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Dashboard Confessional drop new single, announce first album since 2009

  • 3:25 pm Thursday, November 16th, 2017 by Sam

Our emo dreams CAME TRUE! They’re back! Chris Carrabba and the dudes of Dashboard Confessional are making their return to the music scene with a new single and album. Under their new label, Fueled By Ramen, Dashboard Confessional released ‘We Fight’ yesterday and announced that the album Crooked Shadows will be out February 9th. This will be the first for the band since 2009’s Alter the Ending.

Just announced: 2018 will be the final cross-country run for Warped Tour

  • 4:30 pm Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by Sam

For a lot of us it was the first place we crowd-surfed, met our favorite band, poured sweat in the pit all day, and it was always perfect. Vans Warped Tour will sadly take on it’s final cross-country run in 2018. Founder Kevin Lyman shared the statement today and punk rock hearts broke everywhere. He did say this would only be the end of the “full, cross-country” run, so perhaps we can hope it will simply take on a smaller form. But we can only wait and see. 😦  

Fort De Soto Beach is covered in millions of snails

  • 3:04 pm Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 by Sam

The reason they are here is still unclear but millions of Cerith snails have washed up on Fort De Soto beach. At first you may think the sand is covered by a sea of black pebbles but nope, those are snails. 

Watch AWOLNATION’s inspiring new video for ‘Passion’

  • 1:25 pm Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Sam

‘Passion’ is the first single off the forthcoming AWOLNATION album Here Come The Runts, due out February 2nd. The video, released last week follows a day in the life of Og de Souza, a Brazilian skateboarder who lost the use of his legs as a child due to Polio. Souza cruises through the city and shreds at a beach side skate park all the awhile carrying a heart-warming smile. Lead singer Aaron Bruno tells Billboard, “Og has a such an amazing passion for life, positivity and, of course, skating, It’s an inspiration to me and what he does is a great example of how to overcome obstacles in life through your passion. I know music has saved my life on more than one occasion. It’s an honor for us that he wanted to be a part of this video and share some of his life together.”

Stove Top Stuffing Release Expandable Waist Thanksgiving Pants

  • 9:37 am Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Sam

We’ve all been there. You’re STUFFED to the brim but the pumpkin pie is still calling your name. Then you see a pecan pie? Maybe I want seconds on sweet potatoes!? HOW WILL I EAT IT ALL?!? 

Bastille drop new single ‘World Gone Mad’

  • 2:29 pm Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Sam

Earlier today Bastille dropped a new single and music video, ‘World Gone Mad’. The song is awesome but the video is even better! Since this single is also the lead single for the Netflix film Bright, it features actors Will smith and Joel Edgerton running the streets in post-apocalyptic Las Angeles. Dan Smith of Bastille emerges from a wrecked cop car and makes his way through the now violent and terrifying “world gone mad”. 

Sam talks Next Big Thing with Vance Joy

  • 12:57 pm Thursday, November 9th, 2017 by Sam

We are PUMPED to have Vance Joy on the lineup for Day 2 of Next Big Thing this year! I got to speak with him over the phone this week and we talked everything from birthday plans to new music!

Queens Of The Stone Age Add North American Tour Dates

  • 11:48 am Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Sam

Queens of the Stone Age are currently on the Villains World Tour in support of their latest album Villains released back in August.

Lucky for us, they JUST ANNOUNCED tour dates have been added for 2018 that include a stop in St. Petersburg at The Mahaffey Theater on May 2nd, 2018! They have support on the tour from Royal Blood, Ty Segall, Wolf Alice, and Eagles of Death Metal. The St. Pete stop will be with Wolf Alice.

Matty Healy teases new music coming soon from The 1975

  • 7:56 am Monday, November 6th, 2017 by Sam

The 1975 will release their third album Music For Cars next year but new music from them may be here sooner than that! 

Matty Healy teased us on Twitter Sunday that an EP may be in the works ahead of the release of the next album. 

Celebrate National Sandwich Day with these local deals

  • 2:29 pm Friday, November 3rd, 2017 by Sam

Lots of local deals to celebrate National Sandwich Day!