Stone, the new-ish band fronted by former Expire guitarist Zach Dear, have been kicked off of the Knocked Loose / Terror / Jesus Piece tour following multiple accusations of sexual assault against Zach Dear. Year of the Knife were added in their place.
When the 2017 Back to School Jam was announced, it was a bit of a surprise that the NJ hardcore fest moved from its usual home of GameChangerWorld to Starland Ballroom, and that pop punk band State Champs were headlining. Drama ensued, and now the festival is back at GameChangerWorld with a smaller lineup…
The fest also includes Code Orange, Pulling Teeth, Disembodied, Martyr AD, H2O, Killing Time, Leeway, Murphy’s Law, Earth Crisis, the reunited Racetraitor, Racetraitor/Earth Crisis/Catharsis-related supergroup SECT, and many more
Text by Tim Mulhern. Jesus Piece guitarist John DiStefano helps ship his band’s merchandise to their fans. Keeping track of the addresses of the orders ready to ship – an increasing number of them from states across the country – is solid evidence the rapid rise in popularity the band has experienced since forming in July of 2015. […]