Set It Off removes bassist in light of sexual assaults

SetItOff-2011Pop punk band Set It Off has recently been dealing with issues regarding band member Austin Kerr. A fan had posted details on her Tumblr page accusing bassist Austin of sexual harassment. The beginning of her statement goes as follows:

Austin Kerr from Set it Off has sexually harassed myself, numerous friends of mine, and a fair few other people that’re coming forward with more and more stories about what has happened. I will post my story, as I do not wish to share those stories from others without complete confidence they will receive no backlash and are 100% okay for me to post them anonymously on their behalf.

The band since then, had released a statement on their Facebook page, speaking to the fans and discussing the situtation:

Austin Kerr from Set it Off has sexually harassed myself, numerous friends of mine, and a fair few other people that’re coming forward with more and more stories about what has happened.
I will post my story, as I do not wish to share those stories from others without complete confidence they will receive no backlash and are 100% okay for me to post them anonymously on their behalf.

Austin Kerr is no longer part of the band, but that’s only half of the battle the poster and plenty of other victims have to fight against. Our wishes go out to them and the rest of Set It Off, as they try to fix things to the best of their ability.

Twenty One Pilots releases video for “Ride”

They’re at it again, guys. electronic indie duo Twenty One Pilots have premiered a video for their song “Ride” and it’s pretty damn good. From the visuals to the actual song itself, this feel-good track keeps you bopping your head throughout the entire song, and it sure as hell would make the list for a 2015’s summer track list. I’d be disappointed if it doesn’t. Watch out for their upcoming album ‘Blurryface’ to be released May 19th (That’s only a few days away.) If you can’t wait till then,  pre-order their album now on iTunes.

HBO’s new Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame trailer

Remember a few posts ago where we discussed this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Good! Because a few days ago HBO has released an all-new trailer, giving their audience a taste of what’s going to go May 30th at 8 PM. The trailer featuring Ringo Starr, Joan Jett, Green Day, and many more talented artists, is now up on youtube and you can watch it below:

Are you guys excited for it? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us!

Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett collab for LGBT & homeless youth

After some time being away from the blog, we learn that Miley Cyrus and Joan Jett are collaborating to bring some good into society. Miley, the controversial pop star with some Disney Channel history, has created a charity named the Happy Hippie Foundation. this is to benefit “homeless youth, LGBT youth and other vulnerable populations.” Unfortunately, homelessness is still a huge rising issue in the United States as well as abuse against those who identify as members of the LGBT community. Celebrities as huge as Miley and as well respected as Joan Jett can definitely shed some light on these issues for those who aren’t familiar with them. Miley will be doing a series of performances in her own backyard to bring some awareness to her foundation while giving her audience some of her latest tracks.

According to Alternative Press;Joan Jett, Ariana Grande, Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace and Melanie Safka are among the musicians who will collaborate for the backyard sessions.”

Young And Heartless signs with Hopeless Records

Formed in Harris, Pennsylvania, Young And Heartless is fairly new in the music game. With their very first EP ‘Strange World’ released in 2012, the band has moved up the industry ladder with their albums ‘Death In Color’ and ‘The Pull Of Gravity’ following shortly behind. With Jeremy Henninger for vocals/guitar, Bryan Tricarico on guitar, Jake Lepley on drums, and Britain Weyant playing bass, Hopeless Records has recognized this talented band and decided to bring them on board:

Screen Shot 2015-04-29 at 6.51.02 PMYou can check out their debuted music video for “Desk Riot” below:

Stream The Story So Far’s ‘Heavy Gloom’

Debuting a new song, The Story So Far have released the third track from their newest upcoming self-titled album to be released May 19th. According to fans, the track titled ‘Heavy Gloom’ is pretty much a marker that this album’s going to be good. The pop-punk band is currently getting ready for their 2015 summer tour starting May 1st. You can view dates and links after the video below:

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Stream Sequoia’s new album ‘Apple’

Hey everyone! Let’s take a look back to when I interviewed Sequoia Sellinger on her music, inspirations, and interests here:

I have a few EP’s and albums on my Bandcamp. What I study is actually classical composition, so I write a lot of instrumental contemporary music, and I do a lot of film scoring. The Junior BFA did Marat/Sad at the Performing Arts Center and I wrote the music for Marat/ Sade last semester. I had also collaborated with playwright Jeff Weiss, and we wrote a musical together that we’re producing together may 1st and 2nd. Right now I’m working on the Yellow Wall Paper as their incidental composer. I’m a little over the place when it comes to music.

The EP mentioned above has been recently released, and you can stream it online on her Bandcamp page or buy it for $5 (or more if you wish.) Take a listen below:

Watch System Of A Down’s first show in Armenia: Live!

This is System Of A Down‘s first time playing in Armenia since they’ve announced their world tour in November. They’ve dedicated the tour to the memory of the Armenian Genocide’s 100-year anniversary in April.

According to Alternative Press:

“As a band, it’s been one of our dreams to play in Armenia,” said lead vocalist Serj Tankian. “To be able to play in the homeland of our forefathers while respecting the memory of those that perished in the first genocide of the 20th century will be an honor.”

These are their tour dates and locations:

April 10 — London/UK @ Wembley Arena
April 13 – Cologne/Germany @ Lanxess Arena
April 14 – Lyon/France @ La Halle Tony Garnier
April 16 – Brussels/Belgium @ Forest National
April 17 – Amsterdam/Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
April 20 – Moscow/Russia @ Olympisky
April 23 – Yerevan/Armenia @ Republic Square

Tonight Alive cancel shows in ID and FL 

Australian alternative rock band Tonight Alive is currently on tour with All Time Low, but unfortunately has to call it quits to a few shows in Idaho and Florida. The band’s drummer Matt Best was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and can’t keep performing since the pain is only getting worse. This doesn’t mean that they’re going to quit the whole tour though, since the band reassured their fans that they will keep on going for their future dates and return back to these states once they’re ready. Take a look at the letter written by Matt to his fans:

Hey guys,

I’m really sorry to say that we have to cancel the upcoming Boise, ID and Jacksonville, FL headline shows.

I was recently diagnosed with tendinosis and tears within the TFCC (ligaments and cartilage) of my wrist during Soundwave 2015. Although it’s been very painful to play, I’ve been getting through the album recording and All Time Low shows with a lot of painkillers and 24/7 care but it’s been getting harder and I’m having more trouble than I thought. Right now we’ve realized that there is just no way I would be able to play a full headline show. The All Time Low support shows are 30 minutes long and I’m only just about getting through them. I’m in need of surgery as soon as I get back to Australia, so I’ll be fit and ready to go on the next tour providing the rehab goes well. We really hate to cancel any shows and we promise to come back to Boise and Jacksonville just as soon as we can. I’m sorry for any inconveniences that may occur from this.

Thank you for all your support and understanding,

Matty