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Rock On The Range 2013 Features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains & Smashing Pumpkins


No matter what year it actually is right now, this Rock On The Range lineup for 2013 is indeed super awesome. Upon a Google search trying to see Soundgarden‘s set list from last night in New York City, we stumbled upon this line up of past, present and future heroes and wondered how exactly one would bring themselves to actually go to Ohio. Headliners include Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Smashing Pumpkins. Some may say “What is it 1993 or something?”, but those people might not be aware that all three of those bands released new, critically acclaimed records in the past two years. Korn (can’t type the backwards R), Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Swedish Rockers Ghost, Middle Class Rut and Heavy Metal favorites Sevendust are among the notables.

It’s all going down May 17th through 19th at Crew Stadium in Columbus, OH. And tickets are on sale February 1st and you can head to the festival’s official website for more details on everything that is Rock On The Range. This one looks like a lot of fun. The full lineup as released so far is listed below.

Rock On The Range 2013 Line Up:

Alice In Chains
Smashing Pumpkins
Stone Sour
Three Days Grace
Papa Roach
Cheap Trick
Bullet For My Valentine
Lamb Of God
A Day To Remember
Hollywood Undead
All That Remains
Device (with David Draiman)
Steel Panther
Sick Puppies
Asking Alexandria
Pop Evil
In Flames
In This Moment
Black Veil Brides
The Sword
Motionless In White
Middle Class Rut
Big Wreck
Red Line Chemistry
Young Guns
Thousand Foot Krutch
Mindset Evolution
Beware of Darkness
Heaven’s Basement
American Fangs
Love And Death
Gemini Syndrome

Riot Fest 2012 Set To Hit Chicago September 14-16

Riot Fest 2012 Set To Hit Chicago September 14-16

This actually sounds really cool. It is called the Riot Fest and it is going down September 14-16 in Chicago. While the lineup tends to be rather heavy, one can’t notice such diverse acts as The Jesus and Mary Chain and Elvis Costello.  The event will take place at Humboldt Park and the Congress Theatre. The best part is that tickets start at $18 a day. Below is the full line up (as of 05/14/12) and ticket are available by clicking here.


Riot Fest 2012 Line Up:

Rise Against, Iggy and the Stooges, The Offspring, Elvis Costello, A Day To Remember, Coheed and Cambria, Descendents, Gogol Bordello, Dropkick Murphy’s , NOFX, Alkaline Trio, The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Gaslight Anthem, AWOLNATION, Slapstick, The Promise Ring, Chiodos, GWAR, August Burn Reds, Less Than Jake, Built To Spill, Frank Turner, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone, No Bunny, A Wilhelm Scream, Screaming Females, Teenage Bottlerocket, Off With Their Heads, Sister Crayon, Deals Gone Bad, White Mystery, Larry and His Flask, The Story So Far, Japanther

 Update #1 – GWAR posted this map on Facebook so we figured we would add it.

A Day To Remember 03/18/11: The Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY

A Day To Remember

w/ Bring Me The Horizon, Pierce The Veil & We Came As Romans 03/18/11

The Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY

In a race against time, I ran in clogs unfit for a mosh pit, making my way to the will call window to pick up my meet and greet passes for A Day To Remember. Already upset by the fact that I was 25 minutes late, I was further disappointed to learn that the meet and greet with ADTR was now rescheduled for after the show. No one in management seemed to have a clue as to what was going on as laminated passes were ripped from my hands and replaced with vinyl stickers.


Allowed inside half an hour before the line of kids wrapped around the building, most half dressed sporting hair in colors God certainly did not create, I made my way to the balcony and took my spot front and center so I could not only enjoy my view of the stage, but also the chaos that would soon be the empty floor below me. Being my first time at the Rapids Theatre a venue that holds 17,000 but sold 19,000 tickets for this show, I quickly took note of my access to both the one stall bathroom and the bar which was never an issue due to the fact that most of the fans were not old enough to drink. There was ample security and I have to say these were the nicest bunch of guys I have ever encountered at a show. Now for the good stuff…..


Post hardcore artists We Came As Romans riled up the waiting crowd with “Broken Statues” a song from their latest album To Plant A Seed. Kyle Pavone (vocals) and Dave Stephen (screams) take turns on the mic creating an emotional frenzy that only someone with bipolar syndrome can truly understand. This was my first time ever hearing these guys which is sad considering they have been around since 2005. Unfortunately, it’s hard to get heard in a world full of bubblegum pop soaked radio. These guys do have a lot of followers and I can say that I am one of their newest fans. Their song “To Move On Is To Grow” was sick! “Plant a Seed” had to be my favorite along with “Beliefs and Dreams.” If you haven’t heard We Came as Romans before, give them a listen.

For those of you that are fans of Pierce the Veil, my apologies but my mother always said if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all. Oh wait! I DO have something to say. Thanks for the pee break.

Next up was Bring Me The Horizon a metal band form the United Kingdom. Again, I had never heard these guys before and while their music was a little too much scream for me they truly did entertain the fans. I spent more time enjoying the view of the circle pits and the Wall of Death than the actual music. I did however enjoy the opening song “It never Ends” but then the screaming continued on with “Diamonds Aren’t Forever”, “Alligator Blood” and no doubt a fan favorite “Fuck.” They seemed like fun guys, just a bit too screamish for me.

Now, what you have all been waiting for…ADTR. They started the set with “Sticks and Bricks.” Not one of my favorites but still a good tune. I favored their backdrop and lighting the best of all of the bands and it certainly made for clearer pictures even though all mine sucked! Rumor has it that singer Jeremy McKinnom was actually sicker than a dog for the following nights show in Toronto. If he was feeling under the weather, he didn’t show it.  Jeremy took over the stage jumping, pointing and looking like a rock star.

They played a few heavier songs like “The Danger in Starting a Fire” and a “Shot in the Dark” before hitting a mellower little tune called “My Life For Hire.” I’m not going to post the entire set list but they played some other favorites like “2nd Sucks,” “Homesick,” “Have Faith in Me” and “This is the Home That Doubt Built.” I was totally stoked about the encore as they came back out and played my two absolute favorites “If It Means That Much to You” and “The Downfall of Us All.” I felt that the balloon drop was a tad cheesy not to mention annoying as the echoes of several balloon pops drowned out their music and I’m sure the venue was thrilled with the confetti cleanup :) All in all it was a pretty good show but what happened after was anything but good if you are a fan excited to meet ADTR

We were instructed to wait at the merchandise stand after the show to meet the guys. After waiting over an hour and watching everyone clear out of the place except for the leftover pizza eating security guards and the merchandise dude trying to pack up a bunch of shirts; Jeremy and Josh came out. No sorry or thanks for waiting, hell they didn’t even smile. They signed some shit, took a few pictures and were gone. Hey thanks guys, I only had a two hour drive ahead of me and I was exhausted. You’ve got to take care of your fans a little bit better than that. Don’t worry though..I still love ya.


Words/Photos by Steph





21st Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Announced

21st Annual KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup Announced

The once groundbreaking Los Angeles radio powerhouse has unveiled the details for the 21st annual Almost Acoustic Christmas.  For most music fans snobs, the lineup is very average to say the least.  Thankfully, most fans of KROQ are not fans of music, so chances are the show will sell out faster than you can scream PAYOLA.

Pre-sales are later this week, but that does not matter as Gibson Amphitheatre will be filled with close and personal friends of KROQ as well as individuals with nothing better to do then listen to the radio and call KROQ in hopes of being lucky called #20.  As anyone in Los Angeles knows, it’s very hard to actually buy a ticket for these shows.

The line up for the 2010 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas is as follows:

Night 1 – 12/11/10

Smashing Pumpkins

Social Distortion

My Chemical Romance

Bad Religion

Jimmy Eat World


A Day to Remember

The Dirty Heads



Night 2 – 12/12/10


Vampire Weekend

Brandon Flowers

The Black Keys

The Temper Trap

Neon Trees

Florence & the Machine

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros

Broken Bells

KROCKATHON 15 Rocks Central NY with Limp Bizkit and Many More


Infield @ NY Fairgrounds – Syracuse NY

Words/Photos by concertconfessions.com

The 15th annual KROCKATHON was held Saturday July 31st It was a great day of music.  Having never heard of Halestorm before, they were the biggest surprise.  Their singer has such a powerful voice.

The main reason I attended the show was for Limp Bizkit.  It was just like the old days, the band sounded great.  So great, that the second front man Fred Durst asked all the ladies to join the band on stage, I was heading for the barricade.  I lost my shoes, but it was worth it to join the band for their final song – Faith.

Here are some photos I took out at the fairgrounds this past Saturday.  Bands included are A Day To Remember, Smile Empty Soul, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead and Limp Bizkit.


It’s Official: 2010 Epicenter Festival To Rock Autoclub Speedway

As we have reported here – the lineup for the 2010 Epicenter Festival will include Blink-182, Eminem, Kiss, Rise Against,  a reunited Bush (who also debuted a new song today, which you listen to at this location) and as we broke to the masses Suicidal Tendencies  .  

The full line up as of 06/21/10:

Saturday 9/25

Sunday 9/26

Ticket info is as follows:

General onsale at 10am on Saturday, June 26th.

  • 2-day pass: $149.50
  • Single day ticket: $79.50
  • VIP Ticket (2-day only): $395.00 (VIP tickets include the following: Exclusive Monster Energy platform access with shaded, lounge seating, VIP parking and VIP entrance to venue, access to VIP food concessions, upgraded bar services (beer, spirits & wine), DJ spinning all day long, elevated viewing platforms, upgraded restroom facilities, and more.)

Rumor has it you can get some kind of camping four pack for $999.99.  To be honest, for as much fan as I had at the 2009 version of this festival, I am not sure if I personally plan to head out.  On paper, Sunday looks better than Saturday, but Fontucky (as many call it) is a far way away from Los Angeles, and I don’t know if I could deal with 50,000 low IQ’d individuals watching music on a NASCAR track. 

Epicenter 2010: Eminem Confirmed – Possible Lineup To Include Bush, KISS & Blink-182


Update 06/21/10: No Need for silly rumors.  Official lineup can be found here.

Update 06/21/10 – KROQ (who was a major partner in the first Epicenter show) has reported that they will announce the lineup today at 5pm.  In addition, Gavin Rossdale has basically confirmed his involvment via Twitter today by informing the masses that he will be visiting KROQ at 5pm today.

Update 06/18/10 – Eminem has posted this on his blog.  It now appears the festival will be two days – September 25th & 26th at the Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, CA

In addition  – Coheed and Cambria have mentioned via twitter that they have a major announcement on Monday.  Could the band be part of this massive festival?     Update 06/21/10:  So the Coheed announcement was about their summer tour.  Details here.



I can’t deny – one of the best shows I attended last year was the inaugural Epicenter Festival.  Put on by the fine folks who bring you Rock On The Range – the Fairplex @ Pomona was treated to killer performances by Tool, Street Sweeper Social Club, Alice in Chains and more (we were also treated to less than stellar performances by Wolfmother and Atreyu, but hey it’s a festival – what can you do?). 

With the 2010 Epicenter announcement just days away – folks on the Coachella boards are claiming that the below graphic leaked earlier this week on the festivals website. 


One look at the routing schedule for KISS this summer would make one believe the festival would be held on September 25h (Saturday) – which is a month later than last years event.  In addition, I have confirmation from a reliable source that a certain band of So-Cal Skate Punks will be on the bill, yet are not listed on this graphic.

As of Thursday afternoon 06/17/10 – who knows who is really playing the 2010 Epicenter Festival?  Make sure to keep an eye here Monday once the official lineup is announced.

Warped Tour 2009 Rolls Through St. Louis

Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO – 8/3/09

Words/Photos by iheartmoshing

This is the 15th year for Warped Tour but for me, it was only my third year attending. Out of the three I’ve been to, this ranks as the best, not only because of the awesome bands on the tour, but of the great experiences I had while I was there.

My day at Warped Tour included seeing: I Set My Friends On Fire, Underoath, Black Tide, NeverShoutNever, Breathe Carolina, A Day to Remember & 3oh!3. I also saw a few other bands like We The Kings, Forever the Sickest Kids & and Brokencyde, but I did not see the full sets for these bands.

I Set My Friends On Fire: The first band I saw and also the first time I’ve seen them live. There wasn’t a huge crowd, but those watching their set, really got into the music. I like this band because they combine two genres; electronic and hardcore.

Matt from I Set My Friends On Fire.

Matt from I Set My Friends On Fire.

Underoath: The second time I’ve seen them live. They played a variety of music from their older cds to their newer cds so their set was enjoyable.



Black Tide: My third time seeing them. After seeing them for the first time last year at Mayhem Festival, I have been a fan ever since. While they were playing I noticed a couple people crowd surfing so on a whim, I decided to crowd surf also. It was actually my first time, but I ended up surfing twice to my favorite song by them, Warriors of Time.

Guitarist of Black Tide.

Guitarist of Black Tide.

NeverShoutNever: I had actually just seen him the thursday before Warped Tour at six flags. I love his music because it’s upbeat and catchy. The whole crowd was dancing to his music so that was fun.



Breathe Carolina: One of the bands I was most looking forward to seeing. They came on right after NeverShoutNever, so I was able to make my way up to the front and center of the pit. I probably had the best view out of anyone. During their fourth song Kyle, one of the vocalists of the band, gets off the stage and onto the railing right in front of me. While he’s singing the rest of the song, he’s holding my hand. Then after the set, I talked to Kyle for a bit and got a picture with him. Probably one of the best experiences I’ve ever had at a concert.

Kyle from Breathe Carolina.

Kyle from Breathe Carolina.

David & Luis from Breathe Carolina.

David & Josh from Breathe Carolina.

A Day To Remember: My first time seeing them. I got to the stage they were performing at a little early so another band, Gallows, was still performing. A Wall of Death forms during this band, so I was able to get to the front of the stage. Right as A Day to Remember starts playing, the whole crowd starts moving back and forth. I got crushed by a crowd surfer, but it was still a good show.

A Day to Remember

A Day to Remember

3Oh!3: My second time seeing them. Since it was the end of Warped Tour, my friends and I just decided to stand behind the big crowd, but this gave us room to dance since their music is so danceable. 3oh!3 put a great end to my day at Warped Tour.



I will be going to every Warped Tour after this until the day i die.

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