Views from Sad Summer Fest-Philadelphia 2019

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            After the anti-climatic “end” of the Warped Tour last year, there was a gap left open for a touring festival that caters to a faction of teenagers that feel disenfranchised and adults that suffer from Peter Pan-syndrome.  Enter the inaugural year of the Alt Press-sponsored Sad Summer fest, a new touring festival marketed toward Millenials that went to Warped and Gen Z-ers who probably never got the chance.  On the Philadelphia date of the tour, Sad Summer brought a huge amount of nostalgia with a looming sense of irony that only a bunch of once-depressed teens could indulge. Continue reading

Aaron West Raising Money For ACLU

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Dan Campbell’s project Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties has posted all music on Bandcamp at a “pay-what-you-want” price.  The Wonder Years’ frontman is donating proceeds to ACLU, similar to Run For Cover Records’ donations.  The releases include We Don’t Have Each OtherBittersweet, and a sweet cover of The Weakerthans’ “My Favourite Chords.”  Listen and donate via Bandcamp.