It’s still early in 2017, but The End Is Here Tour may very well be the biggest tour of the year. Giants in the scene like Falling In Reverse, Motionless In White and Issues play to crowds of thousands with stage production that would rival the best Hollywood sets. And on a massive tour like this, openers Dangerkids and Dead Girls Academy start each show off with a bang. Check out the insane spectacle at Philly’s The Fillmore with these incredible shots.
Video correspondent Mike McNamara is totally, 100%. completely, absolutely and unforgivably serious when he reviews the new Issues record, Headspace. Haven’t heard the album yet? Watch it. You have heard the album? Watch it and see your feelings get put into words. Funny words. Inspiring words. Words to shake the foundation of the world.
A big part of being “in and of the scene” is being invested in local music. In this interview with Zoúme, the budding New York City band take HXC Magazine on a tour of their favorite spots. From big name venues like Irving Plaza and Webster Hall to world famous punk landmark Trash & Vaudeville, we shed some light on who three of the five Zoúme members actually are. Find out which of these guys showed up to a concert in a full suit, which one wouldn’t mind being on tour with the Jonas Brothers, and which one only started eating bagels last week. (P.S. – Along the way we also run into members of other NYC bands like Sylar and Perspectives! So make sure you watch the full video.)
The following is an interview in our ongoing serial “Women of Hardcore.” For more from the serial click here.
Pop punk band Tonight Alive have earned themselves some serious attention over the years. They’ve played festivals like Warped Tour and Soundwave, had their song “The Edge” featured on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack, and toured with the likes of Pierce The Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, and All Time Low. HXC Magazine correspondent Liz Rainey recently had the opportunity to speak with Jenna McDougall (vocals) and Whakaio Taahi (guitar, vocals) at JBL Live at Pier 97 in NYC on the May 23rd date of the Future Hearts Tour. In the interview, they talk about exploring more of the U.S., the recording process of their third album, and what “punk” means to them.
Everyone knows that when you’re headed to the beach, you’ve got to have a solid playlist for your ride. After all, half the fun of a road trip is blaring your favorite tracks on your way to your destination. So we’ve assembled 10 songs to help make your summer drive equal parts heavy and fun, with songs from R&B twinged Issues to metalheads Children of Bodom. Get your floaties on, folks. (PS–There might just be a BONUS VIDEO at the end…)
Remember that band Woe, Is Me? Yeah, that band that we have to thank for the emergence of Tyler Carter. It was also a band with a complete clusterfuck of a line-up. It felt like every month a member joined or parted ways with the group. However, because of Woe, Is Me a lot of great new music emerged. Carter and his latest band Issues aside, another gem to spring from the ashes of Woe, Is Me is a phoenix we can refer to as Favorite Weapon. Favorite Weapon was the side project and eventual full-fledged band formed by Hance Alligood, Tyler Carter’s replacement in the final days of Woe, Is Me. (Apparently being the clean vocalist of Woe, Is Me is like being the unclean vocalist of Attack Attack! *cough Caleb, Austin cough*)
Anyhow, Favorite Weapon’s debut album Sixty Saragossa dropped over the summer and was exceptionally well received. Constantly touring, the band seems to have finally found time to put together a music video for their single “Let’s Shake On It.” You can check out the video below and let us know what you think! (And no, your computer is not broken, there really is no sound in the video for the first 20 seconds.)