Hit singles are great, but for every real artist the dream when they go into the studio is to make music that reaches people, songs that strike a deep chord and resonates with audiences well after the track ends.
For Aaron Bruno, the architect of white-hot new rockers AWOLNATION, hearing that his brilliant Megalithic Symphony has achieved that lofty ambition with anyone is the greatest reward of the success the band is enjoying now.
AWOLNATION, Weezer, Chris Cornell, Cold War Kids, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At the Disco, Silversun Pickups and Cage the Elephant are among nearly two dozen acts in line to play the 2015 KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas shows slated for Dec. 12 and 13 at the Forum in Inglewood.
The annual alternative/indie-rock blowout benefit shows also feature Bastille, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Elle King, Disclosure, Foals, Halsey, George Ezra, James Bay, the Struts, Of Monsters and Men, the 1975, X Ambassadors and the Neighborhood. For information on tickets visit KROQ’s site here.
When visa issues ground Sheckler for a day, Torey and David land in Australia to hold down the fort until he arrives. Unfortunately, David has to play Hasselhoff and rescue Torey from the ocean, but they won’t let a near-death experience slow their roll. Once Ryan arrives, it’s game on, and they go to work on a road gap and huge bank-to-rail.
Check out Ryan Sheckler and his crew as they skate to AWOLNATION.
Reading Festival 2015 has come and gone, but we’re still basking in the rain-soaked glow of this weekend. See which acts made this year at Richfield Avenue one of the best ever. Which set was your favorite? Tell us below in the comments!
Heading to Reading and Leeds this weekend? Red Bull Records will be out in full force, with AWOLNATION, Beartooth, and Twin Atlantic taking the stage. Prepare yourself for this epic weekend by listening to the playlist below.
Also, check out who AWOL, Beartooth, and Twin Atlantic can’t wait to see this weekend at at Reading & Leeds.