Interviews: Chilling with Will Castro of La Escalera Records

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(KenNERDdy): What inspired you to want to start your own record label? Several years before I started a label, I was on tour with a band called Save Amos. My future La Escalera Records partner, Ziggy, was in that band and that’s how I met most of the earlier bands that I released records for: Success, Bastards of Young and …

Interview: Sitting Down With the Massachusetts National Geographic Bee Champ of ’03 *NOT CLICKBAIT*

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HAI PUNK NERDS. I am the noob of FtLP! I am ecstatic to be a part of such a wonderful community. I run my website, kenNERDdy.com. On there I post all sorts of junk my weird self enjoys: from interviewing those who inspire me, to reviewing albums and video games to advice columns and much more – I always intertwine …

Review + Gallery: Don’t Panic Fest in Denver, CO

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Don’t Panic Fest Friday and Saturday in Denver ended up being a bit more exciting than usual – it was the first of a new locally bred fest, called Don’t Panic Fest. Made up of mostly local bands, and a few out-of-town headliners, the festival took place between 3 venues over two days. Basically, almost everyone in town that checks …

Go to La Escalera Fest Six6Seis

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It was an impulse decision. I hadn’t traveled to a show in almost eight years. At 35 with two kids and a shaky romance, bolting to San Diego and Tijuana for La Escalera Fest V, did not seem like a rational, adult decision. Then again, who wants to be a rational adult? I’ve seen those guys, I work with those …

Contest: Attend a Samiam Black In Bluhm Session and attend one of three Colorado shows

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Well, sometimes it takes a while to get things done around here, but we’re hoping you’ll think this was well worth the wait. One of our long time favorite bands, Samiam, are coming to Colorado for a three day run and they have also decided to open up their time to do an intimate studio session at Black In Bluhm …

Song Premiere: Castoff – “Constellations,” lyric video

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San Diego based punk band, Castoff, has given us the honor of premiering their brand new song / lyric video “Contellations.” The song has not been released and is the product of a session that stemmed from a line up change and fresh inspiration that comes with new input. We’ll let Caskitt themselves explain below… “Late last year we brought on …

Contest: Win tickets to Screeching Weasel, The Dickies, Potato Pirates and Three Dollar Knife Fights in Denver

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* featured photo by Patrick Houdek Well, might as well put a nice little topper on your strangely sunny and warm (Winter?) Friday in Denver! AEG Live Rocky Mountains and For the Love of Punk have teamed up once again to give you a chance to go to Screeching Weasel, The Dickies, Potato Pirates and Three Dollar Knife Fights for …

Contest: Win Tickets to Sham 69 at the Marquis Theatre in Denver

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It’s that time again. Time to go to a great show in Denver for FREE!!! Us here at For the Love of Punk and Soda Jerk Presents just love giving away lots of joy in the form of free tickets and the Sham 69, The Creepshow, Gallows Bound, Saddle of Southern Darkness show at the Marquis Theatre on Friday February 10th, …

Review + Gallery: 1st FtLP Night at Streets of London with Russian Girlfriends and Redbush

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Some time around mid November I got a message from Peter Ore. I knew the name but wasn’t 100% on who this was because he works around a company I adore and have worked with since the inception of FtLP but not in the marketing side so we never really had any connection. The message basically said he was taking over Streets …

News: La Escalera Fest Lineup Announced Along with Early Bird Wristbands

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The 6th annual La Escalera Fest has announced the lineup and early bird wristbands for this years gathering. There will still be some more bands announced at a later date, but the lineup is already incredibly tasty. The fest will take place in San Diego, CA and Tijuana, Mexico from April 14-16, 2017. Early bird wristbands, and wristband bundles with shirts are …