Old Wounds are currently stuck in Oklahoma. Their van blew a transmission and now they must spend around a few thousand to get it fixed. Please do what you can to help them by buying some merch and/or donating to their Paypal.
Sources say there's evidence Wayne went on a Sizzurp binge after being released Wednesday, because doctors found high amounts of codeine in his system.
Update: Mack Maine just tweeted, "Wayne is alive and well! We watching the Syracuse game...thanks for the prayers and concern..he will update you all soon." However, TMZ also just updated with, "Wayne's mother is currently on a plane flying to Los Angeles -- and we're told all major decisions about Wayne's health (including the decision to discontinue life support) will not be made until she arrives."
Update #2 (06:39 PM): Lil Wayne's twitter account just tweeted, "I'm good everybody. Thx for the...
At the Dropkick Murphys' show in NYC on Wednesday night, a Nazi made his way on stage and performed the Hitler salute during the band's cover of AC/DC's "TNT". As soon as bassist Ken Casey saw this, he shoved and started a fight with the offender. Videos of the incident are in the replies.
Lupe Fiascoreleased a new song about Jonylah Watkins, a 6 month old shot 5 times in Chicago on Monday. The song is a reimagining of her life and how she would have grown up and what she would have become if she were not killed. You can listen to it in the replies.
The Wonder Years put forth all of their energy at every show, but there's something special about seeing them in a small club. Both the band and the fans relished the intimate setting. Adding a strong line-up of genuine musicians - really, any band on the show could have headlined to a solid turnout - was merely the icing on the cake. Don't miss this tour if it's coming anywhere near you, because The Wonder Years probably won't be playing venues this small for a while.
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Today we're bringing you an exclusive stream of Tear Out The Heart's new song, "Coffin Eyes" which features Dan Marsala of Story of The Year. You can stream the song on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. The band's Victory Records debut, Violence, drops on March 19th. If you dig what you hear, be sure to go check the guys out on their new tour starting on the 22nd!
Hit the replies for recaps of SXSW Day 2: Thursday from Paul Tao, Lueda Alia and I. Be sure to check out the Day 1 recap as well. Come back every day to read reviews of the rest of the days as well. Follow @apnetatshow on Twitter for random thoughts and reviews during the day.
Years ago, the Killjoys fought against the tyrannical megacorporation Better Living Industries, costing them their lives, save for one—the mysterious Girl. Today, the followers of the original Killjoys languish in the Desert while BLI systematically strips citizens of their individuality. As the fight for freedom fades, it’s left to the Girl to take up the mantle and bring down the fearsome BLI or else join the mindless ranks of Bat City!
The Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong will write new songs for Yale Repertory Theater’s production of “These Paper Bullets,” a rock ‘n’ roll updating of “Much Ado About Nothing” that will have its world premiere next March, the theater announced on Thursday.
A site called RetiredArtists has popped up. Boasting musicians who have been in bands that were "signed and toured extensively, on labels ranging from Victory Records to Bridge 9 Records," the service offers discreet songwriting for the musically challenged.
What do we do? We make it easy for that guy who wants to sing in a metal, hardcore, punk or rock band (but doesn’t have the music-writing friend to help him) write songs. We also make it easy for someone struggling with writing their own music in a band get consistent by writing songs that they can learn, as theirs, and branch off from there.
How do we do it? You tell us what style you want your songs in based on specific...
Long lost and unreleased instrumental City of Caterpillar demo track. From the writing sessions that would have yielded their second album, the band broke up before finishing the songs or tracking vocals... and this is one of the few skeletons that remains.
If The Get Up Kids impregnated Saves The Day in the early 2000s, Thousand Oaks, CA, pop-punk band The Braces would be their illegitimate lovechild. They recently signed with Paper + Plastick Records, and they are one of my favorite new young bands of 2013. The band will be releasing its P+P debut, Two Years, digitally on April 9th (with vinyl coming later in the year), but we're giving you an early taste with an exclusive stream of a new song, titled "Scratches." Check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. If you dig it, you can digitally pre-order it for $7 here.