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riot fest concert crowd

Over the years, Riot Fest has taken over Chicago’s Douglas Park with circus sideshows, carnival games and, most importantly, an incredible lineup. But its history stretches even further back, drawing people of all ages and backgrounds between its hub and offshoots in Toronto and Denver. The festival has been running for 15 years strong, solidifying […]

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2000s song collaborations Alternative guest vocals

Is there anything more exciting than a good song collaboration? Given all the hype generated by guest appearances such as Travis Barker and phem on Tyler Posey‘s debut solo single, we can’t imagine so. While 2020 was undoubtedly a year for collaborations, that’s not to say such joint efforts went unappreciated in the past. In fact, […]

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Solo artists who changed genre | Alternative solo projects

Branding is one hell of an important factor to achieving success and maintaining a fanbase in music. So, it’s no surprise that many musicians use their solo projects as an avenue for genre experimentation. We’ve seen it countless times to varying extents. Some artists may just incorporate new, genre-defying dynamics to their foundational sounds, whereas others […]

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cobra starship snakes on a plane

Back in 2006, the emo music world was introduced to Cobra Starship and their debut single “Bring It (Snakes On A Plane).” The mega collab brought together some of our favorite musicians for a song based on a movie we still don’t know if we love or hate. Now, it turns out that Cobra Starship’s […]

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underrated 2000s albums bands

Anyone who’s had any kind of scene phase is likely to look back on the 2000s fondly. With numerous hit alternative albums, including Paramore‘s Riot! and Yellowcard‘s Ocean Avenue, we were really blessed with some great music. Unfortunately, our nostalgia really only tends to gravitate toward a small number of the decade’s countless masterpieces. Don’t believe us? Dig up […]

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Back in February, the Academy Is… celebrated the 15th anniversary of their debut album Almost Here. Now, Adam Siska has revealed that the Academy Is… intended to further celebrate the album’s anniversary this year. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, those plans quickly changed. Despite this, Siska teases that another reunion could still happen in […]

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As legendary bands in the scene continued to mature musically and grow away from the genres that they became known for, newly established musicians were creating blends that sparked new categories for scene music. In 2008, Fall Out Boy released their last album before their hiatus, and I Set My Friends On Fire popularized crunkcore. […]

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[Photos via YoutTube] Fall Out Boy are one of the biggest bands in the scene, and they certainly have the music video cameo appearances to prove it. From fellow musicians all the way to reality stars, the rock quartet made memorable, hilarious videos to their most famous tracks with help from special guests.  From the […]

Fall Out Boy’s From Under The Cork Tree is the gift that keeps on giving. The pop-punk icons’ unforgettable 2005 output is jam-packed with Easter eggs we either didn’t notice before or completely forgot in the years since. From movie quotes and emo cameos to its unusual artwork, there’s a detail hiding in every corner. […]