Both Fireworks and Transit members have tweeted pretty damning statements about the Empire venue in Springfield, VA. From what we've been able to piece together, it looks like the promoter used hateful speech -- and then shit hit the fan. We've reached out to try and find out exactly what happened.

Update: A statement about everything that happened, from Floyd James, can be found here.
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 08:59 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from Acidic. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 03/27/13 - 08:00 PM
Remember the Death Cab For Cutie The Barsuk Years LP boxset you could have pre-order last winter? Well, after numerous delays, the sets have started to arrive at people's door steps. Sounds great, right? Well, it seems like more than half of the records in the set were mislabeled. Yikes. While no information or statement from Artist in Residence about the mishap has come forward yet, we'll be sure to update you on the situation when we can.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 06:45 PM
In a recent interview with XXL, Schoolboy Q hinted that he, Danny Brown, A$AP Rocky, and Ab-Soul may be forming a supergroup.
Jake Jenkins on 03/27/13 - 06:16 PM
PropertyOfZack recently sat down with James Dewees (Reggie and the Full Effect) and they talked about RATFE, MCR, and a joint EP with Matt Pryor on Equal Vision.
We have an EP coming out on Equal Vision Records soon. It’s like three songs. He’s happy and I’m really happy with it. When we started playing together again, it came about by me sending him demo songs. Since I’ve been home I’ve just been in the basement writing music. Ideas just keep pouring out. Some of them don’t sound Reggie enough to be Reggie, so I’d send them to Matt. He’d send them back with vocals that would blow me away.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 04:35 PM
Head to replies to check out the user reviews submitted in the past week.
Kelly Doherty on 03/27/13 - 02:13 PM
David Draiman (of Disturbed) and Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter) have formed Device. Their self-titled debut album drops April 9th on Warner Brothers Records. Check out the video for “Vilify” in the replies.
Ryan Gardner on 03/27/13 - 01:28 PM
You can watch The Summer Set's lyric video for "Boomerang" in the replies. The cut is taken off the band's third studio full-length, Legendary, which drops April 16 via Fearless Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/27/13 - 01:10 PM
Joshua Radin's new single "When We're Together" can be streamed on Rdio or purchased on iTunes.
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 01:04 PM
The iconic Glastonbury Festival in the UK has revealed its full line up today. The headliners across many stages include The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Cat Power, Nas, Portishead, The xx and more. Check out the poster in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 03/27/13 - 12:59 PM
PureVolume has released a new live video of Kevin Devine here. He joins other artists that are collaborating with Eye Level, a brand new series from Take Part TV. Each episode features a different artist and their cause of choice - Kevin chose to support the Doctors Without Borders.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 12:30 PM
Justin Timberlake absolutely dominated the charts this week, selling 969,000 copies of his new album. Kacey Musgraves shows up at number two with 43,500 copies sold of Same Trailer Different Park, while Bruno Mars took third with 41,000 copies of his latest. More notable album sales are included below, including the Lydia debut and Fall Out Boy's single going gold. Overall album sales in this past week totaled 6.1 million units, up 9% compared with the previous week and up 11% compared with the comparable sales week of 2012. Year-to-date album sales stand at 67.5 million, down 6% compared with the same total at this point last year.

Album SalesImagine Dragons - Night Visions [29,000 /...
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 12:26 PM
PropertyOfZack recently sat down with Dave Elkins (Mae; Schematic) and they talked about the upcoming Destination: Beautiful Tour and more.
I do know that if we’re going to do Destination: Beautiful, more people know Mae for The Everglow than Destination: Beautiful so it would not make sense to do DB and not do The Everglow. So in 2015 we’d have to re-approach that again. We’ve sat across a table over the last several weeks and said, “Well hey, if we did this again what would we want it to look and feel like?” All we know is that when we get together, and we plug in and we play, that’s what feels right. All the business that happens in the middle of it, it just feels right. When you get...
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 12:23 PM
Fall Out Boy have announced new tour dates. Check the replies. The press release for these dates confirms that the "The Phoenix" video is "part 2 of an 11 part video series" and that the band will be performing on Good Morning America on release date. I also posted the track lengths in the album's official forum thread.
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 12:22 PM
Under The Gun is premiering States Away's new EP, Like The Weather, here.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 12:18 PM
Alter The Press has another "Six Degrees of Separation" feature today in which they connect The Maine with Nickelback. Check it out here.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 12:17 PM
You can check out Retox's new video for "Mature Science" in the replies. The band's Epitaph debut, YPLL, hits stores on May 7th and can be pre-ordered here.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 12:11 PM
Dates for Comeback Kid's 10th anniversary tour can be found in the replies. The band will be playing songs from Turn It Around and Wake the Dead with Scott Wade back on vocals.
Deborah Remus on 03/27/13 - 11:51 AM
Will Noon (fun., Straylight Run) is recording drums for The Republic Of Wolves.
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 11:26 AM
Olafur Arnalds' new album, For Now I Am Winter, can be streamed here.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 11:21 AM
Druglords of the Avenues (featuring Johnny Peebucks from the Swingin' Utters) will release New Drugs in May through Red Scare Industries.
Deborah Remus on 03/27/13 - 10:17 AM
Elway will release their sophomore full-length, Leavetaking, through Red Scare Industries this June.
Deborah Remus on 03/27/13 - 10:12 AM
Direct Hit! signed with Red Scare Industries and will release their new album, Brainless God, in July. The record is produced by Mike Kennerty from The All American Rejects.
Deborah Remus on 03/27/13 - 10:08 AM
Jared Leto instagramed a picture of the ear he was sent, tied into a necklace. I guess the zombies win. I'm going home.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 10:05 AM
Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta, One Day As A Lion) will be drumming for Queens of the Stone Age.
The album also features three drummers: Dave Grohl, as was previously reported; Joey Castillo, the band’s now-former drummer; and Jon Theodore, who played drums for The Mars Volta on their first three records and accompanying tours, as well as One Day As a Lion with Zack De La Rocha of Rage Against The Machine. The announcement below is cryptic in just how much of a role Theodore plays, but it’s our understanding that he is the current active drummer in Queens Of The Stone Age.

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Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 10:00 AM
You can check out an interview with Red City Radio in the replies where they reveal they'll be releasing a new full-length record this summer via Paper + Plastick Records.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 09:57 AM
Today we are premiering the first video in a series of three of Bridge 9 act Goodtime Boys Black Lodge sessions. This is a band that our very own Ryan Gardner was raving about at SXSW. Check out our video of the band performing its song "Breathe" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/27/13 - 09:53 AM
Bring Me the Horizon is offering a free download of "Antivist."

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Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 09:46 AM
A new Fenix Tx song, "Spooky Action At a Distance," can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 09:44 AM
Allison Weiss is streaming a new song, "Wait For Me," here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/27/13 - 09:41 AM
Watch Passion Pit's new video for "Cry Like A Ghost."

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Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 09:38 AM
A Great Big Pile of Leaves will release its second full-length record, You’re Always On My Mind, on July 2 via Topshelf Records. A preorder and tour plans will be coming soon.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/27/13 - 09:34 AM
Paramore will begin streaming their new album on their website next Monday.
Jason Tate on 03/27/13 - 09:22 AM
Get Involved!, a band featuring former members of Thursday, Death In the Park, Glassjaw and From Autumn to Ashes, will be on The Gunz Show tonight at 9pm to talk about the new project for the first time. The band recently launched a Kickstarter to raise funding for an EP.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/27/13 - 08:33 AM
Audiostrobelight have signed to Little Heart Records and will release their upcoming album, What You’re Running From, on May 14th. The record was produced Will Pugh (of Cartel) and mixed by Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount. Pre-order packages with limited-edition merchandise are available here. Hit the replies for the album artwork.

Track Listing
1) Last Summer
2) What You're Running From
3) California Gold Rush
4) It's About to Get Real
5) Divisions
6) Never Say Never
7) We'll Never Make It Out Alive
Ryan Gardner on 03/27/13 - 07:57 AM
I'm so excited to introduce you guys to Darkhorse, a post-hardcore project from Rochester, NY. The band will be releasing its debut LP The Engineer later this year, which was produced by A Wilhelm Scream's Trevor Reilly and Mike Supina. Combining hard-hitting riffs and powerful vocals from Ian Mclean, this is for fans seeking the aggressive nature of Thrice, the technicality of A Wilhelm Scream, and the heaviness of Deftones. Listen to "I Saw The Devil" in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/27/13 - 07:49 AM
Listen to a new The Braces song titled "Siren" here. You can preorder Two Years here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/27/13 - 07:37 AM
A UK band by the name of Twin Falls doesn't like that the new Twin Falls is using the name. I guess this is now awkward.
As it now stands, after seeking the small amount of legal advice that we could buy ourselves, the crux of this situation is that: regardless of how long we have been using the name, any attempt to stop the other party using it will have to involve a lengthy journey through the courts. In other words, at the end of the day, the person who has the most money and therefore the resource to fight their case to the bitter end, will win. We could pile all of our money into the situation, of course but eventually (probably quite quickly) our money will run out and our battle...
Jason Tate on 03/26/13 - 08:39 PM
Today's interview from the random questionnaire offered to any and all bands comes from The Tragedy We Live In. You can read the interview here.
Jeremy Aaron on 03/26/13 - 08:20 PM
John Mayer will make an appearance and perform a song on Ellen, next Tuesday, April 2nd.

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Jason Tate on 03/26/13 - 04:57 PM
Punknews.org is streaming a new Paint It Black song called "Props For Ventriloquists" over here.
Deborah Remus on 03/26/13 - 04:41 PM
Alternative Press has posted a look in the studio with August Burns Red here.

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Drew Beringer on 03/26/13 - 04:40 PM
Victory Records has re-pressed Taking Back Sunday's second album, Where You Want To Be, on three vinyl variants. You can order a copy here.
Drew Beringer on 03/26/13 - 04:36 PM
PropertyOfZack has published the latest installment in its "Decade" feature. Today, they look back on AFI's Sing The Sorrow. Check it out here.
Drew Beringer on 03/26/13 - 04:31 PM
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