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Meeting Jack Antonoff of Bleachers

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Written by Aleena

If you know me, music is my life. I’ve grown up around it my whole life. I have two favorite bands: Coldplay and Bleachers. Bleachers came into my life at such a pivotal point where I needed them most. I heard this song on the radio called “I Wanna Get Better”. I’m a sucker for 80’s synth pop and anthemic jams …

Seattle & The Yes Moment

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Written by Daniel of Spirit Award

When I’m given the opportunity to share a story about our band of some sort, I immediately go searching my brain for notable things we’ve done or some interesting story about us. The question always for me is; what fuels me to keep making music and what I want from creating it?

Some backstory: I grew …

On Stage With Sum 41

If you are as socially awkward as I am, then the idea of being put front and center of a sold-out arena crowd is one hell of a terrifying thought. Now, this situation doesn’t seem likely to happen in everyday life but if your second home is at the barricade, then it’s totally plausible. How do I know this? Because it happened to me and I literally …

Getting to Know Laura Sauvage and “The Beautiful”

Here at ATB we celebrate the renegade musicians and artists who are paving the road to new and exciting musical avenues and discoveries. Laura Sauvage is one of these trailblazers whose music is something that stands out amongst the crowd. We got the amazing opportunity to speak with Laura about her new album The Beautiful, producing her own album and …

Alex Fucking Smith is The Merch Life

Ever wondered what it would be like to travel from city to city, slinging merch for your favourite band? Enter Alex Fucking Smith of The Merch Life.

Alex is living the dream of anyone who’s ever gone to a concert and thought “I wish I could do this every night”. As you can imagine, there’s never a dull moment for Sleep On It’s resident merch guy. Lucky for …

Listen To FRANK IERO and THE PATIENCE’s New EP “Keep The Coffins Coming” Here

By Kelsey Coles and Paige Williams, an ATB Double-Whammy Special Feature

Long before At The Barricade was even an idea, the two of us met on Tumblr way back in 2011. We bonded over our shared musical interests and ended up meeting at Warped Tour (y’know, the safest place to plan to meet a stranger). One of the first big moments in our friendship was meeting …

6 Bands Proving the Canadian Rock Music Scene Needs More Attention

Written by Jonelle Mandseth

Listen – Being a * totally * non-biased, Canada-based website comprised of numerous Canadian writers, it’s acceptable for us to feel that some of our small-time Canuck rock heroes aren’t getting the international attention they might deserve. Whether it’s alternative, hardcore or another of its never-ending list of forms – Canadian bands are doing rock right, and not just in …

These 4 Bands Are Helping Revive the Riot Grrrl Scene

Written by Ava Butera

The closer and closer we inch away from heavier, punky sounding music the more brilliantly talented punk bands sprawl onto the alternative scene pulling us right back in for more.

In a time when the music industry is heavily dominated by male artists, a small revival of female rock bands are thankfully coming out of the woodwork. If …