Scottsdale young people The Summer Set have built up a big, devoted fanbase for their particular brand of electronic pop-rock, but it was still a bit of a surprise to see where that had gotten them Thursday morning--on NBC at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing for a New York crowd that d ... More >>
Blessthefall is a true Phoenix success story. Since forming in high school, the group has kept at it, and gained a diehard fanbase along the way. The band released its third full length, Awakening, on Fearless Records this past October. This week we're bringing you local metalcore in the form of ... More >>
Would you correctly identify Blessthefall as a Christian band? To me, it seems sorta obvious that the local post-hardcore band on Fearless Records with "bless" in the name is pro-religion.Yet this is the band that gave Noise Complaint cartoonist Robbie Pfeffer his "Freddie Mercury Momen ... More >>
The Aquabats It's been almost six years since the costume wearing pop-punk veterans The Aquabats put out a new album. That's a pretty big gap, but you can probably attribute a big portion of that to the fact that Aquabat's lead singer The MC Bat Commander is also Christian Jacobs, co-creator of ... More >>
Phoenix metalcore act Blessthefall has a new video out. The kiddiecore act which is also featured on the cover of the Winter Issue of AMP Magazine (in stores now) has a new frontman, Beau Bokan, and is signed to Fearless Records. The new record, Witness, was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette (In ... More >>
The guys in Every Avenue cite hometown heroes Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms as influences, and it's evident judging by the band's sophomore album, Picture Perfect.
We've been disappointed by sophomore albums by pop rock artists we love before--see Cute Is What We Aim For, Quietdrive--so we were very happy that Michigan-based Every Avenue's Picture Perfect, off Fearless Records, is even better than their solid debut, Shh. Just Go with It.
Tempe pop-rockers The Maine have jumped from Fearless Records (a pretty decent label in it's own right) to Warner, one of The Big Four, reports Absolute Punk and elbo.ws.The band already had pretty legit distribution, but they're now making an even bigger push, re-releasing their 2008 debut, Cant' S ... More >>
All of the emo/scene blogs have been ablaze with last week's news that Phoenix hardcore act The Word Alive have signed to Fearless Records, the California based indie label that has released such divers bands as At the Drive-In, the Aquabats, Sugar Cult and most recently Phoenix phenomenon The Maine ... More >>
It's been a while since a local band graced the cover of a popular music magazine, but East Valley pop-punksters The Maine will do just that in March. The guys, who are making tween and teen girls' hearts throb all over the U.S., will have their mugs plastered on the cover of Alternative Press Mag ... More >>
Can a band inspired by Rascal Flatts and Disney be gulp cool?
And into the 21st century
Eschewing overt dogma, Texas rockers At the Drive-In don't encourage riot, they embody it