POZ Riot Fest Chicago: Our Must-See Bands And Artists (Day Three)

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 10, 2014

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Riot Fest Chicago kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack is gearing up for a weekend of fun, and we hope many of you are too. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in Chicago. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the final day of Riot this weekend as well!

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La Dispute
La Dispute’s been long known for whipping their crowds into tornado-like frenzies with their live shows, and given the way the band’s perfected the art of an escalating song, who can blame them? But with their new record stretching across the broad landscape of contemplative post-hardcore, the quieter, subtle moments tower just as expansively as the more furious ones do - and being that I haven’t seen La Dispute in a few years, I’m unbelievably excited to see how the softer songs are coming out live. Try to listen to “Woman (reading)” and not feel overwhelmingly devastated - and then look at the photos of Jordan Dreyer’s bloody face from FYF last month and realize what you’re in for. - Adrienne Fisher

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The Menzingers
On The Impossible Past was the Album Of The Year for both 2012 and 2013, and now Rented World has claimed its place as another beloved record in the band’s catalog. The arsenal of songs The Menzingers likely have prepped for a festival appearance may be too much for your weak heart to handle after corn dogs and hard cider at Riot Fest this year. You’re gonna need a crutch.

Sorry about that one. - Zack Zarrillo

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PUP
The name PUP might derive from “pathetic use of potential” (though the band is adamant that it is NOT an acronym), but rendered in lowercase, it’s also a perfect descriptor for the Canadian four-piece — like a litter of puppies, the men of PUP are young, scrappy, blessed with a seemingly limitless supply of bounce-off-the-walls energy and really, really hard not to love. Their self-titled SideOneDummy debut is one of the year’s better under-the-radar releases, but it would take stretching the boundaries of what’s possible with recorded media itself to adequately capture the hyperactive, adrenalized rush of their stage show. There might be other bands that get equally bonkers on stage, but I defy you to find me one that does it while remaining this effortlessly melodic. - Jesse Richman

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POZ Gallery

Sep 1, 2014

POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold POZ Gallery: Made In America FestivalFeatures: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PAPhotos By: Allison Newbold

POZ Gallery: Made In America Festival
Features: Man Overboard, The Menzingers, Nothing, Vacationer, Bear Hands, Bleachers, Cruiser 
Location: The Rocky Steps - Philadelphia, PA
Photos By: Allison Newbold

The Menzingers Strip Down “Where Your Heartache Exists”

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 25, 2014

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The Menzingers recently recorded an acoustic version of “Where Your Heartache Exists.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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The Menzingers Announce Long Island, Boston Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 15, 2014

The Menzingers will be playing two shows in October in Long Island and Boston, respectively. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Taking Back Sunday Announce Annual Holiday Show

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 12, 2014

Taking Back Sunday will be holding their first annual holiday show on December 27th with The Menzingers and Modern Chemistry. Check out details below after the jump.

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The Menzingers Out To Riot Fest Tour With La Dispute, Tiny Moving Parts On Select Dates

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 11, 2014

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The Menzingers are playing shows out to Riot Fest with some friends. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Made In America Bring Glassjaw, Man Overboard, The Menzingers On Board

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 8, 2014

The Philly Skate Stage lineup at Made In America welcomes Glassjaw, Man Overboard, The Menzingers, and Nothing. Check out the rest of the lineup below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: The Best Songs, Halfway Through 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 9, 2014

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This year just feels like such a great year. Whether you’re seeing live music, or basking in the emotions of a full record or individual song from a new album, it’s just great. 2014 is only halfway through, but we decided to put together a PropertyOfZack Playlist of TeamPOZ member’s favorite songs six months in. 

Check out our Playlist, let us know what your favorite songs on it are, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading along below!

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The Hotelier - Dendron 

I lost a loved one at the turn of 2014. It would be hard to count the amount of hours spent around this woman who was near for so many events that changed and shaped my life.

You tend to face many foreign and challenging turns of events as you grow older, and this has been the most difficult one. Sometime music hits just at the right time when those moments come into lay. “Dendron” by The Hotelier has possibly hit me harder, in a relative way, than any song I’ve ever listened to has. The album itself is of course incredible, but this song is now forever cemented in a dark evening for me. I feel grateful and upset to have it.

Part of your charm was the way you would push me from / All of the traps that I just couldn’t see / Figures the one that was there to have tripped you up / would be the one that was set there by me.

Zack Zarrillo (@zzarrillo)

Modern Baseball - Your Graduation

There’s something special about relating to every line of a song, feeling as if the writer picked your brain before putting pen to paper. “Your Graduation” is one of those songs for me, but what I find even more intriguing is how many people in completely different situations also relate to it so well. “Bullshit, you fucking miss me” is a line every bitter pop punk kid would love to say to their ex, and spawned a million “my life right now” posts on Tumblr. That’s what I think fans love so much about Modern Baseball, they are just some college kids writing songs about their lives with no pretensions of anything more, and that’s something everyone can relate to. -Connor Sheehan (@ConnorPOZ

The Menzingers – The Talk

We were all curious as to whether or not The Menzingers could follow up the brilliance of 2012’s On The Impossible Pastwith an album equally as incredible.  Those doubts were removed about .02 seconds into Rented World’s first single, “In Remission,” and the band’s fourth album has steadily dug its way into my subconscious since its release in late April.  Although each of the twelve tracks is stellar in its right, “The Talk” is the record’s clear standout, with the song’s two minutes and sixteen seconds jammed packed with the right mix of spite and substance.  “The Talk” is the perfect song for cruising down a country road on a long summer night and with the Fourth of July just around the corner, can one really ask for anything better? – Zac Lomas (@Infidelegate)

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PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 7, 2014

More and more albums seem to be coming out every year that we love here at PropertyOfZack, which is why we thought it would be a great idea to post a Midway Albums Of The Year List today on the site. The list includes our top ten albums and EPs through this point in the year voted on by POZ team members. So without further adieu, the PropertyOfZack Midway Albums Of The Year List can be seen below!

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POZ Exclusive: The Menzingers Added To Fashion Meets Music Festival

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 25, 2014

The Fashion Meets Music Festival will be taking place from August 29th through 31st in the Arena District of Columbus, OH. The lineup has gotten even better with the news that The Menzingers will be joining the festival. Check out more details on it below after the jump.

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POZ Gallery

Jun 15, 2014

POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo POZ Gallery: Rented World TourFeatures: The Menzingers, LemuriaLocation: Webster Hall - New York, NYPhotos By: Taylor Rambo

POZ Gallery: Rented World Tour
Features: The Menzingers, Lemuria
Location: Webster Hall - New York, NY
Photos By: Taylor Rambo

Insisting The Menzingers Are The Most Important Punk Band We Have Today

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 3, 2014

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The Menzingers just kicked off the Rented World Tour, and it’s kind of a stellar experience. Thomas Nassiff from a review with the title Insisting The Menzingers Are The Most Important Punk Band We Have Today for AbsolutePunk, and it’s worth a read

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The Menzingers Announce UK/EU Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 13, 2014

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The Menzingers will be touring the UK and Europe with The Smith Street Band and The Holy Mess in October. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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POZ Groezrock Preview: Our Must See Bands And Artists (Day One)

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 30, 2014

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Groezrock kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack’s Zac Lomas will be on-location in Europe for one of the best festivals in 2014. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend at Groezrock. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the first day of the festival this weekend as well!

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NOFX
The Los Angeles skate punk legends rarely make it into the multitude of posts on PropertyOfZack, but when May 2nd rolls around and NoFX perform their seminal album Punk in Drublic in full at Groezrock it’s going to be hard to ignore the legacy that these four joking clowns have created.  Whether you breathe old school punk or are coming to Groezrock for pop-punk all stars like The Wonder Years, it would be a huge mistake not to catch NoFX close out day one with what may be one of the best punk albums of the past twenty years.  And if you’re not into the music then at least enjoy the myriad amounts of shoes, drinks, and possibly rotten fruit that will inevitably be thrown at lead singer Fat Mike, because, after all, that’s the only proper behavior at a NoFX show.

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Descendents
Plain and simple, there wouldn’t be pop-punk without the Descendents and if that’s not enough to get you to catch their set at Groezrock then I suggest you look up some videos of Descendents shows in the 80s to get a real understanding of the passion these guys bring to every live performance.  Not only is Milo Aukerman still one of the most charismatic frontmen in the history of punk, but his cohorts are also some of the tightest musicians in the world, with Karl Alvarez, Stephen Egerton, and Bill Stevenson all (No, ALL!) capable of hitting every note with a precision not often seen in the realm of punk.  Catch these guys while you can and join the lucky group of people who can proudly boast about the religious experience that is the Descendents live in concert.

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The Menzingers
Not only have these Pennsylvania natives just released their fourth studio album Rented World, but they’ve also been viciously cutting across every roadway the world has to offer in the past year bringing their boisterous performances to as many people as possible.  I’m never one for using superlatives since absolutes do seem to be impossible in such an imperfect world, but I’m willing to go out on a limb and say that The Menzingers put on the best live show out of any band I’ve seen in the past year.  There is something pure and unadulterated about the raw power and passion that the Philly-via-Scranton quartet injects into every set, something that makes you feel like you’re being told the truth and that, my friends, is a beautiful thing.

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The Menzingers “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore” Stripped Down

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 26, 2014

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Watch The Menzingers play an acoustic version of ”I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore” below after the jump.

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