Aaron West And The Roaring Twenties recently filmed a Nervous Energies Session. Watch a video for “Our Apartment” below after the jump.
Ah, the The Gathering Of The Juggalos our favorite festival and culture shock. A mockumentary for it called March Of The Juggalos has been released and was “narrated’ by the one and only Morgan Freeman. Watch the mockumentary below after the jump.
The Gathering Of The Juggalos 2014 Lineup
Wikipedia, backing up your sixth great health teacher, tells us that antibodies are used by our immune systems to neutralize “foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses.” Sometimes fans of punk music seem to fit into that mold as well, that of an antibody.
It’s not supposed to be that way though, right? Not for a genre that’s dedicated to being open-minded and progressive. No one’s calling 5 Seconds Of Summer “punk” one way or the other, per say, but there’s been a whole lot of talk about how this single band all the way from Australia is out to destroy pop-punk and all of everything you love. Shit, do you think they’re gonna do it?
The band is currently on the cover of AltPress’ August issue with copies arriving in the mail for subscribers this week and will be on stands the week of the 4th for normcore consumers. The issue has caused a lot of outrage, but a member of the band summed up why there’s no true reason for you, random reader X, to be as angry as you have been. Do you know someone that like’s blink-182, but doesn’t like pop-punk?
The quote resonates, so check that out and maybe take a listen to the most recent episode of Off The Record that included a very large conversation about 5 Seconds Of Summer in relation to our music scene, below.
You Blew It! just finished their tour with Say Anything, but unfortunately just had their van broken into in San Antonio, TX. Guitars, pedals, and personal items were stolen from the band. Buy merch from the band here and read what was stolen below after the jump.
Linkin Park have released a new music video for “Final Masquerade.” Watch the video below after the jump.
Tune in for a friendly sparring match on 5 Seconds Of Summer and whether or not they will be today’s punk version of a Myspace Band. Also, Joyce Manor not being down to Defend in relation to 5 Seconds Of Summer being today’s punk version of a Myspace Band.
Please take a listen if you’re interested and make sure to check out the Off The Record website for show notes on the episode and for more information on how to keep up to date with us. Listen to the thirteen episode below!
Say Anything …Is A Real Boy was released ten years ago this week, and PropertyOfZack is launching our next Decade feature in honor of the album today! We have commentary on the album from POZ team members Adrienne Fisher, Caitlin DeWeese, and Erik van Rheenen, so enjoy and reblog to let us know your thoughts on …Is A Real Boy ten years later!
How …Is a Real Boy holds up in 2014
Ten years gone and after a cavalcade of other records that only orbit the core artistry that …Is a Real Boy demonstrated (well, in this writer’s opinion, anyway), Say Anything’s debut remains one of the finest yet most wildly bombastic records that’s ever been dropped into the laps of emo/punk fans. They may have gotten shuffled under the umbrella of the aforementioned scene with their initial signing to Doghouse Records back in the early 2000s, but …Is a Real Boy’s timeless nature has nothing to do with the aesthetics that immortalized classic records of the same ilk.
Furiously creative with rollercoaster theatrics and spitfire sentiments, the record’s artistic flair pushed the boundaries of the “scene” in widely dimensional directions, while still grasping onto a thread that somehow kept the whole damn thing from unraveling. “What say you and all your friends step up to my friends in the ally tonight” rallies the marginalized in a way that you might think would set the course for the rest of the record, but the swift delineation into the Bemis interior with the songs that follow is a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride through potent and colorful neurosis, paranoia, and imagery – some delightfully vivid (“Yellow Cat / Red Cat”), others notably perverse and unsettling (“Slowly, Through a Vector”). And while inescapable show tunes are eternally cheesy, there’s something extraordinarily theatrical permeating the album; every song feels written to be adapted for an ensemble choir, harmonizing alongside the young Jewish hero as he preens on during a number about Molly Connolly.