Thanks to the folks at Skate and Surf Festival in Asbury Park, New Jersey for having us out. Click on any of the photos below to check out our gallery of shots from one of the best punk, emo, hardcore, indie music fests in the country. There are shots of main stage bands that you're more than familiar with like The Wonder Years, Four Year Strong and The Front Bottoms. There are shots of bands you SHOULD know and love like The Scandal and Gates. And then there are some shots of some bands that back from hiatus like Thrice, Hot Rod Circuit and Acceptance. Enjoy.
Early this month, Rocky Votolato came through Brooklyn to play one of his living room shows at Suburbia. He took some time to play a couple songs for us, and he opened up about dealing with severe depression throughout his whole life and he talked about a period in his life when he felt suicidal. Most importantly, he explains how he keeps himself moving forward and what part music plays in that.
Click through to watch the interview and to watch Rocky perform the title track from his brand new album "Hospital Handshakes" and his song "Red River."
VIDEOS: Bob Nanna from The City on film, Braid, and Lifted Bells - Interview, "Easy Living Rooms" Acoustic & LifteR Puller Acoustic Cover
Last week, I got to sit down with one of my musical heroes and one of the hardest working guys in music. It's been over 15 years since I first heard Bob Nanna with Braid. And in the last year-or-so, I've probably seen the guy perform about five times. The night we shot these videos he was performing with The City on Film at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City. Two weeks before that I caught his band Lifted Bells at the Run For Cover showcase at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, where they tied The Velvet Teen for the best band I saw in those five days that I saw over 30 bands. Back in January, Bob was at St. Vitus in Brooklyn, NY as The City on Film when I interviewed his tourmates Gates and Young Statues. Last year I saw him on the Downwrite tour with Matt Pryor at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn, and I've seen Braid a couple times since 2013. Luckily, he wasn't too burnt out to sit down with us for a great interview and two acoustic songs.
Check out the videos below. In the interview, Bob talks about being on the road so much after recently getting married last September, how music has changed for him in the 20 years he's been playing, and he opens up about the time he beat Lymphoma. He also performs an acoustic version of "Easy Living Rooms" from The City on Film's new record La Vella and an acoustic cover of Lifter Puller's "Secret Santa Cruz. Enjoy!
After over a decade of waiting, I finally got to see Kind of Like Spitting. And for the fourth or fifth time in a little more than a year I caught Braid frontman Bob Nanna--this time with The City on Film. Thanks to Webster Hall for another amazing show. Check out the photos below. Subscribe to youtube.com/ZeroPlatoonVideo to catch our interview and acoustic video with Bob Nanna as soon as it goes up.
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We got to help one of our favorite bands, The Get Up Kids, celebrate their 20th anniversary when their tour stopped at the Paramount in Huntington, NY on Saturday, March 28. Check out the photos from the show.
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There's no one else on television who stands up for veterans like Jon Stewart does on The Daily Show. He will be missed when he leaves the show later this year. Watch part 1 and 2 of his commentary on the Department of Veterans of Affairs below.
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First of all, THANK YOU!! We couldn't have done this without the votes of all of our supporters. Thanks so much for putting up with our relentless social posts and reminders and for voting for us. February was our third month in the Kind Cause grant contest, and we came out of it victorious.
Check out the latest video from Goldhouse featuring footage of U.S. troops coming home and surprising their families. Get ready to feel some things.
Taylor, Brandon and CJ from Handguns talk about how they each began playing music, how they write together, and the bands the music they put on when they're feeling down.
Earlier this month, we sat down with Carmen from Young Statues at St. Vitus in Brooklyn to talk about how he started playing music and what inspired him when writing the band's last album. Click "Read More" to watch Carmen cover "Every Time the Sun Comes Up" by Sharon Van Etten.