Five piece Florida band, FELICITY, are a band that needs to be in your playlist if they aren't already!
The pop punk band just got done with a very eventful 2017 with even more to come this year. Their first music video of the year came out recently for their song, "Circles".
The band came to be all because of a not-so-missed connection. "We met where all great relationships begin, on Craigslist." FELICITY guitarist, Andrew, tells us. Igniting the flame for music, Guitar Hero and Rock Band helped quite a bit, but for Andrew, his passions stems from a cult-classic movie scene. "I remember the first time I decided I wanted to play electric guitar was watching Marty McFly play at the Enchantment Under the Sea Dance in Back to the Future." Andrew continues, "That was the moment I was like, okay this is the coolest thing ever. From that moment I begged my Mom to buy me a guitar and one year for Christmas, she caved."
FELICITY has a very obvious love for not only the craft of music making, but the high that comes from playing music to a live audience. This past year they were given the opportunity to play Warped Rewind at Sea, and when asked what a favorite memory of their career for Andrew was, he had this to say; "Playing a tribute to Chester Bennington and Linkin Park at Warped Rewind at Sea with Dan Marsala of Story of the Year doing guest vocals with us. That was a dream come true!"
Walking into 2018, FELICITY has plans to release FIVE more songs, with five more music videos to accompany them. Already booking tours for the year as well, there is a bright future on the horizon for them. Their hard rock marinated pop-punk has you jamming in the car, getting hyped during your morning routine, and rocking out at the gym. Music that you can put on anytime and it always seems like the perfect time to hear it. If you are interested in hearing more from them, find them on Facebook, Youtube, and most social media accounts!
We want to thank FELICITY for taking the time to speak with us here at Wolfsbane, and we wish them the best of luck on their magical musical journey. We highly recommend checking them out, as they are definitely Wolfsbane approved!
written by olivia mAYES
Franklin, IN, be on the lookout because The Gear is back and stronger than ever! Jared Paris of ForeverAtLast has recently took up a very large position as venue booker/manager and after last night it's safe to say the venue is in great hands. This venue is nostalgic to some and brand new to others who never attended the old building pulling an old and young crowd to its grand reopening Friday, February 10th, 2017.
The night started with Chipped Teeth bringing the hardcore from Muncie. They made sure to warm the crowd up taking a few songs for the pit to open and everyone to get warmed up. After them the mood changed dramatically with a solo artist named Bogues, bringing the emotional sad rock, shortly after him girl power duo, Hail Your Highness, brought the punk rock all the way from Michigan, and Everyone Leaves followed them keeping the sad tunes coming and the crowd energized.
Closing the night were the last two bands, ForeverAtLast, and Forgotten Tragedy, both of which had The Gear's very own Jared Paris on drums. ForeverAtLast were as energetic as ever coming of a short hiatus made sure to keep the riffs coming. Mid set, we celebrated Jared's birthday with a rendition of "Jared you stupid freaking butthole". Following ForeverAtLast was the 'Dad Rock Christcore' legends in Forgotten Tragedy. They literally opened a time machine to 2008 where two-stepping and slam dancing were at its prime. You were able to see Lucha Libre mask, ski-mask, and denim jackets all in the same pit! This venue should not be under estimated because it's about to blow up! All around the venue was clean and welcoming. I cannot wait to see what they have in store for show goers in the future.
Make sure to LIKE The Gear on Facebook and stay up to date on all the shows they have coming up.
You Me At Six have made their return to the new music world since they dropped their brand new album, Night People, in early January. This is the band’s first release since Cavalier Youth in 2014 and proves You Me At Six is a band that can’t be forgotten.
Night People is exactly what you’d expect from You Me At Six genre wise and nothing less of hard hitting and mind blowing. Though very similar to past albums, Night People shines a new light on what the band brings to the table. In other words, It’s nothing new, but it’s nothing short of a great solid album. As a long term YMAS fan I don’t have on bad thing to say in regards to the album. The band’s been on the verge of breaking into becoming a stadium band for a long time coming, and I think this album might just be their big break after years of hard work, touring and recording.
Night People is a punch packed solid album that I would definitely recommend giving a chance for old and new fans alike. After listening to the album multiple times Spell It Out and Give have become a couple of my favorite songs right now.
Night People is available for purchase and streaming on all online platforms NOW! Have you listened to the album yet? If so, comment your opinions on it below and let me know what you guys think!
written by mya tolliver
Over the last decade, BMTH has been one of the top names in the music industry. This British rock band has taken the world over by a storm. Their songs all have stories that their fans have connected with. That's The Spirit was released in 2015, and it has been one of BMTH best albums to date.
Now, for early BMTH fans, you've noticed that over each album, the band has slowly detached itself away from it's earlier metalcore roots. I've read a lot of reviews on why this has upset many fans of BMTH, but I would argue that BMTH has done what most bands find hard to accomplish. BMTH has created an amazing album almost completely different from it's earlier albums,and has managed to adapt as a band. Adaptability in the music business has killed many great artist we know. However, I would argue that BMTH continues to do an amazing job at adapting to what they want, and adapting to the nonstop world of music.
If you start to listen to the album, most of the heavier songs are in the beginning(Happy Song/Doomed) and as the album goes on, we begin to see this transition. I believe BMTH wanted to take you through their journey and showing how much they truly have evolved as a band.
I would definitely recommend this album and below is the beautiful version of Doomed. This version was performed with a live orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall .
written by raegan gordon
My first impression of Obnoxious Boot was, “friend”; the way he speaks to you feel like you’ve known him for years. Not only is he just a great lyricist, he might as well be considered a preacher, along on his tour he doesn’t tour with the other terrific hardcore bands, Rig Time! And Forest Wars. He also brings along messages of love, friendship, and support of one another. He brings a special connection to the venue that can’t bematched by anyone, he speaks about how we as people a part of the local scene, that we don’t need to be separated between Punk, Hardcore, and Metalcore, and that its all essentially the same and that just because there are small differences between every scene that we still need to love and support one another.
At first going to see Mr. Boot, it would come off as a bit of a “different” approach to a hardcore performance. Qubert Seiter, promoter, manager of 20 years works with a buddy of his in a studio back in Cincinnati and records tracks for his song and records a album and then goes on tour preforming his songs with only himself as the band. He plugs in his phone and goes at is, yelling powerful lyrics of meaning and a performance all full of nothing but love, but I’m sure most would see a lot of aggression.
Weather if you like hardcore or not or if you think the performance is just off, come to learn from him, this is a guy who lived through the hardcore scene during the 90s which was one of the best times for hardcore. He’ll tell you how it is in how messed up things are in the scene all over the country, and you can come see him on January at the Hoosier done or check out his great 5 song albums at https://theobnoxiousboot.bandcamp.com/releases
written by Charles Hedrick
Legendary east coast punk rock legends The Queers are teaming up with St Louis based party punkers Bass Amp & Dano for the first in a series of 7" split records. The series will be called "Split Hits The Fans" with this 1st release being available early Jan 2017. Both sides will feature two brand new songs and will be limited to 500 pressings. Download link and or physical delivery available upon request for review consideration.
Failure Records & Tapes is an Indiana based rock n roll record label that has been churning out titles since 2002. FR&T has been fortunate enough to work with the likes of The Homeless Gospel Choir, Against The Grain, Jack Logan and The Mound Builders...among others!
written by John bennett
All right. I’m just going to say it. The early 2000s was probably the best era in music since the Vietnam War. There. I said it. Pop-punk especially had some of the best years of its life, and that’s what I’m here to talk about. Okay, maybe that’s not ALL I’m here to talk about, but it’s going to be a lot of it, so open up your eager eyes.
One of the most important (and most debated) concepts in punk music—especially pop-punk—is going mainstream. That’s right—the big, bad wolf that is selling out. But did they? My answer is a great big, giant NO. Getting signed and making it big isn’t selling out. Why? Because sharing the music is the point. Yeah, Green Day could have stayed in California. Fall OutBoy could have stayed in Illinois. Aerosmith could have stayed in Boston and Nutella could have stayed in Italy. But none of that is relevant. These bands (and life-saving substance) all had more important things to do, bigger things to say, and more people to reach.
Getting signed does not mean you’ve forgotten where you came from. That being said, sometimes a person just can’t live with the sight of that old front door—or needs to get away from it to find or provide empowerment— and moving on from that is a crucial step that often gets mistaken for pretention; in music and in life.
All right, kids. Now that we’ve got that settled, here’s what I consider to be the ten most important mainstream tracks of that era. Feel free to comment your own personal top ten’s—that’s my favorite part! Now, I’m not saying these are my favorite songs ever, or the most important to the genre. So what are the qualifications? It’s one part ease of recognition, two parts how many times people played that track on repeat when they thought no one was looking, and a dash of pure-throw-your-head-back-and-scream-along-ability. That’s a word, right? Genre lines are gonna get blurry, but the music’s about to get lit, so turn it up.
Listen to them all with our Spotify playlist HERE.
10. Ocean Avenue—Yellowcard—2003
9. I Write Sins, Not Tragedies—Panic! At the Disco—2005
8. The Anthem—Good Charlotte—2002
7. In Too Deep—Sum 41—2001
6. Punk Rock 101—Bowling For Soup—2002
5. I Miss You—Blink 182—2004
4. American Idiot—Green Day—2004
3. Sugar We’re Goin’ Down—Fall Out Boy—2005
2. Mr. Brightside—The Killers—2004
1. Welcome to the Black Parade—My Chemical Romance—2006
My name is John Bennett, and I will be bringing a weekly album review your way!
American Football LP2
By: American Football
First off I am 19 years old, and never did I think I would get to write a review for a band who had their last release when I was 2! I'm talking about American Football, the band that paved the way for sad boy culture before some of us were even born.
When clicking play on their second self titled full length you get reminded of a so familiar rhythmic plucking of the guitar strings. The first track "Where Are We Now?" Is almost like picking up directly from their 1999 album. It's amazing how they kept the sound and still managed to have music sound unique.
Every track on this album is magnificent it's hard to write an article and not a novel because each one is so unique and melodic. It keeps you wondering if it takes 17 years to write this well or if they are just geniuses.
This album is almost perfect, however it sometimes seems slow or that some songs have a similar melody or similar component. Which that is hard to avoid in songwriting, and it's also something happened on their last album. With that being said it could be a trend or something in the long run we just haven't noticed and we will see in another 17 years with a third release.
I recommend this album to fans of Turnover, Modern Baseball, Citizen, La Dispute and really anyone who likes the melodic sad music that for some reason makes you happy.
If you would like to buy a physical copy, follow this link and hurry before they sell out!
Polyvinyl Records http://bit.ly/AMFBlp2
Written by john bennett