Tuesday, June 29, 2010

30 Days, 30 Songs

>> Throughout the month of June, I completed a "30 Days, 30 Songs" sort of thing where I picked a song that related to the topic given each day. I posted the videos on Tumblr, and the list as a note on my facebook fan page, but I figured I'd put it up on here too.
Take a look, and let me know what you think, or if you've done a list of your own!

Day 01 - Your favorite song at the moment - iF yoU C Jordan
Day 02 - Your least favorite song - Hoedown Throwdown
Day 03 - A song that makes you happy - Revolution
Day 04 - A song that makes you sad - Remembering Sunday
Day 05 - A song that reminds you of someone - Kryptonite
Day 06 - A song that reminds of you of somewhere - Former Glory
Day 07 - A song that reminds you of a certain event - Noots
Day 08 - A song that you know all the words to - Riot Girl
Day 09 - A song that you can dance to - Take The Lead (Wanna Ride)
Day 10 - A song that makes helps you fall asleep - Sand In Your Shoes (Acoustic)
Day 11 - A song from your favorite band - A Box Full Of Sharp Objects
Day 12 - A song from a band you hate - Schizophrenia
Day 13 - A song that is a guilty pleasure - Something About The Sunshine
Day 14 - A song that no one would expect you to love - Gunpowder and Lead
Day 15 - A song that describes you - Cavanaugh Park
Day 16 - A song that you used to love but now hate - Shake It
Day 17 - A song that you hear often on the radio - Cooler Than Me
Day 18 - A song that you wish you heard on the radio - The Great American T-Shirt Racket
Day 19 - A song from your favorite album - Lunacy Fringe
Day 20 - A song that you listen to when you’re angry - Bulimic
Day 21 - A song that you listen to when you’re happy - Holiday From Real
Day 22 - A song that you listen to when you’re sad - Anthem Of Our Dying Day
Day 23 - A song that you want to play at your wedding - The Only Exception
Day 24 - A song that you want to play at your funeral - Here Comes The Sun
Day 25 - A song that makes you laugh - Glitter and Puke
Day 26 - A song that you can play on an instrument - Morning Mood
Day 27 - A song that you wish you could play - Jasey Rae
Day 28 - A song that you are obsessed with - Can You Take Me
Day 29 - A song from your childhood - Boys & Girls
Day 30 - Your favorite song at this time last year -
a) Passion For Publication | b) So Obvious

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Get Hyped: New Album from Hey Monday

>> Hey Monday has recently announced that they will be releasing their new album, Beneath It All, on August 17th. You can listen to the first track from the album, "Wish You Were Here", by clicking here.

> There are 3 options for pre-ordering the album. You could get the deluxe, standard, or digital album. For more details, click here.

> Make sure to check out Hey Monday on this summer on the Vans Warped Tour (6/25/10 - 8/15/10).
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Get Hyped: "Scream It Like You Mean It" Tour 2010

>> Silverstein is headlining the Scream It Like You Mean It 2010 Tour with Emery. Other artists on the tour include We Came As Romans, Dance Gavin Dance, Sky Eats Airplane, and more.
  • 7/7/10 - Poughkeepsie, NY, US @ THE CHANCE
  • 7/8/10 - Sayreville, NJ, US @ Starland Ballroom
  • 7/9/10 - Detroit, MI, US @ St. Andrews Hall
  • 7/10/10 - Chicago, IL, US @ The Metro
  • 7/11/10 - St. Paul, MN, US @ Station 4
  • 7/13/10 - Denver, CO, US @ The Summit Music Hall
  • 7/14/10 - Salt Lake City, UT, US @ MURRAY THEATER
  • 7/16/10 - Seattle, WA, US @ El Corazon
  • 7/17/10 - Portland, OR , US @ Hawthorne Theatre
  • 7/18/10 - Orangevale, CA, US, @ Club Retro
  • 7/20/10 - West Hollywood, CA, US @ House of Blues
  • 7/21/10 - Anaheim, CA, US @ House Of Blues
  • 7/22/10 - San Diego, CA, US @ Soma
  • 7/23/10 - Tempe, AZ, US @ Marquee Theatre
  • 7/25/10 - Dallas, TX, US @ The Palladium
  • 7/26/10 - San Antonio, TX, US @ White Rabbit
  • 7/27/10 - Austin, TX, US @ Emo's
  • 7/28/10 - Houston, TX, US @ Warehouse Live
  • 7/30/10 - Orlando, FL, US @ Club Firestone
  • 7/31/10 - St. Petes, FL, US @ State Theatre
  • 8/1/10 - Atlanta, GA, US @ The Masquerade
  • 8/3/10 - Baltimore, MD, US @ Rams Head Live
  • 8/4/10 - Philly, PA, US @ Trocadero Theatre
  • 8/5/10 - NY, NY, US @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
  • 8/6/10 - Worcester, MA, US @ The Palladium
  • 8/7/10 - Hartford, CT, US @ Webster Theatre
  • 8/8/10 - Lancaster, PA, US @ Chameleon Club

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Get Hyped: Amber Pacific Tour Dates

>> Amber Pacific is now on the road for two months supporting their new album, Virtues (released April 13th through Victory Records).
  • 6/24/10 - Seattle, WA, US @ EL CORAZON
  • 6/25/10 - Spokane, WA, US @ The Seaside
  • 6/26/10 - Boise, ID, US @ THE VENUE
  • 6/27/10 - Salt Lake City, UT, US @ In The Venue
  • 6/28/10 - Denver, CO, US @ MARQUIS THEATRE
  • 6/29/10 - Lawrence, KS, US @ BOTTLENECK
  • 6/30/10 - Memphis, TN, US @ The Abbey
  • 7/1/10 - Mobile, AL, US @ Alabama Music Box
  • 7/2/10 - Tampa, FL @ TRANSITIONS ART GALLERY
  • 7/3/10 - Orlando, FL, US @ LYRICA
  • 7/5/10 - Jacksonville, FL @ THE PIT
  • 7/6/10 - Marietta, GA, US @ Swayze's
  • 7/7/10 - Wilmington, NC @ THE BREWERY
  • 7/8/10 - Virginia Beach, VA, US @ CLUB RELEVANT
  • 7/9/10 - Lanchaster, PA, US @ THE CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 7/10/10 - Spotswood, NJ, US @ Spotswood VFW
  • 7/11/10 - South Hackensack, NJ, US @ SCHOOL OF ROCK
  • 7/12/10 - New York, NY, US @ WEBSTER HALL
  • 7/13/10 - Jermyn, PA, US @ Eleanor Rigby's
  • 7/14/10 - Akron, OH, US @ MUSICA
  • 7/15/10 - Ypsilanti, MI, US @ The 734
  • 7/16/10 - Lake Station, IN, US @ LAKE STATION EAGLES LODGE
  • 7/17/10 - Elgin, IL, US @ Mad Maggies
  • 7/18/10 - Frankfort, IL, US @ The Lighthouse
  • 7/19/10 - ST. LOUIS, MO, US @ THE FIREBIRD
  • 7/20/10 - Tulsa, OK, US @ THE OTHER SIDE
  • 7/21/10 - Arlington, TX, US @ Six Flags Over Texas
  • 7/22/10 - Midland, TX, US @ The Pine Box
  • 7/23/10 - Las Cruces, NM, US @ Equinox Music Venue
  • 7/24/10 - Mesa, AZ, US @ The Undeground
  • 7/25/10 - San Diego, CA, US @ The Epicenter
  • 7/26/10 - Anaheim, CA, US @ The Industry
  • 7/27/10 - Palmdale, CA, US @ CEDAR CENTER
  • 7/28/10 - Canoga Park, CA, US @ Cobalt Cafe
  • 7/29/10 - OAKLAND, CA, US @ THE METRO
  • 7/30/10 - Orangevale, CA, US @ Club Retro
  • 7/31/10 - BEND, OR, US @ THE MIDTOWN

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Get Hyped: Stage Lineups Announced for the 2010 Vans Warped Tour

>> The Vans Warped Tour 2010 stage lineups were announced earlier today on warpedreporter.com.

Alkaline Trio (all dates)
Andrew W.K. (all dates)
The Dillinger Escape Plan (all dates)
Face To Face (all dates)
The Bouncing Souls (June 25th-July 16th)
The All-American Rejects (June 25th-July 18th)
Motion City Soundtrack (June 25th-July 18th)
Bring Me The Horizon (June 25th-July 30th, August 5th-15th)
Street Sweeper Social Club (June 25th, August 10th)
We The Kings (June 26th-August 2nd)
3OH!3 (June 27th)
Every Time I Die (July 2nd-August 15th)
Reel Big Fish (July 13th-August 15th)
Pennywise (July 20th-August 8th)
Streetlight Manifesto (July 23rd-26th)
GBH (July 26th)
Anti-Flag (August 5th-15th)
Dropkick Murphys (August 7th-15th)

Breathe Carolina (all dates)
Emmure (all dates)
Hey Monday (all dates)
I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's Business (all dates)
Parkway Drive (all dates)
Pierce The Veil (all dates)
Set Your Goals (all dates)
Suicide Silence (all dates)
Whitechapel (all dates)
You Me At Six (all dates)
Four Year Strong (June 25th-August 2nd)

Anarbor (all dates)
The Cab (all dates)
The Casualties (all dates)
Fake Problems (all dates)
Never Shout Never (all dates)
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band (all dates)
Mike Posner (all dates)
The Pretty Reckless (all dates)
The Rocket Summer (all dates)
Polar Bear Club (June 25th-July 18th)
Dirty Little Rabbits (July 20th-August 5th)


Alesana (all dates)
Artist Vs Poet (all dates)
Attack Attack! (all dates)
The Summer Set (all dates)
VersaEmerge (all dates)
Enter Shikari (June 25th-July 18th)
I See Stars (June 25th-July 18th)
Sparks The Rescue (June 25th-July 18th)
Sum 41 (June 25th-August 2nd, August 11th-15th)
Haste The Day (July 20th-August 15th)
Iwrestledabearonce (July 20th-August 15th)
The Word Alive (July 20th-August 15th)

After Midnight Project (all dates)
AM Taxi (all dates)
Breathe Electric (all dates)
Confide (all dates)
Far From Finished (all dates)
Fight Fair (all dates)
In Fear And Faith (all dates)
Of Mice & Men (all dates)
We Are The In Crowd (all dates)
Ivy League (June 25th-July 3rd, August 10th-15th)
Call The Cops (June 25th-July 18th, August 10th-11th)
Tomorrow's Bad Seeds (July 5th-18th)
The Upwelling (July 20th-26th)
Disco Curtis (July 20th-August 15th)
Passafire (July 28th-August 2nd)
The B Foundation (August 7th-8th)

Automatic Loveletter (all dates)
Closure In Moscow (all dates)
Emarosa (all dates)
Eyes Set To Kill (all dates)
Mayday Parade (all dates)
Riverboat Gamblers (all dates)
The Sparring (all dates)
At The Skylines (June 25th)
Fast Forward Romance (June 25th)
In Her Own Words (June 25th)
Letters Burning (June 25th)
Modern Day Escape (June 25th)
The Darlings (June 25th-July 7th, August 10th)
The Swellers (June 25th-July 17th)
Coasta Nostra (June 26th)
Hope For AM (June 26th)
A Midsky Surrender (June 26th)
Sounds & Sciences (June 26th)
We As Heroes (June 26th)
Allura (June 27th)
The Bogarts (June 27th)
Chaindriven (June 27th)
The Deadlies (June 27th)
From The Top (June 27th)
Me And The Captain (June 27th)
Perfect Like Me (June 27th)
Die Ignorant (June 29th)
Hello Hollywood (June 29th)
My Girl Friday (June 29th)
The New F-O's (June 29th)
We Own The Sky (June 29th)
No Bragging Rights (June 29th-30th)
Fire From The Gods (June 30th)
JeHma (June 30th)
Let Them Fear Ruin (June 30th)
My Genuine Find (June 30th)
Rnes Reset (June 30th)
Everyone Dies In Utah (July 1st)
My Sky Your City (July 1st)
No Such Thing (July 1st)
The Requested (July 1st)
Set Aflame (July 1st)
Aerial Second (July 2nd)
Archimedes, Watch Out! (July 2nd)
Barely Blind (July 2nd)
Kill The Theory (July 2nd)
Uprise Of The Fallen (July 2nd)
American Mantra (July 3rd)
Don't Shoot The Messenger (July 3rd)
Empire Holiday (July 3rd)
A Face For Radio (July 3rd)
The Hollow Empire (July 3rd)
Building Rome (July 5th)
Machree (July 5th)
MeVerseYou (July 5th)
Option//Control (July 5th)
Party Like Summer (July 5th)
Dinner And A Suit (July 11th-18th)
Conditions (July 20th-26th)
The Scurvies (August 11th-15th)
Trial By Combat (August 12th)
Kallahan (August 13th-15th)

Gardening, Not Architecture (all dates)
Maxwell Smart (June 25th)
The Uptones (June 25th-27th)
GOGO13 (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
HaSkaLa (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
Knock-Out (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
Monkey (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
Voodoo Glow Skulls (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
Lovers Drugs (June 25th, June 27th)
The Flatliners (June 25th-29th, July 9th-18th)
The Mighty Regis (June 25th-July 22nd, August 10th-11th)
Left Alone (June 25th-July 8th, July 11th-August 2nd, August 7th-15th)
April Chase (June 26th)
Tess Dunn (June 26th)
Hounds And Harlots (June 26th)
The Impalers (June 26th)
Hope For AM (June 27th-July 3rd)
Speakeasy Tiger (June 27th-July 6th)
New Years Day (June 27th-July 8th)
Last Call Chernobyl (June 27th-July 10th)
The Frantic (June 27th-July 8th, July 31st)
TUGBOAT (June 29th)
Hollywood Heartthrob (June 29th-July 3rd)
The Scary Mondelos (July 1st)
Victory In Numbers (July 1st-7th)
Go Action Team (July 2nd)
Set Phasers To Stun (July 6th-8th, July 11th-15th)
Kelsey And The Chaos (July 6th-8th, July 11th-31st)
Shorelines End (July 6th-8th, July 11th-22nd, July 28th-31st)
Motionless In White (July 6th-8th, July 15th)
The Downtown Fiction (July 7th-16th)
Spider Rockets (July 8th, July 13th, July 17th)
Crookedhook (July 9th)
Brass Tackz (July 9th-10th)
Dustin Jones And The Rising Tide (July 9th-10th)
The New Cities (July 9th-10th)
The Snips (July 9th-10th)
Walk Off The Earth (July 9th-10th)
The Mission District (July 10th)
Mr. Fork In The Eye (July 10th)
The Down And Outs (July 11th)
Voted Most Random (July 11th)
Middle Finger Salute (July 11th-26th)
When Girls Kiss Girls (July 11th-28th)
Flatfoot 56 (July 11th-August 2nd)
Goodbye Soundscape (July 13th)
Vanna (July 13th, July 17th-21st, July 28th-30th, August 1st-2nd)
Dive (July 14th)
The Heisman Hopefuls (July 15th)
Alamance (July 16th)
Hiccup Hellen (July 16th)
Shiragirl (July 16th, August 7th-15th)
Small Town Scoundrels (July 17th)
Testing For Echo (July 17th)
Hot Chelle Rae (July 17th-August 2nd)
Ever Since (July 18th)
Cerebral Ballzy (July 18th-21st)
His Name Was Iron (July 20th-28th)
American Sixgun (July 20th-31st)
Tip The Van (July 20th-31st)
Ice Nine Kills (July 21st-August 1st)
The Chase (July 22nd-26th)
Fit For Rivals (July 23rd-26th)
Ionia (July 23rd-26th)
Spinlight City (July 23rd-25th, July 28th)
Deal's Gone Bad (July 26th-August 2nd)
Score 24 (July 28th-August 2nd, August 7th-15th)
Callback California (July 29th)
Me Talk Pretty (July 29th, July 31st-August 1st)
Terrible Things (July 29th-August 8th)
The Banana Convention (July 30th)
I See Stars (July 30th)
The Early Strike (August 1st-12th)
Deas Vail (August 1st-8th, August 11th-15th)
This Time Next Year (August 2nd-8th, August 11th-15th)
Eddie Rap Life (August 5th-8th, August 11th-15th)
Longway (August 5th-8th, August 11th-15th)
Burning Empires (August 7th-8th, August 11th-5th)
Cobra Skulls (August 7th-8th, August 11th-15th
The Fabulous Rudies (August 7th-8th, August 11th-15th)
Neo Geo (August 7th-8th, August 11th-15th)
Our Last Night (August 7th-8th, August 11th-15th)
Chase Long Beach (August 7th-15th)
Echo Movement (August 7th-15th)
The Jukebox Romantics (August 7th-15th)
The Skank Agents (August 10th)
Kaile Goh (August 11th-12th)
The B Foundation (August 11th-15th)
The Bots (August 11th-15th)
Columbyne (August 11th-15th)
Death Punch (August 11th-15th)
5606 (August 12th)
The FunkyJahPunkys (August 12th-15th)
Medium Troy (August 12th-15th)

Aivar (all dates)
Rahman Jamaal (all dates)
Dante LaSalle (all dates)
Madd Illz (all dates)
Rollin Rockers (all dates)

LEGENDS STAGE (June 25th-27th, August 10th-12th, August 14th-15th)
Big D And The Kids Table (June 25th)
GBH (June 25th-27th)
Swingin Utters (June 25th-27th)
Fear (June 25th, June 27th, August 10th)
Angry Samoans (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
The Dickies (June 25th-27th, August 10th)
The Adolescents (June 25th-27th, August 10th, August 14th-15th)
Agent Orange (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
Assorted Jellybeans (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
Everclear (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
Green Jelly (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
Jack Grisham And The West Coast Dukes (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
Manic Hispanic (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
The Untouchables (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)

JERSEY STAGE (July 18th)
Cabin Theory
A Clear Blurr
A Clever Con
A Need For Reason
Negative Sky
Solfege Radio
The Waffle Stompers

GOLDENSTATE RECORDS TENT (August 11th-12th, August 14th-15th)
She Likes Daylight
Strike 3

Another Option (all dates) (Focus Records Tent)
Poema (all dates) (Girlz Garage)

> The line up this year looks amazing. I bolded some of my friends, and my favorites on the tour. Those include Kelsey and The Chaos, Score 24 (July 28th-August 2nd, August 7th-15th), Anarbor, Mayday Parade, Anarbor, Alesana, The Summer Set , VersaEmerge, Enter Shikari (June 25th-July 18th) , Sparks The Rescue (June 25th-July 18th), Sum 41 (June 25th-August 2nd, August 11th-15th), We Are The In Crowd, Building Rome (July 5th), The Bogarts (June 27th), and more. Make sure to check them out! I'll be attending on July 17th. :)

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Get Hyped: The Bamboozle Roadshow 2010

>> I don't know about you guys, but I'm pretty stoked about the 2010 Bamboozle Roadshow. It's been going on since May 21st, but I'm attending the second to last date of the tour on June 26th. People had been searching this website for setlists for other tours recently, so I figured I would scope out the setlists for the Roadshow. Since I have yet to attend the tour myself, I consulted Google. That's how I found Setlist.fm. By clicking through the site I found the setlists for pretty much every band that played on June 20th at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia. The bands might change the order of the songs, or the songs themselves from show to show, but at least this will give you a good idea of what to expect :)

All Time Low (via Setlist.fm)
  1. Keep The Change, You Filthy Animal
  2. Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don't)
  3. Lost in Stereo
  4. Jasey Rae
  5. Break Your Little Heart
  6. Poppin' Champagne
  7. Weightless
  8. A Party Song (The Walk of Shame)
  9. Dear Maria, Count Me In
Good Charlotte (via Setlist.fm)
  1. The Anthem
  2. Girls & Boys
  3. The Young & The Hopeless
  4. Like It's Her Birthday (live video)
  5. Dance Floor Anthem
  6. I Just Wanna Live
  7. Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous
Boys Like Girls (via Setlist.fm)
  1. Love Drunk
  2. Heels Over Head
  3. Hero/Heroine
  4. She's Got A Boyfriend Now
  5. Heart Heart Heartbreak
  6. Thunder
  7. Two Is Better Than One
  8. The Great Escape

LMFAO (via Setlist.fm)
  1. Rock The BeaT
  2. Get Crazy
  3. Lil' Hipster Girl
  4. I'm in Miami Bitch
  5. Leaving U 4 The Groove
  6. I Don't Wanna Be
  7. Scream My Name
  8. La La La
  9. Yes
  10. Shots

Third Eye Blind (via Setlist.fm)
  1. Graduate
  2. Never Let You Go
  3. Wounded
  4. Don't Believe a Word
  5. Semi-Charmed Life
  6. Jumper
  7. Summer Town
  8. Monotov's Private Opera

Simple Plan (via Setlist.fm)
  1. I'd Do Anything
  2. Addicted
  3. Shut Up!
  4. You Suck at Love (live video)
  5. Welcome to My Life
  6. Time to Say Goodbye
  7. Perfect

Forever The Sickest Kids (via Setlist.fm)
  1. She Likes (Bittersweet Love)
  2. Whoa Oh! (Me vs. Everyone)
  3. Hey Brittany
  4. My Worst Nightmare
  5. Believe Me I'm Lying
  6. Catastrophe
  7. She's a Lady

>> These are the setlists for the bands playing on the Main Stage at the Roadshow. If they played anything different, or if you remember what the bands on the 2nd stage played, let me know! Either write it in the comments, or email me at katerussellftw@gmail.com

> Other artists on the tour include Mercy Mercedes, Stereo Skyline (fellow Long Islanders), Cady Groves, The Ready Set, Drive A, Great Big Planes, Vita Chambers, and Michael & Marisa. Click here to see what time they're all playing when the tour comes to a town near you.

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

A Look Back: 2 Years Well Spent

>> I created this website exactly 2 years ago today. I can't believe how much it has changed and grown since that first day. Initially, I called it 'The Music Update.' Only a few months later did it become The Music Obsession. My writing style has changed a bit too, and I'd like to think that's for the best. I've interviewed several bands, I've attended shows with line ups that couldn't have been more perfect. I've been able to meet so many amazing artists, and even befriend a few record labels along the way. My fan page on facebook has almost 1400 fans, and I truly appreciate the support I've received from fans as well as friends & others in the 'music biz.'

>> I have a bunch of great stuff in the works, I'm excited to get it all posted. For now, I followed up on someone's suggestion and posted my first ever video update in honor of TMO's 2 year anniversary. (I had it posted below, but it was too big. But no worries, you can always see it by clicking HERE.)

So thanks again guys, your support and input is truly appreciated :)

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Video Killed The Radio Star: ARTTM, 30STM, & RR

>> A Rocket To The Moon released their new music video for their single, "Like We Used To" earlier today. It was too big to fir in this post, so watch it here.

>> Runner Runner has released their new video for "So Obvious" exclusively on Buzznet. Click here, or watch it below. (6/10/10)

>> 30 Seconds To Mars also has a new video. It features 27 countries, 89 cities, millions of fans, and a bright pink mohawk. Take a look by clicking here.
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Free Music from Rooney, Young Veins and Blackgold

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