Whether you’re a fan of Rise Against or not, there are just some bands you need to see live. And Rise Against should be at the top of that list! Not only do they sound exactly like their CDs, pumping up the crowd seems like second nature to them. Between lead guitarist, Zach Blair, ripping into power chords while jumping off speakers and vocalist, Tim Mcilrath, getting up close and personal with the screaming crowd, you are in for a wicked good time. Rise Against played at the Aftershock Festival at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA.

In 2011, fans of Atreyu were saddened to hear that they would be taking a break from making music and touring. Vocalist, Alex Varkatzas confirmed that the band was going on hiatus to “recharge and focus on other parts of our lives.” The anticipation for Atreyu’s return is officially over! Performing at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA in September 2014, Atreyu hit the stage with extreme energy reinvigorating fans. Atreyu is rumored to have a new album out next year!

The Last Internationale played Day 1 at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA on September 13th, 2014. From the start of their set, to the very last song, The Last Internationale exhibited extreme energy that resonated throughout the venue. Earlier this year, the band dropped their debut album, We Will Reign, which I honestly believe to be one of the year’s most underrated albums. The Last Internationale is definitely a band to watch, as they have already made appearances on David Lettermen and Breaking The Set. Currently the band is on the road with Robert Plant.