The Southeast Beast Fest will be taking place on April 5th and 6th in Jacksonville, FL, and PropertyOfZack is proud to be sponsoring the festival. The lineup includes The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, and so many more bands. Check out the full lineup and ticket details below after the jump.
The tour of the spring is here. The Wonder Years, Defeater, Citizen, Real Friends, and Modern Baseball are going out on a massive spring tour together through March and April. VIP tickets can be picked up here now, general sale tickets go live on Friday, and all the dates can be seen below after the jump!
POZ Exclusive: Modern Baseball - You’re Gonna Miss It All
Alongside Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., Boston has always been one of the main bastions of hardcore, steeped in tradition and a continued legacy of influential bands. To say that Boston natives Defeater’s latest effort, Letters Home, resides inside that tradition is an understatement. While Empty Day & Sleepless Nights showcased the band’s lighter side, this release returns to a more bombastic and ire-ridden hardcore formula, resulting in a musical Molotov cocktail – DIY and explosive in nature.
While their compatriots, Boston hardcore legends Have Heart, called it quits in 2009, the earthy and grating sound they pioneered lives on in Defeater’s Letters Home, with vocalist Derek Archambault even sounding akin to Patrick Flynn on many of the album’s tracks.
The album opens with “Bastards,” which wastes no time in setting the breakneck tone of the album; this record is fast and irate, so take it or leave it, because Defeater makes no apologies for Letters Home. The song ends in a duet of Archambault’s brash screams and Joe Longobardi’s thunderous drums, as Archambault reminds his audience that, “still all I see is that bastard in me.”
One of the most endearing qualities of this record is Archambault’s vocal performance; the vocalist sings with the pain and desperation of a man who has lived, loved, and lost far too much, which imparts a genuine and honest stamp across every track on Letters Home. Archambault’s voice shines most notably on “No Shame” and “Dead Set,” which find him once again adopting the voice of one of the characters in the band’s intricate thematic narrative.
It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this summer and fall that are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
Bellwether, The Weeds [07/14-07/25]
State Lines, No Good News, Second To Last [07/21-08/16]
Happy Body Slow Brain [07/25-08/03]
The Dangerous Summer [07/30-09/13]
Paradise Fears [08/09-08/18]
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus [08/10-08/18]
The Pretty Reckless [09/20-11/11]
Minus The Bear, Tera Melos [09/09-09/24]
30 Seconds To Mars [09/27-10/12]
Senses Fail [10/04-11/10]
Pearl Jam [10/11-12/06]
United Kingdom|Mainland Europe
On My Honor [08/22-09/07]
The Plot In You, For The Fallen Dreams [09/11-09/22]
Warped Tour [11/29-12/08]
Previously Announced Tours: