• Feb : 4 : 2017 - STARSET – Live Photo Gallery
  • Aug : 19 : 2016 - SILVERSUN PICKUPS – Live Photo Gallery
  • Aug : 12 : 2016 - Spotlight: COLD SUMMER Release ‘Fight To Survive’ EP (Listen & Watch) [Post-Hardcore, Punk Rock]
  • Jul : 28 : 2016 - If These Trees Could Talk – ‘The Bones of a Dying World’ Album Review [Post-Rock]
  • Jul : 8 : 2016 - Interview with I PREVAIL! [Hard Rock, Hardcore]

The Flips are a dynamic, emotional rock band from Chicago, IL and they’re about to unleash their sophomore album ‘Better Days‘ on November 27th.  It’s no secret that AmpKicker are big fans of these guys (Read our 2013 Interview for the release of ‘A Harm Deep, But Shining’ and that same album snagged the #1 spot on my top albums of 2013)  Blending the tones of Manchester Orchestra, Brand New,   Read More ...

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The Flips are an alt-rock back out of Chicago. They blend sounds from Brand New, Manchester Orchestra, and Silversun Pickups. They absolutely rock and we’re excited to share their new single ‘Better Days‘ from their upcoming album out in later 2015. I had a chance to interview these guys about their debut release back in 2013 – read it here and also featured them as my #1 top album of   Read More ...

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South of the Mountain by Bears and CompanyYesterday was a pretty awesome day for me. One of my favorite bands came all the way from Kansas City, MO to the hellfire heat that is Tempe, Arizona in mid-July. And although they were the first band of the night to perform, and to a crowd of about 20 people – I can’t speak for the band – but I was super   Read More ...

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  Scott here, AmpKicker editor, creator, and independent music advocate.I started this website in 2009 (under a previous domain) to practice some web building techniques and to let my friends (and bands) know who I was listening to. Then it turned into a obsession, to find that ‘one band’ that’s going to break into the scene. The band that hit all the right spots and my friends and I could   Read More ...

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We recently covered these guys from Yorktown, VA in May of this year (check that article and listen to the full album here)   This video brings the song to a whole new level. Enjoy –     WWW.MAMMOTHINDIGO.COM WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MAMMOTHINDIGOVA WWW.MAMMOTHINDIGO.BANDCAMP.COM  

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Rating: 9/10   For Fans Of: Manchester Orchestra, Taking Back Sunday   Biography   Bears and Company is a progressive/indie rock band out of Kansas City Missouri. Each member comes from different musical backgrounds and collectively they craft a unique taste for those with open mouths. They are a band that share a story worth listening to, and paint a constant raging tone to illustrate such. This quintuplet is a   Read More ...

Click the image to proceed to the next. Photos by Scott Ruggles – AmpKicker.com   This was an amazing show and I was so excited to cover it. I was trying hard to focus on taking photos and being in the front of the stage rocking out. Balance was amazing, and Manchester Orchestra was incredible as to be expected. Both bands bring so much raw energy to the live shows   Read More ...

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Mansions has been on heavy rotation recently here at AmpKicker. They’re an amazing trio out of Seattle with the polished Indie-Rock sound.   For Fans Of: Balance and Composure, Manchester Orchestra, Weezer.     Order HERE: http://bit.ly/zd4HXu iTunes: http://bit.ly/GBj4P7    

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Introducing, THE FLIPS!!   A message from lead singer Nick Sintos:   My name is Nick Sintos. I’m the singer/guitarist/songwriter for this band.  I’m 26 years old, and this music is my life. I have the greatest fortune to have surrounded myself with four of the most talented people I’ve ever met. Together, with our powers combined, like the “Planeteers” but with more v-neck t shirts and skinny jeans, we   Read More ...

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