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Get Ready for Bible Service: Eat You Alive III
Events, Features

Get Ready for Bible Service: Eat You Alive III

Bolton's favorite party planners are back next month for another unforgettable night celebrating all things alternative music. Yes, that's right-- Eat You Alive is returning to The Ramp on Saturday, April 6th, for their third epic event full of the best in rock, metal, punk, and emo music. Live music, a late-night, mosh-friendly DJ set, freebies, and more--what's not to love? Get all the details below. Eat You Alive III Who: Eat You Alive presents Mouth Culture, Artio, TOVA, and Asleep at the Helm What: the third edition of Eat You Alive's alternative music club night, as curated by THE HARA's Josh Taylor and Zack Breen. Of-age attendees will be met with a free shot of THE HARA’s ‘Rockstar’ branded vodka upon entry. When: 6 April 2024, from 8pm-...
Millennials, Are You Feeling Old Yet? (Happy 20th Birthday to these Emo Albums from 2004)
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Millennials, Are You Feeling Old Yet? (Happy 20th Birthday to these Emo Albums from 2004)

Ahhh, yes, 2004: a year characterized by Bratz dolls, Shrek 2, The Da Vinci Code...and emo kids. It almost feels like yesterday, yet we're talking about a time from two decades ago. Let us rip that bandage off for you: 2004 is now as far away from today as 2044. Freaky, right? So, why are we talking about 2004? Well... 2004 was an important year for music, of course! It was an especially important year if you were an OG emo kid. After all, many of the subculture's defining albums were released in the early-mid 2000's. This includes artists who are still selling out tours and indoctrinating a whole new generation of emo kids to this day. If you need a refresher on the bangers of yesterday, here are some of our favorite emo albums (from 2004) that are turning 20 this year. Oof. Say ...
Taking Back Sunday Returns in 2023 with “The One”
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Taking Back Sunday Returns in 2023 with “The One”

Emo kids everywhere can rejoice: Taking Back Sunday has released new music--yes, new music in 2023! The new single, titled "The One," marks the band's first new track in four years--and it comes with a new music video, too. The wait may have been long, but the genre-defining rockers are back. What are you waiting for? Go stream that shit. Check out "The One" by Taking Back Sunday on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/7JmnFOR3DUiRTkEybOlDqh?autoplay=true Speaking on the song's deeper meaning, the legendary '00s emo band explains, "This song came from a riff that Shaun Cooper wrote the day he lost his grandmother while she was in a nursing home at the start of the Covid pandemic. Devastated with overpowering sadness, he found comfort in writing music and initially ...
Alienblaze & OmenXIII Make Angst Cool Again With “Lovesick”
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Alienblaze & OmenXIII Make Angst Cool Again With “Lovesick”

There is something addictive about the (fictional) tortured love affair--otherwise, primetime dramas and bodice rippers wouldn't have much of a market, would they? I mean, c'mon--the angst! The intensity! The rawness of it all! But, sometimes you just don't have the time for a full-length story, like with a TV series or in a novel, yet still crave the *drama*. Boy, do we have some good news for you: the full emotional impact of such an affair is perfectly channeled in "Lovesick," the spellbinding new rap-rock duet by Alienblaze and OmenXIII. This song also represents a point of nostalgia for us--back when emo music was at its delightfully melodramatic prime. If you're looking to escape for a while--or want something to scream along to while you drive with all your windows down--why...
All Hail The Queen: Scene Queen Refuses to be Silenced with “18+”
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All Hail The Queen: Scene Queen Refuses to be Silenced with “18+”

"Fuck the Scene, I'm The Queen!" Last Friday, "bimbocore" artist Scene Queen dropped a new single that I haven't been able to stop thinking about: "18+". The song addresses the state of the alt rock/emo scene in the most poignant-yet-accessible way. If you're a fan of this type of music--or grew up in "the scene"--don't skip this one. It's fun to listen to... and it's going to give you plenty to think about. If anyone deserves the title "Scene Queen", it is most definitely this 25-year-old artist, as proven by this witty new bop. Check out "18+" by Scene Queen on Spotify, below: https://open.spotify.com/album/6oveIE1VtjcawBs2UlM3Mn?si=MUdiUjBiQcCiVy3Bj2p-tw "18+" is a fast favorite. This song has the accessibility of a nursery rhyme, but also has the...
Adjacent Music Festival Has Every Emo Fans Dream Lineup
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Adjacent Music Festival Has Every Emo Fans Dream Lineup

Pop-punk and emo festivals have been all the rage lately. Now, east coast residents won't have to travel that far to experience two days of great music right on the beach. Artists like Blink 182, Paramore, Bleachers, Coheed & Cambria along with 35+ other artists will take the stage Memorial Day weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The ticket pre-sale begins Thursday morning at 10 AM. There are several options available in addition to general admission. Pit passes, Boardwalk, and Super VIP tickets are an option if you're interested. Accommodations are available for Ocean Casino Resort, Caesars, Tropicana, and Showboat hotels. Just be forewarned, these hotel packages aren't cheap. Music On The Beach The Adjacent Music Festival will feature three stages of performers, vendors,...
[Interview] Shut Up & Play Some Pop Punk: A Chat with Mikei Gray of The Frst
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[Interview] Shut Up & Play Some Pop Punk: A Chat with Mikei Gray of The Frst

Given the fact that that the When We Were Young festival sold out in mere hours (and now has not only a 2nd, but a 3rd date), it shouldn't be surprising that pop punk is here to stay. It certainly doesn't surprise Mikei Gray of The Frst, whose latest single, "Pop Punk Song", captures the mood of an entire generation in a simple, yet catchy way.   So, to quote The Frst, allow me to "shut the fuck up and play some pop punk" for you: "Pop Punk Song" by The Frst: streaming now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P21z4WWp5w4&feature=youtu.be My favorite thing about The Frst's "Pop Punk Song" is that while it's got that catchy, cathartic chorus that's just begging to be screamed at a show, it's also campy and self-aware. At first, I...
Retrograde is Over, but You’re Still Feeling Emo? Redhook & First and Forever Got You Covered.
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Retrograde is Over, but You’re Still Feeling Emo? Redhook & First and Forever Got You Covered.

Welcome to Ambur's Release Radar's Greatest Hits: Vol 1! Today, I would like to thank Spotify's "Release Radar" for bringing two singles to my attention: "Sentimental Surgery" by Redhook & "Sick Little Games" by First and Forever. It always warms my inner emo kid's heart when Spotify introduces me to new music that's reminiscent of the tunes I listened to when I was growing up. Since I was a teenager in the 2000's-2010's, that means bands like My Chemical Romance, Green Day, Mayday Parade, Paramore, Fall Out Boy, The Used, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus... You get the idea. If you're like me, and emo really wasn't "a phase, Mom!", then you're going to want keep reading--and to check out these new singles from Redhook & First and Forever. Redhook & "Senti...
Sueco Drops New Single, Goes Viral With “Paralyzed”
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Sueco Drops New Single, Goes Viral With “Paralyzed”

Sueco is already a gold-certified artist with the Recording Industry Association of America. He's topped 500 million streams globally and boasts millions of followers on social media led by the 5.6 million people on his Tik Tok account. But it feels like he's only just begun to tap into his potential. Up until now, he's earned respect in the hip-hop genre but "Paralyzed" hits different. The song does begin with a hip-hop cadence but quickly kicks in with an early 2000s hardcore/screamo vibe but with a modern-day sensibility. Tik Tok #FYP Travis & Sueco I first stumbled on Sueco late one-night scrolling through Tik Tok. I'd heard songs of his before but didn't necessarily know it was him. He does deserve credit for creatively promoting the release of the new single throug...