Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: Dan Marsala and Ryan Phillips Talk ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: Dan Marsala and Ryan Phillips Talk ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004

In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on the Warped Tour and became stalwarts in the early 2000s scene. After releasing three albums since that 2003 breakout, the band took […]

Seven Years Later, Story of the Year Return with New Album ‘Wolves’ — and a Revamped but Familiar Sound (New Music Friday)

Seven Years Later, Story of the Year Return with New Album ‘Wolves’ — and a Revamped but Familiar Sound (New Music Friday)

Seven years is a long time between albums, but that’s how long it took Story of the Year to follow up 2010’s The Constant. Wolves, their sixth full-length album, is out today. Earnestness was everywhere in the early 2000s. Nearly all of the most popular bands of the rock/punk circuit of the era — those […]

Florida Ska/Punk Heroes Less Than Jake Teaming Up with Hawaiian Reggae/Rock Stars Pepper for Winter Tour

Florida Ska/Punk Heroes Less Than Jake Teaming Up with Hawaiian Reggae/Rock Stars Pepper for Winter Tour

Two relentlessly active bands will join together for a tour in January 2017 when Gainesville, Florida-based ska/punk outfit Less Than Jake and reggae/rock trio Pepper head out on the road together. Both bands have spent time on the Vans Warped Tour over the years, and both continue to release records and tour nearly nonstop. LTJ’s eighth […]

Sum 41 Detail ‘Don’t Call It a Sum-Back’ Fall Tour

Sum 41 Detail ‘Don’t Call It a Sum-Back’ Fall Tour

On October 7, Sum 41 will return with a new album, 13 Voices. It’ll be the long-running Canadian pop/punk/alt band’s sixth full-length album and first since 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder. In addition, it’s also the first Sum 41 to feature guitarist Dave Baksh since 2004’s Chuck. The band recently debuted a music video for a […]