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730 Flips | 1 Magazine | 11 Following | 81 Followers | @forloveofpunk | For The Love of Punk has humble beginnings – We started this whole thing on a couch in Denver in 2011. Co-founders Johnny Wilson and Dawn Wilson were looking for a way to promote the local Denver scene they loved so much. Realizing most punk-centered music sites focus on “the big guys,” they decided to go for it and put the locals they loved into the limelight. Eventually FtLP caught on, and dozens of Colorado punk rock lovers wanted in on the action and started writing not just news, but album and show reviews and shooting photos of the bands they love. Not long after, in 2012, Managing Editor Krista Gjestland took FtLP to Detroit and the Midwest and Reviews Editor Ross Hostage started beefing up our reviews coverage. Now we have Patrick Houdek and Kendra Sheetz well on their way to conquering Chicago alongside contributors in New Mexico, North Carolina and more. We even have a few Italian friends getting in on it! In addition we now have more than 100 sponsored shows under our belt and have sponsored sever

News: Riot Fest Announces Late Night Schedule

The party doesn’t have to end at 10 p.m. when <b>Riot Fest</b>’s headliners, <b>Nine Inch Nails</b>, <b>Queens of the Stone Age</b> and <b>Jawbreaker</b>, wrap up their respective …

Review: Over Time – ‘Chances’

It’s about time a promising hardcore band hit the Denver scene and <b>Over Time</b> is about to hit it hard with their thrashing debut EP, <i>Chances</i>. Featuring …

Video: The Over Everythings – “Only Human”; plus Pre-Order

<b>The Over Everythings</b> announce the pre-sale for their new album <i>No Solidarity</i> on Scylla Records with a lyric video for the first single “Only</b> …

Review: The Bloody Lips – ‘B-Side Noise’

<b>The Bloody Lips – ‘B-Side Noise’</b>The Bloody Lips are here, and they are pissed. Like really unreasonably pissed. This band is the new incarnation of …

Events: Italian Summer Festival, Punk Rock Raduno, Announces Details

<b>Punk Rock Raduno</b> is a punk summer festival happening in Bergamo, Italy with many great bands that will make for one hell of a festival catering to …

News: Riot Fest and Saved By The Max Release Plans for The Riot Feast, Opening July 8th

<i>What would happen if Riot Fest opened a restaurant?</i>Well, we’ll soon find out, because the brain trust behind the immensely popular <b>Saved by The Max</b> …

News: Riot Fest Announces 2nd Wave of 2017 Bands

Chicago’s <b>Riot Fest</b> which will take place on <b>September 15-17, 2017 at Douglas Park</b> have released another large list of additional artists for their …

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

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 …

Gallery: Teenage Bottlerocket and The Gamits in Denver

Teenage Bottlerocket, The Gamits (The Nobodys and Russian Girlfriends also played *not pictured) Date: 03/12/16 City: Denver, CO Venue: Marquis …

Review + Gallery: Teenage Bottlerocket, The Gamits, The Nobodys and Russian Girlfriends in Denver

We get a lot of great shows here in Denver, and sometimes, they’re made even better with an acoustic set at one of our breweries, Ratio Beerworks, …

Stream: Teenage Bubblegums – ‘Days of Nothing,’ out today!

Today we have yet another stream from Monster Zero Records to get you hoppin’ on this sunny day (that is, if you’re in Colorado, sorry otherwise for …

Review: Atrament – ‘Eternal Downfall’

Band: Atrament Album: Eternal Downfall Label: Broken Limbs Release Date: March 4th, 2016 We are almost a fourth into the year of 2016, and as of just …

Gallery: Teenage Bottlerocket, The Gamits and The Nobodys in Laramie, WY

Teenage Bottlerocket, The Gamits and The Nobodys Date: 03/11/16 City: Laramie, WY Venue: 3rd Street Cowboy Bar (Shocktober Fest) onTheWeb: Teenage …

Review + Gallery: Larry and His Flask, Hangman’s Hymnal and Champagne Charlie in Denver

Sometimes, I go to shows without really knowing what to expect, even if I have listened to a band on the bill before. Recordings don’t necessarily …

Tour: Reno Divorce announce European tour

Denver punk act Reno Divorce have announced European tour dates. You can check out the tour dates and locations below. Tour Dates: Mar 19 – Gothic …

Premiere: Morning Glory – “Suicide Salad”

Today we are proud to premiere a song from Morning Glory‘s Post War Psalms courtesy of Anxious & Angry and Buyback Records. The song is titled …

Video: Textbook release new video for “Just One of Those Things”

Chicago’s Textbook have released a video for their song “Just One of Those Things” which shows a look back footage over the last 15 years of Textbook …

Scene Watch: Introducing Idaho punk band, Black Bolt

It’s been a while since I’ve had any time to do a Scene Watch because, well, I’m just absolutely swamped with many projects this year and sitting …

Gallery: Leftover Crack, Anti-Flag, Potato Pirates and Rotten Blue Menace in Denver

* all images by Dawn Wilson (Wilson Photoworks) Leftover Crack, Anti-Flag, Potato Pirates and Rotten Blue Menace | Gothic Theatre | March 03,2016 …

Stream: The Ratcliffs to release ‘Bubblegum Warfare’ on Monster Zero, full stream

Monster Zero Records has sent us their newest release for Austria’s The Ratcliffs. The album is titled Bubblegum Warfare and packed full of pop-punk …

Contest: Win tickets to Teenage Bottlerocket, The Gamits, The Nobodys and Russian Girlfriends in Denver

How about we head into the weekend with a chance to see Teenage Bottlerocket, The Gamits, The Nobodys and Russian Girlfriends in Denver for FREE?! …

Contest: Leftover Crack, Anti-Flag, Potato Pirates and Rotten Blue Menace in Denver

* featured photo by Wilson Photoworks Let’s kick off this sunny Colorado day with a contest to a killer show with Leftover Crack, Anti-Flag, Potato …

Premiere: Weekend Dads – “September Downs” EP

Halifax pop-punk act Weekend Dads have just what you need to cure your case of the Mondays. We’re thrilled to premiere their new EP September Downs. …

Interview + Contest: FtLP Chats with Trever Keith (Face To Face) and Offers Free Tickets in Denver

<b>Past performances</b><p><b>(JoJo): You took the Triple Crown in 2015 to Chicago, Dallas, New York, Toronto, Montreal, Orlando and Denver. How was reception for</b> …

Review + Gallery: The Menzingers (Acoustic), Restorations, Pianos Become the Teeth, Mewithoutyou, and The Menzingers in Denver, Colorado

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Video Premiere: Less Deceived - "I Used To Own A Crass T-Shirt"

Today we are proud to premiere a new video from the UK band <b>Less Deceived</b>. Our friend Chris at <b>Rookie PR</b> has been the leader in getting this band in …

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Premiere : Poor Me's new album 'Cosplay'

Denver punk act <b>Poor Me</b> have announced that they will release their new concept album <i>Cosplay</i> on Dec. 15. To coincide with record announcement, we’re …

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Review + Gallery: The Queers, The Lillingtons, Mr. T Experience and PEARS in Denver

I really had every intention of writing a long winded article about this show. How it was a lineup we might have only seen in the 90’s, how every …

Review + Gallery: The FEST 14 in Gainesville

For the last 5 consecutive years, I’ve made the annual punk rock pilgrimage to attend The Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Every year has had something …

Contest: Win Tickets to The Queers, The Lillingtons, Mr. T Experience and PEARS in Denver

* <i>featured image by Dawn Wilson (Wilson Photoworks)</i><p>What better way to celebrate the season turning to Winter than putting out a contest to attend a …