing’s “Good Night” brings a peaceful end to a chaotic year
What a year. We all dealt with what seemed to be way too much occurring in these past twelve months. From the riots and political change in January to the Delta and Omicron variants over the back half of the year, there was plenty to be worried, nervous, and Continue Reading
Welcome to Rockville // Daytona Beach, FL // 11.11.2021 – 11.14.2021
Welcome to Rockville Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL November 11 – 14, 2021 Words and Photographs by Kaelin Darcy Well, folks, it’s Monday morning, and while I sit here icing most of my body, I wanted to give you all a recap of Daytona Beach’s first ever Continue Reading
ALBUM REVIEW: Iridescent, by Silent Planet – Another Emotionally Exhausting, Lyrically Creative Album from Metalcore Giant
Silent Planet are a metalcore band based in California, and if they are known for anything at all after their past three albums it’s that they know how to pack an emotional punch. Each record released has been chock full of passionate lyrics with a narrative through-line pulled front Continue Reading
ALBUM REVIEW: The Romance of Affliction, by seeyouspacecowboy – An Emo Revival Release to Lead a New Wave
Earlier in the year, seeyouspacecowboy shook the hardcore scene by releasing their split with emo-revival band If I Die First, which accumulated in an explosion of both bands writing a single song together, and duking it out in a gigantic music video. Now, the San Diego based band are Continue Reading
EP Review: The Fall of Cintra, by Hekseblad – An Intense Witcher-themed Black Metal Debut
Atmospheric, raw, guttural. Hekseblad is a Witcher-themed American Black Metal band. Yes, you read that right. Composed of just two members, vocalist/writer, Bruxa, and multi-instrumentalist, Frosk, this Halloween the darkened duo are set to release their debut four-track EP, The Fall of the Cintra. An Ill Fated Meeting leads Continue Reading
CONCERT REVIEW: You, Me, and Everyone We Know Album Release Show // Chicago, IL // 10.09.21
Words by Tony Smith Concert poster courtesy of Reybee, Inc. and You, Me, and Everyone We Know The last time You, Me, and Everyone We Know played in Chicago was their “farewell” show right before Valentine’s Day in 2017 at REGGIE’S. This was a bittersweet holiday for their fans. I Continue Reading