Today marks a tragic day for alternative music fans as news broke that Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has passed away at the age of 41. He was found this morning in his LA County home and Los Angeles coroners revealed suicide to be the cause of death. TMZ reported that the singer had been … More Midwest Musicians Respond to the Death of Chester Bennington
The Warehouse has been getting a lot of attention over the past few days since the story broke that the all-ages venue may be forced to close its doors after 26 years of service. Many artists and fans from Wisconsin and beyond have taken to social media urging everyone to do what they can to … More DREAMHOUSE, BEYOND ATLAS, TREASON THIS, and More Featured on Warehouse Benefit Compilation
Brickfest 2017 is officially less than a week away and we’re as ready as anybody to get the party started. Our yearly festival is all about celebrating local music and the community that it fosters. Every music scene needs great venues in order truly flourish. Which is why we wanted to shine some light on … More After 26 Years of Service, THE WAREHOUSE Faces Potential Shutdown
St. Cloud, MN based metalcore band A Life All My Own issued a statement late last night denouncing the actions of their now former vocalist Austin Harrington. The 23 year old frontman has come under serious fire in the past couple days regarding a barrage of posts to his personal twitter account. These tweets (many … More A LIFE ALL MY OWN Part Ways with Vocalist Following Controversial Statements Online
Only two and a half weeks away before the biggest party of the summer and it’s only getting hotter. We are very excited to announce a few new faces being added to the bill for Brickfest 2017. First things first we have Doubt. A brand new hardcore band from Twin Cities area, featuring Daemon Glass … More WEATHERED, OFTENER, and More Added to BRICKFEST 2017!
Every year, musical equipment and accessory manufacturer Ernie Ball is charged with the daunting task of finding local bands to fill out the lineup of Vans Warped Tour, the traveling alternative music festival entering its 22nd year this summer. With 41 total dates on this year’s tour, seeking out local artists for each one is easier … More ERNIE BALL Reveals Local Support for VANS WARPED TOUR 2017
Since our humble website’s inception, a staple of what we do has been every summer pulling together as many awesome music acts as possible for a festival style show known simply as Brickfest. However, the future of the show seemed grim as last fall it was revealed that Brickhouse Cinema, Brickfest’s namesake and home of … More BRICKFEST Returns This Summer, and We Have the Full Lineup!
When does the president usually do these? I don’t know, people say they are important though. I couldn’t tell you I don’t pay attention. Anyways, this will be our version of that. First off, thank you guys so incredibly much for your support. We know our community, as in the people who actually know what … More State of the Collective Address
Chicago bedroom dream pop band Elliot K (previously known as Dog Jesus) latest release the hits vol 2 is set to release on tape. Today they’re giving Midwest Music Collective readers a first listen. It welcomes you in warmly, like a coming of age film rom-com. The lyrics are honest and reflective. Diving into this release … More Premiere: Elliot K – the hits vol 2
Short lived, but long held in esteem, Midwestern emo Band Merchant Ships are doing a reunion show in their hometown of South Bend, Indiana on December 17th. At the time of their formation Merchant Ships was just four high school kids. Only active for two years, from 2008-2010, they collaborated on three different releases including acclaimed … More UPDATE: Merchant Ships Reunites for One Show