Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Festival Announced


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!

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Review:: New Again | The Press War

There are a handful of things that I really enjoy. Music, for starters. Obviously. And writing. And then there’s always that little place in my heart for good pop-punk. And I love Boston.
And now there’s this – The Press War; a pop-punk band from Boston with a brand new EP. Rad.
We added The Press War to our most recent compilation back in June, and rightfully so – their sound is a perfect fit for a playlist meant for summertime. And that sound, which combines the likenesses of The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack, and Anberlin into one, is present throughout the EP.

The first taste on the release, the sprint-paced “Pandering” is quick, bitter, and lashes out. The theme and tone follow through into “New Again.” The angst-y side ends quickly, as the positively-longing “Only You” begins abruptly and hugely – filled with soaring vocals surrounding a chugging bassline, clap-along drums, and trio of swirled guitars.
“Fault Lines” (which is track #5 on our compilation, just saying, for those who haven’t gotten it *cough* for free yet) is a fast-paced piece of pop/punk by the textbooks. Three and a half minutes, full of gang-vocal whoa-oh-ohs and the leftover story of someone leaving.
New Again concludes with the slowed “The End of the World Party,” a fitting finale for the EP. It starts calmly, and steadily builds throughout. It’s a safe bet to say that this is the band’s best performance on the release – it sounds very good, has a serious tone to it that pleasantly contrasts the feel and topics of the other tracks, and is an all-around good listen, finishing the EP with a plus.
Rating: 3/5
Runtime: 14:57
1. Pandering
2. New Again
3. Only You
4. Fault Lines
5. The End of the World Party
James Moody – Bass
Pat McDonald – Drums
Cedric Wager – Guitar
Chris Kinney – Guitar
Anthony Rainville – Vocals/Guitar

Written By: Eric Riley

NEW: All Time Low(@alltimelow) Gimme Summer Ya Love tour dates.

also featuring: Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd, The Starting Line, Brighter and The Cab on select dates.

7/28 | Richmond, VA | The National | w/ MP and WATIC
7/29 | Philadelphia, PA | Liacouras Center | w/ TSL and MP
7/30 | West Long Branch, NJ | MAC Center at Monmouth University | w/ TSL and MP
7/31 | Boston, MA | Bank of America Pavilion | w/ TSL and MP
8/01 | Hampton Beach, NH | Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom | w/ MP and WATIC
8/03 | Wallingford, CT | The Dome at Oakdale Theatre | w/ MP
8/04 | Montreal, QC | Metropolis | *
8/05 | Windsor, ON | The Blind Dog | *
8/06 | London, ON | The London Music Hall | *
8/07 | Kitchener, ON | Elements | *
8/10 | Winnipeg, MB | Garrick Centre | *
8/11 | Saskatoon, SK | Louis’ Pub | *
8/12 | Edmonton, AB | Edmonton Events Center | *
8/13 | Calgary, AB | MacEwan Hall | *
8/15 | Vancouver, BC | Vogue Theatre | *
8/16 | Spokane, WA | Knitting Factory | **
8/17 | Boise, ID | Knitting Factory | **
8/20 | Denver, CO | Ogden Theatre | **
8/21 | Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium | **
8/22 | Des Moines, IA | Val Air Ballroom | **
8/23 | Grand Rapids, MI | Orbit Room | **
8/26 | Pittsburgh, PA | Stage AE | w/ TSL, Cartel, The Cab and WATIC
8/27 | Niagara Falls, NY | Rapids Theatre | w/ Cartel, The Cab and WATIC

*Mayday Parade, We Are The In Crowd, and Brighter
**Mayday Parade, The Cab, and We Are The In Crowd