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Spanish Love Songs Add Dates to Their Spring Headlining Tour with Future Teens and Dollar Signs

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Punk quintet Spanish Love Songs have added more dates to their forthcoming spring headlining tour. The trek, which sees the group supported by Future Teens and Dollar Sign, has the band supporting their latest ten-track album, Brave Faces Everyone, released on February 7th via Pure Noise Records. Currently, Spanish Love Songs are touring the U.S. as support to The Wonder Years.

Singer and guitarist Slocum commented on the recording, saying, “When you’re young, you just want to be heard . . . If you sing something loud enough and long enough, hopefully people are able to find some peace in that.”

Tour Dates (supporting The Wonder Years):

Mar 11 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
Mar 13 – St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Mar 14 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theater
Mar 15 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Mar 16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
Mar 18 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
Mar 19 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
Mar 20 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
Mar 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia

Headlining Tour Dates:

Apr 16 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
Apr 17 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
Apr 18 – Cleveland, OH @ The Symposium
Apr 19 – Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
Apr 21 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Foufounes Electrique
Apr 22 – Boston, MA @ ONCE Ballroom (SOLD OUT)
Apr 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Apr 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory (SOLD OUT)
Apr 26 – Washington, D.C. @ Pie Shop
Apr 28 – Buffalo, NY @ The Mohawk
Apr 29 – Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
Apr 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Funhouse
May 01 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
May 02 – Nashville, TN @ The End
May 04 – Dallas, TX @ Ruins
May 05 – Austin, TX @ Big Room Bar
May 07 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Louge
May 08 – San Diego, CA @ Kensington Club
May 09 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
May 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
May 12 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse
May 13 – Portland, OR @ Twilight
May 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
May 16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

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OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival Returns with Powerhouse 2024 Lineup

OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival dropped an unbelievably impressive lineup for their 2024 edition this week.

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OSHEAGA 2024

The OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival dropped an unbelievably impressive lineup for their 2024 edition this week. The 17th edition of the festival will take place from August 2nd to 4th, at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Saint-Hélène, close to downtown Montréal. Headliners include SZA, Green Day, and Noah Kahan setting the tone for a diverse exhibition that is sure to appeal to the masses.

Representation is present for all genres at this year’s fest. Rock is covered by old-school legends Rancid, LA rockers The Linda Lindas, ’90s indie favourites Sleater-Kinney, and grunge icons The Smashing Pumpkins. R&B will be backed by hip-hop pioneer T-Pain, as well as Tyla, Ayra Starr, and Michaël Brun. Pop is represented by Mean Girls powerhouse Reneé Rapp, Euphoria star Dominic Fike, and alt-pop phenom Melanie Martinez. Indie will be covered by Irish musician Hozier and this generation’s Elvis, Stephen Sanchez. EDM will be showcased with sets by world-class producers like Martin Garrix and Labrinth.

If you’re someone who enjoys all types of music, this year’s OSHEAGA is a can’t-miss event. The lineup easily competes for the best of 2024. Tickets are on sale 2/21 for 3-day passes and 2/23 for single-day passes. Prices are as follows:

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET / SINGLE-DAY: starting at $165 CAD
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET / 3-DAY: starting at $395 CAD
CASINO DE MONTRÉAL GOLD TICKET / SINGLE-DAY: starting at $320 CAD
CASINO DE MONTRÉAL GOLD TICKET / 3 DAYS: starting at $745 CAD

PLATINUM TICKET / SINGLE-DAY: starting at $685 CAD
PLATINUM TICKET / 3 DAYS: starting at $1,620 CAD

Get your tickets while they last!

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The Menzingers Wrap Up Their UK Tour with a Punk Party at Manchester Academy [Photos]

Punk rockers The Menzingers brought their European and UK tour to a close in Manchester. Check out the photo gallery from the gig here…

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The Menzingers @ Manchester Academy by Maryleen Guevara
The Menzingers, photo © Maryleen Guevera

Coming at the end of a week-long run which has taken The Menzingers across the UK, the punk rockers arrive at the Academy in Manchester to wrap up their visit to these shores. The tour, which kicked off in mainland Europe on January 24th in Amsterdam, supported their 2023 Epitaph Records offering Some of It Was True.

Joining the band on the UK trek were New York punk rockers Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Philadelphia quartet Gladie. Kickstarting 2024 like they ended 2023 on the road, The Menzingers arrived in Manchester to wrap up this run of dates. Hence, we set along our photographer Maryleen Guevara to join the party as the US punks made sure their final days in the UK, for now, were ones that nobody would forget.

You can pick up your copy of Some Of It Was True from here. Before you check out Maryleen’s photo gallery from the show, here’s The Menzingers setlist.

Set List:

1. Hope Is a Dangerous Little Thing
2. I Don’t Wanna Be an Asshole Anymore
3. Try
4. Good Things
5. Lookers
6. House on Fire
7. Some of It Was True
8. Anna
9. Thick as Thieves
10. Tellin’ Lies
11. There’s No Place in This World for Me
12. Burn After Writing
13. Ultraviolet
14. Nice Things
15. Come on Heartache
16. America (You’re Freaking Me Out)
17. The Obituaries
18. Nobody Stays
19. After the Party
20. Gates
21. Casey

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Malevolence Dish Out a Metallic Hardcore Beatdown at Liverpool’s O2 Academy [Photos]

Sheffield metallic hardcore crew Malevolence dish out a beautiful beatdown in Liverpool. Check out the photos here…

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Malevolence @ O2 Academy Liverpool by Maryleen Guevera
Malevolence, photo © Maryleen Guevera

Sheffield metallic hardcore maulers Malevolence are certainly making the most of their meteoric rise with the band out on the road undertaking their second headline tour in just over four months. Unsurprisingly, the latest run of shows is playing to packed out venues with the band living up to their reputation as a fearsome live act.

The high-profile tours and festival appearances across the UK and Europe last year, are a far cry from the days of touring around the dives of the UK. Helped by two critically-acclaimed albums, the second album, 2017’s Self Supremacy and the follow-up, 2022’s Malicious Intent (read our review of that album here), Malevolence is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting bands on the UK circuit.

On the latest run of shows, which precede a special guest appearance at Bloodstock Festival this August, the tour rolled into Liverpool and our photographer, Maryleen Guevara, braved the pit to bring back this photo gallery. Before you check out the gallery though, here’s the setlist….

Set List:

1. Malicious Intent
2. Life Sentence
3. Slave to Satisfaction
4. Waste of Myself
5. Karma
6. Severed Ties
7. Higher Place
8. Self Supremacy
9. Remain Unbeaten
10. Still Waters Run Deep
11. Keep Your Distance
12. Serpent’s Chokehold
13. On Broken Glass

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