The Ruckus is a music blog primarily based in Tampa, Florida, and Manchester, England with outlets in London, Toronto, NYC, and several other cities. We photograph and write about new, unsigned, and otherwise lesser known bands all over the world that are 100% worth your time. We have been featured in Creative Loafing and our work has been published in Rolling Stone. We have served as panel judges for The Glastonbury Festival's Emerging Talent Competition for two years running. Our moms think we're cool.
While we don't focus on any particular genre, we write a lot about punk, folk, and indie rock music. From time to time, we also review relevant books and other media. With several accomplished photographers on staff, we specialize in concert photography that captures the passion and emotion inherent in a live show. We also present live shows and record acoustic sessions on a regular basis.
"...when you read about something on their blog, you almost always know there has been some kind of very real, pure connection with the music on their end."
Ray Roa, Suburban Apologist
Contact | Editors:
Brian Morell | New York City: [email protected]
Twitter: @goodinthestacks | Instagram: @goodinthestacks
Jen Morell | New York City: [email protected]
Twitter: @heyjenray | Instagram: @heyjenray
Lizzie Starling | London: [email protected]
Twitter: @bemyfirecracker | Instagram: @bemyfirecracker
Meli Beauchemin | Toronto: [email protected]
Twitter: @melibeauchemin | Instagram: @ladybeau
Everywhere else: [email protected]