Category: Music

SykeFest 2017

We’re amped to announce Sykes’ FIRST all-day music festival! Join us to catch some of the biggest names in the scene, including ISSUES, Wage War & Broadside. Get ready to move with these amazing bands at The National in Richmond. After attending so many shows, Syke is pumped to host a night of our very

Posted: June 8, 2017 | Music | alt music festival, sykefest, tobacco-free | 0 Comments

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Artists Who Give Back

It’s that time of year again. The APMAs are just around the corner. There are some amazing nominees in all categories this year, but we want to highlight the nominees for the Artist Philanthropic award because it celebrates kick ass artists who take a stand for what they believe in. Here’s a little more info

Posted: June 6, 2016 | General, Music, The Scene | featured | 0 Comments

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LIBERATE

On April 13th, we will unite against the tobacco industry’s testing on animals. Tobacco companies have tested their products on animals for decades. In 2011, a prominent tobacco corporation conducted a study where they forced beagles to breathe in a chemical for 28 days. Over 40 beagles under the age of one were then killed

Posted: March 11, 2016 | General, Music, The Scene, Tobacco | featured | 0 Comments

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REAL FRIENDS: Reflecting On The Past

Pop punk has changed a lot in the past 15 years. In 2000 it was Drive-Thru Records with bands like The Movielife, New Found Glory, and The Starting Line. Their songs formed the soundtrack to your life. They conveyed youthful passion and raw emotion with lyrics about late nights and road trips and, of course,

Posted: January 6, 2015 | Music, The Scene | dan lambton, featured, greatest generation tour, real friends, the broadberry, tour | 0 Comments

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Pyro Ohio to Release New Album

  We had the chance to catch up with former Syke Featured Local PYRO OHIO as they were in the studio recording their new album. Check out our interview with the band below.   Tell us about your latest album. What was the writing process like? A lot has changed since we released, “Before the

Posted: September 16, 2015 | Music, The Scene | featured, featured local, interview, local band, pop punk, pyro ohio | 0 Comments

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Interview: Blessthefall

The last time that Syke checked in with blessthefall, the group of five hardcore rockers (singer Beau Bokan, guitarists Eric Lambert and Elliott Gruenberg, bassist Jared Warth, and drummer Matt Traynor) was in a dark studio in Phoenix recording demos for their then-upcoming album, ‘Hollow Bodies.’ We recently had a chance to catch up with

Posted: January 13, 2015 | Music, The Scene | beau bokan, blessthefall, featured, interview | 0 Comments

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Be The Next Syke Featured Band

Ever wondered how we find our Featured Bands? It’s pretty simple: they find us. Syke is always on the lookout for new VA bands to promote and your band could be next but the only way for that to happen, is for you to sign up. Email the following information to Katelyn@SykeVA.com: Band name, website or

Posted: August 12, 2014 | Music | competition, featured, featured band, promotion | 0 Comments

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In The Studio With Crown The Empire

What happens when you take My Chemical Romance, Linkin Park, and Panic! At The Disco and blend them together? You get Crown The Empire, a six-piece rock and roll band from Dallas, Texas. The band (vocalists Andy Leo and Dave Escamilla, guitarists Benn Suede and Brandon Hoover, bassist Hayden Tree, and drummer Brent Taddie) spent

Posted: June 16, 2014 | Music | Crown the Empire, featured | 0 Comments

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Surviving Warped Tour

As summer quickly approaches, we can all look forward to backyard BBQ’s, feeling uncomfortable when you sport your new swimwear with an unmistakable farmer’s tan, everyone complaining about how hot it is and of course: Warped Tour. Odds are you’ve been to Warped before and maybe you’re even a seasoned veteran at this point. If

Posted: June 10, 2014 | General, Music, The Scene | featured, tips, Warped Tour | 0 Comments

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