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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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” :

Music and Media: Blink 182 “Bored To Death” Covers Sweep The Internet

blink-182-all-american-low-2016-tour-dates-poster-600x454.jpgSomething has to be said about the massive wave of 2000’s pop-punk nostalgia we are getting from the music scene this year…And with this comes new music from some of our all time favorites, Blink 182. From last year’s breakup and lineup changes removing Tom Delonge for Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba… the band has been working on new material and touring with the new lineup.

Now, Blink have announced a new album called California, which is set to be released on July 1st, 2016. California will be special as a comeback record, as it will be the first album in 5 years from Blink 182, and the first including Skiba.

With the announcement of the album, also came tour news and the new song that has the internet and fans rejoicing, “Bored To Death”.  Bringing in an eerie “Adam’s Song” likeness and style of older Blink 182 with heavy basslines and Mark’s vocals, it’s no surprise it is a huge hit among fans as the band makes their comeback.

The song even sparked internet creators to do various covers, including one in particular from Youtuber Alex Melton. Although the original recording is the official lineup of Mark, Travis and Matt… this Youtube musician took it a step further with his cover to mimic the iconic vocals of old vocalist and guitarist, Tom Delonge.

Alex states, “I was curious to know what the new Blink-182 single would sound like if Tom was still in the band, so I recorded a version doing my best Mark and Tom impressions, and just trying to get a passable attempt at Travis’s ridiculous drum parts.”

We commend your talent Alex, to give such an interesting take on the new song (and giving all our hearts a bit of homage to the old Blink lineup and Delonge) as it gives a dynamic that is so unique in itself coming from another musician so inspired by the band.

Check out the cover below and make sure to preorder California here or purchase tickets to the tour here!

Andy Biersack Marries Longtime Girlfriend Juliet Simms in Intimate Wedding

More punk rock wedding news!

This time, the happy couple are none other than Black Veil Brides frontman, Andy Biersack and his longtime girlfriend, the equally as talented singer, Juliet Simms. The couple shared photos announcing their marriage in a few Instagram posts and over other social medias.

As fans and others rejoiced in the comments, we couldn’t be happier for these two.

The couple met years ago at Warped Tour 2011 and have been dating exclusively for 5 years, making music together and being absolutely adorable.

These two are definitely a match made in music heaven! Congratulations to Andy and Juliet!

Watch Juliet and Andy below in the music video for “End Of The World” :