I was fortunate enough to attend the Electric Factory Philadelphia date of CHVRCHES fall tour supporting their new album Every Open Eye. Hit the replies to check out my review of the show as well as a few photos I took.
Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend Riot Fest and Exposition in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. While the weekend turned out to be a muddy affair, it was still a tremendous experience and one that I will remember fondly for a very long time. I saw some really fantastic performance including those by Andrew WK, Thrice, and Weezer. Hit the replies to read about the exhausting and exciting weekend I had.
Absolute100 band Girlpool recently visited the UK to bring us their harmonic goodness so last Tuesday, I caught them at the Scala in London. Check out some of my favourites and you can also see the full albumAbsolutePunk Flickr.
The Riot Fest and Carnival in Chicago, the flagship festival of the Riot Fest brand, may be over, but the party hasn’t yet ended. Toronto may as well be Europe, because it’s the final countdown! (Sorry about that, I couldn’t help myself). Riot Fest and Expo Toronto returns this Saturday, and myself and Lueda Alia will be on site bringing you coverage from the ground of the final weekend of Riot Fest. I thought it would be fun to kick things off, however with a countdown of the Top 10 Things to See and Do at Riot Fest Toronto. Hit the replies to see the list, and remember you can still pick up tickets to Riot Fest Toronto here.
The AP.net staff is here to help you soundtrack your summer with a playlist each Friday for the next several weeks. Today, I've probably got the opposite to last weeks gym playlist by Jake Denning. I've been on holiday for the past week and I like sea gazing (and having a little existential crisis whilst doing so) and semi enjoying the sun and breeze that comes with being on a tropical island so I put together a playlist to bring a little bit of sunshine to your weekend. This is the part party, part "chill and watch the waves come in" playlist.
With the excitement surrounding Nightmare of You and Armor For Sleep playing shows again, I recently found myself inspired to look back on bands that left us all too soon. So today's playlist, brought to you by yours truly, is a hazy trip down memory lane.
Check out the playlist in the replies and break out the tissues - this might be a hard one to get through.
This notion of rock music being for white people only is not only damaging to the genre and “scenes” which people belong to, but extremely exclusionary to people of colour who actually enjoy the music. Going to gigs to be a part of the musical experience is normal but when you feel like you don’t belong in a place, I’ve found that it prevents you from even going to the shows in the first place. This ends up creating a genre where it only feels welcoming to one specific type of people. It’s become a very common thing to say “no sexism, no...