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Riot Fest 2015 Preview: GZA

GZA

Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this year. Today Amanda DeKalb turns us in …

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Journey Into Pop Punk: A Love Story

* featured image by Kevin Rettie – Horror Squad at VLHS Everyone’s punk story starts somewhere. My long, strange journey to the pop punk kingdom began in high school. As a kid, I wasn’t that into music. I was more concerned with getting that Dragonzord so I could combine it with Megazord to form the Mega Dragonzord. Then I reached that age where playing with toys was no longer considered cool (stupid growing up) and had to focus my attention …

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Riot Fest 2015 Preview: PUP

PUP

*featured photo by Yoshi Cooper Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see …

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Riot Fest 2015 Preview: The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms

Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this year. Today Damon Workman tells you about …

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Riot Fest 2015 preview: The Vandals

The Vandals

Editor’s note: At Team FtLP, we aren’t letting summer coming to a close bum us out. As the days get shorter, we’re that much closer to this year’s Riot Fest! Year 11 for the festival is shaping up to be one for the record books, and we simply cannot contain our excitement. To help bring you to our level of stokage, we asked our contributors to talk about the bands they’re most excited to see this year. Today Chris Roob tells you …

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Don’t Throw Things at Shows

Smash Mouth

* featured photo by Austin Humphreys My news feed has been inundated with reports of a not so festive end to the Taste of Fort Collins finale involving 90s Pop-Up Video stars Smash Mouth. According to reports, Guy Fieri impersonator Steve Harwell had a bit of a profanity-laden meltdown over pieces of bread being thrown on stage, which caused him to bail prior to the encore and deprived the drunken, over-stuffed crowd of a proper version of “All Star.” As expected, …

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An EP a Day – Ma Jolie

Ma Jolie

*featured photo by Nick Karp Photography Todays installment is: Ma Jolie – Jetpack Mailman While Ma Jolie’s sophomore album Polars still seemed a product of their environment, leaning heavily on influence from Philadelphia cohorts The Holy Mess and The Menzingers, their latest EP Jetpack Mailman seems to have shifted to another region while really showing a ton of growth in carving out their own niche among their peers. “Tired Life” (and the entirety of the EP) is filled with an anger, …

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The Bunny Gang Tour Diary: Day 8 (Long Beach, CA); plus Video!

The Bunny Gang

The Bunny Gang: Candy Boy Straight Talk WOW! What a beautiful California experience, filled with friends and family, all of whom offered us the warmest hospitality and positive mental vibrations, coupled with the physical presence of love. Thank you Renee for the amazing enchiladas and carne, you have an inspirational home and family. Many infinite and dearest thanks to Eric, sharing time together last night was one of the best nights of our life, one we have to share again …

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