Warped Tour Announces its Final Cross-Country Run in 2018

Vans Warped Tour, a summer staple for the scene, is preparing for its final cross-country trek in 2018. According to Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, “I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour, […]

Review: Walk the Moon – What if Nothing

I feel that if anyone were to choose a word to describe Walk the Moon, it would be “infectious.” They’ve created an expertly executed ‘80s revival mixed with modern pop and electronica in a music culture that has incessantly tried to nail that combination. So far, I feel that Walk the Moon have succeeded. I […]

Making Sense of Last Week’s Jesse Lacey News

Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years wrote a line in the song “Hoodie Weather” that says, “Growing up means watching my heroes turn human in front of me”. Never did that line ring truer for me than this past weekend when I heard about Jesse Lacey’s complete and utter abuse of his influence. It’s one […]

Third Eye Blind Stand the Test of Time

In the summer of 1997, I purchased an album with my own money. As a kid who was about to enter his 8th grade year, this was a big deal, considering that my income consisted of earnings from mowing lawns. In those days, I was lucky to have the nearly $20 required to purchase a […]

Podcast: Building an Online Music Community with Jason Tate of Chorus.fm

On our latest podcast, Jason Tate joins Kiel Hauck to share what he’s learned in the year since moving AbsolutePunk.net to Chorus.fm and why the move made so much sense. Jason shares insight on how he built a built a successful online music community, how online dialogue can continue to improve, and the changes he’s […]

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Warped Tour Announces its Final Cross-Country Run in 2018

Vans Warped Tour, a summer staple for the scene, is preparing for its final cross-country trek in 2018. According to Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman, “I have been a very lucky person to have traveled across the country and sometimes around the world as one of the founders and producers of the Vans Warped Tour, […]

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Review: Walk the Moon – What if Nothing

I feel that if anyone were to choose a word to describe Walk the Moon, it would be “infectious.” They’ve created an expertly executed ‘80s revival mixed with modern pop and electronica in a music culture that has incessantly tried to nail that combination. So far, I feel that Walk the Moon have succeeded. I […]

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Making Sense of Last Week’s Jesse Lacey News

Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years wrote a line in the song “Hoodie Weather” that says, “Growing up means watching my heroes turn human in front of me”. Never did that line ring truer for me than this past weekend when I heard about Jesse Lacey’s complete and utter abuse of his influence. It’s one […]

Reflecting On: Kanye West – Graduation

Graduation could easily be considered the weakest of Kanye West’s seven solo albums. That should tell you something about the music of Kanye West. When I want to sit and solemnly reflect on what it means to be a creative human being while wrestling with inner demons, I listen to Kanye’s masterpiece: My Beautiful Dark […]

10 Halloween Songs to Bump in the Night

October is in full swing, and soon, we’ll all be clad in our favorite costumes, celebrating the spookiest of holidays. To get you ready for your next Halloween bash, we’ve put together a monstrous list of the most terrifying pop punk and post-hardcore songs to ever walk the earth. Throughout the years, several bands from […]

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Third Eye Blind Stand the Test of Time

In the summer of 1997, I purchased an album with my own money. As a kid who was about to enter his 8th grade year, this was a big deal, considering that my income consisted of earnings from mowing lawns. In those days, I was lucky to have the nearly $20 required to purchase a […]

Pierce the Veil Explode on We Will Detonate Tour

A masked intruder enters the stage from behind a curtain, greeted by the screams of those in attendance at the Egyptian Room in downtown Indianapolis. As the anticipation builds, the masked man ignites a box labeled “TNT,” dropping the curtain and unleashing a wave of streamers and confetti as Pierce the Veil rip into rapid […]

Mayday Parade Celebrate 10 Years of “A Lesson in Romantics”

Amidst the never-ending deluge of 10-year anniversary tours that have become the calling card for a scene currently awash in nostalgia, how satisfying is it when the source material truly stands the test of time? Mayday Parade’s debut, A Lesson in Romantics, remains just as fresh and enjoyable a decade after its release, while serving as […]