Last year marked the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos festival’s return to Southern California after a five year break. Now, for the second year in a row, the festival will return to San Bernadino, CA on Saturday, July 16th at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds.
This year’s lineup includes Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Quicksand, The Get Up Kids, The Starting Line, Saosin with Anthony Green, Senses Fail, The Early November, The Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, and Reggie and the Full Effect. In addition, the festival will also include food trucks, craft beer, carnival rides, a vendor village and more!
Information regarding tickets can be found below!
Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, the solo project of The Wonder Years frontman Dan Campbell, recently announced the details of their upcoming EP! The 3-track EP, Bittersweet, was produced by Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make A Mess) and will be released on May 20th as a 7″ via Hopeless Records. Fans can pre-order a physical copy of the EP here or digitally via iTunes here!
The first single off the EP, “67, Cherry Red” can be streamed below!
Baltimore alternative indie band, Have Mercy, have announced their upcoming spring tour! The tour, which kicks off on March 15th in DC and wraps on March 24th in Cleveland, features support from Naugatuck rockers, A Will Away. PLUS, Have Mercy will be joining The Early November, The Movielife, and Dryjacket for a special one-night performance on March 25th in Philadelphia!
Tickets are available for purchase here and fans can check out the full list of dates below!
3.16 – Washington, DC – DC9
3.18 – Nashville, TN – The End
3.19-20 – Grand Prairie, TX – So What?! Festival
3.21 – Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
3.22 – Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
3.23 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
3.24 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
3.25 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*
* With The Early November, The Movielife, and Dryjacket
Pinelands Music Festival
New Jersey Motorsports Park; Millville, NJ
August 15th, 2015
The lineup was pretty solid, featuring big names such as The Early November, The Spill Canvas, Hellogoodbye, X Ambassadors, and Jukebox the Ghost among others. A-
Each stage at Pinelands (a total of three) was so far away from each other all of the crowds seemed to be dispersed evenly though-out. The one crowd that stood out to me the most was The Spill Canvas. Being the ten year anniversary of “One Fell Swoop,” fans near and far flocked to their set to hear the album in its entirety. B
The area was really clean, even with the lack of garbage cans. Then you have the stage layout which was really nice with two main stages about 200 feet away from each other, and a third stage on the other side of the grounds. Sets were alternated allowing for no overlapping, which was a bonus. B
It was a bright sunny day down in the Pinelands. Downside, it was way too dry and humid. B
I noticed there were no charging stations at the festival, unless you had VIP, which was unfortunate for those who needed it. There were two areas filled with porta- potties on both sides and all the food at the festival was supplied by different food trucks. Covering a wide variety of foodie meals, I myself had the Pulled Pork Mac N Cheese. A
All in all, it’s really hard to judge a festival during its first year because there is still plenty of bugs they need to work out. To some people that is expected and to others it is not. Although there was a bit of delay on the main stage, it definitely wasn’t enough to stop me from coming back. B
Last month, information regarding Pinelands Music Festival’s first day-long event was released and it’s easy to say this is going to be one hell of a good time! The festival will showcase 30 bands and take place across three stages, one of which will spotlight local/regional acts.
The line-up so far includes Magic Man, Liam & Me, Stellar Young, Man On A Mountain, Plantation, The Early November, Jukebox The Ghost, Hellogoodbye, Good Old War, X Ambassadors, You Blew It!, You Me & Everyone We Know, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Northern Faces, Young Statues, Raccoon Fighter, Where The Ocean Meets The Sky, Palmas, Sleepyface, Cheezy & The Crackers, Mo Lowda & The Humble, The Color & Sound, and The Press War.
Ticket pricing and information can be found below for the event!
Ticket Information & Pricing
$75 for General Admission (Get the early bird special now for $65)!
$150 for VIP
-VIP Lounge w/ main stage viewing areas & private restrooms, adjacent to Artist area
-Food & Beverage vouchers
-Merch package including drawstring bag, refillable water bottle, t-shirt, VIP Laminate, and commemorative ticket
The Early November and I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business announced earlier this week an intimate acoustic tour starting July 15th! The tour will feature songs from The Early November, I Can Make A Mess and Ace Enders’ solo catalogs.
Tickets are on-sale now and can be found here!
7.15 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
7.16 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
7.18 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
7.19 – Hamden, CT @ The Space
7.20 – Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
7.22 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck
7.23 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahalls 20 Lanes
7.25 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
7.26 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
7.27 – St. Louis @ The Ready Room
7.29 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
7.30 – Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
8.1 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
8.2 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
8.4 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
8.6 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Cafe Live – Upstairs
For those who like: A Day to Remember, Bomb the Music Industry!, The Early November
Charlie Siren is a five-piece pop punk band out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and sound like they fit right into the Warped Tour scene. And it turns out they should because they were selected as winners from a Battle of the Bands competition to play the well attended festival. This Is Home is the second full length from the band that was out this past October and has many pleasantries in the mix.
If you are someone who is always in a rush or does not like to take their time with things this band is for you. Not to say that the band is that way, but they play very FAST. When listening to This Is Home I was genuinely shocked when drummer Paeton Gillette keeps such a rapid pace while equally paying as much attention to the symbols and everything else occurring at the given time; you can especially hear it on songs like “Carry On” and Better than Colorado.
As the album progresses you do get similar sounding riffs and parts here and there in the tracks but overall, the musicians are very impressive. Each song is very well transitioned into the next to make it flow seamlessly into one another. The album as a whole is upbeat, fast, fun frenzied and furious, however I do wish that they changed it up at times to draw a new audience into the mix.
The song “Open Road” is a nice homage to life on the road, letting the road guide you to wherever your heart desires. It must be particularly relevant to the band that is constantly touring. “Till the Cows Come Home” was the track that I enjoyed the most off the new record with people talking and laughing in the background as the band plays, it truly creates a party like setting, which you can picture. At the end of the song, you hear someone use a lighter to light a cigarette maybe, take a drag, blow out smoke and the song ends, a great way to tie up a party track.
I do believe that Charlie Siren will go on to do great things and be a regular on the Warped Tour circuit. With a DIY ethic and large fan base we will see more from them in the future, for sure.
Release Date: October 15, 2013
Run Time: 25:34
1. This is Home
2. Carry On
3. Better than Colorado
5. I Promise
6. Rearranging Rooms
7. Open Road
8. Til the Cows Come Home
10. Rearranging Rooms (acoustic)
Charlie Siren is:
Tane Graves: Vocals/Guitar
Shelby Fisher: Bass
Paeton Gillette : Drums
Aaron Reed: Guitar
Dustin Reed: Guitar
Written By: Chelsea Conte