Watch : Green Day “Still Breathing”

The monumental release of Green Day‘s 12th studio album, Revolution Radio took diehard fans for a ride, but the band isn’t done just yet. With a huge tour announced for North America, Green Day also released an emotional video for Revolution Radio and a popular fan favorite track, “Still Breathing”.

“Still Breathing” is heavily influenced by Billie Joe Armstrong’s own struggles from the frontman’s 2012/2013 stint in rehab for alcohol abuse and the isolation and lost feeling is heavily mirrored with the music video, setting an emotional tone right off the bat.  The video also showcases other people within the shots, sharing this overwhelming feeling of being lost, which is a very beautiful and creative way to develop the music video along with the emotional tones of the song.

The climax of the video shows fellow Green Day members, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, playing alone in a warehouse…just patiently waiting for their frontman to return.

(Not going to lie, I shed a few tears…Green Day fans it’s a tough one.)

Watch the emotional video for “Still Breathing” below the jump, and make sure to catch Green Day on tour now by purchasing tickets here or purchase Revolution Radio or any cd here!

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Music and Media : Music Launch Summit

One of the biggest things I have been doing in the music industry recently has been learning to branch out. And some of that effort has been through working with other professionals in the industry and through various networking events like Music Launch Summit.

Music Launch Summit is a FREE 3 week online conference series (Spanning September 13th-October 4th) created and hosted by musician and industry professional,Steve Palfreyman. Palfreyman believes that as a community, people can learn from one another and through the Summit this can reach a huge impact. “Building a new music industry means working together, from all corners of the globe and industry,” explains Palfreyman. “I’ve been so lucky to attend stacks of music conferences around the globe and I wanted to create a place where anybody would have access to the knowledge, inspiration and connection to peers that have made such an impact in my own vision and career. That’s what the Music Launch Summit is.”

Through exclusive interviews, viewers are invited to listen and learn from other professionals about how to make in big in the industry, and on extensive topics spanning the industry such as press releases, recording information or just communication and more. With a focus on launching music in a refreshing new way, the conference will bring artists the tools they need to stop their releases from falling on deaf ears, while aspiring entrepreneurs will develop new insight and inspiration into how some of the industry’s leading professionals have carved out careers in the industry and how viewers can do the same and be inspired to grow their careers.

With nearly 50 master classes with the brightest minds in the music business, this is one conference you don’t want to miss out on. Although the free access gives you an incredible opportunity to view the streams, VIP Access members will have lifetime access to all the Master Classes (even those that have passed) along with a 4-week implementation program for launching their next project, and a bunch of other goodies available through the Music Launch Summit programs!

While the conference is wrapping up over the last week into October 4th, you can still catch more info and details on the conference on the Music Hub/ Music Launch Summit Website here, or chat with some professionals in the industry through the conference Facebook group here.

 

SPOTLIGHT : Bryan Howell and The Standalones

Showcasing artists in the scene is a huge part of this blog, and today we will dive into the story and inspiration behind musician and alt. rocker, Bryan Howell. Hailing originally from New York, the musician made the move to the big city of Nashville, TN for a chance at recognition and stardom in his music career. Being inspired by vintage rock and roll, Howell makes a name for himself through putting everything he has out into his music, which is displayed clearly in his new album entitled Take The Risk.

With a few singles released under the name Bryan Howell & The Standalones, this alternative rocker has a shot at making it into on-air radio, with the grit and guitars very reminiscent of many rock and alternative icons.  The track “Apologies And Promises” can appeal to almost any generation who just loves the classic rock and roll sound, while Howell’s other single, “Your Saturday Night” gives a faster-paced sound with the same classic grit many will enjoy. With Howell’s unique voice, “Your Saturday Night” makes it a great track to add to any alt. rock lover’s collection.

Listen to more of Bryan Howell & The Standalones via their Bandcamp here or keep updated via Facebook here, and make sure to check out the  music video for “Your Saturday Night” below the jump!

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WARPED TOUR INTERVIEW : With Confidence

64224321ccd71d7f64bd63cb4367a1d47271abf2Getting the chance to sit down and chat with one of Warped 2016’s newcomers, Australia’s With Confidence, was more than what I ever expected and a lot of fun. We chatted about the life on Warped Tour, the sensation that is Pokemon GO, stories from Japan and much more! Read the full interview with Inigo and Josh of With Confidence below and purchase Better Weather here!

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WARPED INTERVIEW (JULY 15, 2016 BURGETTSTOWN) – CAN YOU HEAR ME?

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Punk In Wonderland correspondent, Kerry, got to learn more about Can You Hear Me?, a very special non-profit organization allowing youths to feel safe and speak freely on topics that really matter… especially those dealing with mental health and suicide awareness. Speaking with Founder, Ashley Adler Coro, we get an insight to how the organization has grown, personal goals and stories and how coming together on the Vans Warped Tour has given CYHM a platform for the scene.
Read the full interview below the jump and keep up with all the great things CYHM does by following their Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Facebook socials!

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Bad Seed Rising ‘I Can Feel You’

Warped Tour artist Bad Seed Rising released a new music video/song ‘I Can Feel You.’, in honor of the first day of Warped Tour. The band is to release a new album with record label Roadrunner sometime this fall!

Check out the music video below!

Make sure to check out Bad Seed Rising during Warped Tour 6/24-7/27

They will also be touring with I Prevail, The White Noise, as well as My Enemies and I after their Warped Tour run!

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Palaye Royale The Boom Boom Room

Warped Tour artist, Palaye Royale released their debut album The Boom Boom Room (Side A). Palaye Royale released it under record label Sumerian Records The Boom Boom Room was produced by Smashing Pumpkins and A Perfect Circle’s James Iha. The album includes Sleeping With Sirens, Kellin Quinn in Ma Chérie. The Boom Boom Room features singles such as Don’t Feel Quite Right, Mr. Doctor Man, as well as Live Like We Want To.

Palaye Royale will be playing songs from the album during Warped Tour all summer long! If you are going to Warped Tour make sure to check them out! Be sure to check their album out on iTunes and check out Palaye Royale’s Merch tent at your Warped Tour date, they will be selling physical copies!  ~Payton

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Music and Media: Elders React To BMTH

Youtube’s Fine Brothers have done it again… another hilarious react video with our oldest generation, the Elders. The Elders on their channel have some funny input on many of their topics that they are chosen to react to for the channel and the overall React series. This time, it caught our music lovers attention…as these lovable Elders would be reacting to no one other than, Bring Me The Horizon.

Bring Me The Horizon have had an incredible year with the release of That’s The Spirit, and this video is icing on the cake. Featuring the music videos for “Throne”, “Shadow Moses” and “Follow You” it has a lot of witty commentary…and maybe some new BMTH fans. With the exposure to a whole new generation… how did they feel about this genre of music?

Check out the REACT video below and leave your comments about how you feel about Bring Me The Horizon! 🙂

 

Acoustic Corner: State Champs Cover Paramore’s “Playing God”

The newcomers and now favorites to the pop punk scene, State Champs covered one of our all time  favorite bands…Paramore. The iconic song “Playing God” originally belted out by fiery red-head frontwoman, Hayley Williams, is now altered to the vocal range of Derek Discanio, and the acoustic rendition is something of all pop punk dreams.

Make sure to watch the video below of State Champ’s cover of “Playing God” :