When Michigan’s Fireworks announced an “indefinite hiatus” in 2015, it seemed to spell the premature end of one of punk/emo music’s most promising new acts. 2014’s Oh, Common Life saw the band juxtaposing frontman David Mackinder’s emotive tales of heartache and loss with an expanding musical pallet of indie rock influences — and just as they seemed poised for a breakthrough, they were gone.
Every year we are blessed with “The World’s Loudest Month”. A month of awesome music and festivals, with such a huge lineup it may be overwhelming to figure out who you wanna see this year. That’s why we’re here, to help narrow down the must see bands. So stay tuned after the jump where we narrow down five of what we think are the best bands playing this year.