On the surface, inking with Chicago’s Victory Records seemed like a curious decision for the veteran Texas-based outfit—but since when has Jim Heath done anything conventionally? Heath and his revolving cast of musicians are going against the grain and touring ahead of the release of their forthcoming album, Rev, their 11th record. Dropping in January, […]
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In line with the musical template dictated by both Chain Reaction and Victory Records, we have Jamies Elsewhere. This Sacramento post hardcore band is expert at blending symphonic ELO-esque synthesizers with rapid fire angular guitars, machine gun clip dual bass and guttural screams. The musical pot is sweetened by chubby faced lead singer Aaron Pauley […]
Who says that summer has to end in August? Definitely not any of the bands on the Endless Summer tour bus. This weekend, a melodic punk rock outfit of Orange County transplants called National Product is cruising into Chain Reaction to give the Fall season a good kick in the balls. The bands debut album […]
Tip No. 1: get a job at crashingly bland pseudo-punk Chicago label Victory Records. Proceed to mail out a 132-page stack of Xeroxed clips to as many newspapers as possible—postage costs of which easily exceed five bucks per—touting a whiny, dopey, probably smelly “emo” band whose name rhymes with Faking Black Scum-day. Be sure to […]