Music and Media: Adele’s “Hello” Gets The Pop Punk Treatment

“Hello” has been topping charts and has been an all out media sensation with Adele’s new album “25”. Various covers have sprung up all over the internet, parodies, Tumblr posts you name it, it is out there.

Well prepare to give it one more try as YouTube cover genius Anthony Vincent has put a pop punk spin on things, giving his own Green Day circa “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” era inspired take on the track and it is amazingly well executed. From vocal mimicking of Green Day’s own Billie Joe Armstrong, to guitar riffs and the heartbreaking lyrics of Adele, this “Hello” cover is definitely one that will be remembered.

Check out Anthony Vincent’s Cover here : 

 

What other mainstream songs would you like to see in a pop punk/Green Day rendition?

Let us know in the comments! 😀

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Panic! at The Disco make a mark with the single “La Devotee” and album announcement

Panic! has done it again; with various singles like “Emperor’s New Clothes” and “Victorious” being released over the past few months… the powerhouse band comes back to surprise us all with their latest single, “LA Devotee”.

“LA Devotee” brings a fun and faced paced energy, which will make the album almost reminiscent of PATD past, but also a brand new adventure for the band. This new album and direction is something all fans are hungry to hear after the previews and fantastic singles.

The album entitled “Death of a Bachelor” is due to be released on Jan. 15, 2016 by Fueled By Ramen.

Pre Order via Itunes here :

Jakob Danger previews new music in hilarious music video

Yes, the youngest Armstrong is back with more music. Jakob uploaded a video titled “What Is This” to his youtube channel… and the video features the teenager playing guitar, boredom, dancing to karate fighting with an appearance of mom (Hi Addie :3 ) and it is all kinds of wonderful.

The tune is simplistic and done acoustically, but also fun and upbeat to narrate the hilarity throughout the video. Definitely excited to see what Jakob Danger brings to the music scene with his personality, humor and of course, the alternative Cali-vibed music he is creating. Keep it up Jakob Danger!

Watch the video “What Is This” HERE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVU16vUY_50

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Good Charlotte announce Reunion and “MakeShift Love”

20 years, 5 albums… Good Charlotte had one hell of a legacy in the emo-alternative genre and many of us can probably know atleast one that changed our childhood or awkward middle school years forever.

Even Twitter is overjoyed with this news:

In more recent news, all celebrated when the band released a new single entitled “Makeshift Love” and a hilarious video of the band, and  including the face of ex-My Chemical Romance bassist, Mikey Way, to fuel the nostalgia love even further.

I can’t help but be hyped for the return of Good Charlotte, and the memories of my middle school punk days. It’s going to be a great year and super excited to see what is to come from such a legendary band back in the business.

Check out “Makeshift Love” below :

Seaway release new album entitled Colour Blind

Canadian band Seaway released their newest full length album entitled “Colour Blind” on October 23, 2015. Colour Blind  follows up to 2013’s Hoser, and Seaway’s previous Ep titled All in My Head.  Before the release, various tracks were able to stream online which helped to gain excitement and a following for the album and allow fans to preorder, as well as promote the current tour with Knuckle Puck and Sorority Noise.

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Since it’s release, the album encompases an energy that is very unique to Seaway, as well as the typical pop punk sound and genre. With so many new albums in the scene this year (State Champs, Neck Deep etc. just to name a few), Seaway still stand their ground as Colour Blind fits the mold of the scene, but also surprises as a whole and stands as it’s own unique and fun album.

With various fast paced tracks such as “Best Mistake”, “Freak” and “Slam” the album is fun and has an energy to keep one’s attention, as well as hit the emotional sides with tracks such as “Goon” and “Turn Me Away”.  Colour Blind definitely is an album that will have you singing along and get one excited to see Seaway play some songs live on the current tour this fall.

Watch the music video for “Best Mistake” below :

Purchase Colour Blind : Cd or Digital HERE! 

~ Catch Seaway on Tour alongside KnucklePuck ~ DATES HERE! 

10/14 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
10/15 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot
10/17 – Burnsville, MN – The Garage
10/18 – Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
10/19 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird
10/21 – Denver, CO – The Marquis Theater
10/22 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/24 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/25 – Portland, OR – Analog Cafe
10/27 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Roxy
10/29 – Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
10/30 – San Diego, CA – Moniker Warehouse
10/31 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile
11/01 – Albuquerque, NM – The Works
11/03- Dallas, TX – Sons Of Hermann Hall
11/04 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
11/05 – Houston, TX – Walters
11/06- Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
11/07 – Tampa, FL – Epic Problem
11/08 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
11/10 – Margate, FL – O’Malleys
11/11 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904
11/12 – Greensboro, NC – Greene Street
11/13 – Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
11/14 – New York, NY – The Marlin Room
11/15 – Philadelphia, PA – Theater Of Living Arts
11/17 – Howell, NJ – Gamechanger
11/18 – Boston, MA – The Royale
11/19 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room
11/20 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Altar Bar
11/21 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

The Academy Is… Reunion Tour and 10 Year Anniversary of ‘Almost Here’

Last month’s news was a big one for fellow pop punkers, especially those who miss the early 2000’s days were Fall Out Boy and Panic! at the Disco were kings alike and toured many a times alongside band, The Academy Is…

As during their set at Riot Fest in Chicago on Saturday, September 12th, The Academy Is… played through the entirety of 2005 ‘Almost Here’ album to a huge crowd.

As the band released an official statement about playing Riot Fest together online before the show back in May ;

Hello old friends,
We are pleased to announce that we will be reuniting the band for a our first show in many years. In September, we will come together for Chicago’s RIOT FEST in Douglas Park to perform our beloved debut album “Almost Here” in its entirety. This is a 10 Year Anniversary Show! This is a Reunion Show! This is a Farewell Show! We are extremely excited to take a trip down memory lane — in the city that we call home.
See you soon!
Xo. The Academy Is…

No one expected what would come next.

As the biggest surprise of the night was the next announcement, as frontman William Beckett announced the band would embark on an ‘Almost Here’ 10th anniversary tour kicking off this December, going into early 2016.

The lineup for this reunion tour is William Beckett on vocals, Mike Carden on guitar, Adam Siska on bass and Andy “The Butcher” Mrotek on drums. No word on if Ian Crawford from Never Shout Never will continue to fill in for ‘Almost Here’s era guitarist, Tom Conrad, throughout the tour, as the original guitarist parted ways with the band back in 2006 and did not play Riot Fest alongside the band.

This tour marks the first time the band has toured exclusively since late frontman, William Beckett leaving the band to pursue a solo music career back in early 2011.

Let the hype commence! Relive all the nostalgia of 2005 over again with the ‘Almost Here’ tour and catch The Academy Is… on the dates below throughout December :

12/04/15 Lake Buena Vista, FL US House Of Blues
12/05/15 Atlanta, GA US Masquerade
12/06/15 Carrboro, NC US Cat’s Cradle
12/08/15 Norfolk, VA US Norva Theater
12/09/15 Washington, D.C. US 9:30 Club
12/10/15 Sayreville, NJ US Starland Ballroom
12/12/15 Philadelphia, PA US Trocadero Theatre
12/13/15 Boston, MA US House Of Blues
12/15/15 New York, NY US Best Buy Theater
12/17/15 Cleveland, OH US House Of Blues
12/18/15 Detroit, MI US St. Andrew’s Hall
12/19/15 Cincinnati, OH US Bogarts
12/20/15 Chicago, IL US House of Blues
12/22/15 Milwaukee, WI US The Rave
12/26/15 Santa Ana, CA US The Observatory
12/29/15 San Francisco, CA US The Regency Ballroom
12/30/15 San Diego, CA US The Observatory

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WELCOMING ABOARD PAYTON TO THE BLOG!

Payton is a very good friend of mine and I am so happy to have her join me in this collaboration of the blog/site. Payton has experience photographing bands/tours/etc. and I am hoping to fill this site with some of her work!

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Enjoy and keep in touch for future updates!

XX – Kerry ~ Punk In Wonderland ❤

#HappyBirthdayPayton ❤ 🙂

Music and Media: Dancing Pumpkin Head Meme Takes On October…And Your Favorite Songs

The internet has won out again… as the familiar Dancing pumpkin headed man takes on a whole new challenge: Today’s music.

Here is a compilation of various videos around the internet of this meme dancing to some great tunes, which is all amazing and quite relatable…as dancing pumpkin man is all of us.

Enjoy some laughs and hilarity with the videos below! Happy October!

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Handguns premiere “Disenchanted” off of upcoming album

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania natives, pop-punk band Handguns consists of vocalist Taylor Eby, guitarists Brandon Pagano and Kyle Vaught, bassist CJ Wilson, and drummer Ryan Pyle. The band pulls inspiration and sound from those such as The Wonder Years and Menzingers, and brings out the upbeat pop-punk melodies with just the right amount of emotion,sincerity and rawness in their songs.

Following up their sophomore album, Life Lessons released in 2014, Handguns are set to release their next full length album, entitled “Disenchanted” on November 13, 2015 via Pure Noise Records (Pre-Order Available). The second single off of the album has been debuted, and one can listen to the title track “Disenchanted” below:

I have been personally following Handguns for quite some time now, since seeing them perform over the summer on Warped Tour 2015, and have been eagerly awaiting new music from this band. So far, the new album seems promising and a lot of fun, as the previewed singles (“Self Portrait” and “Disenchanted”) show just how much Handguns have grown since starting out in 2008, and how much the experienced gained has changed their music for the better.

Preorder “Disenchanted” Here!
Follow up on Handguns Here!

Top 10: Remix Finds Of The Month ~ October

So, starting a new category of music fun on this blog – MORE TOP 10 POSTS!

I want to start doing a few a month, so leave me comments and enjoy!

Recently, I have gathered a list of my favorite remixes/cool covers I’ve found over the internet, so here are some of the best that you all should check out ASAP :

  1. “Favorite Record” by Fall Out Boy (remixed by James De Barrado)
  2. “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” by Panic! At The Disco (remixed by Kasum)
  3. “Alone Together” by Fall Out Boy (Krewella remix) 
  4. “Sugar We’re Goin Down/ This Is Gospel”(FOB & PATD Mashup) 
  5. “Black Widow” by Iggy Azalea (cover by The Animal In Me)
  6. All Time Low Medley (Dave Days)
  7. “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony (Levianth Remix)
  8. “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus (Caked remix/Trap)
  9. “23” by Miley Cyrus,Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J (CAKED remix/Trap)

  10. “Ain’t it Fun” by Paramore (Kasum remix)