The annual Alternate Press Music Awards
(APMAs) are less than a month away, which means it’s time to
reflect on past performances, memories and memes. The awards show has
only been around for three years, with 2017 being its fourth, though
has managed to gain an incredible crowd each year. This year, the
event will be held in Cleveland, Ohio.
So in celebration of the marvelous
APMAs, here’s STAGE DIVE’s list of the best APMA performances of
5. Good Charlotte and Kellin Quinn
Despite Good Charlotte’s latest album
failing to meet many fans’ expectations, the band still managed to
create a wonderful live show. To seal their place in our top five,
the band had Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn join them for “Keep
4. Panic! at the Disco (2016)
Well, Brendon Urie and his casuals. But
With incredible vocals and a tipsy
presence, the intoxicated vocalist made the 2016 APMAs extremely
entertaining. And the rest of the band was amazing as always. But
drunk Brendon is the main thing the fan-base will remember.
3. Pierce the Veil: “The Divine
I wouldn’t be able to submit this
list without including Pierce the Veil. The post hardcore act only
performed one song, though made it incredible. These lads just
know how to play. And work a stage. And live. And breathe. And just
be amazing. I’m fan-girling. I’ll stop.
2. All Time Low: a Medley of
There’s nothing better than seeing
one of the scene’s best bands play a collection of our favourite
songs. Go relive your childhood with the video.
1. The Maine and Mayday Parade,
featuring Stephan Jenkins (2016)
Classiness meets Woodstock – the
perfect collaboration. There’s nothing better than seeing The Maine
and Mayday Parade live. That is, besides seeing The Maine and Mayday
Parade live together. Add Stephan Jenkins to the equation and you’ve
got the perfect performance. Playing some of their biggest hits, the
bands created an amazing show.
Wait, I’ve forgotten one…
“Thanks, Pete” (2014)
I mentioned memes, didn’t I? If
there’s one line that’s become the life motto of every Fall Out
Boy fan, it’s “Thanks, Pete”. Or perhaps it’s “Thnks, Pt”.
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