Fireworks Frontman Starts Tea & Water Sideproject

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 22, 2014

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Dave Mackinder from Fireworks has a new project called Tea & Water. Stream “Change Your Mind” here via AP.net or below.

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Fireworks “One More Creature Dizzy With Love” Nervous Energies

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 16, 2014

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Fireworks performed “One More Creature Dizzy With Love” for a Nervous Energies Session. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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As Scene In Pitchfork

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 4, 2014

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by Erik van Rheenen, edited by Jesse Richman

…It’s apparent that when one engages with pop-punk, it’s less of a “phase” than a vaccination—a crucial inoculation that makes you immune to it for the rest of your life, presumably for society’s benefit. So it’s not surprising that pop-punk isn’t afforded the same cachet amongst critics as similarly youth-oriented genres: after all, there’s nothing subversive or cool about your 13-year-old self, and there haven’t been many examples of its practitioners aging gracefully.” - Ian Cohen, Oh, Common Life.

When Say Anything rounded off the band’s artillery blast opus …Is a Real Boy with the acerbic “Admit It!!!,” Max Bemis verbally crucified 2004’s burgeoning hipster culture by attacking an anonymous “you.” It’s transparently obvious that the tongue-lashed antagonist of “Admit It!!!” represents a faithful acolyte of indie rock trends — a faux-bohemian “vacuous soldier of the thrift store Gestapo” — but he only draws Bemis’s ire as a hipster everyman.

Instead, Bemis saved the specifics for the song’s sequel, which pockmarks 2012’s less well-received Anarchy, My Dear. When he Admits It again with a second (though by no means last) indictment of indie rock culture, Bemis wags an unwavering finger in Pitchfork’s direction, calling out the influential indie rock gatekeeper as “a stupid website with Satan as its figurehead.” For all of the positives to be found in the music created by “the scene” * — the early-2000s commercial viability, the subculture of positivity in which young punks saw more of themselves than in more mainstream music offerings, the community-building that unified fans — the majority of it was never going to be hailed as a critical darling or Pitchfork-approved.

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Handguns Guitarist Covers Fireworks’ “Bed Sores”

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 3, 2014

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Brandon Pagano from Handguns recently covered “Bed Sores” by Fireworks. Watch the video below after the jump.

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The GK Tour: New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, Fireworks

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 5, 2014

The 2014 GK Tour features New Found Glory, We Are The In Crowd, and Fireworks heading out on a fall tour with rotating support from Better Off and Red City Radio. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Fireworks Release “Bed Sores” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 4, 2014

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Fireworks have released a new music video for “Bed Sores.” Watch the video here via AVC or below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Aug 2, 2014

POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head NorthLocation: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo

POZ Gallery: Fireworks Summer Tour 
Features: Fireworks, Better Off, Young Statues, Head North
Location: Renaissance Center - Jamestown, NY
Photos By: Taylor Rambo

Fireworks, Young Statues, Better Off Summer Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 6, 2014

Fireworks, Young Statues, and Better Off are touring together in July. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Fireworks Release ‘Oh, Common Life-Sessions’ EP

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 6, 2014

Fireworks have released an EP called Oh, Common Life-Sessions. All proceeds will go to Alternatives For Girls. Download the EP below after the jump.

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Fireworks Bled Fest Set Stream

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 1, 2014

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Fireworks were the Detroit Bad Boys at Bled Fest last weekend. wWatch their full set stream below after the jump.

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Fireworks Strip Down “Bed Sores”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 6, 2014

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Fireworks recently recorded a stripped down version of ‘Bed Sores” for A-Sides. Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 24, 2014

Ian Cohen recently published a roundtable feature called Pop-Punk’s Credibility Problem on Wondering Sound. It’s a great discussion that POZ was present for and is worth a read. Check it out here and a snippet below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Apr 13, 2014

POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation TourFeatures: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern BaseballLocation: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FLPhotos By: Maysa Askar

POZ Gallery: The Greatest Generation Tour
Features: The Wonder Years, Fireworks, Citizen, Real Friends, Modern Baseball
Location: Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Photos By: Maysa Askar

Fireworks Stream “Oh, Common Life” Bonus Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 3, 2014

Fireworks' new album is called Oh, Common Life, but there isn’t a title track on the record. The band has now released an acoustic song with the same name from a bonus EP. Stream the track below after the jump.

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Fireworks Nervous Energies Session

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 28, 2014

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Nervous Energies have posted a new session Fireworks. Check out a video of “Run, Brother, Run” below after the jump.

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