311 knows the secret to maintain a loyal fan base for over 20 years: tour nonstop; build a solid online community; then invite fans on a Caribbean vacation. It helps to have band name consisting of numbers that can coincide with a month and day so your band has an excuse to host an annual (or bi-ann ... More >>
Perpetually touring party-bros Pepper celebrated a decade on the road this year. The rock-reggae trio has carved a nice niche for itself on the traveling summer festival scene, amassing a healthy following of Sublime/311-aligned concertgoers since leaving Hawaii's big island in 2001. A meld of fr ... More >>
Last year, a 26-year-old man died at the Warped Tour stop in Kansas. At the time, the death was rumored to have been caused by dehydration, partly due to the fact that water is $4 per bottle at the Warped Tour. In response, for the 2011 festival, which kicked off in Texas this weekend, Warped To ... More >>
Aaron Thackeray/Denver WestwordWhy was Westboro Baptist Church picketing punk ska band Less Than Jake's show in Pensacola, Fla. last weekend? Does God, in fact, hate ska? In a statement, drummer Vinnie Fiorello says he has no idea why the notorious religious group came out to their show with "si ... More >>
www.myspace.com/greghetsonThe studio co-founded by punk guitarist Greg Hetson (Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Bad Religion) and record producer/musician Steve Kravac (MXPX, Pepper, Seven Seconds, Less Than Jake, Tsunami Bomb) just announced a deal made for starving musicians. Gourmet Sound is offer ... More >>
For nearly two decades Less Than Jake has been delivering first-rate ska-punk and hosting stage-dive intensive concert parties. (Although the stage-diving has been scaled back in recent years.) The Gainesville-based band regularly played Tampa Bay venues during my recent years as a music critic th ... More >>
Yorba Linda metalcore band Atreyu is one of a handful of bands selected as part of Taco Bell's Feed the Beat marketing campaign. I perused the website and basically 100 bands from across the nation (including San Diego's Earthless, Cross Candaian Ragweed, Less than Jake, Municipal Waste and the B ... More >>
Oh yes. For the third year in a row, the Vans Warped Tour is kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex (in, uh, Pomona). It's also the 15th anniversary of the Warped Tour! Hooray.Performing on this opening gig: Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Jake, TSOL, Thrice, the Maine, Scary Kids Scaring Kids, Meg & ... More >>
For the third straight year, the Vans Warped Tour--46 dates in 2009-will be kicking off at the Pomona Fairplex, this time on June 26. Pre-sales for tickets start April 1 (not a prank), with the "regular" on-sale date being April 18. They've also announced the list of bands performing, though we don' ... More >>
Live Nation hasn't had the best PR lately, what with nearly unanimously negative response to their plans to merge with Ticketmaster--but who says that giant corporations don't have some neat ideas every now and then? This Friday the 13th (tomorrow, for those non-calendar inclined), they'll be sellin ... More >>
We've talked about plenty of these shows throughout the week, but tomorrow's the day when you can get all up in 'em, ticket buying-wise.
It's Miley! 's dad! He's coming to the House of Blues in Anaheim, and some other dudes that are not involved in multi-million dollar Disney properties are, too!
Aug. 11 - Aug. 18
True North stay true
On tour with a wildly famous Orange County band