June 1, 2016


2016 APMA Performers: Dashboard Confessional, Babymetal & More

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UPDATE (6/1): The 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards are just around the corner! Today the famed alternative publication announced a handful of new performers. Get ready to see Dashboard Confessional...and many more, including: Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind, Jenna McDougall of Tonight AliveMachine Gun KellyMAX, Eddy Brewerton of Moose Blood and Matty Mullins of Memphis May Fire. Save the date, scene kid! Read more here.

Original Story (4/4): With spring in full swing, we're looking forward to summer fun. It means Warped Tour is around the corner, as is our new favorite pop-punk tradition: the annual Alternative Press Music Awards. Last year was a freaking blast, this year is looking promising, too. The completely hilarious Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat of All Time Low fame are hosting again, so we know we're in for a treat.

Beyond that, the first performers have been announced. Get ready to rock out with the following:

Babymetal (with Judas Priest’s Rob Halford)
Good Charlotte
Papa Roach

It's a pretty star-studded lineup if you ask us. While you figure out your travel plans, make sure to take our quizzes: Which Member of Babymetal Are You? and Which Classic '00s Pop-Punk Band Are You?

Then flip through our list of the 11 strongest pop-punk debuts of all time.