Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Enter Shikari Sign To Hopeless Records

>> Enter Shikari recently joined the Hopeless Records family.
“We’re looking forward to getting stuck in with the Hopeless guys and finally having a proper stab at North America. It will be nice to see what walls we can kick down with new, supportive, friends at our side."- Enter Shikari
>> Check out the band's video announcement below.

>> Enter Shikari are currently finishing up their third studio full length album, which will be released in early 2012 through Hopeless Records in North America. For now, you can purchase the band's new song “Quelle Surprise” on iTunes and check out the official promo video for the song here.
Be sure to catch the band on this year's Vans Warped Tour!
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tour Dates: Anarbor + Valencia Do America

>> This summer, Anarbor will be hitting the road with Valencia for the Do America Tour. The tour will run across the US from July 15th through August 14th featuring support from Conditions. Visit for tickets & more information.

Tour Dates:
07/15/11 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
07/16/11 – Chain Reaction – Anahiem, CA
07/18/11 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT *
07/19/11 – Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO *
07/20/11 – Emo’s – Austin, TX *
07/22/11 – The Prophet Bar – Dallas, TX
07/23/11 – The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK
07/25/11 – The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
07/26/11 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN #
07/27/11 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL #
07/28/11 – The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
07/29/11 – Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
07/30/11 – The Annex – Toronto, ON
07/31/11 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
08/01/11 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
08/03/11 – Highline Ballroom – New York, NY #
08/04/11 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
08/05/11 – Webster Underground – Hartford, CT
08/06/11 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA #
08/07/11 – North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA #
08/08/11 – The Ottobar – Baltimore, MD #
08/09/11 – Greene Street Club – Greensboro, NC #
08/11/11 – Rocketown – Nashville, TN
08/12/11 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
08/13/11 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL
08/14/11 – The Backbooth – Orlando, FL

# without Valencia
* without Anarbor

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New Music from Patent Pending, 3OH!3, & more

>> Patent Pending posted a lyric video for their new song, "Douchebag." The song is the first single from the band's upcoming album, titled Second Family, which will be released on July 12th, 2011. Pre-order the album here, watch the new lyric video below, and get the new song on iTunes. Also, make sure you catch the band's video for "Dance Till We Die" here if you haven't already!

>> 3OH!3 released a new single, titled "Robot." Pick it up on iTunes now.

>> Christopher John released his first new song since I Know Who My Friends Are. You can hear this new song, titled "Brand New Day," on Chris's Purevolume page. While you're there, make sure to download "Isn't It A Wonder" for free! If you like what you hear, be sure to get "Brand New Day" on iTunes.

>> Every Avenue's new single, "Fall Apart," is now available on iTunes for only 69 cents. The song is from the band's upcoming album, Bad Habits, which will be released on August 2nd, 2011. (Click here for more information on the album.)

>> Sublime With Rome premiered their new song, "Lover's Rock," through Click here to listen!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Free Music from Hostage Calm to Make A Change

>> Hostage Calm has teamed up with Alternative Press to support the ongoing nationwide battle over same-sex marriages. The two are setting their joint focus on the upcoming New York state vote to determine whether same sex partners can legally get married, and are offering Hostage Calm's full length album as a free download for anyone who submits the email below to the 3 New York senators that are still on the fence about the vote. Just go to, enter your name, email address, and click submit to send the pre-written letter and download the record. As soon as you click "Submit Form" your letter will go to the senators and you will immediately be given the link to download the Hostage Calm album.

The pre-written email that will be sent to the Senators:

Dear Senator,
As your constituent, I strongly urge you to pass the Marriage Equality Act. As a free person, protected under the Constitution of the United States, I want you to return to me my right to choose who I spend my life with and to support marriage equality in New York. The decision to marry is a private one for me to share with my future spouse, and not with my government. Same-sex couples deserve an equal opportunity to express love through marriage and to receive equal access to its "protections, responsibilities, rights, obligations, and benefits" (Section 1, Marriage Equality Act). What stands before you is both a question of fairness and a question of personal freedom. If we continue to subject ourselves to a legal system that punishes some marriages while rewarding others, who among us can say we are free? All we want is the same legal treatment of all marriages. That is not too much to ask.

The State of New York has long been a leader and an example to the rest of our nation that change and progress are possible. Our country, in its lifelong pursuit of a "more perfect union," will watch New York closely as we stand poised to make history. Our neighbors in Massachusetts and Connecticut who have taken this next step, as well as our neighbors in New Jersey and Pennsylvania who are on path to join us, look to New York to offer it's support for marriage equality and to stand as an example across the United States. Upon passage of this bill, New York will shine as a beacon of hope across America and the world, proving that tolerance and equal protection under the law must prevail over the injustices we inherit.

We, the people of New York, frustrated with our government's inability to cooperate in these deeply divisive times, hope that you will see our place in history and join your fellow Senators in making the right choice. Vote in support of the Marriage Equality Act and cast a ballot for a better tomorrow.


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> Hostage Calm is also selling This Shirt to help the cause. $1 from each sale will go to the Equality Maryland charity that is working to get same sex marriage legalized in the state.

> Buying a shirt and submitting your email are two simple ways to make a very big impact on people nationwide. A few minutes of your time can help change countless lives all over America.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Young & Useless Tour featuring This Century

>> This Century is hitting the road this summer on The Young & Useless Tour. The band will be headlining with support from Austin Gibbs and Carter Hulsey.
Front man Joel Kanitz says, “On this tour we're finally getting a chance to do what we want creatively with the show. We get the chance to make it an actual production rather than just play a 30 minute set. Fans can expect to see a lot more from us visually and they'll hear more songs than what they're used to with typical a TC show. Besides all of that, we'll be sticking around after the shows so we can hang and meet everyone. Should be a lot of fun!”
> View the dates and This Century's video announcement for the tour below.

7/7/11 - Scottsdale, AZ - Martini Ranch
7/13/11 - Pensacola, FL - The Handlebar
7/17/11 - Raleigh, NC - The Brewery
7/18/11 - Baltimore, MD - Ottobar
7/19/11 - Allentown, PA - Crock Rock
7/20/11 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
7/21/11 - Danbury, CT- The Streets @ Tuxedo Junction
7/22/11 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
7/23/11 - New York, NY - Highline Ballroom
7/24/11 - Rockville Centre, NY - Vibe Lounge
7/26/11 - Toronto, ON - Sneeky Dees
7/27/11 - Pontiac, MI- Crofoot Ballroom
7/28/11 - Grand Rapids, MI - MXTP
7/30/11 - Tinley Park, IL - Mojoes
8/1/11 - Denver, CO - Marquis
8/2/11 - Ogden, UT - The Basement
8/3/11 - St. George, UT - GoGo 37 Gallery
8/4/11 - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Teen Center
8/5/11 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
8/6/11 - San Diego, CA - Epicentre

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Friday, June 17, 2011

The Dangerous Summer to release 'War Paint' on July 19th

>> The Dangerous Summer will release their upcoming album, titled War Paint, on July 19th, 2011 through Hopeless Records. The artwork and track listing for the album can be seen below. You can pre-order the album through one of the many packages offered through Smartpunk, including signed posters, vinyl, and t-shirts in addition to the album itself. Be sure to catch the band on the Vans Warped Tour this summer.

Track listing:
  1. War Paint
  2. Work In Progress
  3. No One's Gonna Need You More
  4. Good Things
  5. Siren
  6. Everyone Left
  7. Miscommunication
  8. I Should Leave Right Now
  9. Parachute
  10. In My Room
  11. Waves

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Tour Dates: Such Gold with Maker and The Greenery

>> Such Gold have announced details of their summer tour with Maker and The Greenery. The Dutch Mastour 2011 will run from July 15 through August 1st. See the full list of dates below.

Fri 7/15/11 – Erie, PA @ 2203 Prospect Ave (*House Show also featuring Rust Belt Lights)
Sat 7/16/11 – Grand Rapids, MI @ MXTP
Sun 7/17/11 – Barrington, IL @ Rock Room
Tues 7/19/11 – Denver, CO @ Blast O Mat
Wed 7/20/11 – Ogden, UT @ Mojo’s Cafe
Fri 7/22/11 - The Greenery @ Sound & Fury Festival
Sat 7/23/11 - Such Gold and Maker @ Sound & Fury Festival
Mon 7/25/11 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Front Room
Wed 7/27/11 – Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
Thurs 7/28/11 – Tulsa, OK @ Reverb
Fri 7/29/11 - Conway, AR @ Soundstage
Sun 7/31/11 – Cincinatti, OH @ Bogart’s Front Room
Mon 8/1/11 - Altoona, PA @ Altoona Masonic Temple (*8/1 show also features We Are The Union, Handguns, & The Story So Far)

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Video Killed The Radio Star - 6/17/11

>> Lady Gaga just released her video for "The Edge Of Glory." The video is fairly simple compared to others from this artist, but Lady Gaga still manages to incorporate plenty of confidence, passion, and of course, extreme fashion. Watch the video below.

>> Katy Perry recently debuted the official music video for her song "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" featuring appearances from Rebecca Black, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Hanson, Kenny G, Debbie Gibson and Corey Feldman.

>> Twin Atlantic released a video for "Time For You To Stand Up." The song is from the band's new album, titled Free, which is available now on iTunes.

>> Panic! At The Disco posted a video of frontman Brendan Urie performing their song "Always" live and acoustic on their current tour.

>> In honor of this being the last Transit Thursday for a while, Transit posted a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The USA."

>> Trevor Moore, guitarist of He Is We, interviewed Cady Groves and Amely on their recent tour with The Downtown Fiction. You can see these artist on artist interviews below. Be sure to catch He Is We on their first headlining tour starting next week!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

I The Mighty Sign to Equal Vision

>> San Francisco-based band I The Mighty has signed to Equal Vision Records. Consisting of Brent Walsh (vocals), Ian Pedigo (guitar), Chris Hinkley (bass) and Blake Dahlinger (drums), the band seems eager to get to work. Their new single, "Cutting Room Floor," is available now on iTunes. The song will appear on their debut EP on Equal Vision, which is due this fall.

>> Vocalist Brent Walsh said:
"Signing with Equal Vision is truly a dream come true for us. We have all been fans of many artists on the EVR roster since we were kids and it's been a goal of ours to work with a label of such a respectable caliber. We're thrilled to begin this partnership and couldn't be more stoked on what is to come."
>> Watch the band's video announcement video below.
>> I The Mighty will be touring with A Lot Like Birds in July. See the dates below.
Jul 15, 2011 - Fresno, CA @ Club Retro
Jul 16, 2011 - San Diego, CA @ Epicentre
Jul 17, 2011 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Jul 18, 2011 - Tucson, AZ @ The Noise
Jul 19, 2011 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
Jul 21, 2011 - Los Gatos, CA @ The Venue
Jul 22, 2011 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
Jul 23, 2011 - Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s Fungarden

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Tour Dates: We The Kings + The Downtown Fiction

>> We The Kings are heading out on the Friday Is Forever Tour this summer! This tour of the US will feature support from The Summer Set, The Downtown Fiction, Hot Chelle Rae, and Action Item. Dates can be seen below.

7/12/11 - Tulsa, OK @The Marquee
7/13/11 - Austin, TX @ Emo's Alternative Lounge (Outside)
7/14/11 - San Antonio, TX @ Six Flags Fiesta Texas
7/19/11 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
7/21/11 - St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
7/22/11 - Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Café
7/23/11 - Atlanta, GA @ Six Flags Over Georgia
7/26/11 - Agawam, MA @ Six Flags New England
7/27/11 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
7/28/11 - Jackson, NJ @Six Flags Great Adventure
7/30/11 - Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
8/02/11 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
8/03/11 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
8/04/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
8/05/11 - Palatine, IL @ Durty Nellies
8/06/11 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
8/07/11 - Iowa City, IA @ The Blue Moose Tap House
8/09/11 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre

>> Make sure you watch the music video for "Friday Is Forever" by We The Kings!

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Video Killed The Radio Star: 6/10/11

>> Patent Pending just released their new video for "Dance Til We Die" through! Watch it below.

>> Silverstein recently covered "Three Miles Down" by Saves The Day for Spartpunk Live.

>> Earlier this week, Go Radio premiered their video for "Any Other Heart."

> The Word Alive released a video for "The Wretched."

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

New Album Info from Every Avenue

>> Every Avenue announced details for their upcoming album. Bad Habits, the band's third album, will be released on August 2nd, 2011 through Fearless Records. The artwork and track listing can be seen below.
This is the most fun we’ve ever had making a record. And we got to make the record we wanted to make, and that’s an awesome feeling. Look out for more news and song premieres coming soon!

We’ll be on the road for the entire 2011 Vans Warped Tour so make sure you come out this summer to hear some of the new songs LIVE!

- Every Avenue

Track listing:
  1. Tie Me Down
  2. Whatever Happened To You
  3. There Tonight
  4. Fall Apart
  5. Just Getting Started
  6. Only Place I Call Home
  7. Someday, Somehow
  8. Hit Me Where It Hurts The Most
  9. I Can't Not Love You
  10. Watch The World

>> Watch this album announcement for a look at the band in the studio while recording Bad Habits.

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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Tour Dates: He Is We with Ocean Grove + Andrew Allen

>> He Is We have announced details for their first headlining tour. The All About You tour kicks off in Seattle on June 21st and will feature support from Ocean Grove and Andrew Allen. Dates can be seen below.

Jun 21, 2011 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (Tickets)
Jun 22, 2011 - Spokane, WA @ A Club (Tickets)
Jun 24, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex / Grand Room (Tickets)
Jun 25, 2011 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre (Tickets)
Jun 27, 2011 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (Tickets)
Jun 28, 2011 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (Tickets)
Jun 29, 2011 - Milwaukee, WI @ SUMMERFEST (*HIW only)
Jun 30, 2011 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (Tickets)
Jul 1, 2011 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre (Tickets)
Jul 2, 2011 - Pontiac, MI @ The Eagle Theatre (Tickets)
Jul 3, 2011 - Columbus, OH @ The Basement (Tickets)
Jul 5, 2011 - Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo (Tickets)
Jul 6, 2011 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall (Tickets)
Jul 7, 2011 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Tickets)
Jul 8, 2011 - Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live (Tickets)
Jul 9, 2011 - West Chester, PA @ The Note (Tickets)
Jul 10, 2011 - Vienna, VA @ Jammin' Java (Tickets)
Jul 12, 2011 - Nashville, TN @ 12th & Porter (Tickets)
Jul 13, 2011 - Fayetteville, AR @ George's Majestic Lounge (Tickets)
Jul 28, 2011 - Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues Dallas
Jul 29, 2011 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's BBQ (Tickets)
Jul 30, 2011 - Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
Aug 1, 2011 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theater (Tickets)
Aug 2, 2011 - San Diego, CA @ Epicentre (Tickets)
Aug 3, 2011 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction (Tickets)

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Tour Dates: Bright and Early + The Composure

>> Bright And Early will be hitting the road with The Composure this month. Check the dates below, and do your best to make it out to a show.

Tour Dates:
June 18, 2011 - The Fire - Philadelphia, PA with Empires (*No The Composure)
June 19, 2011 - 42nd St. - Greensburg, PA
June 20, 2011 - Generations - Wheeling, WV
June 23, 2011 - Off Campus Activity Center - Edinboro, PA
June 24, 2011 - American Legion 1254 - Binghamton, NY
June 25, 2011 - Panchos - Chicago, IL
June 26, 2011 - MXTP - Grand Rapids, MI
June 27, 2011 - High Octane Lounge - Romeo, MI
June 28, 2011 - Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH

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I Survived The RapTOUR 2011 featuring Major League

>> Major League have announced their summer tour dates. The band will be touring the US with support from Giants At Large, Broadside, Still Rings True, All Day All Night, Carousel Kings, and A Face For Radio. Dates can be seen below. Click here to RSVP.

>> Major League also posted a possible set list for this tour. Take a look, and let the band know what you think about it here.
Major League Summer Tour Dates:

with Still Rings True & Broadside:
6/14 | 242 Main | Burlington, VT
6/15 | TBA | Philadelphia PA
6/16 | The Test Tube | Deptford NJ
6/17 | Knights of Columbus | Christianburg VA

with All Day All Night:
6/18 | School Of Rock | Wilmington DE
6/19 | All Asia | Boston MA
6/20 | 242 Main | Burlington VT
6/21 | Rocco's | Manchester NH
6/22 | The Loft | Poughkeepsie NY
6/23 | The Room | Brookfield CT
6/24 | The Vibe Lounge | Long Island NY
6/25 | Mill Hill Basement | Trenton NJ
6/26 | UACA Hall | Philadelphia PA
6/27 | The Lab | Lebanon PA
6/29 | The Keynote | Jeanette PA
6/30 | TBA | Columbus OH
7/1 | Terre Haute Venue | Terre Haute IN
7/2 | VFW | Greenbrier TN
7/3 | Matts Birthday Celebration | Nashville TN
7/4 | GOD BLESS AMERICA | Nashville TN
7/5 | The Warehouse | East Ridge TN
7/6 | Planet Avalon | Decatur AL
7/7 | Seven Point Sound | Florence AL
7/8 | Carries CoffeeHouse | Fulton MS
7/9 | Parish's Bar | Oxford MS
7/10 | Red C Skatepark | Jackson MS

with A Face For Radio & Giants at Large:
7/13 | Red 7 | Austin TX
7/14 | The Prophet Bar | Dallas TX
7/15 | The 806 | Amarillo TX
7/16 | Sunshine Theatre | Albuquerque NM
7/17 | TBA | Pheonix AZ

with Giants at Large:
7/18 | VEGAS! | Las Vegas NV
7/19 | House Show | Las Vegas NV
7/20 | TBA | Los Angeles CA
7/21 | Chinatown Youth Center | Fresno CA
7/22 | TBA | San Jose CA
7/23 | TBA | San Francisco CA
7/24 | TBA | Sacramento CA
7/25 | Studio on 4th | Reno NV
7/26 | Urban Lounge | Salt Lake City UT
7/27 | Cervantes' MasterPiece | Denver CO
7/28 | Clawfoot House | Lincoln NE
7/29 | Triple Rock Social Club | Minneapolis MN
7/30 | Penny Road Pub | Barrington Hills IL
8/1 | TBA | Detroit MI
8/2 | Wilberts | Cleveland OH
8/3 | TBA | Pittsburg PA

with Carousel Kings:
8/4 | Chameleon Club | Lancaster PA
8/5 | UACA Hall | Philadelphia PA
8/6 | TBA | NJ
8/7 | TBA | MD
8/8 | TBA | Richmond VA
8/9 | Jakes | Charlotte NC
8/10 | The Handle Bar | Myrtle Beach SC
8/11 | The 567 | Atlanta GA
8/12 | TBA | Jacksonville FL
8/13 | Hoops Tavern | Orlando FL
8/16 | TBA | Nashville TN
8/17 | TBA | Richmond VA
8/18 | TBA | West Virginia
8/19 | TBA | Chicago IL
8/20 | TBA | Anywhere OH
8/21 | TBA | Altoona PA

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