Sunday, January 30, 2011

Album Review: "I Know Who My Friends Are" by Christopher John

>> On February 26th, 2011, Christopher John will be releasing his first EP under his own name. Although this latest project is his way of making music on his own, Chris acknowledges every person that has ever supported him through the title (and title track) of the EP - I Know Who My Friends Are. Through this EP, Chris gets back to his acoustic roots and shows that this is the music he was born to make.

>> The EP starts off with "Optimistic." This track is sweet and upbeat, much like its name. It has a great pop sound with some characteristics of rock and roll thrown in as well. "Beautiful Day" begins with a strong guitar line, growing with the addition of a tambourine and drums until the vocals come in. This song is everything you could ask for in a solid pop rock song- It's catchy, and it has great energy behind it.

>> "I Know Who My Friends Are" builds off of the energy established in the previous track, and brings it to a completely different level. This will be the song that everyone remembers, and for good reason. Through this song, Chris succeeds in making every listener think about who their friends are, and shows how important they can be. "Case of the Mondays" is another song that virtually everyone can relate to. It refers to the phrase "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy," and this is perfectly portrayed through the lyrics. The message is simple: don't drown yourself in work. Everyone needs to come up for air eventually, and what better time to do that than the weekend?

>> Chris saved the best for last with "Isn't It A Wonder." This song consists of some of the most adorable and genuine lyrics ever written by this artist. Starting out with a sweet combination of guitar and piano, this final track is bound to make anyone smile. It's full of honesty, passion, and soul.

>> Written with great energy and positive thoughts in mind, I Know Who My Friends Are is an EP that everyone can truly enjoy. Whether it's the relate-able lyrics or the catchy choruses that draw listeners in, each song has something worth hearing over and over. Be sure to download the EP on February 26th and dare to ask yourself, do you know who your friends are?

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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Half A Decade of Downtown Records

>> Downtown Records is 5 years old! To celebrate, Downtown is bringing our artists together for two unbelievable shows. Tickets go on sale tomorrow and Saturday. Learn more about each artist pick up tickets here:
Webster Hall - Friday, March 4 (featuring A-Trak, White Denim, & more)
Terminal 5 - Saturday, March 5 (featuring Miike Snow, Santigold, & more)
>> RCRD LBL has created a playlist featuring songs from the artists for each night. Check out the acts and download every song free! - Downtown Music Festival Mix

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Tour Dates: The Manscout Jamboree ft. The Wonder Years, Fireworks, & more

>> Fireworks will be co-headlining The Manscout Jamboree Tour with The Wonder Years this spring. The tour features support from Such Gold, Make Do And Mend, and Living with Lions.

04/08/11 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft (
04/10/11 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter (
04/12/11 - Dekalb, IL @ The House Café (
04/13/11 - Des Moines, IA @ The Vaudeville Mews (
04/14/11 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room (
04/15/11 - Wichita, KS @ The Oz Café (
04/16/11 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Black sheep (
04/18/11 - Sparks, NV @ The Alley (
04/19/11 - Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace Center (
04/20/11 - Fresno, CA @ Club Retro (
04/21/11 - Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s (
04/22/11 - North Las Vegas, NV @ Area 702 (
04/24/11 - Tucson, AZ @ Skrappy’s (
04/25/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad (
04/27/11 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s (
04/28/11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory (
04/29/11 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
04/30/11 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown (
05/01/11 - Birmingham, AL @ The Firehouse (
05/03/11 - Pensacola, FL @ Big Easy Tavern (
05/04/11 - Pembroke Pines, FL @ That Talent Farm (
05/05/11 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Pit (
05/06/11 - Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G (
05/07/11 - Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery (

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New EP From The Blue Pages

>> The Blue Pages will release a new 5-song EP, titled “Anthropology,” on February 1st, 2011. The album will be available for digital download through Bandcamp.

>> Anthropology has more of a true rock sound than the band's previous album, which lead singer Zac Barnett attributes to the band’s relocation:
“The new EP was very much inspired by our recent move from Boston to Brooklyn. During our first week in the city, a close friend of mine invited me to see one of New York’s up-and-coming bands, Atomic Tom. It was refreshing to see a band portray pop rock music with an upbeat mentality, but still keep the emotion close to the songs. Anthropology really taps into our primary influences which include Bloc Party, Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Arcade Fire, U2 and so on. We love big, epic rock bands and we hope to have captured something similar to that while still maintaining The Blue Pages’ pop hooks and subtle electronic influence.”
>> The Blue Pages have partnered up with the nonprofit organization Education Through Music, which provides quality music instruction to disadvantaged schools throughout New York City. The mission of this organization is something all members of the band strongly advocate, and therefore The Blue Pages will be donating 50% of all album proceeds from Anthropology to Education Through Music.

>> Download the band's single "Run Back Home" for free on Bandcamp. If you like it, make sure to download Anthropology on February 1st.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Local Spotlight: Patent Pending

>> For those that haven't been properly introduced to the band, Patent Pending is a great pop-punk band from Long Island, NY. The band is made up of 5 members, and is surrounded by one of the biggest, most supportive families I've ever encountered. This 'family' consists of singer Joe Ragosta's brothers (also musicians), close friends of the band, and anyone who has ever come out to a show or bought a CD.

>> This band is very passionate about their music, but they never take themselves, or much else, too seriously. They recently released a video recommended for fans of mustaches, Burt Reynolds, Charles Barkley, sweet harmonies, & Saves The Day covers. Watch the second episode of "Joe & His Bros," featuring Joe Ragosta, his brother Robert, and Jon Biegen (singer of Love, Robot) below.

>> One thing the band does take seriously, however, is helping people. Since the beginning, Patent Pending has set out to help as many people as they can with their music. In the video below, Joe explains the story behind the song "One Less Heart To Break." He gets emotional while describing how important it is to hang in there even when things seem hopeless, but as the song states, "It's always darkest before the light." Watch the video, and know that everything said is 100% genuine.

>> Patent Pending was recently included in Less Than Jake's free tour sampler. This digital compilation includes music from Less Than Jake, Punchline, Transit, and many more. Click here to download this sampler for free.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Matt Nistler: Journalist At Large

>> Picking up writing skills “on the job” and gaining support from his superiors, Matthew Nister worked his way up from a layout designer of a college newspaper to the founder of

>> Matt Nistler graduated from Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in design technology. His talents in graphic design, combined with his interest in writing would eventually fuel his career.
Even though I was the designer for the newspaper (‘The Northern Student’), I picked up a lot of journalism tips and tricks from my time there,” Nistler said. “I wrote a number of articles for the newspaper, when spaces needed to be filled up. My journalism training was ‘on the job’.”
>> Nistler noticed that The Daily Chorus, a respectable music website, was looking for reviewers. After being added to their staff, Nistler eventually began writing for other sites as well, and went on to create his own, titled The Sound Alarm.
“I get to promote music I love, and the writers get to do the same and get a lot of cool opportunities and perks such as free music and concert tickets,” he said. “Deserving bands and labels get free promotion, and readers get informed and can possibly discover their next favorite band.”
>> The benefits of running his own site seem endless, but Nistler cited writers’ block, keeping each review unique, not being too biased, and deadlines as some of the challenges faced in this profession. One of the major challenges is keeping things consistent.
“All of my The Sound Alarm writers have different skills and abilities, so it’s my job to make sure everything is proper, standardized and high quality,” he said. “Journalism requires a lot of coordination.”
>> Nistler also has some meaningful advice for those interested in a career similar to his.
“You don’t have to go to journalism school or be getting paychecks from the New York Times to be a journalist,” he said. “If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about the piece you are working on it will show.”
>> With enthusiasm and willingness to learn, virtually anyone can have a shot at becoming a journalist.
“The harder you work on honing your skills the more you'll improve your writing,” Nistler stated.
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'Love Is Hopeless' Compilation From Hopeless Records

>> Hopeless Records will be releasing a special digital compilation for Valentine's Day, titled Love Is Hopeless. The CD features songs from The Dangerous Summer, Anarbor, We Are The In Crowd, & more. You can pre-order the compilation here. If you order now, your digital download will arrive via email on or before February 8th.
Track listing:
  1. "Some Things" - For The Foxes
  2. "Never Be What You Want" (Acoustic) - We Are The In Crowd
  3. "L-O-V-E" (Nat King Cole cover) - Divided By Friday
  4. "Love Instead" (Acoustic) - Anarbor
  5. "Can't Help Falling In Love" (Elvis Presley cover) - Shane Told (of Silverstein)
  6. "Never Feel Alone" (Acoustic) - The Dangerous Summer
  7. "Archer Woman" (Live at Park Ave CDs) - Damion Suomi
  8. "Borrowed Chords" - Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties (ft. Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years and John James Ryan)

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Video Killed The Radio Star: 1/26/11

>> Patrick Stump (ex Fall Out Boy) posted a video for his cover of "Green Light" by John Legend and Andre 3000.

>> Lights recently did an acoustic performance of “February Air” for On-Airstreaming. Watch it by clicking here.

>> Alex Goot posted a cover of "Hold It Against Me," the new song by Britney Spears. If you like it, pick it up on iTunes!

>> Beautiful Tuesday recently released a video for their song "Rain." Watch the video below, and be sure to "like" the band on Facebook.

>> I attended the Bayside 10th Anniversary Show on January 21st at The Crazy Donkey. I was only able to record one song during the show. Check out my video of "Don't Hold Back" by The Sleeping below.

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11 More Bands Announced For 2011 Warped Tour

>> In the past 2 weeks, 11 more bands have been added to the line up for this year's Vans Warped Tour. Blacklist Royals, Hellogoodbye, Lionize, Set Your Goals, Unwritten Law, & Yelawolf are some of the most recent additions. The full list of bands announced so far can be seen below.

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RIP Set In Color

>> According to the tweet pictured below, Set In Color has officially split up. The band posted the following explanation on Facebook:

Trey decided he wasn't happy in the band so he decided to leave the band....whether or not the other 3 of us will continue or not is still up in the air. -chris.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Throwback Thursday - 1/20/11

>> "Rich Girl" by Hall & Oates

> From the album Bigger Than Both of Us, released in 1976.
>This song is truly a classic that has inspired many of today's artists. Susanne Gerry recently released a really sweet acoustic cover of the song, which you can listen to & download for FREE. Down With Webster used this song as the foundation for their song of the same title.
Daryl Hall & John Oates also released Beauty On A Back Street in 1977, H2O in 1982, Deep River Blues in 1996, and many more. In addition, the band put out several 'Best Of' and Live albums throughout their career.

>> "Iris" by Goo Goo Dolls

> From the album Dizzy Up the Girl, released in 1998.
> In September 2010, this song was featured on the Goo Goo Dolls edition of iTunes Essentials, which is a compilation of the band's greatest hits. The band also released A Boy Named Goo in 1995, Let Love In in 2006, and Something For The Rest Of Us in 2010. The band recently released a music video for their song "Notbroken."
Goo Goo Dolls will be touring in Canada from February 7th to March 2nd.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Interview: Carson

>> With only days remaining before the band enters the studio, Carson took the time out to answer some questions. They have a lot of big plans, but they don't take themselves too seriously. They're dedicated to doing what they love - making music, and they're not letting anything stand in their way.

Carson is...

Taisha Bethea (19) - vocals
Peter Stipicevic (20) - guitar
Shaun Couture (18) - guitar
Spencer Caudill (19) - bass
Ben Laun (19) - drums

Where are you from? Describe the local music scene there.
We're all from different states but live in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The music scene here is mostly hardcore/metal but we don't mind. We all listen to some heavier music and everybody loves a good mosh. Even if it's at home by yourself because you're too scared to be in the pit...

How did the band come together?
The band came together in a completely conventional way. All members moved to the area at different times but met in high school. Ben played in a band with Peter for awhile. That fizzled out but they stuck together. Ben got in touch with Taisha, a friend from school, and the three wrote together for months. Shaun emailed us and joined after the first jam. Perfect fit. Spencer came from another local band to play bass. That was in October of 2009 and we've been going strong ever since.

For those who haven't heard it yet, how would you describe your music?
The music that most people have heard from us on our Myspace and Purevolume pages is pop/punk/rock. We recorded those three songs in our earliest stages when we did not yet have our full lineup. Needless to say, our sound has changed completely. We are recording a new EP in January of this year. People can expect to hear what they wouldn't expect from a previously pop/punk band. We'd like to think our sound is now more aggressive, more mature, and better overall. Stay tuned for a release date and let us know what you think!

You're going into the studio soon. Tell us about what you have planned.
Ben tracks drums on January 23rd with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, He is Legend). We're planning to record a 5 song EP. A release date has not yet been set but we'll be in touch with everybody about that. We're really really excited to get something out that is current.

What is your writing process like?
We don't really have a set writing process. That's something we're still trying to figure out. Shaun, Peter, Ben, and Spencer all play guitar so music ideas come from everywhere really. Taisha is constantly writing lyrics and melodies. At practice we just try and hash out whichever jam we're most into at the time. Sometimes we sit on song ideas for weeks and sometimes a song is written in an hour. Either way, we love it.

Out of all the songs you've written so far, which are you most proud of?
Out of all the songs we have written so far, we are definitely most proud of the music that will be on our new EP. Our songs online right now were written in our early stages. We wrote how we knew other bands wrote. In writing our new material, however, we feel as if we have slowly developed a 'Carson' sound. Each new song we write feels a little better than the last. It's awesome to hear how we have grown as a band. New song ideas that are coming out in practice today are no exception. We're excited to keep going.

What are some of the problems you've encountered as a band?
Being in a band is tough. We are five completely different, growing people coming together to do one thing. Any band that says they write without problems and get along perfectly is not telling the truth. Sometimes we disagree. Sometimes people can't make it to practice. It's very much like a family. Fortunately for us, we don't take ourselves too seriously and we are very open about everything. It's the best way. We are each 1/5 of the band and we wouldn't have it any other way.

What motivates you to keep going when times get tough?
When times get tough (and they do get tough) we are quick to remind ourselves how lucky we are to be in this band. We remember how much fun it is to play and write music with our best friends. We look at all the people who have helped us out online with Street Teams, Fan Sites, etc. We think about the alternative - not playing music. Any lack of sleep, disagreement, or bad day holds no weight against those things.

How can fans get in contact with you or hear your music?
Anybody can add us on our personal Facebook pages. We love to make new friends. We have plans for to be up soon. Also, check out these sites...

Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Thank you to everybody who has listened to our music, come to any of our shows, promoted us online, promoted us not online, taken time to talk to us. anything. everything. We notice. Keep in touch!

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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Video Killed The Radio Star - 1/16/11

>> Two Door Cinema Club recently released a new video for their song "What You Know."

>> Watch A Day To Remember's performance of "All I Want" on Jimmy Kimmel Live below, or by clicking here.

>> VersaEmerge debuted their live video for "Your Own Love" exclusively through AltPress.

>> Stay recently performed 2 of their songs for's Backstage Sessions. Watch their performance of "Maddie Kthx" below, and "Confection" by clicking here.

>> Check out this behind the scenes look at the upcoming "When It's Over Now" video from Phone Calls From Home.

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Tour Dates: Good Charlotte + Forever The Sickest Kids

>> Good Charlotte have announced details of their US headlining tour featuring Forever The Sickest Kids and This Century. Watch Good Charlotte's video announcement, then view the dates below.

We are pleased to announce our US Headlining tour this March with our very good friends Forever the Sickest Kids and This Century! We're so excited to see all our GCFAM across the US! Make sure you get your tickets soon cause they'll be going fast! Also check out our albums to see behind the scene pics of our rehearsal in preparation for the start of our tour HERE. Stay tuned for more updates!

3/3/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
3/4/11 - Washington, DC @ 930 Club
3/5/11 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
3/6/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
3/8/11 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
3/9/11 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
3/11/11 -Toronto, ON @ Phoenix
3/12/11 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
3/13/11 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews
3/14/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
3/15/11 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
3/16/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
3/18/11 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
3/19/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
3/21/11 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Ballroom
3/22/11 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
3/23/11 - Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
3/25/11 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
3/26/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
3/27/11 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues

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Tour Dates: Ice Nine Kills

>> Ice Nine Kills have announced a set of tour dates. Visit for more information.

1/21/11 @ Minnehans - Lakeville NY
1/22/11 @ Haunt - Ithaca, NY
2/5/11 @ Dubland - Rochester, NY
2/11/11 @ Champ - Lemoyne, PA
2/12/11 @ ClubEuropa - Brooklyn, NY
2/17/11 @ Valentines - Albany, NY
2/18/11 @ Rockos - Manchester, NH
2/19/11 @ WakefieldUUC - Wakefield, MA
2/20/11 @ Sinclairs - West Babylon, NY
2/26/11 @ Rewind - Bloomington, IN
2/28/11 @ MadHatter - Covington, KY
3/4/11 @ Championship -Trenton, NJ
3/5/11 @ Ruins - Providence, RI
3/6/11 @ FrancoAmerican Club - Windham, CT
3/12/11 @ Evening Star - Niagara Falls, NY

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The Working Group Presents: The Love Is All Around Us Tour

>> The Working Group music management agency is proud to present its first tour. The Love Is All Around Us Tour will be headlined by The Scene Aesthetic with support from He Is We, Carter Hulsey, Plug In Stereo & special guests. The tour kicks off on February 16th in Omaha, NE and will end up in Seattle, WA on March 22nd.

02/16/11 - Omaha, NE @ Sokel Underground
02/17/11 - Madison, WI @ The Stage Door
02/18/11 - Evansville, IN @ Boney Junes
02/19/11 - Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP
02/20/11 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
02/21/11 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies
02/23/11 - S. Hacksensack, NJ @ School of Rock
02/24/11 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
02/26/11 - Wilmington, DE @ Harmony Grange
02/27/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
02/28/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
03/02/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
03/04/11 - Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
03/05/11 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
03/06/11 - Montgomery, AL @ Bottletree
03/08/11 - Houston, TX @ Numbers
03/09/11 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
03/10/11 - Austin, TX @ Emo's
03/11/11 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
03/12/11 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
03/13/11 - Albequerque, NM @ TBA
03/15/11 - Mesa, AR @ The Underground
03/16/11 - San Diego, CA @ The Epicentre
03/17/11 - Anaheim, CA @ The Chain Reaction
03/18/11 - Thousand Oaks, CA @ Thousand Oaks Teen Center
03/19/11 - Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center
03/21/11 - Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre
03/22/11 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

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Tour Update: Giants At Large

>> Ever wonder what it's like to be on tour? I recently spoke to Brian Thomann, bassist of Giants At Large, about his experiences on the band's current tour. Giants At Large are about halfway through their tour, and they already have plenty of stories to tell.

What did you expect your first tour to be like?
I expected it to be like every tour DVD I've ever seen. Hanging out with friends, playing music and enjoying everything.

Has this tour met those expectations so far?
I've done everything I'd hoped. So far we played a lot of new states I've never played, made some really awesome friends, and met some really strange people that made all of us laugh.

How do these shows compare to shows back on Long Island?
Right now it's weird because with the exception of Richmond so far no one has known the words, but most kids seem to really enjoy it.

Are people in other states open to hearing your music?
Yeah. We spend most afternoons at malls asking kids to listen and try to make it out to shows, a good deal actually like it and ask if it is us which is cool.

Have you encountered any problems so far?
Um yeah, funny story. In Florida (if you know about Valet Parking's last Florida encounter you'll enjoy this) I was driving and we had a little under 1/4 tank of gas and then cruise control shut off and the pedal fell to the floor. I merged over to the shoulder and we pushed the van and trailer like 500 feet to a rest stop and waited for triple a. Everything turned out fine but it was a tense 2 hours.

How has this affected the band?
Not at all, we haven't let it get under a quarter tank and I checked the air filter and put in fuel injector cleaner to make sure that there's no more problems and we get better millage.

What do you have planned for the rest of the tour?
Well today is January 15th, and we just got to our friend Wheels' house after a Richmond show that was way too much fun. Tomorrow is Newport News, then Roanoke. I'm excited for the Croc Rock show with Score 24.

Do you have any advice for other bands planning to go on tour?
Make sure you know that it's gonna be a lot of work, a lot of promo, a lot of sleeping in a van and if you don't make any money in merch you gotta pay for gas. Also make sure you can spend money on food and not waste it. I've spent under 5 bucks everyday, with the exception of Ci Ci's where i spend 5.24 haha.

>> While broken down in Florida, the guys decided to make the best of a bad situation and recorded an acoustic version of "Atlantic Beach." You can watch their video for it below.

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Friday, January 14, 2011

Atreyu Announce Hiatus

>> Through a series of updates on the band's twitter account, Atreyu announced that they will be going on hiatus for the first time in eleven years of being a band. The band is breaking up, but they will stop touring and writing music in the immediate future. See what the band had to say about the hiatus below:
Hey all.u have asked, so here goes.atreyu is taking a long long break after 11 yrs of rocking.we arnt breaking up but…We arnt writing recording or touring for a while.simply taking a break to recharge and focus on different parts of our lives. Thanks to everyone who has supported us and given us a reason to exist over the past 11yrs.We hope to see you again 1 day. All of us have other projects we are excited about and urge you to check them out if you miss us too much-al

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

10 More Bands Announced For 2011 Warped Tour

>> An additional 10 bands were added to the line up for this year's Vans Warped Tour. The Aggrolites, Big D And The Kids Table, Enter Shikari, Family Force Five, Of Mice & Men, The Ready Set, & Simple Plan are some of the most recent additions. The full list of bands announced so far can be seen below.
>> Also, the 2011 Monster Energy Pit Reporter has been announced! Watch his video announcement below.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

UK Tour Dates: A Day To Remember + Pierce The Veil

>> A Day To Remember have announced that Pierce The Veil will be the opening act on their upcoming UK tour. Tickets are on sale now.

Jan 28 | Glasgow, UK | Academy
Jan 29 | Dublin, IE | Academy
Jan 30 | Manchester, UK | Apollo
Feb 01 | Newcastle, UK | Academy 1
Feb 02 | Birmingham, UK | Academy
Feb 03 | Bristol, UK | Academy
Feb 04 | Brighton, UK | Dome
Feb 05 | London, UK | Brixton Academy

>> Be sure to catch A Day To Remember on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Tuesday, January 11th at midnight on ABC. This performance will be the band's television debut.

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Tour Dates: Handguns + Forever Came Calling

>> Handguns will be playing a string of shows this month with Forever Came Calling and Broadside.

1/16/11 @ Skate High in VA Beach
1/17/11 @ House Show in Roanoke, VA
1/19/11 @ Hinshaw Methodist Church in Greensboro, NC
1/20/11 @ Island Bar and Grill in Myrtle Beach, SC
1/21/11 @ Swayzes in Marietta, GA

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Tour Dates: A Rocket To The Moon + Anarbor, Valencia & more

>> Dates have been announced for A Rocket To The Moon's first headlining tour. The On Your Side Tour features support from Anarbor, Valencia, Runner Runner and Go Radio. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available starting January 10th exclusively through Tickets will go on sale to the general public on January 15th.

3/15/11 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
3/16/11 - New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
3/17/11 - New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
3/18/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
3/19/11 - Baltimore, MD @ Bourbon Street
3/20/11 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
3/22/11 - Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
3/23/11 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/24/11 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
3/25/11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/26/11 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/28/11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio
3/29/11 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft
3/30/11 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
4/01/11 - Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
4/02/11 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
4/03/11 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
4/05/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
4/06/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
4/08/11 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/09/11 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/11/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
4/12/11 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
4/14/11 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose
4/15/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar
4/16/11 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
4/17/11 - Pontiac, MI @ Eagle Theatre
4/19/11 - Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club
4/20/11 - Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/21/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/22/11 - South Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
4/23/11 - Foxborough, MA @ Showcase Live

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

UK Tour Dates: Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows

>> Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows (D.R.U.G.S.) have announced they will be going on tour in the UK this spring. Rise From The Ashes Tour will begin on March 4 and run through March 10. Ticket details will be announced soon.

3/04/11 - Manchester @ Roadhouse
3/05/11 - Leeds @ Cockpit
3/06/11 - Glasgow @ Cathouse
3/07/11 - Newcastle @ Academy 2
3/08/11 - Birmingham @ HMV Institute
3/09/11 - Nottingham @ Rock City
3/10/11 - London @ The Underworld

>> US fans: Catch DRUGS on the 2011 Alternative Press tour with Black Veil Brides, I See Stars, & more from March 18th through May 6th.
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Haste The Day Farewell Tour featuring Mychildren Mybride

>> Haste The Day announced details of their upcoming farewell tour, featuring support from Mychildren Mybride, The Chariot and A Plea For Purging. Dates can be seen below.

Jan 28 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Jan 29 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Jan 30 - Wichita, KS @ Oz Cafe
Jan 31 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Feb 01 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Feb 03 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb 04 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Feb 05 - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
Feb 07 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Feb 08 - San Diego, CA @ Soma Sidestage
Feb 09 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
Feb 11 - Lubbock, TX @ JAKE’S Sports Cafe
Feb 12 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
Feb 13 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s
Feb 14 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Feb 15 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Feb 16 - Pensacola, FL @ American Legion Post 33
Feb 18 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Feb 19 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Feb 20 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Feb 21 - Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Feb 22 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
Feb 23 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
Feb 24 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Feb 25 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s DownUnder
Feb 26 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Feb 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
Mar 01 - Montreal, QC @ Underworld
Mar 02 - London, ON @ Rum Runners/London Music Hall
Mar 03 - Toronto, ON @ The Annex Wreck Room
Mar 04 - Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon
Mar 05 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Mar 06 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Mar 07 - Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Mar 09 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement
Mar 10 - Louisville, KY @ Expo Five

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Tour Dates: This Time Next Year + Daytrader

>> UPDATED: Turns out This Time Next Year won't be playing any of these shows other than the one on January 7th. A message from the band:
We are happy to announce that were entering the studio in January with Chad Gilbert and Paul Miner. We unfortunately have to drop off all Jan tour dates except Jan 7th at Chain Reaction w/ The Wonder Years. Transit / Daytrader are still doing the dates! Support our friends.

>> This Time Next Year have dropped off of their East Coast tour. According to this event, it looks like Transit (Rise Records) and Daytrader (Run For Cover Records) are still playing the shows.

This Time Next Year w/The Wonder Years:
Jan 07 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction

A message from Daytrader regarding the tour:
We'll be hitting the road in late January for a full run of the East Coast! Along the way we'll get to play with our Run For Cover brethren Transit as well as Into It Over It, Go Rydell, and Mixtapes.

* The full list of shows is below so check 'em out and we'll see you at the one in your area!

Jan. 20- Scranton, PA @ Embassy Vinyl w/ Into It Over It

Jan. 21- New Britain, CT @ The Hall w/ Transit, Into It Over It

Jan. 22- Buffalo, NY @ Club Diablo w/ Transit, Into It Over It

Jan. 23- Syracuse, NY @ Badlands w/ Transit, Into It Over It

Jan. 24- Providence, RI @ Club Hell w/ Transit, Into It Over It

Jan. 25- Albany, NY @ Bogies w/ Transit, Into It Over It

Jan. 26- Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn w/ Into It Over It

Jan. 27- Clinton, NJ @ The Aquifer w/ Into It Over It

Jan. 28 - Long Island, NY @ Hungarian Hall w/ Into It Over It, Iron Chic, Agent

Jan. 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Into It Over It

Jan. 30 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar: Ice Jam

Jan 31 - Richmond, VA @ Rock Garden

Feb. 1- Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records

Feb. 2 - Charleston, SC @ The Oasis

Feb. 3 - Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ Go Rydell

Feb. 4- Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown w/ Go Rydell

Feb. 5 - Orlando, FL @ Hoop's Tavern w/ Go Rydell

Feb. 7 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside

Feb. 8 - Atlanta, GA @ The Cut

Feb. 9 - Birmingham, AL @ Godz Butt

Feb 10 - Corbin, KY @ CMA Center

Feb. 11 - Louisville, KY @ House Show

Feb. 12 - Cincinatti, OH @ The Basement w/ Mixtapes

Feb. 13 - Akron, OH @ It's A Kling Thing! w/ Mixtapes

So there they are. Ticket info will follow soon, just check back here!
* Transit, Into It Over It, Go Rydell, and Mixtapes appearing on specified dates only.

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Tour Dates: Hellogoodbye with Gold Motel, Now, Now & more

>> Hellogoodbye will be kicking off 2011 with a U.S. headlining tour featuring support from You Me And Everyone We Know, Gold Motel, Now, Now and Jukebox the Ghost.

1/21/11 @ Downtown Brew - San Luis Obispo, CA *
1/22/11 @ Troubador - Los Angeles, CA *
1/23/11 @ Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ *
1/25/11 @ Cambridge Room - Dallas, TX *
1/26/11 @ Stubb's - Austin, TX *
1/27/11 @ Warehouse Studio @ Houston, TX *
1/28/11 @ Parish - New Orleans, LA *
1/29/11 @ Phineas Phogg - Pensacola, FL *
1/30/11 @ Masquerade - Atlanta, GA *
2/1/11 @ The Social - Orlanda, FL *
2/4/11 @ New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC *
2/5/11 @ Greene Street - Greensboro, NC *
2/7/11 @ Jammin Java - Vienna, VA *
2/8/11 @ First Unitarian Church - Philadephia, PA *
2/9/11 @ Highline Ballroom - New York, NY *
2/10/11 @ Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA *
2/11/11 @ School of Rock - S. Hackensack, NJ *
2/12/11 @ Mr. Small's - Pittsburgh, PA *
2/13/11 @ Mod Club - Toronto, ONT *
2/15/11 @ Grog Shop - Cleveland, OH ^
2/16/11 @ Eagle Theatre - Pontiac, MI ^
2/17/11 @ Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL ^
2/18/11 @ Blue Moose - Iowa City, IA ^
2/19/11 @ Bottleneck - Lawrence, KS ^
2/20/11 @ Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO ^
2/22/11 @ Complex - Salt Lake City, UT ^
2/23/11 @ The Venue - Boise, ID ^
2/25/11 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA ^
2/26/11 @ Hawthorne Theatre - Portland, OR ^
2/28/11 @ Slim's - San Francisco, CA ^
3/2/11 @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA ^

* w/ Gold Motel, You, Me, And Everyone We Know, and Now, Now
^ w/ Jukebox The Ghost, Gold Motel, and Now, Now

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Tour Dates: The Artery Foundation Across The Nation 2011

>> Of Mice & Men (Rise Records) will headline The Artery Foundation Across The Nation 2011 Tour, beginning in Anaheim, CA on March 10th. isetmyfriendsonfire (Epitaph), Sleeping With Sirens (Rise Records), Woe, is Me (Velocity/Rise) and The Amity Affliction will provide support. This tour includes two shows in Austin, TX during the annual SXSW music festival, as well as an appearance at the Never Say Never Festival on March 16 in Mission TX.

3/10/11 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/11/11 - San Diego, CA @ Soma
3/12/11 - Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
3/13/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/15/11 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
3/16/11 - Mission, TX @ Las Palmas Race Park
3/17/11 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 SXSW Artery Party
3/18/11 - Austin, TX @ SXSW Artery Showcase
3/19/11 - Dallas, TX @ Dr Pepper Arena
3/21/11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/22/11 - Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music Hall
3/23/11 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
3/25/11 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown
3/26/11 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
3/27/11 - St. Pertersburg, FL @ State Theatre
3/29/11 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/30/11 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
3/31/11 - Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
4/1/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
4/2/11 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4/3/11 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/5/11 - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
4/6/11 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/7/11 - Pontiac, MI @ The Eagle Theater
4/8/11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/9/11 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
4/10/11 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social
4/12/11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
4/13/11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
4/15/11 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
4/16/11 - Hollywood, CA @ Key Club

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